Become a Hardware Ambassador Member

Become a Member

The Hardware Ambassador Program is designed exclusively for manufacturers targeting independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards and is brought to you by The Hardware Connection.  Your membership will give recognition and exclusive access to communicate with 60,000+ hardware store owners, managers and sales associates within the independent hardware industry.  Annual membership is $1,200.

As a Hardware Ambassador Program Member, You Get the Following:


Your website will be created and will reside on The Hardware Connection website.  Each website includes name, logo, products carried, links to press releases, product and training videos, social media links and more.

Product Listing Specific to Products Carried in Specific Wholesaler/Distributor Warehouses

The product listing (which is specific to each individual wholesaler/distributor who carries your product in their warehouse) includes the SKU #, Product Name/Description and Manufacturer Part #.  Retailers can download entire lists/selected items specific to each warehouse into an Excel Spreadsheet, which can then be uploaded to their POS.

Top Ten Industry Wide Top Sellers

Each Vendor Member can share their top ten best sellers that are also highlighted in product listings by wholesaler.

Each issue of The Hardware Connection will include recognition for Hardware Ambassadors and a link to the website.

Discounted Advertising Pricing for National Hardware Show Issue

Exclusive advertising rates in the National Hardware Show issue (a one-time full-page rate is $3,995, Hardware Ambassadors can add a NHS full-page ad for $2,995 if the optional prepay discount is utilized.)

The Hardware Ambassador Program mission is to improve communication between manufacturers, service providers and retailers within the independent hardware industry to promote the independent retail sector as the most efficient and profitable channel in which to distribute hardware products and services.  We hope you will decide to join with us as we achieve these goals in helping to further communication and promotion in this channel for minimal cost.

To become a member, contact Craig Cope at:

Craig Cope —

305-852-6126 o       804-690-0666 c





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