Now that the economy is moving forward again—with unemployment down, housing starts up, and the stock market fully recovered—it’s tempting to think that we in the A/V world can return to business as usual, relying once again on new technologies and products to drive sales, and the return of old-school margins to rescue the bottom line. But if we look around us and examine the carnage of the past half-decade, there are ample indicators that things will never again be that easy. “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.”
Staying ahead in the consumer electronics business means having one eye open at all times for the latest trends and business opportunities. There are several ways to do this, but one very important element is establishing a strong relationship with your distributor.
At the 2014 Summit & Expo convention in Orlando Monday, Brand
Source’s Home Entertainment Source (HES) division and ProSource,
which includes members of both HES and PRO Group, announced their
merger as an entity with its own corporate status as ProSource
under the Brand Source umbrella.
Home Entertainment Source (HES) made some announcements Wednesday ahead of its its 2014 Summit & Expo. The show is set for March 16-19 at Marriot World Center in Orlando.
Good customer service starts with listening. It’s key to getting to know your customers better, as well as better understanding their needs and getting to the core of their problems.
The event at CEDIA Expo hosted by Women in CE last week broke all levels of attendance and sponsorship support, the organizers announced Thursday.
Denver’s trendy Curtis boutique hotel was the locale where
ProSource vendors and dealers - members of both Brand Source’s Home
Entertainment Source (HES) and the PRO Group (the Progressive
Retailers Organization) met, socialized and strategized for the
holiday season ahead. Here are some snapshots from the event.
(Photos: Nancy Klosek)