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Hardware Hank Launches New E-Commerce Site

e-commerce

Hardware Hank, owned by United Hardware, has launched its first e-commerce site. The launch supports the goals of United Hardware’s independently owned member retailers to grow consumer connections in their local communities. “We know that a majority of consumers are …

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5 Ways to Use QR Codes in Your Operation

QR codes

QR codes are inexpensive, adaptable, easy to implement, user-friendly and provide an excellent opportunity for retailers to connect with customers and build their bottom lines. In the March 2022 issue of Hardware Retailing, retailer Geoff Saunders from Van Well Building …

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4 Smart Home Trends to Watch

home automation controls

Smart home technology is becoming more affordable and more popular among homeowners. From Wi-Fi enabled speakers to video doorbells and lightbulbs controlled by smartphones, smart technology brings new levels of safety and customization to DIYers. New data from the Home …

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Don’t Lose Touch: Register Now for NHPA’s Contactless Commerce Webinar

contactless commerce

The past 18 months have challenged every retailer to adapt to new customer demands, shifting supply chain realities and new health mandates. One of the most important factors to emerge is contactless commerce. But how can you ensure your business …

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Northern Tool + Equipment Turns to AI for Pricing Strategy

pricing strategy

To improves its pricing strategy, home improvement chain Northern Tool + Equipment has partnered with Revionics, an Aptos Company, as its intelligent pricing platform. Revionics specializes in pricing, promotions and advanced analytics solutions. Northern Tool + Equipment will use the …

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Blish-Mize Invests $6M in Distribution Center Logistics Upgrades

distribution center

In December 2020, Blish-Mize embarked on a $6 million investment in its Atchison Distribution Center to continue the company’s commitment to staying agile and delivering in-demand products to customers quickly and efficiently. The investment—a brand new conveyor system—included replacing all …

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True Value Invites Retailers to 2021 Fall Reunion

true value

True Value CEO Chris Kempa is inviting all independent hardware retailers to the company’s Fall 2021 Reunion in Chicago, taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 at McCormick Place. The theme of the three-day event is “All In,” providing both …

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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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