furniture world flipped upside down 🌎

April 2020

Good evening everyone! We are living in extraordinary times. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our society in unprecedented ways, and our world a week ago feels very different from our world today. I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe right now.

The Bear squad has been working tirelessly to help furniture manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers adapt to a new way of life. So let’s jump right in, friends.


Curious about what other furniture companies are doing right now?
We're teaming up with industry leaders for an incredible live panel on Thursday April 9th, 3PM EST. We’ll be joined by Phillips Collection, Leather Italia USA, Haynes Furniture, Cora Home, and Outwater Inc.

Watch it for free by signing up here—you don't want to miss this 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻


The ticker: Very relevant reads 🔥🔥🔥


Figure out which ecomm channel is right for you (???)
As retailers have been mandated to close across the nation, online revenue may be the key to survival for many. Figuring out how top platforms like AmazonWayfair, and Walmart compare can be a complicated task. We built a handy chart that shows the key differences between them - check it out.


If your company doesn't work from home, read this
We've received a ton of emails from furniture companies scaling back or shutting down operations due to their inability to work remote. Our content editor Will Staunton put together a best practice guide for furniture manufacturers/retailers to keep their engines running full steam, even from a distance. Read it here.


Help us in the fight against COVID-19 🆘
CommerceBear has partnered with Canada Emergency Medical Manufacturers (CEMM) to help mobilize furniture manufacturers to produce supplies for medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how your can help at cemm.ca



If there's anything I can do to help you or your business at this time, please let me know. We’re here to help. We’re in your corner. One team, one dream. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay united. As always, be excellent to each other.

Sam Vlessing
Founder & CEO | CommerceBear