The independent CE retail channel still sells the vast majority of its products in-store. But buying groups are offering more tools to help dealers fulfill online marketing and e-commerce initiatives. Here’s what they’re doing. For more insights from the full buying group roundtable, see the March issue of Dealerscope and every day on Dealerscope.com.
Women in Consumer Electronics this week announced that it will hold a second annual Career Enhancement Forum this June as part of CE Week in New York.
In our annual buying group roundtable, weasked group directors to help us find the money. Here’s the direction they took us in. For more insights from the roundtable, see the March issue of Dealerscope.
As part of Dealerscope’s annual buying group roundtable, we’ve asked buying group directors for their insights on some of the most pressing issues faced by today’s independent CE retailers. For the full buying group roundtable, please see the March issue of Dealerscope.
Home Entertainment Source (HES) said this week that it has added 14 new members in the past four months.
As part of Dealerscope’s annual buying group roundtable, group directors shared their views on the potential profits and overall importance Ultra HD 4K TV will have on the independent CE retailer channel. Follow Dealerscope.com for more outtakes from the interviews.
2012 was a miserable year for most CE retailers. It’s clearly time to start trying something different.
The buying group executives we interviewed for this year’s annual roundtable don’t all agree on surefire strategies their dealer members can use to increase profitability. But they do agree the industry has turned a corner, and that better times are ahead.
As legacy categories mature – losing their mainstream appeal and the hefty margins they once carried – CE specialty dealers have to find alternative products that will resurrect consumer excitement and generate some much-needed profit.