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[dropcap cap=M]ost jewelers find it difficult to resist a request for a discount; it’s part of the to and fro of retailing, and strategically it’s often necessary to get slow sellers out of the store. Still, it’s crucial to get the balance right as the impact on your bottom line can be surprisingly large. Here, see what happens when a typical $1.3-million retailer reins in his price-cutting by just 10 percent, both in terms of the size of the discount, and on the number of items being discounted. These figures are for July. Over a year it ads up to an extra $37,000 in gross profit![/dropcap]

By The Numbers: The Discount Balance

 

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David Brown is president of the Edge Retail Academy, an organization devoted to the ongoing measurement and growth of jewelry store performance and profitability. You can contact him at [email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the October 2008 edition of INSTORE[/span]

If you’d like to contribute your own data and receive a personalized KPI report each month, call (877) 910-3343 or e-mail: [email protected].

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When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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By The Numbers: The Discount Balance

[dropcap cap=M]ost jewelers find it difficult to resist a request for a discount; it’s part of the to and fro of retailing, and strategically it’s often necessary to get slow sellers out of the store. Still, it’s crucial to get the balance right as the impact on your bottom line can be surprisingly large. Here, see what happens when a typical $1.3-million retailer reins in his price-cutting by just 10 percent, both in terms of the size of the discount, and on the number of items being discounted. These figures are for July. Over a year it ads up to an extra $37,000 in gross profit![/dropcap]

By The Numbers: The Discount Balance

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David Brown is president of the Edge Retail Academy, an organization devoted to the ongoing measurement and growth of jewelry store performance and profitability. You can contact him at [email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the October 2008 edition of INSTORE[/span]

If you’d like to contribute your own data and receive a personalized KPI report each month, call (877) 910-3343 or e-mail: [email protected].

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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