Posted by Charles Dortch on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
*Visit CrossCheck at Booth 28 in the Retail Resource Center and enter
for a chance to win a Bose Bluetooth speaker*
Day one of NAHFA’s 2015 Winter Las Vegas Market was filled with great energy and enthusiasm. Retailers, manufacturers, designers and vendors have once again come to the World Market Center in Las Vegas, Nevada to see what's new and exciting in the home furnishings industry.
As they do every year, the member services team at the North American Home Furnishings Association has put together an incredible experience for both retailers and vendors. Here in the Retail Resource Center (RRC), retailers are provided with a relaxed environment where they are able to interact with vendors offering everything from lighting to signage to financing.
One of the more exciting things to emerge from this year's show is the advent of DataLink. This is a web based solution designed by NAHFA to be of immense benefit to retailers and manufacturers. The general idea behind DataLink is to increase product visibility which in turn will ultimately drive sales.
With this tool, manufacturers are able to have 100% of their products visible to the buying public either on line or at the retailer's website with full security. Manufacturers may upload their product data at no additional charge.
For the retailer, DataLink eliminates the need for an employee or staffer to manually input product data. Depending on the size of the retailer's business, this solution can save up to 40 hours per month in man hours which in turn can be reallocated to other areas of the business. In addition, any product deletions are done automatically.
Categories that will be included are:
Lighting and lighting fixtures
Home furnishing accessories
Additional categories as the program grows
Needless to say, this has been the buzz in the RRC so far this year.
Overall traffic was not so much down as it was at a halt due to the two NFL Conference Championship games being played. Given the level of traffic we are seeing this morning, things appear to be gradually returning to normal.
The Retail Resource Center is located in building B, Ste 1050. If you find yourself in the vicinity swing by booth 28 and say hello to Charles and Jason. We would love to show you how CrossCheck can help you increase sales, reduce risk and improve cash flow. You can also enter into a drawing to win a sleek new Bose Bluetooth Speaker!
Hope to see you soon!