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Hurricane Sandy puts online home improvement merchants to the test



 

Hurricane Sandy puts online home improvement merchants to the test

Hurricane Sandy puts online home improvement merchants to the test
News from InternetRetailer.com:

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Northeast, online retailer Power Equipment Direct reports a record sales day Friday for such items as generators, chain saws and sump pumps. Lowes.com has stopped taking orders for portable generators, but continues to ship other products to the Northeast.

Hurricane Sandy, the giant weather system beginning to pummel the Northeast with blustery winds, high tides and heavy rain, is already beginning to have a big impact on online retailers.

 For some retailers that specialize in emergency equipment, orders have been coming in practically non-stop since warnings about Hurricane Sandy  went into effect last Thursday. That includes PowerEquipmentDirect.com, which sells generators, chain saws, sump pumps and related gear. “Friday was the busiest day in our 10-year history and the weekend was extremely busy,” Power Equipment CEO Jon Hoch says. “Today is slammed and our call waiting list is currently 20 customers deep.” Weather forecasters say Hurricane Sandy threatens nearly 50 million people in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states, and…………… continues on InternetRetailer.com

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