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The Hammock in the Loft … and More Jeweler Habits

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For a decade’s worth of Januarys, we’ve kept you focused on your habits.

Beginning positive ones, performing them consistently, and making them a part of your routine forever. Identifying bad ones, eliminating them, and never again lapsing.

Over the years, we’ve kicked off fresh-slate season with “Life Lifts”, business resolutions, even more business resolutions, and something very, very different.

In this January’s edition of INSTORE, we come at habits from a different angle — asking a few dozen of our favorite jewelers what habits are helping them achieve success, and what habits may be keeping them from it.

The story is inspirational and informational. Not to mention funny, as when Chuck Kuba of Iowa Diamonds discusses his favorite habit (“I am notorious for not giving up. It took me 24 years to finally get my undergraduate degree”) or when Brett Weiler’s mentions his least (“I have a loft in the back of my store. And in that loft, I have a hammock. You can see where this is going. I have gotten over the guilty feeling of taking a nap at work.”)

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If you haven’t gotten your hard copy of INSTORE/January yet, get your year off to a more productive start by reading the story here.

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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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The Hammock in the Loft … and More Jeweler Habits

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The Hammock in the Loft … and More Jeweler Habits

For a decade’s worth of Januarys, we’ve kept you focused on your habits.

Beginning positive ones, performing them consistently, and making them a part of your routine forever. Identifying bad ones, eliminating them, and never again lapsing.

Over the years, we’ve kicked off fresh-slate season with “Life Lifts”, business resolutions, even more business resolutions, and something very, very different.

In this January’s edition of INSTORE, we come at habits from a different angle — asking a few dozen of our favorite jewelers what habits are helping them achieve success, and what habits may be keeping them from it.

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The story is inspirational and informational. Not to mention funny, as when Chuck Kuba of Iowa Diamonds discusses his favorite habit (“I am notorious for not giving up. It took me 24 years to finally get my undergraduate degree”) or when Brett Weiler’s mentions his least (“I have a loft in the back of my store. And in that loft, I have a hammock. You can see where this is going. I have gotten over the guilty feeling of taking a nap at work.”)

If you haven’t gotten your hard copy of INSTORE/January yet, get your year off to a more productive start by reading the story here.

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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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