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Sales Truths: Once A Dog … Always A Dog.




When does a piece of fine jewelry which looked very appealing in a vendor’s display at a jewelry show become a dog in a case in your store?

At the moment that two salespeople have attempted to sell this piece five or six times with no visible interest from the customer. It’s a “dog” and no one is going to ever show it again.


Once you announce a spiff or extra commission on a “dog” it is amazing how interesting this puppy starts to look.

Place these items that have been in your inventory for over 12 months in a special showcase identified as “Old Friends.” Throw an extra 10, 15, 20 percent or more commission on the pieces with the single objective of getting them out of your store as soon as possible.

And they will be dogs no more.




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Wilkerson Helped This Jeweler to Navigate His Retirement Sale Despite a Pandemic

Hosting a going-out-of-business sale when the coronavirus pandemic hit wasn’t a part of Bob Smith’s game plan for his retirement. Smith, the owner of E.M. Smith Jewelers in Chillicothe, Ohio, says the governor closed the state mid-way through. But Smith chose Wilkerson, and Wilkerson handled it like a champ, says Smith. And when it was time for the state to reopen, the sale continued like nothing had ever happened. “I’d recommend Wilkerson,” he says. “They do business the way we do business.”

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