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True Tales: Jeweler, Lifesaver

True Tales: Jeweler, Lifesaver

BY INSTORE TEAM

True Tales: Jeweler, Lifesaver

Published in the January 2014 issue

A customer told me I saved his life. He had been in a year earlier and didn’t return. I figured he bought elsewhere. I ran a radio ad that said we sell more than engagement rings, we sell pressure valves. If you are getting pressure from your partner, friends, or family, just get the engagement ring. Deal with the marriage side of the equation later when the heat is off or when you know you can afford the wedding. Back to the customer, it turns out that a week after visiting the store, they found out that she was pregnant! Her old man wouldn’t even look at him and her mother just burst into tears. Now, a year later, they had a cute bundle of joy but still no ring and they were having a big family reunion. The guy was ready to platz. Then he heard my commercial. According to him it was an epiphany. He thought, “I can do the engagement ring. We’ll worry about the wedding later.” So he bought the ring and went to the reunion. As expected, nobody would even talk to him. In the middle of the festivities he asked for everyone’s attention, got down on his knee, and proposed in front of the whole darned family. She said yes, her old man was slapping him on the back and calling him son, and her mother just about had to have CPR. So, there you have it, we don’t just sell engagement rings, we sell pressure valves and we have about 1,200 models to choose from. — Chuck Kuba, Iowa Diamond, Des Moines, IA

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True Tales: Jeweler, Lifesaver

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True Tales: Jeweler, Lifesaver

True Tales: Jeweler, Lifesaver

BY INSTORE TEAM

True Tales: Jeweler, Lifesaver

Published in the January 2014 issue

A customer told me I saved his life. He had been in a year earlier and didn’t return. I figured he bought elsewhere. I ran a radio ad that said we sell more than engagement rings, we sell pressure valves. If you are getting pressure from your partner, friends, or family, just get the engagement ring. Deal with the marriage side of the equation later when the heat is off or when you know you can afford the wedding. Back to the customer, it turns out that a week after visiting the store, they found out that she was pregnant! Her old man wouldn’t even look at him and her mother just burst into tears. Now, a year later, they had a cute bundle of joy but still no ring and they were having a big family reunion. The guy was ready to platz. Then he heard my commercial. According to him it was an epiphany. He thought, “I can do the engagement ring. We’ll worry about the wedding later.” So he bought the ring and went to the reunion. As expected, nobody would even talk to him. In the middle of the festivities he asked for everyone’s attention, got down on his knee, and proposed in front of the whole darned family. She said yes, her old man was slapping him on the back and calling him son, and her mother just about had to have CPR. So, there you have it, we don’t just sell engagement rings, we sell pressure valves and we have about 1,200 models to choose from. — Chuck Kuba, Iowa Diamond, Des Moines, IA

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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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