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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 Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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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 Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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