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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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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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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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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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