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NYC’s B&H Electronics Adds Contract Installation Service Portal

Iconic B&H Photo & Electronics in Manhattan incorporates EZBZ social media service into its website to provide contract installation for consumer electronics.

Jason Knott · May 18, 2015

A Manhattan retail fixture since 1973, B&H Photo & Electronics has added contract installation services to its repertoire using the EZBZ, Inc. social marketplace that connects consumers with local businesses and services in real-time. B&H has a massive retail presence via its large showroom on 9th Avenue in New York City and is the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States.

EZBZ has created a plug-in for B&H that enables its website customers to locate local installers for select items that require installation services, such as home theater systems and security/surveillance systems.

After completing a transaction on B&H’s website, customers have the option to use the innovative widget to simplify the process of finding a local installer. The link directly dispatches the item description, as well as the user’s location, price range and time frame to qualified local installation providers within the customer’s locale. The independent installers can respond directly to the customer via EZBZ, eliminating the need for the customer to search, call and negotiate individually.

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“EZBZ is all about connecting people with their local service providers. Partnering with B&H will immediately expose thousands of local installation providers to a brand new stream of opportunities and create a win-win at the local level,” says Shana Schlossberg, founder and CEO of EZBZ.

“B&H prides itself as the most trusted source for all forms of electronics throughout the U.S. An innovative solution to assist our customers in getting their purchases up and running after the product arrives is a most welcome initiative. EZBZ’s technology does just that,” says Shia Meisels, director of IT and business development at B&H.

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  About the Author

Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jknott@ehpub.com

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