Social media platforms are playing an increasingly important role in shopping journeys, with 15% of Facebook users now saying they use the platform to look and shop for products.
DIY & Hardware
Gardners Mica Hardware is a DIY, Garden and Hardware shop, situated in Preston. They have been in business for 24 years and stock thousands of products, offering a wide variety of choices for all their customer’s home and garden wants and needs.
How a Home Hardware store has doubled turnover by showing their products online with no extra effort using NearSt
Tonwood Home Hardware is a large independent hardware store, supplying the community of Holbeach since 1953. Locals in the area visit Tonwood for their amazing selection of DIY products. Their immense product range offers the choice of over 15,000 items, from basic supplies to white goods.
Planters Garden Centre in Tamworth is a family-owned and run business who have been trading for over 30 years. They started off selling Christmas trees out of the back of a cart and after opening a small traditional garden centre they have continued to grow bigger and bigger each year, now offering over 15 thousand product lines. Along with their abundance of garden products and plants, clothes and homeware products they now house a 300+ seat restaurant, a play area, mini-golf, and a pet parlour!
Underwood Hardware & DIY is a family run hardware store situated in the heart of Felixstowe. Having been in business for 75 years, the shop has served the local community, bearing witness to the changes over the decades, such as a well-known DIY chain business opening up just around the corner.
Located in the rural heart of Norfolk, Brundall Home Hardware is a treasure trove of over 9,500 products. After opening in 2005, Andrew and Alison have built up a local, independent and thriving community hub selling everything from cookware to ironmongery services to garden supplies.
Over a four week period, we ran Google Local Inventory Ads for Mortens in West Yorkshire, actively promoting their products to local shoppers searching nearby, see the results below!
When lockdown restrictions came into effect in March, local hardware shop Snape & Sons made the tough decision to close their doors to in-store customers. The team had only a limited number of their products online, and rapidly found themselves overwhelmed with calls enquiring about what they had in stock. The shop had to adapt quickly and turn to helpful technology solutions to continue trading.
How a local hardware shop used NearSt to drive online shoppers into their store without any website maintenance
Established over 50 years ago, Douglas Yeadon pride themselves on being a trusted, dependable, family-owned business whose friendly staff are always there to give a helping hand. Stocking everything from decorating, DIY, to pet care, they really do live by their motto “You name it, we stock it”.
A third-generation business in the coastal village of Sutton on Sea, the team at Watson’s Home Hardware is well versed in what it takes to succeed in retail. After joining Home Hardware (a hardware store co-operative) in the 1990s, they have expanded to two locations; one focused on DIY and Gardening (featured in this case study), the other on housewares across the street.