Hardware Retailing

OCT 2017

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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HARDWARE RETAILING | October 2017 42 Partnering With HSI HSI serves as a supplier, not a competitor, to its customer base. Teaming up with HSI is a simple process that can help retailers across the nation meet the growing demand of long-lasting door hardware and accessories. Qualified dealers, distributors and locksmiths can purchase from HSI with an open account or by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Simply visit HardwareSuppliers.com to request a credit application. Almost every major cooperative and independent retail organization already has an open account with HSI. For members of these organizations, using HSI is as simple as placing a phone call and having your store number ready. Retailers then have access to the entire HSI inventory. Whether a customer needs replacement parts for just one room of their home or a commercial construction crew needs fire-rated products for a large-scale job, HSI's inventory of innovative door hardware and accessories from ASSA ABLOY allows retailers to offer spec-driven special-order solutions that meet their needs quickly and efficiently. Residential Solutions Providing door hardware and accessories for homeowners and custom homebuilders can be an ongoing revenue source for independent retailers. From April 2016 to March 2017, the National Association of Home Builders estimates there were approximately 168,000 custom single-family home starts, proving there's a demand for custom door hardware in communities across the country. Adapting to Homeowners' Changing Needs HSI carries the door security products homeowners are looking for. When customers are in the market for tried and true lock technology to fit their budget, Yale's YH ™ and New Traditions ® collections include handlesets and locksets in an array of modern and traditional styles and finishes to fit every home's design. If homeowners want to join the smart home trend, Yale Real Living products offer a full spectrum of forward- thinking technology, including its upcoming Linus ™ line and the currently available suite of Assure Lock ® products. This line incorporates Bluetooth technology to connect to smartphones and tablets and allows unprecedented access control to homeowners. With additional features like Wi-Fi-enabled door cameras and keyless, touchscreen deadbolts, Yale's residential offerings will please customers and safeguard homes. The Linus ™ line will integrate with Nest, one of the most popular home automation systems on the market. With thousands of residential lockset options, customers can find the perfect door hardware to enhance their decor and boost their security. HSI inventory includes locksets, door controls, exit devices and trim and custom door accessories. HSI can also match homebuilders' design choices perfectly, offering a full spectrum of finish options to match every interior and exterior. Hardware Suppliers Inc. | hardwaresuppliers.com Sponsored Section Yale Assure Bluetooth Deadbolt with McKinley Handleset

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