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Setting Up for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Your niche category is well stocked, well merchandised and ready for customers to shop. Rather than just wait for customers to discover the department on their own, one of the best ways to get customers into the store is by …

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Add Your Voice to the Small Business Rising Movement

small business rising

Small Business Rising, a new coalition of independent businesses, launched in April urging policymakers to reign in monopolies and level the playing field for independent businesses to compete and serve the needs of their communities. Hardware Retailing recently spoke to …

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Increase Sales With 3 New Online Shopping Platforms

online shopping platforms

While many retailers were already selling online before the pandemic, the stay-at-home orders pushed others to launch e-commerce websites quickly to still sell products and connect with customers during the shut-down. While your store’s website may be the first place you …

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5 Marketing Tasks to Do Every Week

marketing tasks

It goes without saying that marketing and advertising are immensely important for your business to bring in new customers and engage with current ones. But, if you’re an independent home improvement retailer, most likely marketing is not your only or …

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Merchandising Holiday Calendar

Carnaby Street Holiday Shopping

Setting up your store for traditional holidays is a given, but you can use this calendar to inspire your customers with some unexpected celebrations. Send photos of your displays and let us know what other events you celebrate in your …

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Celebrating Our Pets

pet holidays

Informal pet holidays are an easy way to market your store’s pet products and connect with customers on social media and online. Hardware Retailing has compiled a list of pet holidays happening each month to get you started.  January Jan. …

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5 Social Media Trends to Follow in 2021

social media trends

Like hair scrunchies and pegged jeans, social media trends tend to come and go. It can be hard to stay on top of the current best strategies for success because social media is dynamic, constantly changing and evolving based on …

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3 Reasons to Welcome Pets Into Your Store

Pets in store

Going beyond stocking its shelves with pet products, Strosniders Hardware has welcomed furry friends into its stores. Strosniders, which has three locations in Maryland, has allowed customers to bring pets into its locations for about 15 years, a policy that …

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