It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Now, that could either be the oddest way to begin a blog written in the middle of July – or, it could the greatest way to promote your jewelry store during the usually slow summer! Many jewelers suffer the “dog days of summer” and yearn for the many-months-away holiday season when jewelry sales go through the roof. As a result, the concept of running a “Christmas In July” sale is one that many have adopted.
With Valentine’s Day having long passed and both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day now behind us, there aren’t many holidays in the summer calendar where jewelry-buying is the norm for the purpose of gift-giving. This is why a special sale that welcomes the holiday season a little early (a lot early, actually!) is an ideal way to boost sales. And there are various ways to go about it.
This is probably the most obvious type of sale to launch during your “Christmas In July” initiatives. Be sure to advertise the fact that you have a number of dazzling items that are priced to clear. It goes without saying that discounted prices are great ways to attract customers into your store. Use your social media channels to help put out the word that you are having clearance sales all summer long.
“Clearance sales are a great method to move excess or stale inventory, especially if you capitalize on your marketing methods like email lists, text alerts, and social media posts,” writes Kris Hiiemaa on Erply.com, “Let your customers know what’s on sale and for how much — and don’t be afraid to personalize it either. After all, you should’ve been building a nice customer database for an opportunity just like this!”
Are there some slow moving pieces in your store that would excellently compliment some of your more popular items? Consider creating new pairings between earrings and necklaces or rings and bracelets. Perhaps, you can create specially-made bundle packages including any and all of the above and offer them at special limited-time prices.
“Your slow-moving inventory can still turn to cash in your pocket if you bundle it,” insists Hiiemaa, “Bundling means to combine your products into one sale for a customer. You have several ways to bundle your stock, so look at what will work best for your sales…Your margins will be reduced, but you’ll move the stale product off your shelf because your customers will see a perceived value in the offer.”
If it’s one thing that the holiday season and the summertime have in common, it’s that parties are often thrown throughout. Why not host a special “Christmas In July” in-store event? It will provide you with ample opportunities to meet and greet your current customers, providing them with exclusive offers not available at any other point in the season.
At TK Enterprises, we specialize in providing one-of-a-kind Event Marketing services that put our experienced and highly motivated team of phone agents to the task of making personal phone calls directly to your customers. Allow us to handle the invites to your next in-store event for you!
For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-877-622-0195. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on our Contact Us page and have someone contact you!
Summer officially begins tomorrow! And for people all over North America, it’s a pretty exciting time. As a jewelry store owner, it’s wise to consider one of the most important aspects about summer. And that’s the fact that it brings more people out of their homes. Naturally, the more people who are out and about, the more opportunities you have to entice them to visit your jewelry store.
However, it’s important to remember that just because more people may be in the shopping mood, it doesn’t automatically mean they’ll be coming to your store. It’s your job to launch some clever summertime marketing campaigns that will help to boost business.
Here are three:
1. Launch a special summertime giveaway.
People love getting things for free. When you run a contest or announce a giveaway, it will undoubtedly gain some attention. Why not welcome the summer season by letting the members of your customer base know that there are some freebies available to them when they visit your store? On JewelryMakingJournal.com, Kamilah Campbell explains how this strategy worked for her brand.
“Last year I came up with an idea for a contest called ‘The Pink Email Extravaganza.’,” she explains, “I sent out an email blast to all my current customers to forward this email to all of their family and friends, and the person who sent it to the most people received a jewelry piece from my gallery of their choice. It helped to build excitement and increased hits on my website as well.”
2. Begin your blog.
If you haven’t yet started a blog on your company website, you’re missing out on numerous opportunities to draw attention to your business online. As you can tell, this tip is straight out of the “practice what we preach” book. We post one new blog per week to help increase the strength of our online presence.
“A blog is a great supplementary marketing strategy for a jeweler’s website,” informs WebpageFX, “Blog posts give you an opportunity to drive more traffic to your website. A regularly updated blog sends a good signal to Google and other search engines. Search engines like to see your website is being updated—although that’s not going to be a problem for you, since you’ll be updating your website as you get new pieces of jewelry in, right?”
3. Host a fun summertime event.
Without question, summer is the season when the most outdoor events take place. We’re talking barbeques, picnics, golf tournaments, live concerts, ball games, festivals, trade shows and so much more. It’s definitely wise to have your business represented at events where the opportunities to showcase your goods and meet new customers are plentiful. However, as Campbell insists, you should try co-sponsoring an event yourself.
“Team up with another business or organization and plan an event together,” she advises, “Last year my cousin, who owns her own PR company, had a cultural event and I sponsored giveaways for the event. I was even listed as a sponsor on the program and email blast.”
The TK Enterprises Inc. has many years of experience helping jewelry store owners to host successful in-store events. Put our team to work for you! For information about our one-of-a-kind Event Marketing services, please don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-877-622-0195. You may also email us at email@example.com or fill out the form on our Contact Us page and have someone contact you!
