During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of your shoppers learned new skills to take care of their homes and families. Review data from the National Hardware Show on how you can use these customer behavior shifts to drive sales for your business now and in the years to come. For more information on current DIY trends, click here to connect with National Hardware Show vendors, buyers and attendees.
Green renovations are on the rise.
Roughly three-quarters of U.S. homeowners started residential renovations in 2020, and research shows 4 out of 10 are now planning projects to make their homes more energy-efficient.
Be sure you stock solar panels, compost kits and energy-efficient water heating systems.
Gardens are growing across the U.S.
Landscaping and gardening projects were some of the most popular projects during the pandemic, but victory gardens saw a resurgence in popularity, with online searches growing, rising 4,600 percent last year.
Stock plenty of produce seed options for customers, alongside organic soil and fertilizer options.
Homeowners believe they can.
As homeowners harvest produce from their new backyard gardens, many are looking to extend the taste of summer for months to come. That’s where canning products can make a big sales difference.
Add not only mason jars and lids of varying sizes, but also pectin and how-to guidebooks to help customers can safely.