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China’s “Singles Day” is five times bigger than America’s “Cyber Monday”.

So what were your sales like on November 11? Would it amaze you to learn that Alibaba sold a record-breaking $14.3 billion in merchandise during that single 24-hour period? Last year, the company’s sales on that date – “Singles Day” in China, sort of the anti-Valentine’s Day, and historically the biggest online shopping day in the world — amounted to $9 billion, so maybe the Chinese are shopping again. Business Insider has photos of what it looks like to ship 310 million delivery orders. Perhaps the most shocking statistic of all? Nearly 70% of those millions of purchases were made on mobile phones.

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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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Inside Alibaba’s $14 Billion Sales Day

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China’s “Singles Day” is five times bigger than America’s “Cyber Monday”.

So what were your sales like on November 11? Would it amaze you to learn that Alibaba sold a record-breaking $14.3 billion in merchandise during that single 24-hour period? Last year, the company’s sales on that date – “Singles Day” in China, sort of the anti-Valentine’s Day, and historically the biggest online shopping day in the world — amounted to $9 billion, so maybe the Chinese are shopping again. Business Insider has photos of what it looks like to ship 310 million delivery orders. Perhaps the most shocking statistic of all? Nearly 70% of those millions of purchases were made on mobile phones.

Read more and see images at Business Insider

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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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