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Sales Truths: People Don’t Buy Jewelry. They Buy What Jewelry Will Do For Them

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PEOPLE DON’T BUY JEWELRY. THEY BUY WHAT JEWELRY WILL DO FOR THEM. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: A man buying a diamond engagement ring isn’t buying a ring. Rather, the moment when he is on his knee proposing marriage. The customer buying an expensive gold watch is not really buying a timepiece. Rather, he’s buying higher status and a better image.  
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Stop selling diamonds and jewelry. Instead, start thinking about helping your customer reach a particular objective in life. Ask questions that clue you into their “wants.” The customer may tell you he needs an anniversary gift but, what he really wants is to surprise her with something very special. If the customer isn’t forthcoming, don’t be afraid to be direct and say “So what’s your goal here with this purchase?” Even the customer who is price shopping has a gut-level want. Your job is to figure out what it is.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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Sales Truths: People Don’t Buy Jewelry. They Buy What Jewelry Will Do For Them

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PEOPLE DON’T BUY JEWELRY. THEY BUY WHAT JEWELRY WILL DO FOR THEM. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: A man buying a diamond engagement ring isn’t buying a ring. Rather, the moment when he is on his knee proposing marriage. The customer buying an expensive gold watch is not really buying a timepiece. Rather, he’s buying higher status and a better image.  
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Stop selling diamonds and jewelry. Instead, start thinking about helping your customer reach a particular objective in life. Ask questions that clue you into their “wants.” The customer may tell you he needs an anniversary gift but, what he really wants is to surprise her with something very special. If the customer isn’t forthcoming, don’t be afraid to be direct and say “So what’s your goal here with this purchase?” Even the customer who is price shopping has a gut-level want. Your job is to figure out what it is.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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