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Five Things I Know For Sure About Selling Bridal: Marcus Majors

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Sam L. Majors
Midland, TX

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of INSTORE.

Marc Majors, great-great grandson of J.P. Majors, a railroad watch inspector who founded the family business, is passionate about selling diamonds, and a huge believer in earning trust. Together they make an unbeatable combination. “You’re not going to grab every sale, but you have to take on every customer looking in your store with the conviction that you are going to be their jeweler,” he says. “Every customer has potential. you just have to be the one who captures it.” — Eileen McClelland

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Ask open-ended questions right off the bat and really listen to their feedback. Questions pertaining to preferences in the four Cs are important to get a good foundation, but I also like to ask questions such as: Are you just starting to look? Have you been to several different stores?

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Make them feel comfortable. Whether a girl is looking by herself, with a friend or mother, a couple looking together or a guy by himself, I try to keep things light and smile a lot. And if I can find some common ground between us I’ll definitely talk about that. We went to the same college, we have mutual friends, grew up in the same town, etc.

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We carry a very tailored selection and sometimes we just don’t have what the customer is looking for, so I have to reach out to my resources and I use the best in the world. I’m really good about finding or making the perfect ring; it’s a passion of mine. And customers like this. It’s not one piece out of 500 in a bunch of showcases that I’m pulling out to sell them.

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You have to understand that people shop around … a lot … and you have to be ready for all kinds of questions. You have to stay on top of trends and you have to be full of knowledge. A little Texas charm helps too! But passion, knowledge, trust and a taste for quality will take you a lot further than just trying to sell on price and volume.

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I love diamonds and I love selling diamonds! There is something really special about working with a couple and delivering the perfect ring to them. You have to have passion in this business and you have to believe in the romance of bridal sales. Too often people get caught up selling specs, certs and commissions and they lose focus on the more important aspects of the whole process in an engagement ring sale.

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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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Five Things I Know For Sure About Selling Bridal: Marcus Majors

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Marcus Majors

Sam L. Majors
Midland, TX

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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Marc Majors, great-great grandson of J.P. Majors, a railroad watch inspector who founded the family business, is passionate about selling diamonds, and a huge believer in earning trust. Together they make an unbeatable combination. “You’re not going to grab every sale, but you have to take on every customer looking in your store with the conviction that you are going to be their jeweler,” he says. “Every customer has potential. you just have to be the one who captures it.” — Eileen McClelland

1
Ask open-ended questions right off the bat and really listen to their feedback. Questions pertaining to preferences in the four Cs are important to get a good foundation, but I also like to ask questions such as: Are you just starting to look? Have you been to several different stores?

2
Make them feel comfortable. Whether a girl is looking by herself, with a friend or mother, a couple looking together or a guy by himself, I try to keep things light and smile a lot. And if I can find some common ground between us I’ll definitely talk about that. We went to the same college, we have mutual friends, grew up in the same town, etc.

3
We carry a very tailored selection and sometimes we just don’t have what the customer is looking for, so I have to reach out to my resources and I use the best in the world. I’m really good about finding or making the perfect ring; it’s a passion of mine. And customers like this. It’s not one piece out of 500 in a bunch of showcases that I’m pulling out to sell them.

4
You have to understand that people shop around … a lot … and you have to be ready for all kinds of questions. You have to stay on top of trends and you have to be full of knowledge. A little Texas charm helps too! But passion, knowledge, trust and a taste for quality will take you a lot further than just trying to sell on price and volume.

5
I love diamonds and I love selling diamonds! There is something really special about working with a couple and delivering the perfect ring to them. You have to have passion in this business and you have to believe in the romance of bridal sales. Too often people get caught up selling specs, certs and commissions and they lose focus on the more important aspects of the whole process in an engagement ring sale.

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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