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Seth Godin writes here about a recent promotion at Staples in which customers could pay $15 for the chance to save 10% on store items (with only a few off-limit items) over a period of 60 days. The idea behind the offer is that, not only do you make a little extra money now, the customer also has extra motivation to make their next visit (or two, or three) more quickly.

Hmm. Could that approach work for a jeweler? Could you sell your customers a discount?

Could you offer a special privilege card for, say, $250 that provides a 15% on most items in your store? (List your exceptions very carefully.) Have the card last only six months, long enough to cover the holidays and maybe someone’s birthday purchase in 2014.

If this all seems too sale-sy for you, try packaging one or more special perks along with your privilege card — a bottle of wine, a night at a local theater, a luxury spa visit, or even delivery by messenger (wearing a costume of your choice) of your gift, etc.



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Bil Holehan, the manager of Julianna’s Fine Jewelry in Corte Madera, Calif., decided to go on to the next chapter of his life when the store’s owner and namesake told him she was set to retire. Before they left, Holehan says they decided to liquidate some of the store’s aging inventory. They chose Wilkerson for the sale. Why? “Friends had done their sales with Wilkerson and they were very satisfied,” says Holehan. He’d enthusiastically recommend Wilkerson to anyone looking to stage a liquidation or going-out-of-business sale. “There were no surprises,” he says. “They were very professional in their assessment of our store, what we could expect from the sale and they were very detailed in their projections. They were pretty much on the money.”

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Should You Sell Your Customers a Discount?

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Seth Godin writes here about a recent promotion at Staples in which customers could pay $15 for the chance to save 10% on store items (with only a few off-limit items) over a period of 60 days. The idea behind the offer is that, not only do you make a little extra money now, the customer also has extra motivation to make their next visit (or two, or three) more quickly.

Hmm. Could that approach work for a jeweler? Could you sell your customers a discount?

Could you offer a special privilege card for, say, $250 that provides a 15% on most items in your store? (List your exceptions very carefully.) Have the card last only six months, long enough to cover the holidays and maybe someone’s birthday purchase in 2014.

If this all seems too sale-sy for you, try packaging one or more special perks along with your privilege card — a bottle of wine, a night at a local theater, a luxury spa visit, or even delivery by messenger (wearing a costume of your choice) of your gift, etc.

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Bil Holehan, the manager of Julianna’s Fine Jewelry in Corte Madera, Calif., decided to go on to the next chapter of his life when the store’s owner and namesake told him she was set to retire. Before they left, Holehan says they decided to liquidate some of the store’s aging inventory. They chose Wilkerson for the sale. Why? “Friends had done their sales with Wilkerson and they were very satisfied,” says Holehan. He’d enthusiastically recommend Wilkerson to anyone looking to stage a liquidation or going-out-of-business sale. “There were no surprises,” he says. “They were very professional in their assessment of our store, what we could expect from the sale and they were very detailed in their projections. They were pretty much on the money.”

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