Clothesline Adventures launches online hardware store

Clothesline Adventures launched an online hardware store known as TheMasterToolBox.com.

The online retailer is selling a variety of tools, tactical products and hardware for homes, boats, cars or on-the-go. The site will offer items from electronic tools and wrench sets to fishing tools and countertop displays. The company will add products to its inventory as individual and wholesale clients' needs demand.

"We recognize that hardware stores are fewer and farther between these days," said Ken Mast, co-founder of TheMasterTookBox.com.

"We want to provide that old school hardware store feeling with the accessibility of an online store. We ensure that all of the products we sell are affordable, high quality and meet the standards that we would want for ourselves," added co-founder Esther Mast.

In addition to selling items, TheMasterToolBox.com will host a blog. The blog will include DIY tips, how-to guides, product reviews and answers to frequently asked questions.

The new online retailer comes at a time when hardware stores are doing well and outpacing the housing industry's recovery. In fact, Moody's Investors Service reported that U.S. retail sales are expected to rise 5 percent in 2015, due in large part to home improvement, drug stores and auto dealers. Moody's also named Home Depot (NYSE:HD) as one of its fastest growing retailers.

For more:
-See this Clothesline Adventures press release

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