SAN FRANCISCO - Egarden.com, a business-to-business e-commerce site for lawn and garden products, has entered into strategic agreement with the nation's three largest hardware cooperatives, TruServ Corp., Ace Hardware Corp. and Do it Best Corp.
Egarden.com, a subsidiary of U.S Home & Garden, will offer members of the three co-ops a dedicated online area to buy lawn and garden equipment and accessories from a wide range of manufacturers.
Combined, Do it Best, Ace and TruServ have more than 18,000 members who generated $24 billion in sales last year, including about $3 billion in the lawn and garden market. About 2,000, or more than 10 percent, of the members participate in tool rental programs.
U.S. Home & Garden, based here, is a manufacturer of consumer lawn and garden products.