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Retailers Rate the Show: ‘Amazing’, ‘Insane’, ‘Intense’

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Retailers Rate the Show: ‘Amazing’, ‘Insane’, ‘Intense’

A gallery of retailer reactions to the education program at this year’s SMART Show:

"Martin Lindstrom was amazing!"

– Lori Roy of Pearce Jewelers
in West Lebanon, NH

“I learnt so much, it was insane!”

– Phil Pancer of Ringleader Jewellers
in Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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“This is the best educational venue in the business, bar none.”

– Jim Tuttle of Green Lake Jewelry Works in Seattle, WA

“Intense immersion sessions in marketing, education and bench skills for beginners or advanced industry professionals designed to reinforce basics, instilling a certain flavor of business common sense and evoking widespread brainstorming. [The show leaves] you with a renewed sense of purpose, easily implemented ideas and access to fashionable “smart” stock to replenish your war chest so you can blow away the competition!”

– Denise Oros of Linnea Jewelers in LaGrange, IL

“The vibe at this show is different than other shows. The pace is different. I find it invigorating.”

– Brett Weiler of Decatur City Jewelers in Decatur, GA

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“An incredible learning experience filled with tips and tricks that we should be doing every day. Find out who our demographic is, find out how to market to them, and [learning how to] brand your own store was huge as well. So excited to implement!”

– Katie Taylor of Taylor’s Jewellers in Alliston, Ontario, Canada

“If you’re not at the SMART Show, you’re missing out! I received more valuable information in a short time period than any other industry show.”

– Beth Schmitz of Beth Schmitz Consulting in Austin, TX

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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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Retailers Rate the Show: ‘Amazing’, ‘Insane’, ‘Intense’

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Retailers Rate the Show: ‘Amazing’, ‘Insane’, ‘Intense’

A gallery of retailer reactions to the education program at this year’s SMART Show:

"Martin Lindstrom was amazing!"

– Lori Roy of Pearce Jewelers
in West Lebanon, NH

“I learnt so much, it was insane!”

Advertisement

– Phil Pancer of Ringleader Jewellers
in Pickering, Ontario, Canada

“This is the best educational venue in the business, bar none.”

– Jim Tuttle of Green Lake Jewelry Works in Seattle, WA

“Intense immersion sessions in marketing, education and bench skills for beginners or advanced industry professionals designed to reinforce basics, instilling a certain flavor of business common sense and evoking widespread brainstorming. [The show leaves] you with a renewed sense of purpose, easily implemented ideas and access to fashionable “smart” stock to replenish your war chest so you can blow away the competition!”

– Denise Oros of Linnea Jewelers in LaGrange, IL

“The vibe at this show is different than other shows. The pace is different. I find it invigorating.”

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– Brett Weiler of Decatur City Jewelers in Decatur, GA

“An incredible learning experience filled with tips and tricks that we should be doing every day. Find out who our demographic is, find out how to market to them, and [learning how to] brand your own store was huge as well. So excited to implement!”

– Katie Taylor of Taylor’s Jewellers in Alliston, Ontario, Canada

“If you’re not at the SMART Show, you’re missing out! I received more valuable information in a short time period than any other industry show.”

– Beth Schmitz of Beth Schmitz Consulting in Austin, TX

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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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