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Do You Or Don’t You: Do Home Visits To Sell Or Show Jewelry?

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Yes, I Do

Along with special events outside our store we provide known customers with a Professional Concierge Jewelry Service. When we leave our store for a private appointment or a special event we scan all jewelry and stones through the Edge as an “on approval” ticket before leaving. This ensures that what leaves our store returns to our store. — Rita Wade, Wade Designs Jewelry, Rocky Mount, NC

I do a lot of home visits to see the customers’ clothing items, and that allows me to custom create items for one outfit or for many changes of garments. It’s super fun! — Pamela Hecht, Pamations, Calumet, MI

We do it occasionally for customers who have trouble getting to us. Little risk, as it’s with customers we’ve known forever. — Bill Elliott, Ross Elliott Jewelers, Terre Haute, IN

I make home and hospital/nursing home visits to cut rings off people. It is a great service and a chance to show love and compassion for a customer or their spouse. — Elizabeth Breon, Coast Jewelers, Florence, OR

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For the very wealthy, it is something they seem to appreciate. — Don Bullock, Bullock’s Jewelry, Roswell, NM

Many years ago I had several customers that wanted this level of service. As these special customers died off, we stopped offering the service — very time-consuming with small return. — Don Delano, JL Jewelers, Tampa, FL

I went to the county jail to sell an engagement ring once, and not to a deputy. — David Mann Cyrkin, David Mann Jewelers, Geneseo, NY

I sometimes go to the farmers’ fields during harvest in those unique situations where they have “dropped the ball” and are interested in something very special. These trips are always a very good sale, worth the trip. — Bill Longnecker, Longnecker Jewelry, McCook, NE

No, I Don’t

I feel it’s too much of a risk. But this is an intriguing idea maybe with something like Endless Jewelry. — Jane Johnson, RM Johnson & Sons, Salem, VA

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The security risk aside, we are too busy in the store. — John Przeclawski, Jewelry Plus, Winter Park, FL

No, but we do meet clients at cafes to deliver product or talk about custom. The low-pressure atmosphere builds stronger connections. — Deric Metzger, DeMer Jewelry, Oceanside, CA

We used to. Times change, payment verification changed, and we did away with home shows. Now we do private shows in the store with a verified guest list. — Denise Oros, Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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Do You Or Don’t You: Do Home Visits To Sell Or Show Jewelry?

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Yes, I Do

Along with special events outside our store we provide known customers with a Professional Concierge Jewelry Service. When we leave our store for a private appointment or a special event we scan all jewelry and stones through the Edge as an “on approval” ticket before leaving. This ensures that what leaves our store returns to our store. — Rita Wade, Wade Designs Jewelry, Rocky Mount, NC

I do a lot of home visits to see the customers’ clothing items, and that allows me to custom create items for one outfit or for many changes of garments. It’s super fun! — Pamela Hecht, Pamations, Calumet, MI

We do it occasionally for customers who have trouble getting to us. Little risk, as it’s with customers we’ve known forever. — Bill Elliott, Ross Elliott Jewelers, Terre Haute, IN

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I make home and hospital/nursing home visits to cut rings off people. It is a great service and a chance to show love and compassion for a customer or their spouse. — Elizabeth Breon, Coast Jewelers, Florence, OR

For the very wealthy, it is something they seem to appreciate. — Don Bullock, Bullock’s Jewelry, Roswell, NM

Many years ago I had several customers that wanted this level of service. As these special customers died off, we stopped offering the service — very time-consuming with small return. — Don Delano, JL Jewelers, Tampa, FL

I went to the county jail to sell an engagement ring once, and not to a deputy. — David Mann Cyrkin, David Mann Jewelers, Geneseo, NY

I sometimes go to the farmers’ fields during harvest in those unique situations where they have “dropped the ball” and are interested in something very special. These trips are always a very good sale, worth the trip. — Bill Longnecker, Longnecker Jewelry, McCook, NE

No, I Don’t

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I feel it’s too much of a risk. But this is an intriguing idea maybe with something like Endless Jewelry. — Jane Johnson, RM Johnson & Sons, Salem, VA

The security risk aside, we are too busy in the store. — John Przeclawski, Jewelry Plus, Winter Park, FL

No, but we do meet clients at cafes to deliver product or talk about custom. The low-pressure atmosphere builds stronger connections. — Deric Metzger, DeMer Jewelry, Oceanside, CA

We used to. Times change, payment verification changed, and we did away with home shows. Now we do private shows in the store with a verified guest list. — Denise Oros, Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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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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