Kevan Morris Pioneer

CE Industry Mourns the Loss of Pioneer’s Kevan Morris

Kevan Morris, CE industry veteran and Executive Vice President, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Mail-order print catalogs are popular with millennial shoppers

Screen-Weary Shoppers Are Turning to Mail-Order Print Catalogs

Millennials and other consumers tired of spending days in front of screens are turning to mail-order print catalogs for holiday shopping.
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CTA Report: 86% of Shoppers Plan Black Friday Week Tech Gift...

CTA research shows that from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, 86% of U.S. shoppers plan to buy tech devices, accessories and/or streaming services.
Walmart GoLocal more than just food

Walmart’s GoLocal Expands Rapid Delivery Services Beyond Food

SMBs now have access to the last-mile delivery service to get products out to customers in as little as 15 minutes
2021 Holiday Retail on the Rise

Holiday Sales of Electronics Grows 16.2 Percent in 2021

Despite a plethora of challenges ranging from supply chain issues to the Omicron variant, retail for the 2021 holiday season has done remarkably well.

Euromonitor Reveals Top 10 Global Consumer Trends in 2023

Global market research company Euromonitor International released its landmark “Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2023” report on Monday. Euromonitor’s annual report aims to help organisations...

Free Social Media Assets, How-To Guides for Nationwide Members

Having a sound and strong social media strategy can go a long way toward helping a small business stand out – both in its...

Dealerscope Insider Talk: Providing Essential Tech in a Changing Consumer Environment

“We don’t look at selling a product, we look at selling a solution,” said New Age Electronics' President, Fred Towns when asked what makes...
Looking Ahead to the 2023 Holiday Season

Looking Ahead to the 2023 Holiday Season

Despite some positive economic headwinds and less concern about supply chain and inflation, only minor growth is expected this holiday season.
Audio America Name Change Next Level Distribution

Distributor Audio America Announces Company Name Change to Next Level Distribution

CE and 12V premium products distributor Audio America has announced it will now be operating under the company name Next Level Distribution, LLC.
How Retailers Working from Home Can Avoid VPN Security Risks 

How Retailers Working from Home Can Avoid VPN Security Risks

Retailers - especially those working from home - are vulnerable to backdoor VPN security risks. Fortunately, they can take precautions to protect themselves.

Microsoft Store Announces New Approach to Retail

Microsoft Corp. has announced a strategic change in its retail operations, including closing Microsoft Store physical locations. The company’s retail team members will continue...

Nationwide Marketing Group Taps John O’Halloran to Lead Luxury Appliance Efforts

O’Halloran, who spent the past year in the field for Nationwide Marketing Group, will work with vendor partners to evolve the group’s premium and luxury appliance offerings.
CES 2022 Smart Home Panel, Matter

The Best CES 2022 Panels: Smart Homes, Experiential Retail, Interoperability

Under the Matter interoperability standard, consumers will be able to create an ecosystem of connected products from different brands.
Cloudastructure Announces New Hardware Product Collaboration

Cloudastructure Announces New Hardware Product Collaboration

Cloudastructure and Sunell Security announce partnership for remote guarding systems, making Cloudastructure fully end-to-end for consumers.
Pieces for business growth

Fostering Healthy Business Growth in 2022 and Beyond

Demand for home upgrades and custom installation is on the rise, so how can dealers and integrators can work together to capitalize on this trend in the new year?
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Retailers Shuttering Doors as COVID-19 Cases Peak

Retailers from Apple to Walmart have had to temporarily shut down brick-and-mortar locations to stem the Omicron variant[s spread.
Dayrize brings environmental impact technology to SMBs

CES 2022 News: Dayrize Set to Bring Environmental Impact Tech to...

Dayrize uses geospatial mapping technology and computer algorithms to rapidly evaluate the environmental impact of any consumer product.
The Dealerscope staff attending the IFA 2022 tradeshow

The Reigning Tech Trends of IFA 2022

Immersive screens, smart glasses and e-chargers stood out this year’s show

Reels vs Tiktok: Which Is Best For Retailers?

Social media has become a worldwide influence and people from all over the world can be reached.  Social media is used by almost everyone...
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Gaming and eBikes Show Monumental Advancements at CES 2022

The inaugural eMobility experience testing area at CES 2022 showcased everything from sleek road bikes to 007 style snow bikes.
TCL 40 XE smartphone

TCL Mobile Launches TCL 40 XE 5G Smartphone at Verizon

Experience 5G connectivity at an unbeatable price with the TCL Mobile 40 XE 5G smartphone now available at Verizon. Enjoy immersive streaming on an HD+ screen.
Consumer Electronics and YouTube: How to Get Started

Consumer Electronics and YouTube: How to Get Started

Here are a few tips on how to start a YouTube channel for your business.
The new, larger, location located in the heart of the greater metro Nashville area, replaces 21st Century’s existing warehouse in Smyrna, Tennessee.

21st Century Distributing Announces New Nashville Location

21st Century Distributing, the premier consumer electronics distributor serving the Southeast and PowerHouse Alliance member, announces the grand opening of its new location in...
A picture of the front of a HomeGoods store

Shopping From Home at HomeGoods

HomeGoods has finally launched its e-commerce operation. Here's what one fan of the off-price retailer thinks of the experience shopping online for countertop appliances.
TCL unveils new TV lineup during product launch

TCL Product Launch Unveils New TV Line

TCL's latest TV lineup debuted during the 2023 Product Launch event. Elevate your home theater experience with cutting-edge technology and immersive visuals.
Retailers experiment with the metaverse and VR at Area15 with Panasonic projectors

How Brands and Retailers Are Innovating With VR, NFTs, and the...

Brick and mortar lives! CES panel looks at the retail renaissance- and the creative things some businesses are doing
Bring Spooky to The Next Level This Halloween

Bring Spooky to The Next Level This Halloween

Research indicates that Halloween is shaping up to be lucrative this year, and consumers are wasting no time getting into the spirit.
Reasons to Be Thankful

Reasons to Be Thankful, Part One

From unprecedented demand to the reopening of stores, there is plenty to feel good about this Thanksgiving.
Will Cargo Imports Recover in 2023?

 Cargo Imports Won’t Recover in 2023. Here’s Why. 

Despite steady growth, 2023 cargo import volumes are set to be lower than those in 2022. Here's what it means for retailers.
Tap-to-Transact Directly on iPhone

Apple Prepping Tap-to-Transact Directly to iPhones

Say goodbye to mobile pay hardware, Apple is preparing to unveil tap-to-transact functionality so SMBs can accept payments directly from an iPhone.
How the CE Industry Came Out Strong Despite Retail Hardships  

How the CE Industry Came Out Strong Despite Retail Hardships  

The transition to working from home and initiatives aimed at retail boosted the success of many categories in the CE industry despite COVID-induced hardships.
Ready to Start Working on Your Succession Plan? 

Ready to Start Working on Your Succession Plan? 

Forward-thinking tips to prepare your business for the future.

Walmart Announces New InHome Grocery Delivery Add On to Walmart+

Today, Walmart announced its grocery delivery program InHome is available as an add-on to Walmart+, the retailer’s membership that allows for free shipping.
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Virtual Reality Has A New Music Career

VR has taken consumers by storm and VR headsets are becoming a normality in schools, museums, and more. I have used VR headsets before...
Buy Now, Pay Later probed by CFPB

Buy Now, Pay Later Plans Under CFPB Scrutiny

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will look into the business models and practices of these latter-day installment plans to see how they contribute to consumer debt.
International Perspectives: Europe vs. U.S. – Key Market Trends

International Perspectives: Europe vs. U.S. – Key Market Trends  

How are the two biggest markets for technical consumer goods performing as we enter 2023, and what are the key differences between them?

Nationwide Virtual PrimeTime Prepares Members to “Outwork. Outwit. Outwin.”

Three-day virtual Nationwide Virtual PrimeTime business conference promises to deliver the same world-class education, deals and networking opportunities that retailers have come to expect from PrimeTime — and a chance to win a $100K store makeover.
Apple 4K TV

Apple introduces a new Apple TV 4K  

Apple releases a new 4K TV with a new Siri remote
Steam Deck

The Steam Deck Sets New Standards for Handheld Gaming Consoles

Steam's first console the Steam Deck has finally come to market, despite all the delays caused by the pandemic.
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Best All-in-One Desktop Computers for Creative Work

Designers, photographers, filmmakers, editors, and architects usually seek out computers with supreme monitors, comfortable ergonomics, powerful processing, and distinct looks These all-in-one models fit the bill for both Mac and Windows users.
CE and Appliance Distributors

A Q&A With CE and Appliance Distributors

Executives from the major CE and appliance distributors tell how COVID-19 has brought their dealer service strategies into even sharper focus to address new and more pressing needs in 2021.

Tech Gifts For Social Media Content Creators  

The best ideas for whatever content the consumer makes
Smart Delivery Infrastructure

Can Big Data Help Solve Overcrowded Delivery Networks?

Philadelphia is turning to tech to create a new delivery infrastructure that is safer and more efficient.
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Smartphones are an exception to rising inflation  

The monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about inflation found that prices have continued to rise, except for smartphone which have declined in price.
social media photography

Five Ways to Elevate Your Social Media Photography

With a few quick strategies, independent retailers and brand can improve their social media imagery — even pictures of everyday cables and other accessories — for more responses.
CES

Amazon, Lenovo, and Meta Among Companies Not Attending CES 2022 in...

42 exhibitors have withdrawn in-person attendance from CES 2022. Despite these cancellations, the CTA does not have plans to cancel the in-person event.

