CEDIA 2.0 Webinar Attendee Questions: Getting Info on New Products

You asked CEDIA your questions during the CEDIA 2.0 webinar…(didn’t get to hear it? Log on to customretailer.net) and there was so many questions, CEDIA is giving you the answers DAILY in CustomRetailer Today.

Josh Onley Asks: What kind of networking can CEDIA help with for getting info on new products before the market has time to destroy the profit margin. We are finding that there is such a small window of time before we have to start competing with Amazon?

Answer: If unveiling your new product to the industry at CEDIA EXPO each year is not the right approach for your company, I want to let you know that as part of the new “CEDIA 2.0” we will be building an industry portal as part of the association website. Along with being a library of education, white papers, codes/standards, and other pertinent data, there are plans to build a comprehensive database of manufacturer product specifications, photo’s and MSRP.

This area of the association portal of information may be a good place to feature new product for the industry. It may take a while, but eventually the ESC would be trained to visit the CEDIA website portal and the manufacturer area often to check in for new product coming to market. We anticipate having this feature added to our new website by the fourth quarter of this year. Let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you.

CustomRetailer extends a heartfelt thank you to webinar sponsors AVAD, Panamax/Furman BlueBolt, Bitwise and RTI.

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