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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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Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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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.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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