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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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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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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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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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