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This summer, when we commissioned MVI Marketing’s Jewelry Industry Opinion Council to conduct a survey of American jewelers on the U.S. trade publications, we weren’t sure what to expect. How did Instore stack up against its rivals … in what has to be one of the most competitive publishing markets in any trade? From the hundreds of reader letters we’ve received since launching two years ago, we knew we were doing something different, something you really liked. But we had no idea how much. Anyway, the results of the survey are in. (To see them, check the promo sheet we’ve inserted along with your copy of this month’s issue.) Besides a heartfelt ?thanks?, all we can say is that we’re thrilled … and very, very gratified you feel the way that you do about us. 

The most important things we learned in the last two years? That you, the American jewelry store owner, want to read about yourself. You want to read about the things that happen in your store every day. You want solutions. And you want to read them in a language that’s similar to the one that you actually speak. 

Okay, enough with the back-slapping. Let’s look ahead. We’ve got a lot of plans for the next year. On our wish list (and yours, at least judging from your letters) are: more information on salary and compensation, more reviews and comparisons of support services (e.g. software, insurance, shipping, buying groups), and more coverage of ?best practices? from jewelers around the country. These, and many more new ideas, are coming. As one writer of a letter in our ?Inbox? section this month suggested, we’ll be sure to keep our pencils sharp. Have something you want to add to the wish list? Send your feedback to us at Click here.  

Wishing you the very best business …
David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
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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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Thanks For The Vote of Confidence.

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This summer, when we commissioned MVI Marketing’s Jewelry Industry Opinion Council to conduct a survey of American jewelers on the U.S. trade publications, we weren’t sure what to expect. How did Instore stack up against its rivals … in what has to be one of the most competitive publishing markets in any trade? From the hundreds of reader letters we’ve received since launching two years ago, we knew we were doing something different, something you really liked. But we had no idea how much. Anyway, the results of the survey are in. (To see them, check the promo sheet we’ve inserted along with your copy of this month’s issue.) Besides a heartfelt ?thanks?, all we can say is that we’re thrilled … and very, very gratified you feel the way that you do about us. 

The most important things we learned in the last two years? That you, the American jewelry store owner, want to read about yourself. You want to read about the things that happen in your store every day. You want solutions. And you want to read them in a language that’s similar to the one that you actually speak. 

Okay, enough with the back-slapping. Let’s look ahead. We’ve got a lot of plans for the next year. On our wish list (and yours, at least judging from your letters) are: more information on salary and compensation, more reviews and comparisons of support services (e.g. software, insurance, shipping, buying groups), and more coverage of ?best practices? from jewelers around the country. These, and many more new ideas, are coming. As one writer of a letter in our ?Inbox? section this month suggested, we’ll be sure to keep our pencils sharp. Have something you want to add to the wish list? Send your feedback to us at Click here.  

Wishing you the very best business …
David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
Click here

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

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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