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Do You — or Don’t You: Are You Listed as a Vendor for Any Websites?

Do You — or Don’t You: Are You Listed as a Vendor for Any Websites?

BY INSTORE TEAM

Do You — or Don’t You: Are You Listed as a Vendor for Any Websites?

Published in the November 2012 issue

15% YES, I AM
 

The websites help send people to the store so that we can sit down with them and develop a relationship. — Nihala Halem, Halem & Co., Healdsburg, CA

We are listed on Wedding Wire, Martha Stewart Wedding and others. There has been no real benefit. — T. Julian McGrath, Tipperary at Tara, Brunswick, NY

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We get lots of leads but it doesn’t convert to $$$$. — Don Unwin, Sterling Jewelers, Wethersfield, CT

We have had a few customers who come in to shop and mention that they saw us on Wedding Wire. This shows us that it’s working, but I don’t think we’d fully rely on it to supply our customers for us. — Morgan Bartel, Collins Diamonds, Liberal, KS

We have had some response directly from being listed on The Knot and had one couple drive from an hour away to see us last we because of our listing. But it also lends us a lot of credibility when working with clients. — Bret Dougherty, Studio 2015 Jewelry, Woodstock, IL

We get some good leads from The Knot, but we find our local online wedding registries are the best. — Peter Manka Jr., Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY

85% NO, I’M NOT

I looked into The Knot and the only trading area they would list me in is approximately two hours’ drive from my actual location. I won’t put my advertising dollars that far away from my store. — Sue Parker, Nyman Jewelers, Escanaba, MI

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I don’t need a middleman online. I’m doing just fine by myself. I’ve had my own website for 13 years, plus I sell on Etsy, Artfire, and a little on eBay. Because of the wonder of the Internet, my jewelry lives in all 50 states and 35 countries around the world! — Janne Etz, Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

I have considered sites like Etsy or some auction sites but found them unsuitable. Too easy to get lost in the masses on Etsy, and at auction sites people want a steal, not a deal. — Mark Thomas Ruby, SunSpirit Designs, Loveland, CO

I’m in a rural, low population area. Word of mouth is 10,000 times better than the Internet. — Steve Stempinski, Steve’s Place, Madison, GA

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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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Do You — or Don’t You: Are You Listed as a Vendor for Any Websites?

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Do You — or Don’t You: Are You Listed as a Vendor for Any Websites?

Do You — or Don’t You: Are You Listed as a Vendor for Any Websites?

BY INSTORE TEAM

Do You — or Don’t You: Are You Listed as a Vendor for Any Websites?

Published in the November 2012 issue

15% YES, I AM
 

The websites help send people to the store so that we can sit down with them and develop a relationship. — Nihala Halem, Halem & Co., Healdsburg, CA

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We are listed on Wedding Wire, Martha Stewart Wedding and others. There has been no real benefit. — T. Julian McGrath, Tipperary at Tara, Brunswick, NY

We get lots of leads but it doesn’t convert to $$$$. — Don Unwin, Sterling Jewelers, Wethersfield, CT

We have had a few customers who come in to shop and mention that they saw us on Wedding Wire. This shows us that it’s working, but I don’t think we’d fully rely on it to supply our customers for us. — Morgan Bartel, Collins Diamonds, Liberal, KS

We have had some response directly from being listed on The Knot and had one couple drive from an hour away to see us last we because of our listing. But it also lends us a lot of credibility when working with clients. — Bret Dougherty, Studio 2015 Jewelry, Woodstock, IL

We get some good leads from The Knot, but we find our local online wedding registries are the best. — Peter Manka Jr., Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY

85% NO, I’M NOT

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I looked into The Knot and the only trading area they would list me in is approximately two hours’ drive from my actual location. I won’t put my advertising dollars that far away from my store. — Sue Parker, Nyman Jewelers, Escanaba, MI

I don’t need a middleman online. I’m doing just fine by myself. I’ve had my own website for 13 years, plus I sell on Etsy, Artfire, and a little on eBay. Because of the wonder of the Internet, my jewelry lives in all 50 states and 35 countries around the world! — Janne Etz, Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

I have considered sites like Etsy or some auction sites but found them unsuitable. Too easy to get lost in the masses on Etsy, and at auction sites people want a steal, not a deal. — Mark Thomas Ruby, SunSpirit Designs, Loveland, CO

I’m in a rural, low population area. Word of mouth is 10,000 times better than the Internet. — Steve Stempinski, Steve’s Place, Madison, GA

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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