Sony Announces Pricing for 2023 BRAVIA XR Lineup

Sony Electronics Inc. today revealed North American pricing and availability for the new 2023 LED and OLED television models
Retail Crime Hurts. Let’s Put It in Check

Retail Crime Hurts. Let’s Put It in Check

It’s not surprising that technology, which is valuable, desirable, and easily portable, is the most frequently targeted merchandise for retail crime.
Financial Roundtable: Hear from Experts on Retail Finance

Financial Roundtable: Hear from Experts on Retail Finance

Two leading figures in consumer tech retail finance share their views of what the sector looks like in 2023.
A public ev charging station

The Benefits of EV Charging Stations for Retailers

More juicing stations are needed for the growing number of EVs, making it a great opportunity for retailers to attract in-store shoppers.

Retail’s Evolving Landscape: Seven Predictions for 2024

Understanding the need for continuous innovation and adaptation in the evolving retail landscape to connect with consumers effectively. The retail industry is constantly evolving, and...
NRF Lists 2024 People Shaping Retail’s Future

NRF Lists 2024 People Shaping Retail’s Future

The National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation Announces 2024 People Shaping Retail’s Future Honorees, a prestigious award honoring retail leaders.
IBM and AWS Expand Relationship to Bring AI to the Drawing Board

IBM and AWS Expand Relationship to Bring AI to the Drawing...

Amazon Web Services and IBM have a growing partnership to bring AI solutions to clients.
Walmart Ditches Mask Mandate For Employees

Walmart Ditches Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Employees

Plus, Apple is increasing pay and benefits for retail employees.
The best and worst of 2021 in the CE industry

The Best and Worst of 2021

Whether we see this past year as a glass half full or a glass half empty, we can all agree on one thing: 2021 was certainly better than 2020.

Who Needs People: Robots Are Changing the Retail Experience 

Current use cases for robots are extremely diverse, ranging from autonomous delivery to inventory management, stocking, customer fulfillment, and cleaning.
Consumers More at Ease Using Tech, But Purchase Intent Declines 

Consumers More at Ease Using Tech, But Purchase Intent Declines

Consumers are using their connected tech products more than ever, but their appetite for new purchases waned over the past year, Assurant’s latest survey found.

NRF: Pandemic Recession Could be Easing, but ‘No One Has Crystal...

The economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has officially been declared a recession, but National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said...
Six Ways You Can Overcome Retail Tech Barriers 

Six Ways You Can Overcome Retail Tech Barriers 

To survive the competition, the retail industry needs to embrace new technology as consumers are no longer simply happy to see it, they are expecting to see it.
Automotive Electronics and Accessories Roundtable

Automotive Electronics & Accessories Roundtable

What's next in the car market? How automotive electronics and accessories have evolved according to two automotive industry leaders.
Time for Some Social Responsibility in 2022

Time for Some Social Responsibility in 2022

The prevalence of corporate social responsibility is becoming more prevalent in the retail world not only to create a better world but also for business.
Online reviews drive sales and foot traffic to brick and mortar stores

Why Online Reviews Drive Sales (and Foot Traffic)

90 percent of consumers read at least one review before buying something (with 72 percent reading several reviews). Smart retailers make the most of this new metric.
With Ongoing Supply Chain Issues, Retailers Worry About Holiday Season

As Supply Chain Issues Continue, Retailers Worry About Holiday Season

According to a report from Coupa, 7 in 10 retailers expect that issues with the supply chain will have a negative impact on business.

Marketing Budgets During a Time of Uncertainty

The state of business has been volatile over the last few years, affecting how business owners spend money on items like marketing. Marketing cannot...
Gaming Addiction Tech Related Ailment

Gaming Addiction Top Tech-Related Pandemic Induced Ailment

A recent study from Harmony Healthcare IT reviewed Google search volume data to determine the most common tech-related ailments, pains, and stresses.

NRF Calls on Retailers to Set Nationwide Mask Policy

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued the following statement encouraging all retailers to adopt a nationwide policy that requires customers to wear face...
Navigating the Retail Revolution

Navigating the Retail Revolution with Robotics

The emergence of semi-autonomous robots can be used to address rising demands and changes in new technology.
Tornado Aftermath

Tornadoes Wreck Industry and Lives, Including at an Amazon Warehouse in...

Six employees at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Edwardsville, Illinois are among the casualties.
G-Shock retro release

G-Shock Latest Collection Blends Nostalgia and Innovation

Discover G-Shock's latest collection merging retro aesthetics and futuristic design. Experience the perfect blend of nostalgia and innovation.

Nationwide Partners With CEDIA To Broaden Learning Platforms

Nationwide Marketing Group, reportedly the largest buying group in the industry, which provides marketing and business support for retailers, and CEDIA, long known for its strength in training the residential integration industry, are joining together. This partnership will provide Home Technology Specialists Nationwide (HTSN) dealers access to a well-rounded education platform.
RowOne Home Theater Seating

RowOne Inks Deals with Best Buy, Nationwide

RowOne also announces substantial progress with HTSA, the AiN Group and AVB/BrandSource CE/CI channel dealers since the brand’s relaunch just six months ago, and RowOne makes a strong case for the title of ‘The Most Successful CE/CI Vendor Brand Launch of the Pandemic Year.'
Device Adoption in US Internet Households Continues to Increase  

Device Adoption in US Internet Households Continues to Increase

Currently, U.S. households have an average of 16 connected devices, including 11 from the mature CE device category and three from smart homes.
CES 2022 Wagz Collars

Recapping the CES 2022 Panels on Food Tech, and Experiential Retail

Plus, Updates from Nationwide and Howard’s, and from CES 2022 smart dog collar Wagz is one cool innovation from this year’s Pepcom Digital Experience event.
Study shows major impact of subscription services on consumer loyalty

Study Shows Major Impact of Subscription Services on Consumer Loyalty

The success of subscription services in home entertainment could translate to other businesses and industries.
TCL in the metaverse

TCL Takes a Leap Into the Metaverse  

TCL says it will launch a Halloween campaign on the virtual gaming platform Roblox to empower users to create their own immersive experiences.

Einova’s Updated Charging Stations Will be Available in Spring 2023

On Tuesday Jan. 3, Einova, a leading charging and accessories brand, introduced attendees of the 2023 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to their new wireless Charging...
Infinix Unveils Note 30 VIP with Groundbreaking 50W Wireless Fast Charging

Infinix Releases Note 30 VIP with 50W Wireless Fast Charging

Experience the future of smartphone charging with Infinix's Note 30 VIP featuring groundbreaking 50W wireless fast charging. Stay powered up in record time.

Bosch Highlights Climate Action & AIoT for Sustainable Solutions at CES...

Bosch unveils its offerings related to AIoT, health & wellness, climate action and mobility at CES 2021.
Employee Experience Improved with Health and Wellness at Howard's

Why It’s Time to Focus on Improving the Employee Experience

Hiring challenges force employers to finally focus on quality-of-workplace life, health and wellness, and employee incentives. We spoke to Howard's CEO John Riddle about the Southern California retailer's new health and wellness program, which includes yoga and meditation.
InMotion Stores Interview

A Store Visit With InMotion’s Eden Goldberg and Pete Newbould

Despite some Delta-variant blips, people are traveling again. We spoke with Pete Newbould, managing director & SVP of InMotion Stores, and Eden Goldberg, VP of marketing and business development at InMotion Entertainment Group, about the airport retailer’s distinct approach to CE sales, its expansion plans, and how it spent the past year and a half of reduced travel traffic.

Tech to Play Key Role in Growth of Smart Cooking Appliances...

The global household cooking appliances market is growing at a steady pace and this is an outcome of multiple trends and drivers that are...
Howard's Acquires Midway

Howard’s Acquires Midway Home Solutions, Welcomes New Leadership

Southern California’s premier independent appliance retailer, Howard’s, announced its acquisition of Midway Home Solutions' operations and assets this week.
State of Delivery: How the Chip Shortage Fares in 2022

State of Delivery: How the Chip Shortage Fares in 2022

While there is cause for optimism, retailers and manufacturers should remain cautious heading into 2023.
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Howard’s Names Smith SVP/Chief Merchant

Former Chief Merchandising Officer Carrie Smith is returning to the company’s senior leadership team in a new, expanded role.

Omnichannel Gift Card and Loyalty Program Solution From Factor4, AMP

Factor4, LLC, a provider of gift card and loyalty solutions for the SMB market, announces their partnership with AMP, a global provider of POS...
Young Man Working at Computer

New Vulnerability Puts Windows 10,11, and Server Users in Jeopardy

Shipping companies UPS and FedEx are confident that they will be able to keep up with orders this holiday season thanks to early consumer shopping.
Five Ways Retailers Are Integrating VR For Better UX

Five Ways Retailers Are Integrating VR For Better UX

Virtual Reality (VR) is seeing its importance rise as a marketing tool for businesses, especially retailers, to boost customers' experience and support.
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TikTok Tech

Taking advantage of the not-so-secret world of TechTok
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BrandSource To Revisit Virtual Format for Summit 2021

AVB/BrandSource is returning to the Internet for its first major trade event of next year: Summit 2021.
Dealerscope Insider Talk Next Level Distribution

Next Level CEO to Discuss Growth and Changes on Insider Talk

This Wednesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. EST, Dealerscope will welcome Jonathan Elster, CEO of Next Level Distribution, for an episode of Insider Talk hosted lived on Dealerscope's Facebook page. The trio will discuss the recent changes and exciting new developments happening now at Next Level Distribution.
Almo Pro AV &. SpinetiX

Almo Professional A/V & SpinetiX Enter Distribution Partnership

Almo Professional A/V has announced a new distribution partnership with digital signage solutions company SpinetiX.
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BrandSource Mobilizes Service Industry with ‘Service Day’ Virtual Event

BrandSource has formed a National Service Committee comprised of dealers and AVB staff.
Sustainability – We’re All Responsible

Sustainability – We’re All Responsible  

Assurant research shows 67 percent of people who own a smartphone, hearable or wearable, are concerned about those electronics getting dumped into landfills.
Why Retailers Should Dive Into Social Commerce

The Social Commerce Market Is Set to Explode: Here’s Why You...

