Ron’s Thoughts: 2020 Year in Home Furnishings

By
Ron Sellers
December 14, 2020 -
2020. What a year. In home furnishings, we came into 2020 with the vigor of a new era, a new decade. We had already determined it was going to be a great year, and the first quarter started off very strong, perhaps stronger than most in recent memory...

Ron’s Thoughts: Managing the Customer Experience

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Ron Sellers
November 4, 2020 -
In today’s world, what happens after “checkout” is just as important as the initial buying process. Supply chain disruptions and delays continue to cause fulfillment issues for vendors. Product availability is still a top concern, but other pieces of...

Ron’s Thoughts: Preparing for the Holiday Season

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Ron Sellers
October 12, 2020 -
For furniture retailers, the holiday season represents the biggest quarter of the year. While this year may look a bit different, we’ve seen solid indicators that consumers plan to buy just as much this holiday season as they have in years past. That...

Ron’s Thoughts: Adaptability in the Furniture Industry

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Ron Sellers
August 25, 2020 -
The downturn in today’s market is different than any other downturn we’ve experienced. In fact, it’s different than any other downturn any industry has experienced, whether it’s furniture, realty, CPG or anyone else. Historically, downturns for...

Drop Ship 101: The Benefits of Drop Ship for Retailers

By
Phil Kenney
August 17, 2020 -
Drop shipping is a business model where a merchant, such as an eCommerce or brick-and-mortar retailer, sells products to consumers, but the product manufacturer or distributor is responsible for fulfillment. When a customer places an order on the...

Ron’s Thoughts: The Importance of Supply Chain Visibility

By
Ron Sellers
July 27, 2020 -
In today’s world, understanding where product is, where it’s coming from, and when it’s going to get where it needs to go is absolutely essential. Right now, we’ve got retailers and manufacturers and everyone else doing more with fewer employees...

Ron’s Thoughts: Drop Shipping in Uncertain Times

By
Ron Sellers
April 6, 2020 -
Like many of you, I’m writing this from my home office, so let me start by saying that if you are home, I hope you’re safe and healthy. And if you can’t stay home, know that we are all grateful for whatever you’re doing to support your community. In...