Next time you’re checking out at Orchard Supply Hardware, check out the new exit aisle that features 10 companies that provide in-home design and installation services. Orchard partnered with the top company in each of these categories, and we at 3 Day Blinds are thrilled that they chose us as their exclusive supplier of custom blinds, shades and shutters.
The “Sell, Furnish, Install” aisle at Orchard Supply Hardware is the brainchild of Robert Frey, a retail industry veteran, who recently joined the company. The aisle, which is prominently located near the check-out stands, consists of a series of kiosks with product information, and a way to contact the service provider to set up an appointment for an in-home consultation. Each of these companies has expertise in fulfilling a need that homeowners have, that is best customized for the specific residence. Several Orchard Supply Hardware stores have the new kiosks, and the program will be rolling out to most stores in the coming months.
“We have chosen to promote the 3 Day Blinds custom window treatments to our customers because of their trusted, 30 year old brand, excellent customer service, fast turnaround, expertise and wonderful products,” said Mr. Frey. “We wanted to extend the great Orchard Supply Hardware brand experience into the home, and we know that 3 Day Blinds will provide that.”
Carrie Galvin, SVP of Business Development at 3 Day Blinds led the effort to bring this program to fruition. “We are honored to know that as Orchard Supply Hardware reviewed the available options to partner with a quality supplier of custom blinds, shades and shutters that provides in-home services, they felt that we would offer their clients a superior experience. With over 1000 products that we can custom-manufacture with virtually an infinite number of options, hundreds of expert designers who meet with clients one-on-one in the home to customize their order with guaranteed measurements, and the ability to have the finished product installed within 3 days, we are confident that Orchard Supply Hardware made the best choice,” she said.
“When I looked at the Orchard Supply Hardware mission that states that they emphasize customer service, complete selection, friendly and knowledgeable people, along with convenience, I knew that our companies were in complete alignment,” said Kevin Rabbitt, CEO of 3 Day Blinds. “In addition, both Orchard Supply Hardware and 3 Day Blinds are experiencing rapid growth. We love to partner with other winning companies and are very excited about this new channel that will allow us to provide our top quality service to even more clients.”
In addition to window treatments, other categories featured on their exit aisle include Closet Organization, Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops, Patio Covers, Solar Energy, Garage Doors, Awnings, Windows, Doors and Texture Coating.
Orchard Supply Hardware was founded in 1931 in San Jose, CA by farmers as a cooperative. They have grown to over 85 stores in the western region of the United States, with over 45,000 items in stock, and have future plans to expand into new markets.