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Heard From the Show Floor

March 21, 2019

Retailers have a number of reasons for attending an Orgill Dealer Market. Maybe they want to find great deals, or visit with vendors to discover the latest and greatest products to hit the industry.


Take the First Steps in to eCommerce

The popularity of online shopping continues to grow. Each year, more and more consumers turn to their smartphone, tablet or computer to make their purchases.

March 28, 2019

Retailers Find Inspiration From Concept Stores

There were plenty of products and merchandising ideas to be found at the Spring Dealer Market, held last month in Orlando.

March 28, 2019

Showcases Highlight Products Across Categories

Orgill customers have access to thousands of products through their distributor.

March 28, 2019

Bring More Customers Through Your Door With BOPIS

Buy Online Pickup In Store, or "BOPIS," is becoming the go-to strategy for brick-and-mortar retailers of all sizes.

March 21, 2019

The Value of the Local Brand

The independent home improvement store is alive and well.That's the resounding message heard loud and clear in the results of a 2018 study.

March 8, 2019

One Million Square Feet Of Endless Opportunities

Looking for new and different ways to grow your business? Find some inspiration at the Spring Dealer Market, which will be held Feb. 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

February 07, 2019

Texas Retailer Offers Something For Everyone

With 38 locations across Texas, a legacy extending back to the company's founding in 1881.

February 07, 2019

After a Fire, Ontario Retailer Finds a Fresh Start

When the team at Minor Bros. Country Living encountered a setback, they used it as an opportunity.

February 07, 2019

Students Go Behind the Scenes at a Virginia Hardware Store

Lester Building Supply welcomes customers of all ages through its doors. The building materials store in Martinsville, Virginia, recently hosted a full store tour for a group of local elementary school students.

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Helping Customers Prepare Their Homes For Holiday Guests

With Christmas quickly approaching, it's time for your customers to straighten and tidy their homes for any family or friends coming to visit. Whether they'll have visitors for two days or two weeks, they'll be coming to your store.

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Mississippi Retailer Thanks Local Community

One day in 1948, a man named Billy Ray Alexander ran in to a local building supply store that had just opened in Wiggins, Mississippi, to make a small purchase. As he was leaving the store, the owner asked Alexander if he could make a quick delivery on his way to work.

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

To Further Stay In Touch With the Pros, Go Online

As an independent home improvement retailer, you know the importance of building a good relationship with your pro customers. There are a number of ways to do this. You can make sure you're offering them the products they need, and maybe even some extra services, such as delivery to their jobsites.

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Maine Retailer Builds Fourth Location

Tim Bernard, owner of Crescent Lumber, has had a busy few years. In late 2016, he was in Palmyra, Maine, visiting the area to look at a piece of land a friend was considering buying for a business opportunity. During that trip, Bernard found a different parcel of land, which included 60 acres that he thought would make a good location for a fourth Crescent Lumber store.

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Make Your Store a Destination For All Things Winter

Winter weather is here. Ice and snow are a regular part of the forecast, and your customers will be looking for ways to remove them from their driveways and sidewalks. In addition, they'll want their homes to be warm and insulated, so they can stay comfortable while saving on their energy bills.

NOVEMBER 27, 2018