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This December, Don’t Overlook the Self-Gifters, And Tip Your Hat To Your Team On Salesperson’s Day

Add some fun to the holiday season with Ugly Sweater Workday.




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1 Last year, two-thirds of holiday shoppers bought something for themselves, according to the NRF. These customers basically fell into two types: those looking to take advantage of doorbuster sales, and those making impulse purchases. In SELF-GIFTING SEASON, it’s the latter you should target. A marketing message that says something along the lines of “From us to you” or “Go ahead, reward yourself” works best.

10 On NATIONAL SALESPERSON’S DAY, do something nice for your staff — say, a catered lunch or gift card to a local restaurant. After all, the busiest time of the year is just around the corner.

17 On UGLY SWEATER WORKDAY, encourage your team to show off their most egregious fashion mistakes with a sweater from years past. It’s not only fun, but it lowers the threshold barrier for clients entering your store.

26 There are growing numbers of gifts exchanged for KWANZAA (which begins today) and for New Year’s Day. This is also the start of the return season. Accept them with a smile.



This Third-Generation Jeweler Was Ready for Retirement. He Called Wilkerson

Retirement is never easy, especially when it means the end to a business that was founded in 1884. But for Laura and Sam Sipe, it was time to put their own needs first. They decided to close J.C. Sipe Jewelers, one of Indianapolis’ most trusted names in fine jewelry, and call Wilkerson. “Laura and I decided the conditions were right,” says Sam. Wilkerson handled every detail in their going-out-of-business sale, from marketing to manning the sales floor. “The main goal was to sell our existing inventory that’s all paid for and turn that into cash for our retirement,” says Sam. “It’s been very, very productive.” Would they recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers who want to enjoy their golden years? Absolutely! “Call Wilkerson,” says Laura. “They can help you achieve your goals so you’ll be able to move into retirement comfortably.”

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