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Your Store Won’t Truly Be Christmas-Ready Until You Do This

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(Our November print issue includes a feature story detailing “10 Steps to Last-Minute Holiday Success.” Today we bring you an excerpt explaining one of those steps: moving out old inventory.)


Your Store Won’t Truly Be Christmas-Ready Until You Do This

Laurelle Giesbrecht of French’s Jewellery in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, clears out old merchandise by early November. It’s her only deep-discount sale of the year. She puts aside classics and basics she knows will sell for the holidays and deeply discounts everything else. “We’re closed the day before and the night after. We work through the night so when we open up the morning after, our store is Christmas-fied.”

Andrea Hill says the fourth quarter is a great time to create sales inventory highlights.

“Picture this: You take two or three items that have been sitting there forever, and you dramatically mark them down. Feature them in a tower near the door, so nobody can miss it. Make it clear that when these deals are gone, they’re gone — but also, that there will be some new surprise in that same spot tomorrow, or the next day. The goal is two-fold:

“Move old inventory, and catch the attention of the browser who would otherwise walk in and walk out without purchasing anything.”

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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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Your Store Won’t Truly Be Christmas-Ready Until You Do This

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(Our November print issue includes a feature story detailing “10 Steps to Last-Minute Holiday Success.” Today we bring you an excerpt explaining one of those steps: moving out old inventory.)


Your Store Won’t Truly Be Christmas-Ready Until You Do This

Laurelle Giesbrecht of French’s Jewellery in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, clears out old merchandise by early November. It’s her only deep-discount sale of the year. She puts aside classics and basics she knows will sell for the holidays and deeply discounts everything else. “We’re closed the day before and the night after. We work through the night so when we open up the morning after, our store is Christmas-fied.”

Andrea Hill says the fourth quarter is a great time to create sales inventory highlights.

“Picture this: You take two or three items that have been sitting there forever, and you dramatically mark them down. Feature them in a tower near the door, so nobody can miss it. Make it clear that when these deals are gone, they’re gone — but also, that there will be some new surprise in that same spot tomorrow, or the next day. The goal is two-fold:

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“Move old inventory, and catch the attention of the browser who would otherwise walk in and walk out without purchasing anything.”

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SPONSORED VIDEO

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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