Back to Business: Resources
From government updates, to best practices, to case studies of retailers who’ve already reopened their doors — here you’ll find a collection of resources that don’t “fit” in a traditional retail business bucket.
The New Role of Your Brick and Mortar Locations
With all of the steps we have taken to create a safer shopping experience for our customers, what have we done to actually bring them into our stores in the first place?
Integrating Chat Into Your Website? Here Are Some Best Practices
From the outset of the global pandemic, retailers have turned their attention to offering improved digital services. Chat has been a big part of that.
Custom Integrators Navigate Uncharted Waters with COVID-19 Pandemic
A lot has changed for the custom integration channel — and retail as a whole — because of COVID-19.
Online Spending During Lockdown Has Surpassed Holiday Levels, Adobe Analytics Finds
The latest Digital Economy Index from Adobe Analytics shows that consumers’ online spending during the coronavirus pandemic has outpaced average monthly spending during the holiday shopping season.
PPP Loan Application Deadline Extended
Over the July 4 holiday weekend, the White House signed a measure giving small businesses an additional five weeks to apply for the remaining $130 billion in available funding.
Retailers Adjusting Well to Life Under Lockdown, According to Latest NMG Member Survey
The challenge of reduced hours and foot traffic haven’t hindered sales performance as much as expected thanks to independent retailers’ mass adoption of digital and web services.
Mattress Hub is Getting Back to Business in the Wake of Coronavirus
After more than two months with their doors closed, Mattress Hub is preparing to — safely and smartly — welcome customers back into their stores. Owner Ryan Baty explains what that process has been like.
Nationwide’s Inaugural Furniture Market Live Draws More Than 1,600 Registered Attendees
Online event designed to fill void from High Point Market cancellation featured exclusive product updates and specials from top furniture and bedding vendors
Nationwide’s Back to Business Hub Supplies In-Depth Resources for Independent Retailers
Public Back to Business resource center aims to give dealers the tools they need to successfully reopen their businesses in the post-COVID era.
O’Rourke Sales Company and Nationwide Marketing Group Partner to Solve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Challenges
Nationwide members will be able to buy masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other safety equipment from O’Rourke Sales Company to safeguard customers and employees during store reopenings.
Independent Thinking Podcast episodes with members, vendor partners, and Nationwide team members that dive into the COVID-19 crisis. Be sure to subscribe to Nationwide Marketing Group’s podcast to catch all of the latest episodes.
30: Diving Deep Into Custom Integration Trends (and COVID-19) with CE Pro Chief Content Officer Jason Knott
16: Bray & Scarff Dishes on their Digital Upgrades and Getting Back to Business
24: Digital Services are Allowing Retailers to Successfully Navigate a Global Pandemic
23: How Chat Became a Game Changer for Don’s TV During the Coronavirus Crisis
21: John Riddle on Howard's Retail Strategy in the Age of COVID-19
19: How Orsini’s Has Stayed Afloat During the Coronavirus Crisis
18: Checking In On the State of Furniture & Bedding with Jeff Rose
The tools and resources in the Back to Business Hub are intended to be used as templates for independent retailers. Although they have been vetted by employment attorneys, they are not to be considered legal documents. (Image credit: Pernillan, Wikimedia Commons, used with modification)