The social commerce market is set to explode in the coming years. Here are a few ways that businesses can make to most of this growth.
NATM-Scott-Hymas

NATM Elects Scott Hymas as President

RC Willey’s Hymas returns to the position he held at the buying group after a three-year sabbatical, taking the reins from PC Richard & Son’s Gregg Richard.

Samsung Competes With Prime Day

Samsung is running a sale and plans to collaborate with Starbucks.
Sharp Virtual Kitchen Showroom,

Sharp’s Introduces Virtual Kitchen Showroom

Sharp introduces a virtual kitchen showroom allowing consumers to interact with kitchen appliances from home.
Walmart employee greets shopper to the store's full inventory shelves

Walmart, Target, and Others Have Plenty of Inventory

Big-box stores such as Walmart and Target are not only reporting rises in revenue and sales, but also plenty of inventory andstocked shelves—all this in the midst of a supply chain slowdown.

Microplastics May Lead to Big Changes 

Governments, fabric companies, and appliance manufacturers are working to mitigate the often invisible threat.

Tech Gains of 2022

As we turn the page on the new year, we’ve taken a step back to look at some of 2022’s biggest tech gains for the CE industry.
Amazon Closes 68 Stores

Amazon Closes Up Shop at 68 Physical Retail Outlets

And, HANDL, from artist and entrepreneur Allen Hirsch, makes holding your phone as easy and comfortable as holding a paintbrush.
ErgoAV to Display Innovative Workspace Solutions at CES 2024

ErgoAV to Display Innovative Workspace Solutions at CES 2024

The ErgoFx by ErgoAV is at the forefront of a new era in workplace ergonomics, designed for those looking to work smarter, not harder.

Solana Web3 Phones to Feature Helium Mobile Network

Specifications for the Saga smartphone have recently been announced, including that it will feature the network Helium Mobile, “the world’s first cryptocarrier."
IBM Study Consumers and COVID-19

IBM Study: Consumers Remain Unsettled Amidst COVID-19

The most recent findings from an ongoing IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) survey of U.S. consumers show that Americans remain concerned about returning...

NRF: As COVID Spikes, Economy Now Tested Daily

Despite broad indications that the economy has begun to recover as businesses reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, conflicting data makes it difficult to say...
Retail Theft Rising

Retailers Report Rising Cases, Increased Losses from Theft

Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with the number of dollars lost topping a key threshold for the fifth year in a row and three-quarters of retail companies that have been victims saying activity is up.
How This Social Media Platform can Help 12V Retailers 

How This Social Media Platform Can Help 12V Retailers 

The social media platform TikTok is proving to be a useful marketing tool for 12V retailers looking to gain attention and increase sales.
Allstate Protection Plans

Allstate Protection Plans Express Debuts for All-sized Retailers

Extended warranty provider Allstate Protection Plans has just announced the availability of Allstate Protection Plans Express, designed to enable both brick-and-mortar and ecommerce consumer technology retailers of any size streamlined access to Allstate protection programs.
eCommerce trends

The Top Three eCommerce Trends Right Now

From Shopify's growth to new consumer financing options, GGV Capital Managing Partner Hans Tung shares his thoughts on what's happening with eCommerce today.
CES 2022 Commercial Electric Vehicles

CES 2022 In-Depth: Commercial Electric Vehicles Poised to Change Retail Landscape

From first mile to last mile commercial electric vehicles will help retailers reduce fuel costs, improve delivery uptime, and solve some supply chain issues.

Carousel Cloud Digital Signage Opens Retail Conversations

iSpace Environments, a Minneapolis-based commercial furniture and technology dealership, is now using Carousel Digital Signage software to promote its services and amplify its message...
A human and robot working together

Robots of The Future

Ever since the first modern robots were developed in the 1950s, the public’s fascination with autonomous machines has varied from excitement and hope to...
Nationwide Podium

Nationwide & ePodium Partner in E-Commerce Strategy

Nationwide Marketing Group announced that it is partnering with Podium, an interaction management platform that works with more than 65,000 businesses worldwide, to help...
Pure 3 From BodyGuardz Awarded Green Product Mark

Pure 3 From BodyGuardz Awarded Green Product Mark

Made from 30 percent recycled glass, the Pure 3 from BodyGuardz is the first screen protector to be certified by TÜV Rheinland with the Green Product Mark.
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International Tech Up Talks Address Advancing Innovation

IFA Berlin and Tech Up For Women recently hosted a webinar exploring strategies for advancing innovation as part of the International Tech Up Talks series.
Howard's William Joowan

Howard’s Welcomes LG Executive to Long Beach Experience Center

Howard’s, one of Southern California’s largest independent appliance retailers, welcomed William Joowan Cho, Chief Strategy Officer Globally for LG Electronics, at the company’s Long Beach Experience Center to exhibit the manner in which LG products are displayed.
Maximizing eCommerce Success This Holiday Season

How to Maximize E-Commerce Success This Holiday Season

It's not too late, consumer electronics retailers: Follow these three easy and quick moves to help you make the most of your e-commerce retail efforts this holiday season.
Sustainability Austere

Meeting the Sustainability Challenge in CE Packaging

Technological strides in smart and environmentally-friendly packaging are being driven by some of the top minds in CE product design, and for an industry dedicated to positive change, the future does indeed look green!
National Retail Federation statement

Retailers Welcome Passage of Bipartisan Fiscal Stimulus Deal

The National Retail Federation issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the recent Congressional passage of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020.
5-star retail experience on a mobile phone

Harnessing Data to Make the Right Retail Experience Happen

Bringing retail into the digital age requires more than just a website; it also needs thoughtful and precise data tools championed by the right leadership
Gamestop Adds NFTs

GameStop to Launch Gaming-Oriented NFT Marketplace With Immutable X

What to expect from shipping prices in 2022.
Kanto

Kanto Appoints Gemsen Distribution as Canadian Distributor

Powered audio products and mounting solutions provider Kanto Living has appointed Gemsen Distribution in Concord, Ontario, to serve the independent retail and custom integration...
Optoma Releases New LED Display

Optoma Releases Large, Commercial LED Display

Easy to install, Optoma's new130-inch FHDS130 SOLO LED display is designed for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship, retail, and hospitality.
Gamers using Buy Now, Pay Later

Buy Now, Pay Later Gains Steam as Sezzle Partners With GameStop

Sezzle Inc., Buy Now, Pay Later solutions provider, has announced a partnership with GameStop to provide the world's largest retailer of video games access to its flexible and innovative digital payment solution.
Retailers turn to Facial Tech to stop Crime

Retailers Turn to Facial Recognition to Fight Retail Crime

From delivery hijackings to smash and grab looting, 70 percent of retailers reported experiencing an increase in retail crime during 2021.
Exertis acquiring Almo

Exertis to Acquire Almo Corporation

The move offers better supply chain access and new business opportunities to Almo customers and expands Exertis's North American footprint in CE and appliances.

Instacart Launches Same-day Delivery of Best Buy Products Nationwide

Instacart, the North American online grocery delivery service, has announced a new nationwide partnership with Best Buy to offer same-day delivery from nearly all Best Buy locations across the U.S.

Gamer Girl: Amazon Prime Gaming Sale and Nintendo News

Amazon has a gift for PC gamers and Nintendo address rumors after being hacked.
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ProSource Adds 10 New Members in Q3 2020

ProSource has added 10 new CI members in the third quarter, representing $55.1 million in new revenue, year to date.
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Nationwide Marketing Group Teams Up With TBI

Nationwide Marketing Group's partnership with B2B technology service provider TBI gives members access to business critical services with major savings opportunities.
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Smartphone shipments declined nearly ten percent worldwide

Smartphones shipments have declined by ten percent worldwide.

Retail Sees Encouraging July Increases

Retail sales continued to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in July, growing more slowly than the month before but adding to...
Next-Gen Mobile Internet 6G Available in 2030, Say Experts

Next-Gen Mobile Internet 6G Available in 2030, Say Experts

6G, the next generation standard for mobile communication, is expected to be here by 2030, according to telecom experts at the Mobile World Congress.
Retailers Set to Deal with Returns in 2022

Retailers to Welcome 2022 With a Plethora of Returns

The season of returns is upon us and will be more costly than 2020 due to increases in online sales and consumer over-purchasing due to supply chain issues.
store closed for Thanksgiving

Major Retailers will Close on Thanksgiving this Year  

This Thanksgiving many major retailers have decided to shut its doors and give staff the day off to enjoy after the pandemic killed early Black Friday shopping.
Fall Product Roundup

Fall Product Roundup

From curved gaming monitors to smart appliances, see which new gadgets are must-haves this fall.
an Office Depot store

Office Depot Preps For Holidays With 20-Minute Guarantee

Office Depot is preparing to meet its consumers needs with 20 minute pickup for online orders.
Frys Electronics Goes Out of Business

Fry’s Electronics is Going Out of Business

After 36 years of serving the consumer electronics sector, Fry's Electronics is shutting its doors for good. The company has cited "changes in the retail industry" and "challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic" as the reasons behind this decision.
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Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer to Deliver Keynote Speech on Adversity at Nationwide...

Erik Weihenmayer will be delivering the opening keynote speech at the February Nationwide PrimeTime event, which will focus on overcoming adversity.
Omicron Travel

Will Omicron Keep Shopping Travelers Out of Stores?

Omicron variant has already been discovered in the U.S. What many are wondering now is how significantly this new strain of the virus will affect the economy.

Inflation Is Driving Consumers to Dollar Stores Again

The rise in inflation is good news for dollar stores, which pre-pandemic experienced slowdowns, since current sticker shocks have redirected consumers their way.
New Product Releases for CES 2022

Hisense, Lenovo, LG, Acer, and More Unveil New Lineups at CES

Lenovo unveils a 30th Anniversary ThinkPad with a focus on sustainability. Hisense welcomes Micro LED technology to its new 2022 U9H lineup.

Pinterest Reveals New E-Commerce Features

Pinterest is rolling out new shopping and merchant features to make the website’s shopping experience smoother and more user friendly.
Mobile Megatrends: What’s Happening with the Smartphone Market?

