According to the SCOPE DLX Q1 Report, the pandemic surge of 2020 and 2021 is officially over. Shipments have slowed and inventory is building. Despite the drop off, most categories are still trending above pre-pandemic levels, an encouraging sign that the industry is still strong despite the slow down since the the peak of the surge. "Plan sales relative to 2019 performance with a 15-20% increase," mentions Tom Hopper, NASGW Senior Data Analyst, in his key takeaways found in the report.
Ankeny, IA (March 9, 2022) - The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and their trade partners, takes one big step toward product standardization across the industry with its launch of SCOPE PLX (Product Link Exchange) this week.
Ankeny, IA (January 17, 2022) -
Coreware, a leading point of sale platform in the shooting sports industry has partnered with NASGW to expand SCOPE CLX, a retail sales data platform designed to analyze consumer buying trends.
Coreware’s support of SCOPE CLX will help NASGW advance its goal to grow the shooting sports industry by collecting, standardizing and analyzing data. The addition of Coreware will add anonymous sales from over 300 stores, making SCOPE CLX the largest sample of the independent FFL market.
Ankeny, IA (September 28, 2021) – As part of NASGW’s continued effort to expand integrations with shooting sports POS providers to supply aggregated data to the robust SCOPE™ suite of data tools, NASGW and Orchid LLC are excited to announce a integration with Orchid’s new point of sale system, Orchid POS™. Orchid clients will contribute to aggregate non-confidential firearm sales data to provide manufacturers, distributors and gun stores with a better understanding of product performance and sales trends.
Celerant Technology, the leading provider of retail software for the firearms industry, and a preferred point of sale provider for NASGW, today announced a new direct integration with SCOPE CLX, a data sharing program that provides market analytics for the shooting sports industry. By enhancing its existing integration with SCOPE CLX, Celerant is now the first and only software provider to offer FFL dealers direct access to SCOPE CLX industry benchmark reporting without having to leave their retail software.
Celerant Technology has supported the outdoor and firearms industry since 1999 with innovative retail software, enabling FFL dealers to expand their business both in store and online. As a preferred software provider for the NASGW, NSSF and NRA, Celerant supports firearm dealers through mobile point of sale and kiosks, eCommerce, curbside pickup, endless aisles, distributor integrations, A&D/e4473, range management, membership management, marketplaces, digital marketing and more. To help dealers be more competitive and operate more efficiently, Celerant has integrated their software solution with many leading 3rd-party solutions in the firearms industry.
After eight weeks of COVID-19 shutdowns across the nation, sales and shipments from wholesalers to retailers continue to be very strong compared to the previous year and the 3-year average. Firearms and ammunition have now had 8 weeks of very strong numbers with optics spiking over the last two weeks.
As we pass the 15-day mark, in the U.S.'s Flattening the COVID-19 Curve timeline, the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) SCOPE data platform reports another record week in firearms and ammunition shipments. Ammunition sales nearly doubled for the week ending March 21. When we look at year-to-date (YTD) numbers for 2020, ammunition sales are up 49% compared to the three-year average (3YR AVG), and 188% and the week-over-week, growing from $9.9m to $18.6m.