Home Furnishings Retailers

Home furnishings retailers have a lot to contend with these days — online competition, changing consumer expectations, rising retail rents. In this section, find news, products and trends for home furnishings retailers to see continued success.

Wildwood House
Brittney Herrera and Terry Blaskowsky are tapping the home office market through HBx Studio and Wildwood House.

Pivoting to Home Office Design and Retail

Brittney Herrera has had an affinity for the workspace since she opened her architect and design business, HBx Studio, three years ago, in Portland, OR. Her foundation in that business has been…
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Image by TheDigitalWay from Pixabay

6 Steps to Protecting Your Customer's Information

When data breaches hit large retailers, such as Target, we hear about it. Smaller businesses can have even more challenges when it comes to data security. As a retailer, it’s likely you accept credit…
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Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

Resilience In Retail

This month’s word is RESILIENCE: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.  If ever there has been a year where resilience has been required, it’s been this one. With COVID shutdowns and…
Coco & Dash
“People come to us for color,” says Teddie Garrigan, co-owner of Coco & Dash.

The Impact of Decorative Pillows on Retail Sales

Tossed. Carefully positioned. As support. On a bed, sofa or accent chair. Pillows, those lovely pieces of textile surrounding deliciously soft insides, can be a quick fix for updating a room or a…
Trish Cossart
Trish Cossart founded Cossart Design in 2007.

Cossart Design Markets Main Street

Located in historic downtown Perry, GA, just off Interstate 75, Cossart Design sits among the boutiques and restaurants on the town’s main drag.  Trish Cossart, the company’s founder and principal…
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Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash

Setting Customer Expectations

As we came into 2021, with coronavirus still around and new, more contagious variants, I finally made the move to curbside grocery pickup. I was hesitant in this change, even though I’d heard…
High Point Market, IMC, Market Snapshot
IMC begins its Market Snapshot program for the June High Point Market

IMC Market Snapshot Highlights High Point Introductions

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that its Spring High Point Market Snapshot program will expand its weekly showcase of home furnishings product introductions to include nine special…
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Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay

Neighborhood Networking for Home Furnishings Retailers

You’re a brick-and-mortar home furnishings or lighting retailer. Your primary customer base is relatively local. Some of the most effective ways to market to your customers and potential customers…
Augmented reality
Digitizing your product inventory is the first step in launching augmented reality on your website.

How Augmented Reality Can Enhance Your E-Commerce User Experience

The coronavirus pandemic has made consumers more judicious about leaving their homes, which means e-commerce is more important now than ever before. Consumers are shopping with purpose, often doing…
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Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash

7 Tips for Considering E-commerce at Retail

With more than a year of consumers adapting to purchasing online and delivery or curbside pickup as a result of COVID-19, if you haven’t yet added e-commerce, now is the time to be considering this…