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Now introducing … Instore’s ?Big Survey’

WELCOME, READERS, to our inaugural ?Big Survey? edition ? a brand-new annual feature that we expect to be a valuable addition to INSTORE’S editorial lineup. 

It’s been one of our most ambitious (and most complicated) initiatives ever, and we’re very proud of the results ? the collective insights of more than 550 of your fellow jewelers. (Thanks, every one of you!) You’ll learn what inventory categories perform most strongly, what marketing methods work best, how different team members are paid, and even how many jewelers have guns in their stores. We think you’ll find the results, in many, many cases, eye-opening. 

How can you use all of the data we’re bringing you in the ?Big Survey?? Well, one way not to use it is to look at an answer and feel comfortable that your store places in the middle of the pack in that area. Instead, look at the very top performers ? the upper 10 to 20 percent ? and emulate their behaviors. That’s the way to get to the top of your field, and you’ll find many ideas for business-building actions here.  

Do remember, however, that this is something of a beta version and not all the kinks have been worked out yet. Next year, we’re looking at switching up the questions as well as getting more precise answers on some of the ones we feel we didn’t quite hit. 

In the meantime, we hope you read carefully, benefit thoroughly and enjoy greatly the aggregated wisdom of this feature, the biggest-ever survey of American jewelers. 

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Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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Now introducing … Instore’s ?Big Survey’

WELCOME, READERS, to our inaugural ?Big Survey? edition ? a brand-new annual feature that we expect to be a valuable addition to INSTORE’S editorial lineup. 

It’s been one of our most ambitious (and most complicated) initiatives ever, and we’re very proud of the results ? the collective insights of more than 550 of your fellow jewelers. (Thanks, every one of you!) You’ll learn what inventory categories perform most strongly, what marketing methods work best, how different team members are paid, and even how many jewelers have guns in their stores. We think you’ll find the results, in many, many cases, eye-opening. 

How can you use all of the data we’re bringing you in the ?Big Survey?? Well, one way not to use it is to look at an answer and feel comfortable that your store places in the middle of the pack in that area. Instead, look at the very top performers ? the upper 10 to 20 percent ? and emulate their behaviors. That’s the way to get to the top of your field, and you’ll find many ideas for business-building actions here.  

Do remember, however, that this is something of a beta version and not all the kinks have been worked out yet. Next year, we’re looking at switching up the questions as well as getting more precise answers on some of the ones we feel we didn’t quite hit. 

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In the meantime, we hope you read carefully, benefit thoroughly and enjoy greatly the aggregated wisdom of this feature, the biggest-ever survey of American jewelers. 

Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
Click here

Continue Reading
Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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