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14 Examples of Hard Goods

 , August 13, 2020
Hard goods are tangible products that are literally hard to the touch. This is a retail industry term as opposed to an economics term. Hard goods are contrasted with soft goods such as clothing. The following are common examples of hard goods.
Appliances
Books
Consumer Electronics
Cookware
Fixtures
Footwear
Furniture
Houseware
Jewelry
Mobile Devices
Musical Instruments
Sporting Goods
Tools
Toys

Notes

Consumable goods such as a block of cheese aren't considered hard goods.
Hard goods are generally easy to merchandise and handle in inventory. Soft goods are more difficult to manage and are considered a specialized type of retail. For example, clothing that needs to be carefully folded or hung such that it is difficult to merchandise, stock and restock.
Hard goods are durable goods if they last more then 3 years.
Overview: Hard Goods
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Tangible products that are hard to the touch.
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Hardlines
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