Introducing Dealerscope's Influential Buyers
October 1, 2014

Introducing Dealerscope's Most Influential Buyers for 2014: Magnolia's Sara Klarstrom, D&H's Doug Byrne, Hudson Group's John Bradley, InMotion Entertainment's Mike Conway, Newegg's Stephen F. Weller, QDI's Garry Hill, Sonic Electronix's Louis Gutierrez,  Volutone Distributing's Trevor Hansen and World Wide Stereo's Bill Buch

The Art of the Buy
October 1, 2014

Those honored in Dealerscope’s inaugural Influential Buyers issue this month are diverse individuals who ply their trade in both the retailing and distributing arenas.
Their peers, and those from whom they buy, saw fit to single them out for their talent, personal charisma and skills at being able to sense a “good buy” from among the thousands of product offerings they see every year.

Newegg Launches Amazon Prime-Like Premier Service
February 6, 2014

E-retailer Newegg has launched a new premium service called Newegg Premier. Along the lines of Amazon Prime Premier, now in beta, offers such perks as expedited shipping and early notifications, for $49.99 a year.

40 Under 40: Ramirez, Simcha, Sonntag, Szymczak, Todd, Tseng, Vosika,Weller
June 24, 2013

Carlos Ramirez, 38, owner of NVS AUDIO , Linden ,N.J.Background: Grew up in Belleville, N.J., and now lives in Elizabeth, N.J.Higher Education: HoHoKus RETS Institute of Technology, Nutley N.J., Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering TechnologyCareer: Twenty years in the industry. Ramirez is owner, head fabricator and director of sales. Industry accomplishments: One of the only…

Dealerscope Names 2013 40 Under 40
June 20, 2013

They come from a variety of backgrounds, possess different skills and work in diverse fields within the CE industry. But this year’s 40 Under 40 nominees share the common traits of leadership, intelligence, perseverance, determination and hard work that have earned them a home in this prestigious category.

Newegg Will Launch a Shipping Program for its Marketplace Sellers
May 31, 2013

Electronics e-retailer Newegg Inc. will launch a fulfillment service for its marketplace sellers early next week in advance of the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition 2013 in Chicago.

Newegg is among the approximately 600 exhibitors at the conference.

Newegg, No. 14 in the new 2013 Top 500 Guide, calls the program "Shipped by Newegg." Merchants on the Newegg Marketplace, which launched in 2010, can sell products to the retailer's 22 million registered users, Newegg says. Product categories range from clothes to toys to sporting goods to jewelry.

How the Indy CE Retailer is Transitioning to Online
March 15, 2013

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

The Impact of UHD 4K TV
March 1, 2013

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.

How Newegg Crushed the "Shopping Cart" Patent and Saved Online Retail
January 27, 2013

Anyone who visited Soverain Software's website could be forgiven for believing it's a real company. There are separate pages for "products," "services," and "solutions."  There's the "About Us" page. There are phone numbers and e-mail addresses for sales and tech support. There's even a login page for customers.

It's all a sham. Court records show Soverain hasn't made a sale-ever. The various voice mailboxes were all set up by Katherine Wolanyk, the former Latham & Watkins attorney who is a co-founder and partial owner of Soverain. And the impressive list of big corporate