Mobile Megatrends: What’s Happening with the Smartphone Market?

Trends in the wireless market can be a precursor to what happens in the broader consumer electronics world – here's what that might mean for the retail market.
Global gaming sales boom from European gamers

Global Gaming Sales Trends Mirror Stateside Ones

New data from GfK confirmed a global gaming sales boom. Gaming-related hardware consistently outsold the elevated performances of non-gaming hardware in 2020.

Powerful Woman in CE Technology

This award was designed to spotlight the female leaders in the industry who have shown that they have what it takes to lead.

Music Tech for the Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic led record numbers of people to take up instruments, many of which push the cutting-edge of innovation and education.
Retail robots

Retail Robots Are Everywhere, Except in Consumer Electronics

Everywhere from warehouses to in-store, the race to automate shopping infrastructure is heating up, but consumer electronics retailers aren't leading the pack.

Retailers Back Small Business Comeback Act

The National Retail Federation welcomed legislation recently introduced that would give small businesses new coronavirus pandemic assistance that could be used to pay expenses...
people shopping online for cyber monday

The Reality of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Spending Reports Is...

There were ups and downs for both in-store and online retail on Black Friday and Cyber Monday alike this year.
Optimiziing eCommerce digital showroom

How to Optimize Your Digital Showroom for eCommerce

Having a smart eCommerce stategy has never been more important. Here are nine tips for enriching your online product content and digital showroom to drive success today.

Big Data’s Role in Reshaping Independent Retail

Nationwide’s new PriMetrix performance insight platform captures actionable consumer data for independent retailers.

NRF to Retail Leaders: Time to Enact Pro-Growth Policies

The NRF feels that now that the election has been decided, it is time to get back to work enacting pro-growth policies and rebuilding our economy.
How to Keep Your Business Safe From Cyber Intruders

How to Keep Your Business Safe From Cyber Intruders

BitTrap CTO Ariel Futoransky gives tips and tricks for keeping your business safe from malicious cyber intruders and cybersecurity in check.
AVB MARKETING - SCREEN SHOT WITH DEVICES

AVB’s ‘Full Stack’ Boosts Members’ Ecommerce Tool Kit

The webinar outlined a series of initiatives aimed at bolstering members’ e-commerce and digital marketing skills during the pandemic.

Samsung Makes Collaboration Seamless with New Series of Interactive Displays

Samsung has taken collaboration and innovation to new heights with its latest series of interactive displays that boast seamless integration.

Can Consumer Electronics Retailers Use Social Media to Stir Emotion?

Appeal to the entire family, from grandparents to kids, by representing that technology is for every age group.

Biden Administration’s New Bill Targeting the EV Industry

See what companies are moving manufacturing to the U.S. and how consumers can benefit
Doddle E-Commerce Returns

Doddle Provides Free E-Commerce Returns Portal for Retailers

Doddle, an international e-commerce solutions provider that designs, develops and integrates consumer fulfillment and returns technology, announces that it has launched a free Digital...
the Omicron variant threatens the supply chain

How the Omicron Variant Threatens the Supply Chain

The Omicron variant is causing consumers to worry about the future of the supply chain. What does that mean for retail?
Starpower Co-Founder President and CEO David Pidgeon

A Store Visit with David Pidgeon of Starpower

For our latest Retail on the Run interview, we spoke with David Pidgeon, the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Dallas's Starpower, about what has made his company such a leader in specialty audio-video retail and custom installation.
CE Retail Confidence Index Nationwide Marketing Group

CE Retail Continues to Pace Independent Channel Confidence

Nationwide Marketing Group publishes year-long survey targeted at independent retailers to capture their confidence as business owners in the CE retail space.
Retailer Curacao to Pay $15 Million Settlement

Curacao to Pay $10.5 Million to Settle Customer Defrauding Lawsuit

Curacao stores agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a lawsuit by the California attorney general's office, which alleged that the retailer defrauded its customers with deceptive advertising and illegal financing.
Orsini's Appliance Retailers Grand Opening

Three Generations of Retail Excellence at Orsini’s

West Virginia-based Orsini's has a history going back three generations, but has nevertheless modernized operations with an enhanced website and bigger showroom.
Sales of gift cards are on the rise this holiday season.

Gift Card Sales on the Rise This Holiday Season

This trend that sounds about right during a supply chain-related shortage of hard goods.
NATM 50 Years

NATM Q&A: Satoren Views This & Next Year

Jerry Satoren, Executive Director, NATM, provides Dealerscope with a look at the group’s annual Member Conference, which just took place in virtual format, and looks at business as it is and as it is shaping up for 2021.
TV vendors say pandemic fueled sales growth

Inside the TV Sales Boom, According to TV Vendors

Executives from major vendors paint a ‘big picture’ at the "Dealerscope TV Vendor Roundtable" of a red-hot consumer market fueled by the pandemic — and how the momentum is likely to carry into 2022.
InMotion Stores Heathrow Rendering

InMotion Expands Out of the Pandemic

How airport retailer InMotion made the most of its pandemic-induced “downtime”and emerged in major growth mode.
CES 2022 Gaming

Gaming, VR, Countertop Appliances, and Other CES 2022 News

Monitors and TVs are becoming increasingly equipped with HDMI 2.1, which means resolutions up to 10K and frame rates up to 120 frames per second.

The Future of Retail Revealed at IFA RETAIL NEXT

Retail has a future, but what will it look like? How can retailers benefit from changing consumer behaviors? Why do digital shoppers still visit...
supply chain issues will last into 2023, say some experts

When Will the Supply Chain Slowdown End?

Some blame today’s supply chain issues on chip and labor shortages; others on unprecedented demand. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
Social Media: Tech Is Trending

Social Media: Tech Is Trending

Here are some devices that have been catching attention in the consumer electronics industry and on social media. 

Omnichannel Marketing in Action: Three Case Studies

No marketing virtue pays off quite as much as being focused on your target audience. While many businesses still use spray-and-pray marketing to beg...

Blog Topics Any Business Owner Can Do to Boost SEO

Climbing up Google SEO ranking is a goal of any CE retailer. Landing on the first page can attract more customers to visit your...
Growth of Retailers Since 2016

These Retailers Grew the Most Over the Past Five Years

Which top retailers experienced the most growth in CE sales since 2016? We dove into our 2020 Top 101 Retailers list to find out.
Nordic Region Leads Global Pandemic Recovery

Nordic Region Leads Global Pandemic Recovery

Swift, decisive action in spring by all the Scandinavian countries allowed for prosperous summer months.

LG’s New Smart Monitor

LG last week introduced a new product called the LG Smart Monitor and its 32-inches and can also be used as a small 4K TV.
External Communications Telemarketing

Making the Right Call

Especially during pandemic times, effective external customer communications must provide a sense of customer empowerment, meaning the customer feels their individual voice is heard; that way, trust is built, and relationships are enriched.
Inventory woes due to COVID domino effect on inventory for CE and appliance retailers

How CE and Appliance Retailers Counter COVID’s Domino Effect

The pandemic’s impact on chip supplies has caused seismic shifts in inventories, but CE and appliance retailers are meeting these challenges with customary toughness and ingenuity 
Front of Supervinyl record store in Los Angeles

A Store Visit with Barry Perlman of L.A.’s Supervinyl

The Los Angeles-based Supervinyl boutique  sells a unique mix of records and audio equipment by Rega, McIntosh, Sonos Faber, and Sennheiser. We spoke with owner Barry Perlman, who co-founded Lucky Jeans, on his distinct hybrid retail concept, and how working in fashion influenced the way he sells electronics. 
Nationwide Endless Aisle

Nationwide Adds Endless Aisle Feature to Its eXchange eCommerce Platform

Nationwide Marketing Group's new endless aisle feature lets members on the eXchange eCommerce platform offer new products without on-site inventory requirements
Retailers need to prepare for livestream shopping

How Brands and Retailers Can Navigate the World of Livestream Shopping...

Set to reach $11 billion in 2022 live streaming will grow significantly this year, and retailers need to be prepared.
Hisense shows new U8 and ULED X TV products at the press conference. (PRNewsfoto/Hisense)

Hisense U8 and ULED-X TV Series Released in South Africa

Discover the latest innovations in home entertainment as Hisense introduces the new U8 and ULED-X TV series in South Africa.
The Hottest Trends Taking Over CE Retail in 2024

The Hottest Trends Taking Over CE Retail in 2024

Join us as we delve into the most innovative upcoming trends in the consumer electronics (CE) industry and retail sector in 2024 and beyond.
To Sell Sustainability, Product Attributes Are Crucial

To Sell Sustainability, Product Attributes Are Crucial

Consumers want transparency toward sustainability when it comes to weighing their product options, and their green attributes, before making a purchase.
Why Direct Mail Is the Anti-Email Marketing Channel 

Why Direct Mail Is the Anti-Email Marketing Channel 

Individualize direct mail and email to each recipient's time and interest to make a warm connection in direct mail and break through the email wall.
Retail sales up 7.1 percent in October 2021

Retail Sales Up 1.7 Percent in October

At 1.7 percent, according to the Labor Department, the rise was the highest since March. This of course is in tandem with the fastest rise in prices in 30 years, but it was still good news for most retail entities, including Walmart and Home Depot.
Spring Consumer Technology: LG Aero Tower

Cool Consumer Tech Products for Spring

From allergy fighting air purifiers to AR to e-mobility, here are the consumer technology products that consumers will want in Q2 as the weather warms up.
Black Friday Deals Should Look More Familiar in 2023

Black Friday Deals Should Look More Familiar in 2023  

Coming off a bizarre 2022 where big-box stores moving excess inventory spurred season-long sales, retailers can expect to see more typical promotions in 2023. 
The Best Tech for College Students

The Best Tech for College Students

It's time for college students to build their arsenal of technology, so they can make the most of their education and happiness.
Will Your Newest Storefront Be Virtual? How the Metaverse Could Impact Retail

Will Your Newest Storefront Be Virtual? How the Metaverse Could Impact...

