Fall 2022 Hardlines Strategies

Download the Apps Make the most of your time before and during the Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market with the help of two comprehensive apps. The Blish-Mize app and the Blish-Mize Market app can help you streamline your Market planning, appointment setting and product research long before you arrive in Overland Park. Blish-Mize App • Browse the Blish-Mize product catalog. • Place orders from your smartphone/tablet. • View updated product and inventory information, scan UPC barcodes and see your personalized purchase information. Market App • Make an appointment to meet your sales rep at the convention center. • See venue information and receive notifications for events. • Create a personal to-do list so you can remember to meet with a vendor or find information on a product.

Use Your SmartBook Your SmartBook can help you make strategic buying decisions before and during the Fall Market. This resource is customized for your store and includes your warehouse purchases for the past 12 months. It also offers suggested ordering amounts for the next three and six months to help you plan before you arrive at the Market. SmartBook Sections • Key selling “Market Featured” items. • New items Blish-Mize has added from vendors in the last year. • The balance of the items you have purchased, sorted in quantity order. “The SmartBook can help you plan your purchasing for the entire year,” says Sarah Lee, vice president of purchasing at Blish-Mize. “It’s a very helpful tool full of recommendations and useful information.” Access your personalized SmartBook at blishmize.com or contact your sales rep to start making your Market strategy.

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Seminars On Friday, Sept. 16 at 10:00 a.m., NHPA’s Melanie Moul will present “Building Your Bench,” a seminar that will discuss how retailers can develop key decision-makers and contributors from within. She’ll touch on strategies and tools retailers can use to improve company culture and build trust within their team. All of these strategies together will result in a leadership team that is poised for growth and ready for new responsibilities. At 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jody Maude and Sara Rebant will highlight the 2023 advertising tools you can use to impactfully advertise your store. Learn about the advertising and marketing options Blish-Mize offers, including AdStudio, SignStudio and Xpress Ad flyers. If you can’t make it to the seminar, make sure to stop by the Blish-Mize marketing booth to learn more.

Booth # 658


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