A view of a Greatest Purchase retail retailer on August 29, 2019 in San Bruno, California.

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Best Buy is beginning to promote baggage and out of doors grills, because it tries to make the most of the rebounding journey trade and the recognition of investing within the dwelling.

The buyer electronics retailer stated Tuesday that shoppers can now find Tumi suitcases, Weber grills and other outdoor items, from patio furnishings to heaters, on its web site — together with its regular mixture of laptops, videogame consoles and different devices. A few of these objects are geared towards tech purchases, similar to laptop computer luggage and a brand new eSports assortment from Tumi that may carry gaming gear.

With the transfer, Greatest Purchase joins different retailers breaking into new categories and increasing the web assortment to seize extra of customers’ consideration and {dollars}. Lowe’s has additionally added adjoining merchandise, such as outdoor toys like trampolines, small appliances like air fryers and exercise equipment. Different retailers, similar to Walmart and Target, have used third-party marketplaces as a option to develop e-commerce gross sales and break into new classes or manufacturers.

Greatest Purchase’s on-line gross sales within the U.S. rose 144.4% final fiscal yr, as Individuals purchased pc screens, tablets, kitchen home equipment and different instruments to work, be taught and prepare dinner at dwelling. The corporate acquired a lift from stimulus spending in the first quarter and raised its forecast for the primary half of the yr. Nonetheless, Chief Monetary Officer Matt Bilunas stated demand may taper off later within the yr as customers spend on different areas, similar to journey.

Its on-line gross sales development slowed to 7.6% year-over-year within the first quarter and mirrored the powerful year-over-year comparisons the retailer faces within the coming months.

With baggage and home-related merchandise, Greatest Purchase is betting that the reopening financial system and power of the actual property market can drive gross sales. CEO Corie Barry stated final month that rising home values inspired customers to purchase big-screen TVs and rent the corporate to arrange expertise round their home within the first quarter.

“Even with the elevated demand we have now seen all through the pandemic, we imagine the nesting phenomenon will proceed to drive demand for services and products that assist prospects enhance their dwelling expertise,” she stated on the corporate’s first-quarter earnings name.