How to Find Electrical Stores Near Me?

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Contractors, engineers, DIYers (do it yourself), and many more like-minded people are searching for electrical stores near me. Contractors are looking for electrical supplies to complete a project they are working on. Engineers need commercial and industrial electric products for big projects and for specific applications. The DIYers are looking for that specific electrical part for their specific problem. Lots of people are searching the internet for electrical equipment, but are they getting the best products, lowest prices, and great customer service? Today we are going to teach you the best way to find electrical stores near you. This article will be your guide, teaching you how to research prices and find the best deals. The first steps in identifying the best electrical stores near me are picking your products.

What Electrical Products Am I Looking For?


Are you looking for LED lights or specific fuses? One of the best ways of identifying your electrical parts and listing them is by the products universal product code (UPC). A UPC is a barcode symbology that is widely used in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, in Europe and other countries for tracking trade items in stores. Take a look at the picture below for an example of UPC codes specific to the electrical industry.

UPC Code

Another way to list your electrical products is by their manufacturer part number. The manufacturer part number is a unique identifier set by the product's manufacturer to differentiate it from similar parts and counterfeits. Typically these part numbers include the manufactures short name and numbers. Take a look at the picture below for an example.



Once you identify your UPC code or manufacturer part number you can create a list. I recommend putting that list in an Excel spreadsheet for convenience. Make a column in your spreadsheet and list all the identifying codes (UPS or manufacturer part number). Once you have this information we can move on to the next step.

Finding Electrical Products Online


Now let's make sure to find electrical stores near me that have your listed products in stock or can ship them to my property/job site. The first step I recommend is using google. Type google.com in your internet browser and search for electric supply. Below is an example of what you will see.



The first listings on the page are Google Ads. These listings are paid for and are not always the best results for your specific search. I typically pass up the Google Ads and go straight for the maps and top listings after the maps. The google maps section right below the ads is populated with businesses that are closest to you and proved the best services for your search. Google ranks the business listing in this order, I pick the top listing and work my way down. This is the best way to find electrical stores near you. Another good indicator is to look at the top listings below the maps sections. These listings are sorting by google based on over 200 factors. Please note that these listings are not always based on location and may not be near your current location. Once you have identified the best companies you can search for specific products on google to find the best prices.

Finding The Best Prices


Referring back to our Excel spreadsheet, take the manufacturer part number or UPC code and paste that code into Google. The photo below is an example of what I found when searching for B11-SH-10FT-GALV.

google search example

I typically click the top 3 links to see what the listed price is. This will give you a good idea of what the market price is for your products. Now we can take this information and compared it to local electrical stores near me. Take the same manufacturer part number and search your local electrical stores than compare prices.

Comparing Local Electrical Stores Prices


This is the final step. Take all the knowledge you have gathered so far and search your local electrical stores for their prices and inventory. Make sure the unit of measure is the same on both websites, sometimes they are different. Check if they have the items in stock or not. Pick the store that best fits your needs.

Conclusion

After reading this article you should know how to list your electrical products, search for electrical stores near me, find the best prices for your products, and find the best local prices.

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