Hardware Retailing

OCT 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | October 2017 40 I n today's competitive environment, independent retailers are looking for any edge to drive profits and expand their markets. For a growing number of retailers, this means reaching out to a broader customer base and offering products and services that other retailers simply don't. For many retailers, the category helping them do this is door hardware and accessories. Not only does the door hardware and accessories category have a broad appeal that stretches across both consumer and commercial markets, it also presents independent retailers the opportunity to showcase cutting-edge security advances and their own high-level services. Finding success in this category, however, also requires independent retailers to find a reliable partner who can deliver the broad range of products and services demanded by a diverse customer base. That's where Hardware Suppliers Inc. (HSI) comes in. Since 1983, HSI has offered a vast selection of door hardware and accessories to home improvement retailers, lumberyards, contract distributors and locksmiths. With five distribution centers nationwide, HSI can ship products to 90 percent of the country in two days or less. Partnering with HSI provides retailers with a full selection of custom door hardware and lets them benefit from HSI's constant commitment to customer satisfaction. The ASSA ABLOY Difference HSI carries products from many manufacturers, including the latest door accessories and hardware from ASSA ABLOY, a global leader of door solutions. ASSA ABLOY's commercial solutions include locks from Corbin Russwin and Sargent, as well as door closers from Norton. For homeowners, HSI provides door products from Yale's YH ™ Collection, New Traditions ® and Real Living ® collections, which offer stylish design and innovative technology. ASSA ABLOY products available from HSI include: • Corbin Russwin • SARGENT • Yale • Norton • Medeco • HES • RIXSON • Arrow • McKinney Making Special Orders a Mainstay Across the country, major retailers are taking notice of special-order opportunities. With U.S. home prices at a five-year high, homeowners and security-minded commercial builders are investing in a higher standard of quality in every corner of their properties. Their door systems represent a chance to combine superior craftsmanship with state-of- the-art security. Door hardware and accessories could be the perfect special-order category to help operations boost revenue and please customers. Retailers who partner with HSI to augment their door hardware and accessories benefit in a number of ways. With a full selection of new products and replacement parts available for same-day shipment, retailers don't have to store slow-moving products, which frees up valuable shelf space and puts products in the hands of eager customers quickly. Building Industry Partnerships Whether it's shipping heavy-duty deadbolts to crews in Dallas or getting mullions across the Midwest as quickly as possible, HSI wants to help business owners meet their customers' needs each and every time. HSI and ASSA ABLOY Help Retailers Drive Profitability A New Look at Wholesale Hardware Suppliers Inc. | hardwaresuppliers.com Sponsored Section Sargent 80 Series Exit Device

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