CEDIA Launches Inventory Exchange Program

INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2010)—The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has launched an all-new member benefit designed to help members better manage their inventory. CEDIA’s new Inventory Exchange program creates a forum where CEDIA electronic systems contractor (ESC) members can arrange to buy and sell excess inventory.
This exclusive CEDIA member benefit is a free program that allows members to list products they wish to unload from their shelves and browse listings from fellow members. Members can easily post products with a minimum asking price. Product listings are searchable by brand name, keyword, or category.
Members may post products from participating manufacturer companies that have agreed to allow their products to be listed. Participating manufacturers may restrict those who buy/sell their product. Participation in the CEDIA Inventory Exchange is free for all CEDIA member ESCs and manufacturers. Purchase agreements and payments are conducted directly between the buyer and seller.
“CEDIA’s Inventory Exchange program will allow members to better manage the flow of inventory on their shelves, helping to maximize efficiency,” said Cathy Lane, CEDIA’s director of membership development. “The more participation we receive from manufacturers, the more powerful the program will be.”
CEDIA welcomes ESCs to contact non-participating manufacturers and encourage them to participate. Visit www.cedia.org/inventoryexchange to post products for sale, to browse listings, or to sign up as a participating manufacturer. ESC members can also view an instructional PDF at www.cedia.org/inventoryexchange/documents/ESC-Instructions.pdf.

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.cedia.org.

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