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Evolution of eXchange Continues with Version 2.0

The evolution of the Nationwide Marketing Group eXchange platform is the result of feedback from Members and the efforts of the NMG digital team to create a product that’s as efficient and effective as possible for our Members.

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Biggest CES 2020 Takeaway? Consumers Still Need Education

CES 2020 marked the fifth year in a row that I had the opportunity to attend North America’s largest trade show and one of the most influential consumer technology shows on the planet. The technology world — or at least a large chunk of it, anyway — descends upon Las...

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Accessories: A Key to Unlocking Higher Profit Margins

Between the looming threat of tariffs and whispers of a possible economic slowdown, retailers certainly have a lot to worry about and plenty of pressure on their bottom lines. It’s easy, then, to lose focus of the hidden opportunities that can help improve sales. As...

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12 Tips to Add Value in an Ever-Changing Retail World

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the value that I provide to my customers?” Keep in mind, value isn’t all about price. Rather, value may come in the form of the overall shopping experience at your store, interactions with sales team associates or the types of...

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Injecting the WOW Factor into Kitchen Automation

Over the past several years, major home appliance manufacturers have invested heavily to simplify the connectivity and convenience of appliances in the kitchen, with a promise that connected appliances will better unite this family gathering place with the rest of the...

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It’s Time for RTO to Look and Act More Like Retail

With traditional retailers jumping into the lease-to-own (LTO) or lease purchase transaction and trying to capture that elusive customer who cannot qualify for or does not want additional credit, it is more important than ever for traditional brick and mortar...

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Attracting New Customers in the Digital Age

The internet is filled with high-quality, content-rich websites that are designed to attract new customers and keep them there. How? With elements such as consumer reviews, easily navigable menus, extensive catalogs full of pictures and information and interactive...

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How Leak Detection Can Save The Day

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure you have, too – the smart home has moved out of the “Jetson’s” era and into the everyday and necessary. Never was this more evident than on a recent business trip when, in the middle of a meeting, I got an odd alert on my phone. This...

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The Misconception about Small Businesses that Costs Consumers

This article was originally published by Independent We Stand. Everyone wants a good deal, but many consumers are looking in the wrong place. Big-box stores and online retailers attract customers with flash sales and low prices, and small businesses often get...

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From Smart to Connected Home

Although they’re often used interchangeably, a smart home is not the same as a connected home. Smart homes feature products, like a doorbell or thermostat; connected homes join those products together to unleash a mountain of benefits that no one item could deliver on...

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Are you letting your profits walk out the door?

How many times have you sold a mattress set and watched your customer go across the street to a big box store to buy the top of bed? I hope the answer is none, but, unfortunately, I know this happens often. According to Keith Mackey, senior vice president of sales...

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Hey, Rent-to-Own: Let’s Get Digital

Today’s consumers gather information in completely different ways than they did just six years ago. Even then, the tides were obviously changing. For example, less than 37% of the public received a newspaper delivery at home in 2013. That was down from 54% in 2000 and...

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Private-Label Brands Help Independent Retailers Compete

For many independent retailers, competing with big-box chains can be a challenge – especially in the television vertical. Although they offer exceptional customer service and cover most local markets across the United States, independent retailers often find...

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The State of Television: Forecasts, Trends and Opportunity

Economic indicators aside (unemployment, housing market, wage growth, etc.), total television revenue grew an incredible 6% in the domestic market from the previous year (2017 vs. 2018). This is due largely to the recovery in personal disposable income, which –...

About Nationwide Marketing Group

Nationwide Marketing Group works on behalf of thousands of independent appliance, furniture, bedding, electronics, specialty electronics, custom installation and rent-to-own dealers helping them grow their businesses and thrive on their own terms. With more than 5,000 members who operate some 14,000 storefronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing and business support organization of its kind, representing billions in combined annual sales across the membership. 

For nearly 50 years, the organization has remained committed to the independent channel, empowering members with the scale, sophistication and efficiencies they need to compete while delivering the unmatched business intelligence, tools and resources required to win in an ever-changing business environment.

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