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Promote These Projects to Capture Gen Z DIYers

Gen Z DIYers

Some skills are learned over a lifetime, so for younger generations, like Gen Z, developing DIY skills is still to come. Being aware of and promoting the skills where Gen Zers are lacking, along with the products they need to accomplish …

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Retailers Make the Holidays Bright for Their Communities

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In the December edition of Checkouts, retailers shared how they bring holiday joy to their customers and communities. Here, we share several more examples of the different ways retailers are making the holidays bright. Happy Helpers Decorate Hardware Store Lee …

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5 Underrated Customer Service Must-Dos

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On the very first day of training camp in July 1961, Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi started practice by holding up a football and telling his players, “Gentlemen, this is a football!” He wasn’t insulting their intelligence as …

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Sharing Your Story Through Social Media

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In the three years it has been in business, Nikiski Hardware & Supply in Nikiski, Alaska, has not only become the go-to spot for home improvement items and household products, it has established itself as a community hub and gathering …

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3 Ways to Connect With Younger Customers on Social Media

Taylor’s Do it Center

Running a successful business requires forward-thinking and establishing relationships with the next generation of customers, and social media is a great place to begin developing those relationships. Hardware Retailing spoke with Meg Taylor Walbridge from Taylor’s Do it Center and …

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Taking Technology to the Next Level at Busy Beaver

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In the August 2022 edition of Hardware Retailing, retailers were introduced to three different technologies that can improve employee efficiency and customer service. One of those retailers, Adam Gunnett from Busy Beaver Hardware, shared about the operation’s autonomous robot. Below, …

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A Bright Idea: Lighting Incentives 

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To encourage consumers to choose energy-efficient lighting products, several states have instituted energy-efficient lighting programs, including rebate, loan and tax-incentive programs. These lighting incentives offer everything from tax breaks and rebates for installing energy-efficient lighting to exchange programs to properly …

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3 Best Practices for Business LinkedIn Pages

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LinkedIn can be a great tool when wielded correctly. It can grow your business, help with hiring and create connections in your industry. According to LinkedIn, pages with complete information get 30% more weekly views. When creating a business LinkedIn …

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