BrandSource's formal partnership was announced with the PSA, a trade organization dedicated to the appliance repair channel
Nationwide's bi-annual business conference and trade show was originally scheduled for August. It will now occur Oct. 18-21, 2020, at the Venetian / Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The AVB/BrandSource retail organization has made the decision to transform the format of this summer’s annual Convention from an on-site show to a virtual event, to be held online during its originally scheduled show the week of Aug. 30–Sept. 1, 2020.
The COVID-19 crisis has inspired members of the BrandSource buying group to think outside the box in many ways. The group now notes one of the most surprisingly effective new ways members have found to work with customers: by appointment.
The new AVB BrandSource consumer credit program is designed to give members payment parity with big-box retailers in the online sales arena.
Buying group BrandSource’s independent dealer members have found live chat to be a crucial conduit to the consumer in the age of coronavirus.
The Canada-based Cantrex Nationwide buying and marketing group for Canadian independent retailers has announced a roster of initiatives in support its member-retailers, during the coronavirus crisis.
The majority of BrandSource retailer members have kept their showrooms open to some extent during the coronavirus outbreak, the AVB survey said, and most are supplementing in-store sales with transactional websites and providing either curbside delivery or full in-home installation and repair services.
BrandSource members are turning to video messaging to communicate with their homebound customers during the COVID-19 outbreak.