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Tip Sheet: April 2004

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[contentheading]Try fitness centers for new showing spots[/contentheading]

Want a great place to show your jewelry? Try your local fitness center. Lots of people in new relationships there, and of course, everybody who goes there places a great deal of emphasis on how they look. (That sounds like your target market, doesn’t it?) Place a small display in the lobby and watch the sales roll in.

Source: Instore

[contentheading]Picture this[/contentheading]

Buy a camera … either a Polaroid or a digital. When you have a customer who really likes a piece, but just can’t pull the trigger on buying it, help them along by taking a picture of the item for them. (Consider photographing the customer wearing the item, for even more involvement.) Polaroid’s are easier and more permanent than digital shots. But they’re also more expensive — coming in at about a buck a pic.

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[contentheading]Google yourself[/contentheading]

Got a website? Well, have you Googled yourself lately? Search first for your store name. Then search for jewelers +the name of your town. (E.g. “jewelers +‘santa monica’”) Also try combinations like “diamond rings” + the name of your town. This will show you how easy it is for people to find you on the web. If you don’t score well, work on your web texts and increase the number of links your site has to outside websites.

Source: Mary Gillen, Idea Site For Business

[contentheading]Flaunt those custom designs[/contentheading]

If you do custom design, then it’s time to create your own “brag book.” Print images of all your creations on photo-quality paper and insert them into albums. Got a couple books? Great. Got two dozen? Even better. Now your customers can pore through all your books … fully satisfying their curiosity, giving them more ideas and and an even greater sense of involvement in the creative process.

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Source: David Geller

[span class=note]This story is from the April 2004 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Tip Sheet

Tip Sheet: April 2004

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Instore presents ideas for better business

[contentheading]Try fitness centers for new showing spots[/contentheading]

Want a great place to show your jewelry? Try your local fitness center. Lots of people in new relationships there, and of course, everybody who goes there places a great deal of emphasis on how they look. (That sounds like your target market, doesn’t it?) Place a small display in the lobby and watch the sales roll in.

Source: Instore

[contentheading]Picture this[/contentheading]

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Buy a camera … either a Polaroid or a digital. When you have a customer who really likes a piece, but just can’t pull the trigger on buying it, help them along by taking a picture of the item for them. (Consider photographing the customer wearing the item, for even more involvement.) Polaroid’s are easier and more permanent than digital shots. But they’re also more expensive — coming in at about a buck a pic.

Source: Instore

[contentheading]Google yourself[/contentheading]

Got a website? Well, have you Googled yourself lately? Search first for your store name. Then search for jewelers +the name of your town. (E.g. “jewelers +‘santa monica’”) Also try combinations like “diamond rings” + the name of your town. This will show you how easy it is for people to find you on the web. If you don’t score well, work on your web texts and increase the number of links your site has to outside websites.

Source: Mary Gillen, Idea Site For Business

[contentheading]Flaunt those custom designs[/contentheading]

Advertisement

If you do custom design, then it’s time to create your own “brag book.” Print images of all your creations on photo-quality paper and insert them into albums. Got a couple books? Great. Got two dozen? Even better. Now your customers can pore through all your books … fully satisfying their curiosity, giving them more ideas and and an even greater sense of involvement in the creative process.

Source: David Geller

[span class=note]This story is from the April 2004 edition of INSTORE[/span]

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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