Websites to watch: Hardware store edition

You don’t need the Internet to recognize the value of your neighborhood hardware store, but in 2013, a well-executed website is pretty much a guaranteed ticket to competitive advantage. Here are five hardware store sites that made our list of "Website to watch" for their good looks, user-friendly interfaces and special features tailored to their core markets.

Visit each website:

1. Mcguckin.com

2. Colehardware.com

3. Lehmans.com

4. OSH.com

5. Lowes.com