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Why Aren’t There More Jewelry-Store Sitters?

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Here’s an idea floated recently on the Jewelers Helping Jewelers Facebook forum that needs serious follow-up — jewelry-store sitters. These would be retired jewelry professionals who could fill in when a store owner needs to take a vacation. It’s something dairy farmers have done for decades (the risk of exploding cows means they can’t just lock up and go away). Create a freelancer.com-style app for this and you could be an industry hero.


This article originally appeared in the July 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Why Aren’t There More Jewelry-Store Sitters?

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Here’s an idea floated recently on the Jewelers Helping Jewelers Facebook forum that needs serious follow-up — jewelry-store sitters. These would be retired jewelry professionals who could fill in when a store owner needs to take a vacation. It’s something dairy farmers have done for decades (the risk of exploding cows means they can’t just lock up and go away). Create a freelancer.com-style app for this and you could be an industry hero.


This article originally appeared in the July 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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