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HARD TO BELIEVE it was five years ago that, after two months of grunting and straining and staring at computer monitors until blood vessels burst in our eyeballs, my staff and I proudly (and exhaustedly) released Issue No. 1 of INSTORE magazine to the public.  

Looking back at that edition, it’s a very, very, very different magazine. And yet what I wrote in this space introducing that issue is just as true today as it was when I wrote it, bleary-eyed, five years ago. Read for yourself:  

?There’s no use in trying to be cool about this. We can’t wait to hear what you think about INSTORE. We know we’re different from what you’ve seen before. And we aim to be. Our magazine is focused on you, the American jewelry store owner. We won’t try to be all things to all people. Instead, our focus is providing you with the following services: 

Giving you ideas. Lots of them. Our talented staff writers and expert contributors are dedicated to bringing you the best sales, product and store management ideas we come across each month. Not all of them will work for your business. But we’re confident you’ll find something in these pages every month that will either help you directly or set your mind in motion. 

Getting you thinking about your store. We want to make you think, and even more importantly, get you excited about your store. [Description of various features follows.] These are all features designed specifically to get you thinking about your store, hopefully without it seeming too much like work. (Don’t you have enough of that already?)? 

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Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
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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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A few good ideas stand up to the test of time

HARD TO BELIEVE it was five years ago that, after two months of grunting and straining and staring at computer monitors until blood vessels burst in our eyeballs, my staff and I proudly (and exhaustedly) released Issue No. 1 of INSTORE magazine to the public.  

Looking back at that edition, it’s a very, very, very different magazine. And yet what I wrote in this space introducing that issue is just as true today as it was when I wrote it, bleary-eyed, five years ago. Read for yourself:  

?There’s no use in trying to be cool about this. We can’t wait to hear what you think about INSTORE. We know we’re different from what you’ve seen before. And we aim to be. Our magazine is focused on you, the American jewelry store owner. We won’t try to be all things to all people. Instead, our focus is providing you with the following services: 

Giving you ideas. Lots of them. Our talented staff writers and expert contributors are dedicated to bringing you the best sales, product and store management ideas we come across each month. Not all of them will work for your business. But we’re confident you’ll find something in these pages every month that will either help you directly or set your mind in motion. 

Advertisement

Getting you thinking about your store. We want to make you think, and even more importantly, get you excited about your store. [Description of various features follows.] These are all features designed specifically to get you thinking about your store, hopefully without it seeming too much like work. (Don’t you have enough of that already?)? 

Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
Click here

Advertisement

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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