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David Geller: A Terrific Holiday Season for Just $699

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Would you spend $699.99 to have a great Christmas season?

You’ve spent more than that to replenish your ring boxes for the season and it really didn’t increase sales, did it? Nope!

One jeweler a few years ago told me spending $699.99 increased his sales 50 percent. How does this work? Visual incentive. If you go to Best Buy and purchase a 47-inch LED television, you’ll spend $699.99. Bring it to the store and put it up in the back room or kitchen area. Big sign or banner across the TV screen: “Highest total sales during the month of December gets this TV!”

Your staff will see — and want — that TV every day.

Now, would you be prepared to spend a little more to make a whole lot more?

You probably don’t have cable in the store but if you add a DVD player or Xbox and have a DVD playing, that will add to the excitement and enticement. For less than $1,589.95 (remember this is a multiplying win-win system) you could have this all on display and be offering more incentives. The list of prizes would look something like this:

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  • Highest total sales for December — 47-inch LED TV ($699.99)
  • Highest single sale — 26-inch LED TV (your cost $299.99)
  • Highest total watch sales — Xbox 360 ($299.99)
  • Highest total repair/custom design sale — Apple iPod ($199.99)
  • Most hand-written thank-you notes — DVD/Blue Ray Player ($89.99)

 

I’d also make a BHAG for this holiday season, which some are saying will be the best in the past 7 years.

What’s a BHAG? A Big Hairy Audacious Goal!

Make a larger-than-expected goal for December and if the store makes the goal, then EVERYONE gets a … (fill in the blank). It may not have worked for you in the past, but it can this year because of the collaborative efforts of every employee, from the sales staff to the jewelers and office staff.

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Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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David Geller: A Terrific Holiday Season for Just $699

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Would you spend $699.99 to have a great Christmas season?

You’ve spent more than that to replenish your ring boxes for the season and it really didn’t increase sales, did it? Nope!

One jeweler a few years ago told me spending $699.99 increased his sales 50 percent. How does this work? Visual incentive. If you go to Best Buy and purchase a 47-inch LED television, you’ll spend $699.99. Bring it to the store and put it up in the back room or kitchen area. Big sign or banner across the TV screen: “Highest total sales during the month of December gets this TV!”

Your staff will see — and want — that TV every day.

Now, would you be prepared to spend a little more to make a whole lot more?

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You probably don’t have cable in the store but if you add a DVD player or Xbox and have a DVD playing, that will add to the excitement and enticement. For less than $1,589.95 (remember this is a multiplying win-win system) you could have this all on display and be offering more incentives. The list of prizes would look something like this:

 

  • Highest total sales for December — 47-inch LED TV ($699.99)
  • Highest single sale — 26-inch LED TV (your cost $299.99)
  • Highest total watch sales — Xbox 360 ($299.99)
  • Highest total repair/custom design sale — Apple iPod ($199.99)
  • Most hand-written thank-you notes — DVD/Blue Ray Player ($89.99)

 

I’d also make a BHAG for this holiday season, which some are saying will be the best in the past 7 years.

What’s a BHAG? A Big Hairy Audacious Goal!

Make a larger-than-expected goal for December and if the store makes the goal, then EVERYONE gets a … (fill in the blank). It may not have worked for you in the past, but it can this year because of the collaborative efforts of every employee, from the sales staff to the jewelers and office staff.

Advertisement

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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