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Independent jewelers enjoyed a solid start to 2015 with average monthly sales climbing to $87,767, up $10,453, or 13 percent, from the same month last year. On a 12-month rolling basis, that represents growth of 0.69 percent and suggests the jewelers in our survey group — who come from across the country — are on track to enjoy 8.3 percent sales growth this year.

By the Numbers: Peer Review

If your sales growth has been more modest, you may want to look at joining a peer group. Working together with like-minded store owners, meeting regularly and comparing results can provide you with terrific benchmarking figures to grow your business. It also opens the way for the 80/20 rule to come into play. Twenty percent of the areas of your business that need attention can provide 80 percent of the results you desire. It’s hard to lift sales volume, average sale and margin all at once. Choose the one that will have the greatest impact and work on this. Ask fellow jewelers how they perform in this area. When you find someone who is doing well, ask them what they do that’s different. Above all, be open-minded. If your instant reaction is, “that can’t be achieved here,” then sure enough it won’t be.

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If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Independent jewelers enjoyed a solid start to 2015 with average monthly sales climbing to $87,767, up $10,453, or 13 percent, from the same month last year. On a 12-month rolling basis, that represents growth of 0.69 percent and suggests the jewelers in our survey group — who come from across the country — are on track to enjoy 8.3 percent sales growth this year.

By the Numbers: Peer Review

If your sales growth has been more modest, you may want to look at joining a peer group. Working together with like-minded store owners, meeting regularly and comparing results can provide you with terrific benchmarking figures to grow your business. It also opens the way for the 80/20 rule to come into play. Twenty percent of the areas of your business that need attention can provide 80 percent of the results you desire. It’s hard to lift sales volume, average sale and margin all at once. Choose the one that will have the greatest impact and work on this. Ask fellow jewelers how they perform in this area. When you find someone who is doing well, ask them what they do that’s different. Above all, be open-minded. If your instant reaction is, “that can’t be achieved here,” then sure enough it won’t be.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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