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NASGW Announces $25,000 Donation to the National Shooting Sports Foundation

Posted by NASGW on 7/22/19 10:46 AM

Ankeny, IA (July 22, 2019) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, announced a donation to the National Shooting Sports Foundation to support their GunVote program.

“We’re genuinely appreciative of NASGW’s $25,000 donation to our GunVote campaign,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President. “This significant contribution will go a long way in helping us educate voters about the positions candidates for public office have on firearms and firearms ownership leading up to the 2020 elections. We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with NASGW.”
 
“In today's challenging environment the NSSF and their GunVote program are crucial to the success of our industry and the promotion of our 2nd Amendment rights," said NASGW President Kenyon Gleason. "NASGW values our partnership and is proud to support NSSF in their efforts. ." 
 
About NASGW
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers - both national and international - all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together. For more information about the NASGW, visit the association’s website at www.nasgw.org.
 
For More Information Please Contact Us At:
Gregg Alexander
National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers
galexander@nasgw.org

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Credit NASGW Distributors for Offering Credit

Posted by NASGW on 4/4/19 12:27 PM

On any given day, NASGW distributors, collectively, are extending millions of dollars in credit to retail partners across the country. The extension of credit is probably one of the greatest benefits a distributor partner can offer to retailers, but possibly one of the most underrated.

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Notes, Quotes, and Observations from IWA 2019

Posted by NASGW on 3/18/19 8:57 AM

Our team is back from Nuremberg, Germany, and the 2019 IWA Outdoor Classics. Our booth location was great, the show was busy, and could not have gone better. In NASGW's first experience organizing this opportunity for our members, we learned so much about the process, and we are already making plans to make this even better next year. To help summarize our week in Germany, we have pulled together a few notes, quotes and observations: 

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New Year, New Data

Posted by NASGW on 1/11/19 12:25 PM

NASGW is wrapping up onboarding the influx of subscribers to the SCOPE™ data program after launching in October. Data-savvy NASGW members can look forward to new features and new data in 2019.

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Two-Step Distribution Works Well for the Shooting Sports Industry

Posted by NASGW on 1/9/19 3:28 PM

For decades, two-step distribution has been the preferred method of getting products into the hands of consumers in the shooting industry. It's a method that has fallen by the wayside in other industries as large internet retailers like Amazon have disrupted product distribution. However, the shooting sports industry is different. With the high regulation environment, the inability to ship direct to consumers, and the FFL requirement, two-step distribution has remained the most efficient way to move products. Beyond the unique challenges of our industry here are a few other reasons why manufacturers have relied on NASGW wholesalers for their inventory and logistical needs. 

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4 Things Firearms Retailers Need to Know About NASGW

Posted by NASGW on 1/7/19 11:13 AM

 

If you've been in the shooting sports industry for any length of time, you've probably had an interaction with a wholesale distributor; however, you may have never heard of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). In fact, you may be surprised to know that NASGW has been around since 1954. The association's primary role over the last 60 plus years has been to bring shooting sports wholesalers and manufacturers together for our annual expo. Retailers have had little knowledge of our organization or the impact we've made in the industry. In the last few years, NASGW has made an effort increase that awareness and share the importance of working with NASGW wholesaler members and the benefits of two-step distribution. To you understand a little more about our association, here are four things firearms retailers need to know about NASGW.

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NASGW Makes History in the Shooting Sports Industry

Posted by NASGW on 1/7/19 10:10 AM
The new year is bringing some historical changes to the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). For the first time ever, a woman will lead the association as the board chair. Laurie Aronson, President and CEO of Lipsey’s LLC, was elected as Chairwoman of the Board during the 2018 annual NASGW Expo in Pittsburgh, PA.  
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How to Leverage Social Media in the Shootings Sports Industry

Posted by NASGW on 1/2/19 11:11 AM

In the last couple of years, social media has become a giant in the world of digital marketing. Many digital marketing experts would rank social media as the second most important marketing channel, only behind your website. But, social media for the shootings sports industry brings with it a few more challenges. In 2018 both YouTube and Facebook made snap decisions to change rules to what users can and cannot post. This was a big blow to many influencers in our industry, and many are still wading through the red tape to produce acceptable content. Are you using social media to promote your retail business? Have you found it more challenging? Here are a few ways that you can leverage social media for your business.

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5 Ways NASGW Wholesalers Help Retailers

Posted by NASGW on 12/2/18 11:44 AM

NASGW Wholesalers are a crucial hub within the shooting sports distribution channel. Wholesalers provide a plethora of benefits to manufacturers who utilize their services to get their products into the marketplace. But the manufacturers aren't the only people who benefit from working with a NASGW Wholesaler. When it comes to shooting sports retailers and dealers, the wholesalers are a game changer. Wholesalers are the go-to for products, market insight, and more. Here are five ways NASGW Wholesalers Help Retailers. 

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Retail Marketing Ideas For the Shooting Sports Industry

Posted by NASGW on 12/1/18 11:43 AM

We get it; things are a little more challenging in the "new normal." Consumers aren't lined up at the door like they were leading up to the 2016 election. The demand isn't what it use to be, or is it? Maybe retailers in the shooting sports industry just need to step their game up. But how? Marketing in this industry can be a challenge in itself. The media isn't always our friend and the population seems very divided. So what can retailers do to take their marketing to the next level? Here are a few marketing ideas to keep your audience engaged in the new normal. 

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