For more than 30 years, Crown Bolt’s hardware programs have been the industry model. Today, Crown Bolt continues to deliver fresh, innovative solutions to our partners through exclusive product features, flexible merchandising and impactful packaging. Everything we do is focused on improving retail efficiency, competitive advantage and profitability to help ensure our customer’s long-term success.Retail Efficiency Operational Excellence – 98%+ Fill Rates
Crown Bolt method of production and delivery are among the hardware industry’s most efficient and reliable. Through four strategically placed distribution centers, orders are processed, filled and delivered with over 99% fill rates and order accuracy. You can be confident your stores will receive the right product at the right time.Field Sales & Service – Adding Value at Every Turn
Great programs generate greater returns when they receive expert attention and support. Today, there’s no more knowledgeable or effective in-store service organization than Crown Bolt’s. Our experienced field representatives provide the insight and services necessary to keep turns high and costs low. Through hand-held wireless technology they can order to “rate of sale”, provide PO management visibility and track shipments. Optimal inventory levels are derived from both product and store specific velocity.Smaller Buy Packs – Reduces Inventory and Increases Turns
Buy packs for most builders hardware SKUs are offered in quantities of 5 or less, which is 50% lower than most other suppliers. Buy pack quantities have been tailored to your lowest volume locations; however, with customized replenishment limits you can be assured higher volume stores will be stocked.Flexible Gondola Fixtures – Enables Inventory Right Sizing
Crown Bolt provides innovative displays that are designed for faster stocking and easier shopping. A new shelf bracket fixture easily attaches to the gondola and positions higher ticket items at eye level, driving significant up-sell within the category. Additionally, expandable dividers and flexible bin-widths enables inventory “right sizing” and include customer-facing product labels. Fixtures and gondolas fit seamlessly together for a clean visual presentation.Competitive Advantage Exclusive Rust-oleum® Branded Products – Drives Up-sell Opportunities
Rust-oleum® is one of hardware’s most trusted and sought after brands, with over 96% consumer awareness. This added benefit differentiates commodity based products and provides an opportunity to up-sell your customer. All galvanized and stainless steel products carry the Rust-oleum® logo and indicate that the product meets their exacting standards for preventing rust and corrosion. This not only increases your margin but also drives higher ticket averages. This incremental profit opportunity with Rust-oleum® branded products is another Crown Bolt exclusive.Fashionable Finishes – Keeping Products Current
Coupling popular products with popular finishes is a great way to keep inventories moving. Using regularly updated consumer purchasing data, Crown Bolt continually adjusts available finish options to meet changing market preferences. Currently, our most fashionable finishes include:
- Satin Nickel
- Oil-rubbed Bronze
- Antique Brass
- Satin Brass
- Bright Brass
Our merchandising solutions reflect two core company principles: keep it simple, keep it smart. Obvious color differences between products and categories make items easier to identify and easier to buy. Packaging design highlights key purchase criteria and comes in an array of packaging types. Informative, easy-to-read violators are placed for maximum visibility and act as silent salespersons to up-sell and guide customers through the buying process. All elements from packaging to POP work in harmony to motivate and educate – giving customers a seamless and satisfying shopping experience – what we call “shop-ability”.Profitability Ready for more than just products?
As the supplier of choice for leading retailers, Crown Bolt knows that a true partner supplies more than just products. Everything we do – every service, every program, and every innovation is geared toward generating new sales, increasing margins or reducing costs. At Crown Bolt we supply retail success through retail efficiency, competitive advantage and ultimately increased profitability.
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