Fort Worth, TX— ECi Software Solutions, a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced record annual sales during 2013 for its market-leading RockSolid POS® software for hardware, lumber, home and garden center retailers. During that time, 229 new customers either switched to RockSolid POS from their current provider or made a new system purchase, an increase of 24% compared to the year ended December 31, 2012.
The increase in sales of RockSolid reflects the growth of the hardware and lumber industry as the economy continues to improve. Julie Schmit reported in USA Today, “The government estimated 923,400 homes and apartments were started last year. That's more than 18% above the 2012 figure of 780,600.” (“Dec. housing starts end strong in 2013,” USA Today, January 17, 2014)
“We are thrilled about the addition of so many new customers to the RockSolid family,” said ECi LBMH Division President, Todd Harkness. “It shows that independent retailers trust us enough to recommend our solutions to their colleagues and we are humbled by that vote of confidence. This amount of growth could not be achieved without the support of our customers. As the industry continues to pick up momentum, we are excited to help retailers position themselves to take advantage of the increased business and opportunities. Partnering with our customers to achieve profitability and growth is our number one priority.”
“There are a number of exciting feature enhancements and additions, as well as partnerships, planned for RockSolid during 2014,” added Randy Kwist, VP of Sales for the LBMH Division. “So we expect this accelerated growth to continue as RockSolid continues to be the solution of choice for the hardware, lumber, farm supply and garden center dealers, whether they are independent or a member of a co-op.”
“When we began to look for systems, RockSolid almost immediately rose to the top,” said Andrea Ridout, Owner of Gecko True Value Hardware in Dallas, Texas. Gecko joined the RockSolid family in February of 2013. “(It) fit in with some of the particular quirky things we wanted to do. It has been very easy to use and our staff became proficient very quickly.” Gecko has shared their experience using RockSolid in this video.
RockSolid software is built by hardware dealers for hardware dealers. To learn more about RockSolid and the suite of products available that help improve the efficiency of dealerships, please visit RockSolid.