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Why it is true: People really don’t want to buy anything. If they did, they would just go buy it.

Plan of action: Potential customers in your store don’t just want a piece of jewelry — they want to solve a problem or experience something very special. If he is looking for an anniversary or birthday gift, ask him, “What have you surprised her with in the past?” Surprised is the key word, and saying it will get him focused on the real value of gifts he has given her. Diamonds and jewelry may not be “his thing,” but he knows they are hers. 

David W. Richardson CSP, Jewelry Sales Training International


This article originally appeared in the July 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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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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People Don’t Want to Buy Anything

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Why it is true: People really don’t want to buy anything. If they did, they would just go buy it.

Plan of action: Potential customers in your store don’t just want a piece of jewelry — they want to solve a problem or experience something very special. If he is looking for an anniversary or birthday gift, ask him, “What have you surprised her with in the past?” Surprised is the key word, and saying it will get him focused on the real value of gifts he has given her. Diamonds and jewelry may not be “his thing,” but he knows they are hers. 

David W. Richardson CSP, Jewelry Sales Training International


This article originally appeared in the July 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

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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