Hardware Retailing

MAR 2018

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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March 2018 | HARDWARE RETAILING 79 lends credibility to your business as the home improvement experts in the area. Having a vendor in attendance is also a great way to introduce a new product. Get Employees to Help Don't try to tackle the entire event on your own. Consider delegating responsibilities to other employees according to their strengths. Wilkins has taken on much of the responsibility of organizing the store's annual tool sale for several years, and now he's finding others to help. "I know what needs to be done in each phase of the process, so I can match it with the talents of the people on my team," he says. Put a talented organizer on your team. The planning phase will involve making a to-do list, so you want someone who is thorough and will follow through until every task is finished. If you keep good notes, doing it the next time will be easier. When you get employees involved, they will also take ownership of the event. When that happens, they are more likely to be excited about it and pass that excitement on to your customers. Woydziak Do it Best Hardware's safety day, held at City Hall across the street from the store, introduces children to local emergency responders. MAKING CARGO TRANSPORTATION EASIER & MORE SECURE QUALITY BUILT FOR DURABILITY & PERFORMANCE YOU CAN COUNT ON TARP TIES & BUNGEE CORDS TIE DOWNS LIFTING SLINGS RECOVERY STRAPS TRAILER HARDWARE CABLE PULLERS LOGISTIC STRAPS FLAGS & BANNERS CARGO BARS WINCH STRAPS CHAIN & ACCESSORIES LOAD BINDERS Contact Ancra Consumer / Industrial Sales Group at 800-626-8353 consumer.ancracargo.com cicustomerservice@ancra.com

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