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Bob Phibbs, “The Retail Doctor”, gets industry-specific this week, listing seven essential behaviors to building a profitable jewelry store. Catch his full post here.

Phibbs makes some points of the probably-already-know-it-but-always-good-to-be-reminded category:

  • Don’t clerk customers
  • Don’t close too hard
  • Stop using the cert to sell
  • Get customers to try on jewelry as often as you can
  • Pay more attention to how your store looks, feels and smells

Probably the two freshest takeaways here for jewelers are to: consider raising the height of your counters (to at least 42 inches); and make sure your security guard (if you have one) smiles.

Following all these rules? Congratulations, you’ve given your business a much better chance to swim in seas of green ink.

Also in general business blogs this week, John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing writes about watch start-up Shinola, which is leveraging the power of story to get on people’s radars.

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In May 2013, Bob Phibbs also focused on the jewelry business, writing a “If I Owned a Jewelry Store” column for INDESIGN. Read it here.



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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Seven Profitable Behaviors For Jewelry Stores

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Seven Profitable Behaviors For Jewelry Stores

Bob Phibbs, “The Retail Doctor”, gets industry-specific this week, listing seven essential behaviors to building a profitable jewelry store. Catch his full post here.

Phibbs makes some points of the probably-already-know-it-but-always-good-to-be-reminded category:

  • Don’t clerk customers
  • Don’t close too hard
  • Stop using the cert to sell
  • Get customers to try on jewelry as often as you can
  • Pay more attention to how your store looks, feels and smells

Probably the two freshest takeaways here for jewelers are to: consider raising the height of your counters (to at least 42 inches); and make sure your security guard (if you have one) smiles.

Following all these rules? Congratulations, you’ve given your business a much better chance to swim in seas of green ink.

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Also in general business blogs this week, John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing writes about watch start-up Shinola, which is leveraging the power of story to get on people’s radars.


In May 2013, Bob Phibbs also focused on the jewelry business, writing a “If I Owned a Jewelry Store” column for INDESIGN. Read it here.



For daily news, blogs and tips jewelers need, subscribe to our email bulletins here.

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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