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The third annual Big Survey provides an overview of the current state of retail jewelry.

 

 [dropcap cap=I]t’s time for instore’s third annual Big Survey, and if it seems a little late in coming, you’re right. The last Big Survey appeared in April 2008. With April now the month of instore’s Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago, we thought it better to move the survey to a new permanent home in October. [/dropcap]

We hope you enjoy this year’s edition. For the first time ever, instore is including salary data — on a national level, regional level, and in some cases, even on a state-by-state level.

In addition, we’ve got new statistical tools that allow us to finely slice and dice survey data to come up with some fascinating insights.

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Finally, we also have a special section called “The Downturn” that looks at how the weak economy affected your business and your life. And we give jewelers a chance to share important realizations and business lessons from the last year and a half.

Enjoy! Send your feedback to [email protected]. And a big thanks to all those who participated!

Wishing you the very best business,

David Squires

Find me in the INSTORE community!

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Been to instoremag.com lately? You [i]really need[/i] to check it out. Because I’m so excited about it, I’m going to make a big-time brag and say our brand-new, completely revamped website has the potential to be one of the most important (and definitely the coolest) online destinations in the jewelry industry. The last missing ingredient? You! Drop by, register, and see what we’ve put together for you.

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More than just instore archives, we’ve completely re-organized our contents to supply you useful stories from the past just when you need them most. (How would you like the chance to see the best Christmas sales tips from eight years worth of instore right as we go into the Christmas selling season?)

Find daily blogs, special forums, and by far the most extensive community functions (write your own blog, post your own photo albums, follow your industry friends, create your own industry groups) of any industry site.

But to do all this, you’ll need to register. Do it today at instoremag.com.

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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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Size Yourself Up

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The third annual Big Survey provides an overview of the current state of retail jewelry.

 

 [dropcap cap=I]t’s time for instore’s third annual Big Survey, and if it seems a little late in coming, you’re right. The last Big Survey appeared in April 2008. With April now the month of instore’s Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago, we thought it better to move the survey to a new permanent home in October. [/dropcap]

We hope you enjoy this year’s edition. For the first time ever, instore is including salary data — on a national level, regional level, and in some cases, even on a state-by-state level.

Advertisement

In addition, we’ve got new statistical tools that allow us to finely slice and dice survey data to come up with some fascinating insights.

Finally, we also have a special section called “The Downturn” that looks at how the weak economy affected your business and your life. And we give jewelers a chance to share important realizations and business lessons from the last year and a half.

Enjoy! Send your feedback to [email protected]. And a big thanks to all those who participated!

Wishing you the very best business,

David Squires

Find me in the INSTORE community!

Advertisement

[h2]A Jumbo-Size P.S.[/h2]
Been to instoremag.com lately? You [i]really need[/i] to check it out. Because I’m so excited about it, I’m going to make a big-time brag and say our brand-new, completely revamped website has the potential to be one of the most important (and definitely the coolest) online destinations in the jewelry industry. The last missing ingredient? You! Drop by, register, and see what we’ve put together for you.

More than just instore archives, we’ve completely re-organized our contents to supply you useful stories from the past just when you need them most. (How would you like the chance to see the best Christmas sales tips from eight years worth of instore right as we go into the Christmas selling season?)

Find daily blogs, special forums, and by far the most extensive community functions (write your own blog, post your own photo albums, follow your industry friends, create your own industry groups) of any industry site.

But to do all this, you’ll need to register. Do it today at instoremag.com.

Advertisement

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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