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[dropcap cap=Y]ou’re sitting in the store, bored out of your skull, and want something to do right away? Go to INSTOREMAG.COM. Between our “Work Smart” daily tips e-mail bulletins, our “Today’s To Do” and “Inspire Me Today” sections, plus regular blogs, you’ll leave our site with more useful ideas than you can handle.[/dropcap]

One example, from a September blog post (of mine):

“How important are bathrooms? I’m reading Tom Peters’ The Little Big Things: 163 Ways To Pursue Excellence.

“By ‘little big things,’ Peters is talking about the details of a business. He is saying that before you spend on a $500,000 redesign, first go for a $5 vase of flowers on a table.

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“One great example is bathrooms. Customers remember bathrooms — the bad and the good. As a first ‘little big thing,’ get your bathroom right. Institute a procedure: Clean every morning. Check every hour. Make sure it smells nice. Add flowers. Hang pictures.”

You were bored. You came to our site. And you left with a plan. That’s how it works. So visit often.

And don’t miss our latest blogs on INSTOREMAG.COM. Retailers are invited to start your own blogs, too. (Ever wanted to share your life story with your fellow jewelers? This is your chance.)

Wishing you the very best in business!

[email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the November 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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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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Editor’s Note: Bored? Browse Bits of Inspiration on Our Website

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[dropcap cap=Y]ou’re sitting in the store, bored out of your skull, and want something to do right away? Go to INSTOREMAG.COM. Between our “Work Smart” daily tips e-mail bulletins, our “Today’s To Do” and “Inspire Me Today” sections, plus regular blogs, you’ll leave our site with more useful ideas than you can handle.[/dropcap]

One example, from a September blog post (of mine):

“How important are bathrooms? I’m reading Tom Peters’ The Little Big Things: 163 Ways To Pursue Excellence.

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“By ‘little big things,’ Peters is talking about the details of a business. He is saying that before you spend on a $500,000 redesign, first go for a $5 vase of flowers on a table.

“One great example is bathrooms. Customers remember bathrooms — the bad and the good. As a first ‘little big thing,’ get your bathroom right. Institute a procedure: Clean every morning. Check every hour. Make sure it smells nice. Add flowers. Hang pictures.”

You were bored. You came to our site. And you left with a plan. That’s how it works. So visit often.

And don’t miss our latest blogs on INSTOREMAG.COM. Retailers are invited to start your own blogs, too. (Ever wanted to share your life story with your fellow jewelers? This is your chance.)

Wishing you the very best in business!

[email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the November 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

Advertisement

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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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