Simon Sedek

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

The number and variety of accessories available to all CE dealers has greatly increased exponentially in recent years. Ballooning mobile device sales account, in part, for the crowded peripherals market. But whatever the reason, dealers are grateful for a broader choice of options, and they say they are constantly on the lookout for new products, technologies and ideas that will stimulate foot traffic and boost their bottom lines.

The number and variety of accessories available to all CE dealers has greatly increased exponentially in recent years. Ballooning mobile device sales accounts, in part, for the crowded peripherals market. But whatever the reason, dealers are grateful for a broader choice of options, and they say they are constantly on the lookout for new products, technologies and ideas that will stimulate foot traffic and boost their bottom lines.
         
New accessories such important business drivers heading into 2013 because, for one, pricing competition within the most popular accessories categories has put strong pressure on margin points. “Margins are thinner nowadays,” said Simon Sedek, buyer at Electronic Express, Nashville, Tenn. “They used to be better. But there is more competition.” 

Dealerscope recently spoke to some of retail's top buying specialists
who make it their business to track trends in accessories. Here's some
of what they shared with us

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