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Dean Brinker, left, with his brother and co-owner Dirk Brinker, and son, Kyle Brinker, the store’s CFO.

Give an Experience. The most important lesson we have learned from being in the retail business is how important it is to give the customer an experience, rather than only fulfilling a need. It’s all about treating customers and employees how you want to be treated. That little extra step of free gift wrapping, offering bottled water or personally taking a customer back to the service center will go a long way. Giving the customer this experience creates loyalty and repeat customers. These are the people who will talk about you to all of their friends and family, and offer a form of advertising that is priceless! — dean brinker, Brinker’s Jewelers, Evansville, IN


This article originally appeared in the October 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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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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Dean Brinker of Brinker's Jewelers

Dean Brinker, left, with his brother and co-owner Dirk Brinker, and son, Kyle Brinker, the store’s CFO.

Give an Experience. The most important lesson we have learned from being in the retail business is how important it is to give the customer an experience, rather than only fulfilling a need. It’s all about treating customers and employees how you want to be treated. That little extra step of free gift wrapping, offering bottled water or personally taking a customer back to the service center will go a long way. Giving the customer this experience creates loyalty and repeat customers. These are the people who will talk about you to all of their friends and family, and offer a form of advertising that is priceless! — dean brinker, Brinker’s Jewelers, Evansville, IN


This article originally appeared in the October 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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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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