Number of Stores
Home Depot sells all its merchandise online in one test market, Las Vegas. Consumers can pick up purchases or have them delivered to their homes.
Ace has partnered with OurHouse.com, an online home-improvement vendor. Some Ace stoares have internet kiosks to help customers place orders. All orders are shipped to customers.
The site includes half the items in its stores. Items are either shipped to customers or picked up at stores. It caters to businesses and construction professionals.
Lowe's plan to start online sales in October. It will focus on select categories such as hand tools and appliances.
Sears.com ships online purchases to customers, The site carries many of the items found in Sears stores, with a strong emphasis on appliances and hardware.
Source: Industry Standard August 14, 2000 page 59