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Upholstery manufacturer Craftmaster Furniture has promoted three executives to senior vice president positions. More
Mixed orders of furniture, bedding, appliances and electronics placed by members of Nationwide East are now being delivered weekly on one truck. More
A Chinese contract furniture manufacturer that planned to bring 300 jobs to this part of southern Virginia is reportedly rethinking its plans. More
Magnussen Home introduced the new Crayola licensed collection in its Next Generation youth line at High Point Market. More
Terry Seitz of Terry Seitz and Associates has signed a deal to buy the former Myrtle Desk building and property on Millis Street here that was recently gutted by a fire. More
Home delivery specialist Sun Delivery has promoted two key executives and added two people to its management team. More
Lexington Home Brands hosted its second Destination Design Event here Saturday morning, featuring designer Tobi Fairley as the keynote speaker and guest Krissa Rossbund, senior style editor for Traditional Home magazine. More
Iconic high-end brand Bernhardt Furniture says it is marking its 125th anniversary in 2014 with a year of activities to honor its culture, heritage and a legacy of giving. More
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Logistics and Home Delivery
April 10, 2014The latest buzzword in the industry, of course, is e-commerce accompanied by omni-channel selling through varied shopping conduits. Doing business this way sounds trendy and exciting, but there are many pitfalls accompanying it, from loss of personal contact to shipping product to the consumer and more. The truth is that small retailers who try to compete in this market have an advantage over the big boys primarily because of their physical presence with a storefront, a point of contact, and customer service. Most studies have proven that consumers will shop in the store before making their final purchase of furniture ...
Logistics and Home Delivery
January 30, 2014If today's economy has taught us anything, it's that people will pay a premium for delivery of a product that they want.The perfect example illustrating this ever-growing phenomenon is the Internet-based company Amazon. A winning price/value formula is the basis of its ongoing success, and people are happy to pay a premium price for an item valued at $14.99 just to have it delivered the next day. We all know that a product needs to offer value through price and/or quality to do well. Taking this a step further, providing a superior quality product ...
From A Rep's Perspective
January 17, 2014I have the good fortune of meeting lots of interesting people in the furniture business. About five years ago I met a bedding salesman from Pennsylvania named Jeff Giagnocavo. What I liked about Jeff was his constant interest in making himself better. He knew that marketing was important and worked very hard to learn all he could to help his small and medium sized dealers sell mattresses in the highly competitive niche.For 12 years Jeff specialized in selling mattresses and bedroom furniture as a sales representative. I know how frustrated he would get when he learned marketing that he ...
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