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[dropcap cap=D]ylan Milkins is the 16-year-old son of Burdett and Christine Milkins of Milkins Jewelers in Monroe, MI.[/dropcap]

Dylan began his in-store experience around the age of 7 and took on the mantel of part-time sales associate last summer. Dylan learned some valuable lessons — like it’s probably not a good idea to complain to a customer that your feet hurt when you yourself have been wearing tennis shoes all day and she is wearing high heels!

Then came the age-old lesson of “be careful of what you wish for.” Dylan had been assigned the position of official gift wrapper and had grown weary of Scotch tape and bows. His father promoted him to watch battery changer, with an assignment to change every watch battery presented by a customer within a 5 to 15 minute period and provide the best service possible. As fate would have it, the very next customer who walked in the door held a plastic bag containing 25 watches needing batteries!

When asked if he had met any unusual people during his time at the store, Dylan simply says: “They’re all unusual!”

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

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Future Jewelers of America: Dylan Milkins

[dropcap cap=D]ylan Milkins is the 16-year-old son of Burdett and Christine Milkins of Milkins Jewelers in Monroe, MI.[/dropcap]

Dylan began his in-store experience around the age of 7 and took on the mantel of part-time sales associate last summer. Dylan learned some valuable lessons — like it’s probably not a good idea to complain to a customer that your feet hurt when you yourself have been wearing tennis shoes all day and she is wearing high heels!

Then came the age-old lesson of “be careful of what you wish for.” Dylan had been assigned the position of official gift wrapper and had grown weary of Scotch tape and bows. His father promoted him to watch battery changer, with an assignment to change every watch battery presented by a customer within a 5 to 15 minute period and provide the best service possible. As fate would have it, the very next customer who walked in the door held a plastic bag containing 25 watches needing batteries!

When asked if he had met any unusual people during his time at the store, Dylan simply says: “They’re all unusual!”

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[li]Have a “Future Jeweler” for us? E-mail [email protected].[/li]

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

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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