With the rapid increase in internet technology, one innovation is sure to change the entire retail landscape in a profound way – the Metaverse.  
Howard's Appliances

A Store Visit with John Riddle, CEO, Howard’s

In this Retail on the Run feature, Editor in Chief, Tom Samilijan, sits down with Howard's CEO John Riddle on the 75th anniversary of the first store opening.

The Art of Fine-Tuning An Extended Service Plan  

Extended service plan providers remained agile and responsive to retailers’ and consumers’ challenges in yet another year of a pandemic-shaped marketplace.
AVB Marketing Google_AVB Webinar

AVB Marketing & Google Team to Offer Digital Insights for Furniture...

Google has partnered with AVB Marketing, the advertising, e-commerce and digital marketing arm of buying group AVB Inc., to share pre-holiday insights on furniture...
WhatNot CoFounders Logan Head and Grant Lafontaine

Video Games and Consoles a Hit for Livestreaming Sellers

In our latest Dealerscope postcast, we spoke with Grant LaFontaine, CEO of WhatNot, a livestreaming platform where "anyone can turn into a QVC-style host or Sotheby's-style live auctioneer."

A Store Visit with Joseph Akhtarzad, Co-Owner, Video & Audio Center

Joseph Akhtarzad, Co-Owner, Video & Audio Center talks about the company's 40-year history and why he has always made it a priority to "carry the best and sell solutions."
Google AVB Webinar

Google, AVB Marketing Webinar Provides Furniture Dealers Checklist

In the first of a three-day complimentary series of 30-minute webinars this week, Google and AVB Marketing offered home furnishings retailers a checklist of digital essentials to remain competitive in a pandemic-impacted marketplace.
Preparing for Black Friday 2023

Preparing for Black Friday 2023 

As Black Friday approaches, experts weigh in on what is in demand and what is declining this holiday season.

Power Up withThese Three Devices This Ski Season

Winter sports and technology are mixing in unexpected yet exciting ways. Technology has long had a presence in the world of outdoor sports, particularly in...
Samsung and Netflix marketing stunt

Samsung and Netflix Tempt Consumers to Steal TVs

As part of a special marketing promotion for the film 'Red Notice,' Samsung and Netflix have placed unguarded 85-inch 8K Samsung Neo QLEDs in public spaces.
JBL Store in New York City

A Visit to New York’s JBL Store

Harman International's Jamie Feuss on the eponymous audio brand's new SoHo boutique, which sells portable, gaming, and party speaker products.
Are We Looking at a “New Normal” for Back-to-School Season?

Are We Looking at a “New Normal” for Back-to-School Season?

Though consumer shopping habits have mostly returned to normal, back-to-school shopping numbers are expected to remain below pre-pandemic levels.
CTA Holiday Purchase Patterns

CTA: Holiday Tech Spending to Rise 10% Over 2019 to $135...

CTA's study also found 81% of U.S. adults are more likely or just as likely to purchase tech products this holiday season – the COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding.
Samsungs's New Eco-Conscious Effort to Reduce Waste

Samsung Uses Recycled Materials in Select Monitors to Reduce Waste

Samsung Electronics has announced a new “vision”, Together for Tomorrow, which aims to make eco-conscious efforts with monitor and signage solutions.
Warranty Sales COVID

How the New Normal Has Shaped Warranty Sales

Dealerscope’s collection of warranty executive comments this month center around each company’s strategies for 2021 in answer to the challenges and changing market dynamics presented by the ongoing pandemic.
Spring Product Preview From CES and Beyond 

Spring Product Preview From CES and Beyond

The spring season has arrived, and with it the new wave of consumer tech products that will make an impact as the weather gets beyond winter.
Mark Pollitz Nationwide Marketing Group

Nationwide Names Mark Pollitz as New Director of Service

Nationwide Marketing Group has tapped 30-year industry veteran, Mark Pollitz, to serve as the organization's new director of service.
Sustainable Storefronts end-of-year sales

DTC Brands Turn to Sustainable Storefronts to Demonstrate Commitment to Climate

Sustainable manufacturing and buy-back programs aren’t enough, some DTC brands are making their commitment to sustainability obvious with green storefronts.
Wireless Industry

How the Wireless Industry Will Evolve in a Post-Pandemic 2021

Many different wireless trends and themes will take over throughout the rest of 2021, but three may be the most noticeable and most impactful: expanded 5G connectivity, smart office technology, and the continued rise of artificial intelligence.
retail foot traffic

Retail’s Wild Ride: Where Is It Headed, Post-Pandemic?

As vaccination levels rise and COVID case counts drop, in the U.S. at least, consumers are heading back to stores. It turns out people need to be out among other people, even other shoppers.

Replicating the In-Store Experience Online… AR/VR is Looming for Retail

This pandemic has obviously done a ton of damage to retailers the world over, but one of the few silver linings might wind up...
3D Commerce Glass Cover Ray Traced

How 3D Commerce Offers the Building Blocks of a Virtual Inventory

One of the most powerful e-commerce tools to gain traction in the past decade is interactive 3D modeling of virtual goods. Here's how to do it right.

PLANOLY Launches Sellit, Turns Social Media into Instant Storefronts

PLANOLY, a social marketing platform trusted by over five million users, has introduced sellit. The new eCommerce solution helps small businesses and influencers turn...
Target Circle revolutionized customer experience for Target during the pandemic.

Customer Experience Lessons Learned By Target, Instacart, and Streaming Services

For tech and retail companies, pandemic-era challenges led to the discovery of new ways to do business, especially around customer experience and loyalty.
D&H Research

D&H Sees Double-Digit Growth in Retail, PC Gaming a Force

D&H Distributing, a provider of consumer, home networking, and SMB technologies to the North American channel, has announced it has seen double-digit growth in retail sales in 2020.

‘Toy Fair Everywhere’ Virtual Market Week Opens July 13

The first-ever Toy Fair Everywhere virtual market week, hosted by The Toy Association, will kick off next Monday, July 13 and and run through...
International Perspectives Australia Retail

Australia Lags Behind in Online Retailing But ‘Dark Stores’ Concept Gains...

COVID-19 has most certainly challenged Australia’s retail industry, but it has also provided opportunities and lessons in new ways to meet customer demand. IBIS explains that despite the pandemic, the retail industry remained the third biggest industry in the country in 2020.
Industry helping retailers

Industry Comes Together During One Very Crazy Year

You’ve dealt with a global pandemic, the subsequent weakening of the economy and a tumultuous presidential election. Other than that, it has been a very routine, kinda quiet year.
Useful Tech Accessories For Social Media

Useful Tech Accessories for Social Media

Know what tools will boost your content creations.
Christmas in July: Cheers to a Healthy New Year!

Christmas in July: Cheers to a Healthy New Year!  

As channels look for new revenue opportunities, healthtech is the ‘next big thing’ – particularly with aging boomers and reaching underserved populations.
Robert Zohn Value Electronics

An Interview with Robert Zohn from Value Electronics

Robert Zohn, President and Founder of Value Electronics, gives Dealerscope an update on his business and what he is most excited about this year.
NRF Super Saturday

Over 150M Plan to Shop on Super Saturday

More than 150 million U.S. consumers plan to shop on Super Saturday this year, up slightly from 147.8 million in 2019, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
Clubhouse for business

Harnessing the Power of Clubhouse for Your Business

Because Clubhouse is still so new, it is not yet saturated with an abundance of ads, sponsorships, and influencers, but that time could be coming soon. Get in early, establish yourself and your brand, and you might just see some significant results.
Social Media Week Digital Prioritization

Lessons on Digital Prioritization from Social Media Week

Social pros stress the importance of being selective and knowing when to say goodbye to profiles that no longer serve your brand.
Selling TRUST on the Other Side of Covid-19

Selling TRUST on the Other Side of COVID-19

The number one priority for retailers during the pandemic and as we transition out of it will be to focus on how we convey and build trust with consumers.
Warehouse robots and humans

Warehouse Robots Will Replace Today’s Jobs With Cooler Ones

Warehouse robots are taking over retail distribution and fulfillment centers. What happens to human jobs when robots start doing them faster and more precisely?

How To Create Unique Retail Experiences 

Building community engagement with experiential retail.
Study Finds Reviews Boost Sales

Consumer Reviews Fuel Online Commerce, Says New Study

Plus, Pro-Ject releases its first automatic turntable: the AI.
Woman Holiday Shopping

Why Some Retailers Are Turning ‘Black Friday’ Into a Month-Long Event

Looking to get gifts without actually shopping? Some consumers are utilizing bot services that scour the internet to do holiday shopping for you.
Generation Z retail

Reaching Gen Z: The Internet-Raised, Brick and Mortar-Loyal Shoppers

As Millennials start turning 40 this year, this disruption is understood and accounted for in brand strategies – leading the next question to be, are brands and marketers better prepared for Gen Z? 

NRF Foundation Introduces COVID-19 Trainings to Aid Retail Employees

The NRF Foundation recently launched two new credentials in its RISE Up program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The credentials focus on Retail Operations and Customer Conflict Prevention to further ensure retail workers — and the millions of customers they serve — can work and shop more safely and help keep the economy open.
YouTube and TikTok Influencers

TikTok Makes People Buy Stuff, But Where Are the CE Influencers?

While clothing and beauty are staples of the looping video plattform, tech products not so much. But the growing number of CE influencers may change that.
Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse Edinburgh Kinnaird

International Perspectives: Continental Climate Concerns

The EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan aims to do away with planned obsolescence by encouraging manufacturers to design products that can be repaired and upgraded more easily.
Was Amazon Pay Smart Stores affected by AWS outage

Amazon Web Services Experiences Third Outage of the Month

Even Amazon's own retail operations were affected by the cloud storage service's latest outage.
LG DigiTour 3D Showroom

LG Launches Immersive DigiTour 3D Showroom for Businesses of All Sizes,...

