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Scrolling through my Facebook feed today, I came across yet another open invitation to a home jewelry party, this one from a friend of mine selling jewelry by direct marketing company Keep Collective.  And then there’s Silpada, a giant in direct marketing jewelry home parties that has recently launched a fashion collection to go with its sterling silver line.  When I saw this invitation, I thought: Why aren’t more sales professionals from independent jewelry stores doing home parties?

Home Jewelry Parties for the Holidays?
Trace
Shelton



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of INDESIGN Magazine and Contributing Editor of INSTORE.
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crolling through my Facebook feed today, I came across yet another open invitation to a home jewelry party, this one from a friend of mine selling jewelry by direct marketing company Keep Collective.  And then there’s Silpada, a giant in direct marketing jewelry home parties that has recently launched a fashion collection to go with its sterling silver line.  When I saw this invitation, I thought: Why aren’t more sales professionals from independent jewelry stores doing home parties?

I realize there’s a security issue to think about, but bear with me.  Women love jewelry.  Women love parties.  Women love to be in each other’s homes hanging out, sipping wine, and enjoying life and friendship.  These direct marketing companies are capitalizing on these things in a big way, while independent jewelers demand that female self-purchasers dress up and drive into town – maybe alone, maybe with a friend – to shop for their jewelry.  What if you brought the goods to them?  What if one of your best customers wanted to host such an event?  What if your store sponsored food and drinks for the party?  What if each of your salespeople held one or more of these parties leading up to the holiday season?  Would women show up and buy gifts for their friends and family – maybe even themselves?  You bet they would.

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With that in mind, it seems like such an opportunity that it’s worth figuring out the security issue.  Certainly, jewelry that would be given as gifts would mostly be your least expensive merchandise, anyway.  It’s worth a call to your insurance company, I would think.

Have you ever tried throwing a home jewelry party?  If so, how did it go?

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Home Jewelry Parties for the Holidays?

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Scrolling through my Facebook feed today, I came across yet another open invitation to a home jewelry party, this one from a friend of mine selling jewelry by direct marketing company Keep Collective.  And then there’s Silpada, a giant in direct marketing jewelry home parties that has recently launched a fashion collection to go with its sterling silver line.  When I saw this invitation, I thought: Why aren’t more sales professionals from independent jewelry stores doing home parties?

Home Jewelry Parties for the Holidays?
Trace
Shelton



Editor-in-Chief
of INDESIGN Magazine and Contributing Editor of INSTORE.
S

crolling through my Facebook feed today, I came across yet another open invitation to a home jewelry party, this one from a friend of mine selling jewelry by direct marketing company Keep Collective.  And then there’s Silpada, a giant in direct marketing jewelry home parties that has recently launched a fashion collection to go with its sterling silver line.  When I saw this invitation, I thought: Why aren’t more sales professionals from independent jewelry stores doing home parties?

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I realize there’s a security issue to think about, but bear with me.  Women love jewelry.  Women love parties.  Women love to be in each other’s homes hanging out, sipping wine, and enjoying life and friendship.  These direct marketing companies are capitalizing on these things in a big way, while independent jewelers demand that female self-purchasers dress up and drive into town – maybe alone, maybe with a friend – to shop for their jewelry.  What if you brought the goods to them?  What if one of your best customers wanted to host such an event?  What if your store sponsored food and drinks for the party?  What if each of your salespeople held one or more of these parties leading up to the holiday season?  Would women show up and buy gifts for their friends and family – maybe even themselves?  You bet they would.

With that in mind, it seems like such an opportunity that it’s worth figuring out the security issue.  Certainly, jewelry that would be given as gifts would mostly be your least expensive merchandise, anyway.  It’s worth a call to your insurance company, I would think.

Have you ever tried throwing a home jewelry party?  If so, how did it go?

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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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