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Here’s the Toughest Competitor That Independent Jewelers Face

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Things have sure changed in recent years.

Part of running a successful jewelry store is keeping an eye on your competition. And now more than ever, that goes beyond just knowing what the shop across town is selling.

As part of The Big Survey 2017, we asked jewelers, “Who is your toughest competitor?” For some context, we then compared the results to those of 2008.

As it turns out, internet retail has surged to become the biggest threat to independent jewelers. The competitive pressure from other local jewelers and chain jewelers has receded.

Here are the results in detail:

Internet retailers

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2017

38%

2008

23%

 

Other local independent jewelers

2017

29%

2008

32%

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Jewelry chain stores

2017

14%

2008

19%

 

Big box stores

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2017

5%

2008

7%

 

“Wholesale” retailers

2017

6%

2008

6%

 

Designers/vendors with retail outlets

2017

2%

2008

1%

 

Other

2017

5%

2008

12%

Full results of the Big Survey, which had more than 715 respondents, will be published in the October edition of INSTORE.

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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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Here’s the Toughest Competitor That Independent Jewelers Face

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Published

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Things have sure changed in recent years.

Part of running a successful jewelry store is keeping an eye on your competition. And now more than ever, that goes beyond just knowing what the shop across town is selling.

As part of The Big Survey 2017, we asked jewelers, “Who is your toughest competitor?” For some context, we then compared the results to those of 2008.

As it turns out, internet retail has surged to become the biggest threat to independent jewelers. The competitive pressure from other local jewelers and chain jewelers has receded.

Here are the results in detail:

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Internet retailers

2017

38%

2008

23%

 

Other local independent jewelers

2017

29%

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2008

32%

 

Jewelry chain stores

2017

14%

2008

19%

 

Advertisement

Big box stores

2017

5%

2008

7%

 

“Wholesale” retailers

2017

6%

2008

6%

 

Designers/vendors with retail outlets

2017

2%

2008

1%

 

Other

2017

5%

2008

12%

Full results of the Big Survey, which had more than 715 respondents, will be published in the October edition of INSTORE.

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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