It’s no longer just about having a strong e-commerce strategy anymore; it’s about creating an entire digital experience. LG has taken this exact approach with its new DigiTour 3D showroom.
LG Commercials Displays

LG Expands All-In-One LED Display Category

On the heels of its popular 130-inch All-in-One LED display, LG Business Solutions USA has expanded the category with a brand new 136-inch model that is even easier to install and portable when integrated with an optional mobile stand.

Tom Hickman Discusses the Future of Retail at IFA Berlin

Two clear trends were discussed in the panel at IFA Berlin: Brick-and-Mortar is far from dead, and having a well-established online presence is critical.

Distributor Stampede Rebrands as Exertis

Distributor Stampede has announced that its operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America are rebranding as Exertis.  According to President & CEO Kevin...
CES 2022 Round Up Electric Vehicles

CES 2022 News: GM EV Delivery Vans, Intel Chip Factories; Labrador...

Dealerscope Impact Awards 2022. Plus, we are spotlighting some of the amazing innovations from CES 2022 in fields ranging from sustainability to smart tech.
NYC Vaccine Mandate for Small Businesses

New Vaccine Requirement for NYC Businesses Kicks in This Week

Will the new mandate make shoppers feel safer? Plus, Walmart’s strategy to attract holiday shoppers, and why we are making the switch to rechargeable batteries.
In-Store Retail 2021

Putting the Customer at Ease

Experiential retailing and hybrid experiences are just part of the shopping journey consumers want to take.
Strategies That Empower Retailers

Strategies That Empower Retailers

We asked CE and appliance distributors how they are surmounting challenges to their abilities to support the retailers they serve, head on. Here's what they told us.
Retailers Circumvent Supply Chain Issues

Global Supply Slowdown Forces Companies to Find Alternate Transport Methods

Retailers and brands have utilized different routes and methods of getting products to consumers in order to circumvent supply chain shortages.
Technology Early Adopters

Preparing to Meet the Rising Tide of Early Adopters

The customer support industry must focus on developing new approaches that increase agents' mastery of emerging technologies to be ready to serve these new early adopters.
Sustainable Storefronts end-of-year sales

Five tips to boost your end-of-year sales

Five tips for business owners to increase profits during the holiday season.

New Opportunities for Small Household Appliances as Adoption of IOT Grows

The rapid adoption of internet of things (IOT) technology is driving growth within the small household appliances sector, according to a new report from ResearchAndMarkets.com.
Retail Trends 2021

5 Retail Trends to Watch in 2021

The effects on customer behavior that have been learned over the course of the last year are unlikely to be unlearned overnight – and some changes that went into effect during the pandemic period may not go away at all.
Evolution and MetraAV Canada

MetraAV Partners with Evolution for Canadian Distribution

MetraAV has entered into a new partnership with Evolution Home Entertainment Corporation to serve as the company's master distributor in Canada. Now, MetraAV and its entire family of brands will be available to more than 500 of Evolution’s dealers and retailers throughout Canada.
personalized technology being used by a consumer

The Power of Personalized Online Shopping

Personalized online shopping is wanted by consumers because they like the idea that technology can learn their preferences.

Finishing the Year Strong: Rebranding for a New Year

As the year ends, most consumer electronics retailers are in the same place: What will the next year bring for them? Most take this...

OnPoint Details the Future of Warranty on Insider Talk

On Episode 6 of Dealerscope’s Insider Talk Series, hosts Nancy Klosek and Tony Monteleone chatted with two representatives from OnPoint Warranty Solutions: Chris Smith,...

Apple’s M2 Macbook Air Now Available for Preorder

The M2 MacBook Air boasts the company's next-gen Apple Silicon chip, a 13.6-in. Liquid Retina display and a fanless body in four different color options.
What Retailers Can Expect this Holiday Season

What Retailers Can Expect this Holiday Season

Fred Towns, the president of NAE, and Steve Koenig, the VP of research at the CTA, share their expectations for shopper behavior during the waning days of 2022.

Howard’s Opens New Experience Center at The Market Place

Howard’s has announced the grand opening of its newest Experience Center in Tustin. The new Experience Center, located at The Market Place in Orange...
HiDEF Lifestyles Aaron Sholtis

A Store Visit with Aaron Sholtis, President, HiDEF Lifestyle

Aaron Sholtis, Founder & President of HiDEF Lifestyle in Harrisburg, PA gives us an inside look at his showroom and tells us what makes his retail business unique from others.
Sony PS5 controller

Gamer Girl: Sony Launches Inzone for PC Gaming Gear

Sony launches its own line of PC gaming gear under the brand name Inzone.
Exertis_Featured Image

Exertis Appoints van Kerkvoorde for Ztorm

In this new position, van Kerkvoorde will aim to enable Exertis Ztorm’s partners to drive digital growth towards consumers within gaming and other software products.
The Daily Scope

Welcome to ‘The Daily Scope’

We’ve decided to try something new with our newsletter. In 'The Daily Scope,' we'll be curating the day's most relevant news in the consumer electronics, appliances, and retail sectors.
Gear Up for Prime Day 2023 with These Revealing Insights

Gear Up for Prime Day 2023 with These Revealing Insights

A recent survey has revealed some key insights into consumers' shopping and spending habits on Amazon that can help retailers prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2023.
GE Appliances

GE Appliances Unveils Digital Price Tags Program For Nationwide Dealers

The value of digital price tags for independent retailers grows stronger by the day, and a new program available through GE Appliances (GEA) makes...
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AVB Marketing Sets Feb. 2 for E-Tail Tools Forum

“The Full Stack” hour-long marketing and technology forum will unveil a host of innovations to enhance the online shopping experience.

NRF Expects Holiday Sales to Grow Between 3.6 and 5.2 Percent

With retail sales rebounding strongly due to continued consumer resilience, the National Retail Federation has forecast that holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6 percent and 5.2 percent over 2019 to a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion.
E-Commerce, Customer Support, COVID

What E-Commerce’s Rise Means for Customer Support

The pandemic has permanently shifted consumer buying habits toward ecommerce, causing unprecedented demand for flexible customer support services.
TikTok Business

Why Winning on TikTok Means Business

Nearly half of TikTok’s user base is making purchases after seeing products advertised on the platform creating a wealth of opportunity for retailers.
Girl playing pc games on Acer monitor

Additional Acer CES Announcements Include New Gaming and PC Products

Gamers will be happy to hear that about the new Predator Orion desktop models, laptops, and gaming monitors.
A person using 5G on their smartphone.

Top Five Phones That Support 5G

5G is the new big craze when it comes to high-speed internet, but only a few smartphones support it.
Joe Friedman

Joe Friedman, Legendary New York City Retailer, Dies at 76

Joe Friedman, co-founder of long-time New York City music retailer, J&R Music World, has passed away at 76 years old. He co-founded J&R with his wife, Rachelle.
Retail Customer Service During COVID

3 Keys to Delivering a Great Customer Experience During the Pandemic

Meeting customer expectations during a pandemic requires flexibility in mindset and cross-functional cooperation to deliver uninterrupted service in a fast-changing environment.
Consumer Behavior Retail COVID

Retailers Continue to Adjust to Changes in Shopping Habits

Consumer behavior now more of a moving target than ever.

Post-Pandemic Retail in Europe

The evolution of omnichannel — according to Currys’ CEO Alex Baldock
Tech YouTubers to Follow

Four Tech YouTubers to Follow

How to stay on top of the latest consumer electronics news and reviews? Join the millions who subscribe to the channels of these top creators.
Nationwide Marketing Group Myriad Software

Nationwide Marketing Group Partners with Myriad Software

Nationwide Marketing Group added another tool into its diverse resource belt. Myriad Software gives Nationwide dealers access to group-negotiated pricing for Myriad’s PointCentric platform, which helps retailers to track inventory via an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly system.

NRF Announces New Format for 2021 Retail’s Big Show

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has announced its annual exposition and conference will take place in-person at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New...
people protecting themselves from the omicron variant

U.S. Omicron Cases Might Drive Consumers to Buy Electronics

National Retail Federation CEO Matt Shay said yesterday that consumer spending earmarked for travel and in-person entertainment could instead be redirected towards electronics, toys, and other shelter-in-place products.
Pinterest app on iPad

Pinterest Tips For CE Retailers

Pinterest can be a helpful tool for CE retailers looking to increase brand awareness and even generate e-commerce sales.
Manufacturers Deal With Impending Chip Shortage

Manufacturers Are Standing at the Precipice of a Chip Shortage

Median inventory of chips among manufacturers is down to only five days, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Augmented Reality

How To Solve Consumer Problems With Augmented Reality

Augmented reality can improve the customer experience and create brand awareness, but advancing the technology requires a collaborative approach.
LG Showcases Power of Transparent Displays at InfoComm 2023

LG Showcases Power of Transparent Displays at InfoComm 2023

Discover the innovative transparent displays showcased by LG at InfoComm 2023, offering endless creative possibilities for businesses and content creators.
Brandsource Senior Management

Interview With BrandSource Senior Management on The Hub, HR Source, and...

Last week in Nashville, we sat down for an in-depth interview with members of BrandSource's senior management; they discussed the buying group's new tools HR Source and The Hub, as well as how they're handling everything from omnichannel acceleration to inventory shortages.
Black Leaders In Consumer Tech

Presenting CT Lab’s 2021 Black Leaders in Consumer Tech

CT Lab's Black Leaders in Consumer Tech Awards shines a special spotlight on nine African-American leaders in the CT space who are driving the industry forward.
LG and the NCAA College Sports team up

Turner, CBS, LG, and the NCAA Partner to Stream Live College...