We are just about ready to embark on a brand new month. And it’s a special one! June brings us the official start of summer. And for most people all throughout North America, it’s the most exciting time of year. Especially for areas of the continent where summer is widely known for being an end to the cold and dreary months of winter, the season works wonders for getting people to go outside.
This is an important thing to keep in mind for your jewelry business. The more consumers who leave their homes, the more opportunities you have to welcome them into your store. Although there’s no time of year when it’s a good idea to stop promoting your brand, the summertime provides an excellent opportunity for you to launch a brand new campaign.
Go where the people are.
Although the summer is bound to bring people out of their homes more often, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll all be flocking to your store. Naturally, lovers of the year’s hottest season will be attending a variety of festivals, outdoor concerts, theme parks, picnics, barbeques and sporting events. It would be wise to plan on being at these events yourself, representing your brand!
“With summer comes a variety of seasonal marketing opportunities at popular summer activities such as pop-up sales, fairs, farmers markets, festivals and other community events,” points out Yamarie Grullon on ShopKeep.com, “Take a look at your local calendar to see what’s scheduled for your area this summer and start looking out for the types of events that your ideal customer would likely attend. Make arrangements to set up a booth, table, or exhibit at the ones that are most likely to help you find more customers.”
Take your jewelry on the road with you.
Not only is it a great idea for you to attend events that will provide you with opportunities to meet new customers, you should give those potential new customers opportunities to personally view your products. The best way to do that is to wear your items all summer long! Robin Kramer of Flourish & Thrive Academy actually recommends that you take things one step further by offering your jewelry as free gifts.
“(One) of my favorite things to do when I was the director of sales for a jewelry company was to gift the jewelry I was wearing,” she reveals, “When someone complimented me on a piece of jewelry (from my company) I was wearing, I would gift it to them…The company would get a customer for life, the gift recipient would get a piece of jewelry they really wanted and a wonderful story to share, and I got to give some good unexpected love.”
Encourage your customers to visit you.
Getting out there and meeting new people is a lot of fun during the summer. But it’s important to remember the customers who have supported you in the past. At TK Enterprises Inc., we have mastered the personal invite. Contact us today to learn about how our Event Marketing services can help you throw one of the most successful events this summer!
Please don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-877-622-0195. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on our Contact Us page and have someone contact you!
Now that May is officially here, people all over North America can officially start enjoying the spring! Depending on your neck of the woods, you may not have been enjoying the warmest of weather in recent weeks. It’s safe to say that we’re now experiencing the time of year when, for the most part, days are sunny and bright and the temperatures are mild, at worst.
So what does warmer weather mean for your jewelry store?
Well, firstly, allow us to state the obvious. When the weather is nicer, more people tend to leave their homes. That gives retailers more opportunities to welcome more customers through the doors of their stores. But with the impending summer (it officially starts next month!), you can be sure that there will be many scheduled events that people will look forward to attending.
Why not schedule a summer event to be hosted by your company?
We don’t just offer this suggestion as a way for you to enjoy the warmest months of the year. Although we recognize that most people enjoy a good barbeque, company picnic or summer festival, we’re also aware that summertime in-store events work wonders for jewelry stores. You don’t have to take it from us! The good people over at JCK Magazine have gotten the scoop from a number of industry professionals.
On their website, they field a question from Vic Hellberg who is the owner of Hellberg’s Jewelers in Marshalltown, Iowa: “What’s the most creative way to capitalize on slow summer months?” We’re not surprised to see that many of the responses included the hosting of in-store events.
“We typically have two to three events,” responds Nicole Lasker who is the vice president of Lasker Jewelers in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, “In June [we had] a wedding band show and a restyling event. In July Pandora is planning a gift-with-purchase program. In August we’d like to host a launch party for Belle Étoile…We’ll also be stepping up email blasts. This summer we decided to spend 5 to 7 percent more on radio…in part to promote our summer events.”
Charity events are great ways to get exposure.
Cindi Rottermond is the vice president of Michigan-based, Rottermond Jewelers. She also chimed in to inform that her company enjoys hosting charity events, pointing out that they are great ways to get exposure so that customers don’t forget your business. “Even if customers aren’t coming in to buy something, a charity event can serve as a means of clienteling,” she offers.
At TK Enterprises Inc., we’re dead set on helping jewelers all over North America launch their most successful in-store events to date this summer. With the help of our Event Marketing services, we’re confident we can help jewelers all over the continent significantly boost their sales. History has shown it works!
Our call center has the ability to contact your entire database of current customers allowing you maximum potential for increased traffic and sales. For more information about our Event Marketing services, please don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-877-622-0195. You may also email us at email@example.com or fill out the form on our Contact Us page and have someone contact you!