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The word February comes from FEBRUARE, which means “to purify” in the dialect of the ancient Sabine tribe (a founding tribe of the Roman kingdom.). This had to do with how the Romans honored the dead and performed rites of purification in February. What’s that got to do with jewelry retailing? Well, the holidays are done and Valentine’s Day soon will be; it’s time to purify your dead inventory before show season. If it didn’t sell for full price between November and Feb. 14, it needs to go.

FEB. 14 Four million people will announce their engagement on Valentine’s Day. Have your inventory — and proposal ideas — ready.

FEB. 26 Ride the coattails of the Oscars by placing in your showcases photos of your favorite stars wearing similar jewelry to what you carry.

FEB. 28 Fatten up your clients on Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) with a Creole-themed event complete with etouffee, muffulettas and king cakes.


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

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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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Purify Your Inventory and More Activities for February

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Purify Your Inventory and More Activities for February

The word February comes from FEBRUARE, which means “to purify” in the dialect of the ancient Sabine tribe (a founding tribe of the Roman kingdom.). This had to do with how the Romans honored the dead and performed rites of purification in February. What’s that got to do with jewelry retailing? Well, the holidays are done and Valentine’s Day soon will be; it’s time to purify your dead inventory before show season. If it didn’t sell for full price between November and Feb. 14, it needs to go.

FEB. 14 Four million people will announce their engagement on Valentine’s Day. Have your inventory — and proposal ideas — ready.

FEB. 26 Ride the coattails of the Oscars by placing in your showcases photos of your favorite stars wearing similar jewelry to what you carry.

FEB. 28 Fatten up your clients on Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) with a Creole-themed event complete with etouffee, muffulettas and king cakes.

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

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SPONSORED VIDEO

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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