Albert Liniado, president and co-founder of DataVision Computer Video on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and its website, www.datavis.com, has announced he is leaving the company to pursue a new venture as CEO of Seldat Direct, based in New Jersey. Seldat Direct will create a wholesale platform for e-commerce, where manufacturers can sell direct to customers on a wholesale level in case packs by approval only.
Albert Liniado, president of the DataVision CE/computer store on Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Midtown area, elevated the art (literally) of accessories merchandising to a higher level this week, with a two-day promotion designed to sell some unique mobile device cases, heighten awareness of DataVision among the city’s culture aficionados and make money for charity.
iPad and Android tablet accessories are flying out the door, and the backdraft is bringing in nice margins for dealers.
Keeping tabs on tablet accessories is like trying to count the number of windows on a high-speed train that’s racing between stations. Right along with sales of iPads and Android-based tablets, these add-ons are swiftly increasing in number and functionality, and in their wake they’re offering great margin-making opportunities for retailers, whether or not they carry the hardware.
Dealers polled about their success with tablet accessories said that, due to iPad’s head start, the variety of iPad and iPad 2 accessories is currently outpacing product choices for their Droid counterparts. But with the holiday season just around the corner, dealers expect some catch-up in what will be available. Meanwhile, many have either designed or are in the process of reworking their in-store merchandising schemes to optimize customers’ exposure to the hundreds of SKUs that vendors plan to ship.
At the first of its four yearly Expos, held May 3 in the Philadelphia suburb of Trevose, Pa., near its national headquarters, major appliance and consumer electronics distributor Almo set the template for its next three 2011 regional shows, offering the 300 dealers in attendance an agenda filled with informational and training sessions. “This event is a buying show, but it’s also all about education,” said Warren Chaiken, president and COO.
More than 475 boys and girls competed in tennis and basketball games as part of the Stella Liniado Rainbow Foundation's annual Rainbow Sports Tournament on July 11 at the JCC in Deal, N.J.
Dealerscope sister publication E-Gear Magazine is proud to announce its collaboration with DataVision, New York's largest independent audio/video & computer retailer.
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