LG has announced a three-year partnership with the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS Sports to bring exclusive NCAA sports content straight to LG customers
Customer Experience

Why Retailers Need to Personalize the Customer Experience

Personalizing the customer experience can lead to a 20 to 30 percent bump in lifetime value of a customer across high-priority segments.
YouTube and TikTok Influencers

How YouTube and TikTok Influencers Are Driving Top Toy Sales

If you’re wondering which electronics and toys are going to sell most this holiday season – you know, in case you want to stock up -- look no further than the top creators and influencers on YouTube and TikTok, where a 2020 study found that children ages 4-15 spend an average of 85 and 45 minutes a day respectively.

Imports Set New Record as Retailers Replenish Inventories

Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

TCL Unleashes Amazing Deals for Prime Day 2023

TCL joins in on the fun of Amazon Prime Day 2023 (July 11 - July 12) and its own Prime Week with enticing deals on TVs, soundbars, and unlocked smartphones.
Dear Corporations, Consumers Want Genuine Sustainability

Dear Corporations, Consumers Want Genuine Sustainability

Seeking sustainability at the material level alone in products is not enough for the average consumer anymore; corporations must do their part, too.
JBL Professional's VTX Series Energizes CRSSD Festival with Live Electronic Dance Music Experience

JBL and Show Imaging Energize 2023 CRSSD Festival

JBL Professional and Show Imaging team up to deliver an immersive live sound experience at CRSSD Festival using the powerful JBL VTX Series speakers.
Twitter debuts livestream shopping with consumer electronics

Twitter to Debut Livestream Shopping Featuring Consumer Electronics

The micro-blogging platform joins Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube in experimenting with shoppable live video.

Catalyst AV & The Edge Group Form Strategic Alliance

The Catalyst AV distribution network of nine independent CE distributors serving the residential and pro AV channels, and The Edge Group, a distributor-owned buying...
Beauty Tech Is CE Retail’s New Frontier

Beauty Tech Is CE Retail’s New Frontier  

Consumers want reliable products at varying price points, so it is important for retailers to stock products with low return rates and high satisfaction.
NRF Releases Expectations for Back-to-School Shopping

NRF Releases Expectations for Back-to-School Shopping

Back to school shopping is in full swing, and consumer electronics have become an essential part of the school shopping list.
out-of-stock messaages are up in 2021

Consumer Electronics Category Tops List for Out-of-Stock Messages

This ranking isn't surprising considering that the supply chain slowdown partially caused by chip shortages.
Microsoft Surface Pro Signature Keyboards are Eco Friendly

Microsoft Surface Pro Signature Keyboards are Eco Friendly

Microsoft and industrial company Alcantara have collaborated on the new Microsoft Surface Pro Signature keyboard to be partially composed of sugarcane waste.
CES 2022

LG to Unleash VR and AR at CES 2022

LG is set to harness virtual and augmented reality at the highly anticipated CES 2022 event, which will feature the hottest tech from around the world.
The Season Opens for Super Bowl TV Sales 

The Season Opens for Super Bowl TV Sales 

Challenges and opportunities await retailers this holiday season.
Changes at Twitter 2021

Five Twitter Updates You Need to Know

Over the past year, Twitter has introduced elements of exclusivity and opportunities to monetize content on its platform.
Nationwide PrimeTime

Nationwide Shifts PrimeTime to All-Digital Format in October

Nationwide Marketing Group has announced that it is converting PrimeTime &ndndash; the industry’s largest buying, training and networking opportunity for independent retailers and vendors...
Walmart

Walmart Acquires Memomi, the Latest in the Company’s Virtual Investments

Walmart has acquired Memomi, an optical augmented reality company that offers a virtual eyewear try-on experience. The acquired company is currently a Walmart — and therefore Sam’s Club — partner, and has been responsible for digital eye measurements since 2019.
Takeaways from DEI Roundtable 2023 E4 Experience in Dallas

Takeaways from DEI Roundtable 2023 E4 Experience in Dallas

DEI panelists Melody Craigmyle, Kim Lonas, Alesia Hendley, and Rob Voorhees speak on changes in the industry to promote diversity and inclusion.

Five Ways to Up Your Tech Game This Year

Focus on these tech trends and approaches to improve the customer experience and beat out the competition.
CES 2022 Roundup

CES 2022: Who Showed Up In-Person Last Week? (Plus, All Our...

CES 2022 is over and to make things easy we have centralized all of our extensive coverage of the event into today’s Daily Scope.
Geo-conquesting mobile marketing

Geo-Conquesting: Mobile Marketing on Your Competitor’s Turf

New advancements in geofencing now allow you to target shoppers visiting your competitors’ brick-and-mortar locations in real time.
ow Consumers and Companies Can Protect Electronic Devices

How Consumers and Companies Can Protect Electronic Devices

Cracks and breaks in devices are a part of life for consumers who own electronics. How can retailers take steps to prevent and address these occurrences?

Why It’s Time to Stock Up on Headphones and Accessories

Even as the Delta variant leads to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Americans are going on trips again, which is a boon to CE retailers stocked up on headphones, chargers, cameras, cables, and other travel-friendly gadgets.
Are shoppers looking for more affordable store brands from CE retailers due to inflation?

Inflation-Weary Consumers Opting for More Affordable Store Brands

Plus, Samsung shares more details on NFT commerce and management functionality on its new line of Smart TVs.
NRF Voices Concern Over China's Trade Status in New Report

NRF Voices Concern Over China’s Trade Status in New Report

The National Retail Federation (NRF) warns that consumers will pay the price if the U.S. revokes China's ‘permanent normal trade relations’ (PNTR) trade status.
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NPD Data Reflects a Healthy Retail Sector

Despite the pandemic, U.S. sales revenue for general merchandise in 2021 has already reached 100% of peak sales in 2019 and 98% of peak sales in 2020.
JMGO introduces the N1 Series Triple Color Laser Gimbal Projectors

JMGO Launches N1 Series Triple Color Laser Gimbal Projectors

Experience cinematic wonder anywhere with JMGO's N1 Series Triple Color Laser Gimbal Projectors. Portable and immersive, bring the big screen to you.
COVID-19 Shines a New Light on Consumers’ Need to Connect

COVID-19 Shines a New Light on Consumers’ Need to Connect 

The desire to connect has become necessary as consumers continue to work and learn from home, which requires renewed support and assistance from CE companies.
LG Releases New Line of Projectors

LG Releases New Line of Projectors

Plus, Beko honored for innovative and sustainable products at KBIS 2022.

Kwikset Introduces Covid-19 Dealer Support Program

Kwikset, a residential lock manufacturer, has introduced a new “COVID-19 Dealer Support Program.” Created to provide actionable and relevant support, the program includes specific...
5G NPD report

NPD Report: Basic 5G Awareness Reaches Masses

An NPD report says the majority of U.S. consumers are aware of 5G and the promise of super-fast data transmissions that enable superior multimedia streaming and enhanced gaming experiences on mobile devices.

PreciTaste Intros Retail AI Welcome Center Kiosk

PreciTaste has created a cost-effective, user-friendly health-check kiosk: the AI Welcome Center. Keeping up with the quick-pace of retail, the Welcome Center is perfect...
GM CEO Mary Barra at CES 2022 Keynote

GM’s Barra Focuses on Brightdrop Delivery Partnerships and EV Future

Chief executive of General Motors, Marry Barra, discussed the new partnerships and electric vehicles coming to the company in 2022.
CE World Mourns Passing of David Lorsch, founder of DBL Distributing

CE World Mourns the Passing of DBL Founder David Lorsch

Also in 'The Daily Scope': Shoppers are still buying in bulk, two years into the pandemic.

BCS Connections by Ingram Begins in Puerto Rico

Photography and Video Content by Alice Schmalzl BCS Connections has opened on the island of Puerto Rico with speeches by Craig Birmingham, vice president of...
DSI Rebranded Website

DSI Releases New, Rebranded Website

DSI Systems Inc. has just released a new, revamped website - at dsisystemsinc.com - that the company says offers its customers a clean and...
Monopolizing the Metaverse Central at NRF Trade Show

Monopolizing the Metaverse Draws Retailers’ Attention at Annual NRF Trade Show

Just as companies came to utilize BOPIS during the pandemic, so, too, will they adapt to the metaverse becoming the next digital frontier of retail.
CVS Pharmacy interior

CVS to Close 900 Brick-and-Mortar Stores

The closures will help parent company CVS Health transform its brick-and-mortar retail stores into not only pharmacies that sell everything, but also bonafide medical health facilities.

Contactless Credit Cards & Mobile Payments Increase Despite Cost, Security Concerns

With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased...
4 States Employment at Pre-Pandemic Levels

These Four States Have Reached Pre-Pandemic Employment Levels

Plus, Nationwide adds two vendors to its PrimeTime outdoor lineup, and Sony just announced the release of its latest audio system.
Video Person

4 Tips to Transform Yourself into a Video Person

Technological innovations like AI-driven robotic cameras and programmable control interfaces have made it possible to achieve broadcast-quality productions with a lean team.
LG OLED TV Video and Audio Center

Video & Audio Center Showcases LG OLED Tech, Front & Center

Video & Audio Center has instituted a new department in all five of its stores that highlights the LG OLED TV lineup.
TCL and LG Join the Roster with Sports Partnerships

TCL and LG Join the Roster with Sports Partnerships

TCL and LG elevate sports entertainment and redefine the game with global partnerships, unleashing the power of technology in the world of sports.
Corporate Social Responsibility

Time for Some Social Responsibility in 2021

The term “corporate social responsibility” or CSR is one we are seeing tossed around a lot of late. And it is becoming a pretty prevalent one in the retail world. More and more retailers are realizing that giving back doesn’t just make the world a better place, it can also be good for business.
Once Consumers Buy a Smart Product, They Are Primed to Upgrade

Once Consumers Buy a Smart Product, They Are Primed to Upgrade

Leverage your customers’ brands loyalty to new releases.
Sony Introduces New Mobile ES™ Lineup
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Sony Introduces New Mobile ES Lineup

Sony Electronics unveils the latest additions to its Mobile ES™ lineup, featuring the XAV-9000ES car AV receiver and XM-8ES/XM-6ES power amplifiers.
Four Simple Steps to Recalibrate Your Operational Efficiency

Four Simple Steps to Recalibrate Your Operational Efficiency

The first step toward improving operational efficiency begins with the question: Do we have an organizational chart? Are job roles defined for my employees?
The Best and Worst CE Trends of 2023

The Best and Worst CE Trends of 2023

From the AI revolution to spikes in layoffs and retail crime, a lot happened in 2023. Here are the five best and worst CE trends to come out of the last year.
Holiday Shopping 2020

Consumers Prioritize Spending on Family, Friends Ahead of Holiday Season

Purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones is a way for consumers to shift focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the holidays and the promise of our return to a better tomorrow.

