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Paco’s Tips: Is your store stuck in the 1950s?

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SMART Show keynote speaker Paco Underhill reminds us that staying relevant may require us to adjust how we think.

In one important way, it may well be, contends Paco Underhill, author of Why We Buy and What Women Want.

Jewelers are “missing the boat,” by having an outdated view of customers as the “Ozzie and Harriet market,” Underhill says.

“Less than 25 percent of American households have a mother, a father and dependent children,” Underhill reminds us. “Whether it’s someone on their fifth marriage, whether it’s a gay couple, or a 50-year-old with his 25-year-old trophy girlfriend, all of those situations exist out there and should be applicable to the customer base.”

Get more actionable advice from the world’s leading retail environment expert at The SMART Show. Paco Underhill’s must-see keynote session takes place on Saturday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m., and is sponsored by Synchrony Financial.

This excerpt is from a story by Eileen McClelland in the March, 2011, 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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Paco’s Tips: Is your store stuck in the 1950s?

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SMART Show keynote speaker Paco Underhill reminds us that staying relevant may require us to adjust how we think.

In one important way, it may well be, contends Paco Underhill, author of Why We Buy and What Women Want.

Jewelers are “missing the boat,” by having an outdated view of customers as the “Ozzie and Harriet market,” Underhill says.

“Less than 25 percent of American households have a mother, a father and dependent children,” Underhill reminds us. “Whether it’s someone on their fifth marriage, whether it’s a gay couple, or a 50-year-old with his 25-year-old trophy girlfriend, all of those situations exist out there and should be applicable to the customer base.”

Get more actionable advice from the world’s leading retail environment expert at The SMART Show. Paco Underhill’s must-see keynote session takes place on Saturday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m., and is sponsored by Synchrony Financial.

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This excerpt is from a story by Eileen McClelland in the March, 2011, edition of INSTORE.

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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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