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Fire & Hearth Accessories: The Importance Of In-store Visibility

Hearth_Photo_1VANCOUVER, WA – A fire and hearth is the centerpiece of any home or garden. However, garden fire pits, in home wood burning stoves and cooking stoves aren’t just stand alone lifestyle elements. Whether it’s replacement glass, aesthetically complimentary hearth mats, replacement gas fittings, or even just a few new gas logs, stove and fire pit buyers consistently demonstrate that they prefer to purchase indoor and outdoor fire and hearth units from dealers who also stock the kind of accessories which they are likely to need.

Accidents happen. Stove glass sometimes gets broken. Likewise, routine gas safety checks occasionally identify valves and fittings which are in need of replacement. The problem? Your local fire and hearth dealer doesn’t actually stock the parts you require. Instead, you either have to find a a better equipped dealer who does, or attempt to get in touch with your fire pit or stove’s original manufacturer.

HearthPhoto_2Hearth parts and accessories therefore play integral, but often under appreciated parts in the ultimate success of any kind of stove dealership and/or fire and hearth retail outlet. Investors in such iconic lifestyle elements in their homes, don’t want to have to run around town just in order to maintain their particular fire or hearth unit. Moreover, contentious consumers are more likely to purchase a fire or hearth in the first place, from dealers who stock a visible range of accessories and aftercare products.

HearthPhoto_4At Hearth Distribution, we therefore pride ourselves on being able to better equip fire, hearth, and fire pit dealers, with not just a a full range of iconic fire and hearth units, but a full range of parts and accessories also. Even better, Hearth Distribution offer revolutionary low prices, and because we buy from the U.S., we can guarantee faster delivery than any of our stove and stove parts distribution competitors.
In fact, Hearth Distribution offers: • same day shipping on all orders; • no minimum purchases; • factory direct pricing; and • year round early buyer discounts.

Moreover, at Hearth Distribution, we not only stock all our own inventory, but we actively encourage feedback from dealers in regard to what parts, accessories, and even full fire and hearth units they would like to see us include in our catalog.

HearthPhoto_6Showcasing a stove or patio garden pit is a lot like showcasing a new car. People often have a few essential accessories and maintenance products in mind before they even enter your fire pit dealership in the first place. Make sure then, to stock the accessories that your customers want in order to secure bigger sales and ultimately better loyalty in the process.

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Poly-Wood Breaks the Mold with Collaborative Culture and Brand New Material

Select Natural Table-BenchWhen you walk into the offices at Poly-Wood in Syracuse, IN, you feel an energy in the air. Their open concept layout brings departments together and promotes a highly collaborative culture. “It’s not just me, because I’m a leader, making the decisions,” explains Megan Pierson, director of Sales and Marketing. “If it involves employees, we want them to be a part of decisions.”

Poly-Wood believes this culture is one of the keys to their success; it’s charismatic and built on a genuine trust for one another.  “Our customers like dealing with people who are smart, well-trained and love where they work,” continues Pierson. “We’re inspired through sharing and implementing new ideas which ultimately results in the best product and experience for our customers.”

Select 6-Top NaturalPoly-Wood is truly a group of innovators reinventing more than the typical business model. With their new line, Select, the star of the show is the material. “We’ve explored outside the paradigm of what is being done with all-weather materials,” described Doug Rassi, co-founder and president, “and have created something that has never been done before. We’ve given this material genuine warmth and authenticity; it’s something you want to live with.”

Although Select may have characteristics of wood, it’s not aiming to imitate wood or any other natural element. Because of this uniqueness, it’s difficult to fully explain the emotional connection that happens once you experience Select. Your first instinct is to reach out and physically touch it, to feel the luxury. To trace with your fingers the distinct markings and intentional imperfections that Poly-Wood has welcomed and embraced. Each piece of lumber is a hand-finished, one of a kind, work of art where no detail has been overlooked.

Select 4-Top RosewoodTrue to all Poly-Wood products, Select is made in the USA with a proprietary blend of mostly recycled materials. It’s backed by an impressive 20-year warranty and offers customers the freedom that comes without upkeep; no waterproofing, painting or staining. Each Select piece also receives a hand-applied UV coated finish so that as it weathers, the sun begins to richen the colors.

From providing an exceptional culture for employees to pioneering reliable and stunning outdoor furniture, Poly-Wood is truly breaking the mold. In production, their technology makes it possible for employees to quickly assemble and package each piece of furniture.  When customers choose the “Buy Now” option, that furniture ships the next day with 99.8% accuracy. Pierson added, “We cherish the ideals of creating great customer experiences with a focus on the present age expectation of fast and painless transactions and delivery.”