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Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has released its third Weekly Pulse Survey to gauge the impact of COVID-19 and how members’ businesses change week by week.
The third Weekly Pulse Survey was sent to distributor and manufacturer members in HARDI’s Weekly COVID-19 Resources email on Friday, April 24. The first survey was sent on Friday, April 10 and the second on Friday, April 17. The Pulse results were instantly available to members as they completed the survey, giving them a quick view of how their peers are faring during this pandemic. One hundred-thirteen distributor companies and 44 manufacturer companies completed the third Weekly Pulse Survey.
The Pulse is not intended to be scientific but rather provide a general “pulse” of where the industry sits. The Weekly Pulse Survey is a complement to HARDI’s statistically sound Monthly Sales TRENDS Reports. The survey captures sales impacts, employment changes, customer sentiments, product availability and more.
One noteworthy result of the April 24 survey is the stabilization of distributor sales, with 22 percent of respondents reporting their sales increased compared to the previous week. However, 22 percent of distributors are beginning to see a disruption in parts supply, up from 17 percent the previous week.
The full results are available on the HARDI blog. The next survey will be sent Friday, May 1. For questions about Pulse, or to join HARDI to participate in Pulse or the Monthly Sales TRENDS Reports, contact Wholesaler Account Manager Sarah Jilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Supplier Account Manager Brandin Bursa at email@example.com.