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Do You Or Don’t You : Have You Made A Substantial Investment in Technology recently?

 

60% YES, I HAVE

I bought a new microscope that hooks up to a monitor. I showed a customer the crack in her diamond (she bought elsewhere) and sold her a new stone. — Cathy Cook; Cathy Cook Jewelry, Vidor, TX

A laser welder. If you don’t have one, you have no idea what you are missing. — Gary Youngberg; Ames Silversmithing, Ames, IA

We invested in a large flat-screen monitor for our showroom floor that features a constant array of past custom pieces. Our custom business doubled! — Denise Oros; Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

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The Edge POS system. We were up and running in a few days and the system has been beyond expectations. — Scott Lescourt; Scottsdale Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ

CounterSketch has helped close some very important sales for us. Stuller has been very helpful when there is a difficult modification. — Ed Menk; E.L. Menk Jewelers, Brainerd, MN

I bought an iPad. It has been wonderful to be able to show customers items from websites. — Sue Parker; Nyman Jewelers, Escanaba, MI

We bought a digital camera and light box to take images for our website. — Chris Arends; Aires Jewelers, Randolph, NJ

Signature engraving machine. It brought my engraving business to the next level. — Elliott Herzlich; Elliott’s Jewelry, Tyler, TX

We bought an electronic, full-color and motion billboard sign for outside the store. — Mark & Monika Clodius; Clodius & Co. Jewelers, Rockford, IL

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40% NO, I HAVENT’T

We do see the need to invest in this area but so far have not found the right person to guide us in purchasing the correct software and hardware. — Sanjay Rupani; Gold Coin Inc., Laredo, TX

I make handcrafted jewelry with pliers and wire. Don’t need anything high-tech. — Janne Etz; Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

We invested in a Gemvision/Revo mill five years ago. Just now thinking of upgrading. — Kari Akers; Akers Diamond Galleria, Topeka, KS

This story is from the February 2012 edition of INSTORE

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Do You Or Don’t You : Have You Made A Substantial Investment in Technology recently?

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Do You Or Don’t You : Have You Made A Substantial Investment in Technology recently?

Do You Or Don’t You : Have You Made A Substantial Investment in Technology recently?

 

60% YES, I HAVE

I bought a new microscope that hooks up to a monitor. I showed a customer the crack in her diamond (she bought elsewhere) and sold her a new stone. — Cathy Cook; Cathy Cook Jewelry, Vidor, TX

A laser welder. If you don’t have one, you have no idea what you are missing. — Gary Youngberg; Ames Silversmithing, Ames, IA

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We invested in a large flat-screen monitor for our showroom floor that features a constant array of past custom pieces. Our custom business doubled! — Denise Oros; Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

The Edge POS system. We were up and running in a few days and the system has been beyond expectations. — Scott Lescourt; Scottsdale Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ

CounterSketch has helped close some very important sales for us. Stuller has been very helpful when there is a difficult modification. — Ed Menk; E.L. Menk Jewelers, Brainerd, MN

I bought an iPad. It has been wonderful to be able to show customers items from websites. — Sue Parker; Nyman Jewelers, Escanaba, MI

We bought a digital camera and light box to take images for our website. — Chris Arends; Aires Jewelers, Randolph, NJ

Signature engraving machine. It brought my engraving business to the next level. — Elliott Herzlich; Elliott’s Jewelry, Tyler, TX

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We bought an electronic, full-color and motion billboard sign for outside the store. — Mark & Monika Clodius; Clodius & Co. Jewelers, Rockford, IL

 

40% NO, I HAVENT’T

We do see the need to invest in this area but so far have not found the right person to guide us in purchasing the correct software and hardware. — Sanjay Rupani; Gold Coin Inc., Laredo, TX

I make handcrafted jewelry with pliers and wire. Don’t need anything high-tech. — Janne Etz; Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

We invested in a Gemvision/Revo mill five years ago. Just now thinking of upgrading. — Kari Akers; Akers Diamond Galleria, Topeka, KS

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This story is from the February 2012 edition of INSTORE

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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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