Built on Glass: The Chip Industry Is Chillingly Fragile

Chris Miller in his IFA 2023 keynote discusses the fragility of The global semiconductor manufacturing process, which is reliant on one Taiwanese company: TCSM.

This New White House Plan Will Show Which Consumer Electronics are...

The U.S. also has plans to work with the European Union on this project, so that ultimately this standard can spread globally.
Retailers Utilize AI

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Retailers to Maximize Profits

AI analyzes data to predict consumer buying behavior to help retailers improve customer personalized marketing, and improve pricing decisions.

Gaming Was All the Rage at IFA 2023

IFA was the catalyst for some of 2023's biggest product drops in the gaming world including announcements from major companies such as Lenovo and Samsung.

Going Circular Is Now a Business Imperative: Are You Ready? 

The NRF has made a big investment into the circular economy. Here is everything you need to know about the circular future of the tech industry.
OnQ has updated the home electronics departments in 11 more Fred Meyer stores across the Pacific Northwest, with plans to update another six locations by the end of 2021.

Profits Surge After OnQ, Fred Meyer Redesign Home Electronics Retail

OnQ, engineer and manufacturer of custom retail displays, and supermarket chain, Fred Meyer, have expanded their partnership to improve customer experiences throughout Fred Meyer's network of retail stores across the western United States.
Use of Connected Products is Up, But Consumers are Hesitant to Buy

Why are Consumers Hesitant to Buy Connected Products?

People are holding on to their connected devices longer and choosing not to purchase new products, making CE retailers pivot their approach towards consumers.
Golden Ear Triton Reference Speakers

The Quest Group Announces Promotions, Continues ‘Evolution’

In keeping with its "ongoing state of evolution," The Quest Group, parent company of AudioQuest and GoldenEar Technology, has announced key promotions from within its ranks.
Tonal Nordstrom Partnership

Tonal Strikes a Deal with Nordstrom

Beginning in March, smart home fitness sensation, Tonal, will have a designated space in the women's activewear department of 40 Nordstrom locations across the United States.
Retail Virtual Tours

Driving Real Traffic with Virtual Tours 

Virtual tours can be a powerful branding tool, but they aren’t something retailers always consider in their marketing efforts. A research study conducted by the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management in May 2020 found that virtual tours enhanced store equity and promoted store visit intentions. 
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The Top CE Retail Trends of the Pandemic, According to Analysts

We asked industry experts at NPD, GfK, and Coresight Research for insights on pandemic-era consumer technology usage and behavior. Here are their top takeaways.
55” OLED TeamTablet Will Make Virtual Meetings Seamless

New 55” OLED TeamTablet Will Make Meetings Seamless

FlatFrog Labs and LG unveil the world's first 55" OLED touch TeamTablet™ for hybrid meetings

Tanger Outlets Launches Virtual Shopper Concierge Service

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., has announced the launch of an innovation to the outlet shopping experience, a virtual shopping concierge service that gives...
2022 Toy Fair Cancelled

2022 Toy Fair New York Event to be Held Virtually Instead...

Due to Omicron, the Toy Association’s 2022 Toy Trends Briefing will virtually feature product releases and the hottest trends from across the toy industry.
Blackdove digital NFT art on wall TV displays

How Digital NFT Art Transforms the Television Use Case

The rise of digital NFT art is an opportunity to re-imagine screens, not just as a workplace tool or television, but as the medium for a dynamic art installation. For dealers, this application could open a path to sell larger screens to a broader profile of customer.
Was Amazon Pay Smart Stores affected by AWS outage

Amazon Pay Launches ‘Smart Stores’

Amazon Pay has announced the launch of “Smart Stores”; customers simply scan the store’s QR code using the Amazon app to begin exploring the...
IMPACT AWARDS

Presenting the 2022 Dealerscope IMPACT Award Winners

This year's winners were chosen by by tallying the votes of our entire team here at Dealerscope, with four special editors’ awards chosen by individual editors. 
Shopping on smartphones

Why Retailers Need to Personalize the Customer Experience

This is the first article in a two-part series that looks at the fundamental need, in today’s increasingly online consumer-driven ecosystem, for companies with retail operations to develop and personalize user experience using data, and how management teams can carry that out.

Stratix Launches New Customer Experiences

Stratix Corporation, a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) in the U.S., has released a new interactive video experience showing how to transform retail operations

Dealerscope Insider Talk: How Starpower Stays the Course in Retail

Dealerscope’s Insider Talk series, as part of Facebook Live, recently welcomed David Pidgeon, president and CEO of Dallas-based A/V retailer Starpower – a company that has grown into one of the country’s largest custom home electronics retailers.
iRoom & DTools partner

iRoom, DTools Form Partnership

A new agreement between iRoom, a global Apple-certified manufacturer of iPad docking and smart control solutions, and D-Tools, Inc. will provide dealers access to the full iRoom iO product catalog, along with dealer-specific pricing, to help them increase productivity and improve their bottom line.
From the Editors: Keep an Eye on the TV Market

From the Editors: Keep an Eye on the TV Market

Are we finally breaking out of the “post-pandemic” hangover? And, here’s why.

TCL Advances Mini LED Tech with 2023 C Series TV

TCL today revealed details of the technological advancements of its latest generation Mini LED technology, debuted in its 4K Mini LED TV – C845 - launched earlier this month in Europe and soon in more global markets.
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Nationwide PrimeTime Virtual Addresses the Shift to Digital

Nationwide is encouraging retailers who have divided their merchandising strategies between in-person showrooms and online sales portals to zero in on honing their digital marketing skills, in this new normal.
How can Consumer Electronics Retailers Use Podcasts to Drive Customers

How Consumer Electronics Retailers Can Use Podcasts to Gain Customers

As the owner of a company that sells possibly more than one product, how can a podcast drive customers?
Yelp Clamps Down on Review Bombers

Yelp Cracking Down on COVID-19 “Review Bombers”

Plus, TuSimple and Union Pacific to launch an automated trucking route this spring.

Target Adds 150 New Heyday Products and 17 In-Store Apple Shops

Target plans to release 150 new products in its Heyday store brand. The big-box store will also double the number of its in-store Apple shops this holiday season.
Open Sign Signals No Retail Apocalypse for Some Stores

For the Retail Apocalypse, March Came in Like a Lion, Out...

For Retail Apocalypse, March came in like a lion, out like a lamb as omnichannel retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others leaned into pandemic pivots.

Pro AV, eSports Among New Opps D&H’s Solutions Enablement Team is...

D&H’s subject matter experts leverage real-world expertise to help partners win new opportunities in pro AV, eSports, remote learning, and security.
Leon Temiz, CEO of Electronics Expo

A Store Visit with Leon Temiz, CEO, Electronics Expo

Leon Temiz, CEO, Electronics Expo details his store's history, the top three things he's done that contributed to his company's success, and what makes Electronics Expo different from other retailers in the consumer electronics space.
Black Friday E-Commerce

Retailers to Embrace E-Commerce For Black Friday 2021

Even with post-pandemic in-store foot traffic up, retailers continue to shift the traditional Black Friday focus to Cyber Monday and onsales.

From Retail Sales to Strategy

5 Ways Digital Signage Can Enhance Retail Spaces
Financial Services Consumer Electronics

Smoothing the Path to Purchase

The financial services sector of the consumer tech industry has been quick to answer the challenges presented by buying behaviors that have gravitated to ecommerce during the pandemic, with supportive programs geared to online and omnichannel purchases.

Retail Ideas From Across the Pond 

How European electrical retail is leveraging the likes of Web3, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and NFTs
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Nationwide Resumes Its Official In-Person Group Gatherings

Nationwide Marketing Group returns to live events on May 25th with the Regional Member Meeting in Dallas, NWG's first in-person gathering since February 2020.
Smart Locks: The Key to Becoming a More Informed Homeowner

Smart Locks: The Key to Becoming a More Informed Homeowner

The increased information smart locks provide can be an enticing purchasing factor to homeowners, and dealers and distributors should know its benefits too.
Europe e-commerce retail

COVID-19: The Great Equalizer in U.S., European Shopping Behaviors

Forecasts for 2021 see e-commerce sales continuing to rise in both North America and Europe.
Marketing in Retail

The 3 Secrets of Great Marketing Experiences

Most discussions about customer experience deal with things that happen after the purchasing decision has been made, but the actual experience starts long before...
WiSA announces WiSA Certifed Program for Retailers

The WiSA Association Announces Certified Retailers Program

The new WiSA Certified Retailers Program gives retailers access to special features on WiSA websites, and pre-release notifications on new WiSA Certified products.
Dealerscope Audience Awards

Dealerscope Audience Awards Nominees 2023 

Be sure to vote for your favorite products!

How the CE Consumer Has Changed

At the first CES 2023 media day, Paul Gagnon, vice president, tech industry advisor, and Ben Arnold, executive director and tech industry advisor of...
Woman writing a blog

How to Create a Store Blog

Starting a blog for your business might not seem like a priority, but it can add value and drive customers to purchase from you. 
Omnichannel Marketing

Omnichannel Strategies: Why Direct Mail Is the Anti-Email Marketing Channel

Email has a place in your marketing strategy. It is the most common and cheapest way to keep in touch with prospects and customers. But it’s also a low-impact channel. People see it in their inboxes and maybe read 1 out of 10 messages you send them.