Powerful new retail cooperative group joins together to offer best deals direct to the public
Aleah Arundale, founder of the industry phenomenon Facebook group Jewelers Helping Jewelers (JHJ) doesn’t do anything halfway. So when JHJ’s glambassador decided she wanted to branch out from the now 14,000 strong JHJ mothership, she made a commitment to JHJ’s independent brick and mortar retail members to create a vehicle to help them compete more effectively with large online sellers such as Blue Nile, Amazon and Overstock.com.
True to her word, she created Jewelers Direct, a cooperative membership of fine American retail jewelers offering their best deals directly to the public. The group, barely 90-days-old, is just shy of 6,000 members and has transacted nearly 6 figures in business since it began.
By positioning itself within a group platform on Facebook, and augmenting its marketing through Instagram as well, Jewelers Direct is able to capture and deliver the latest tips and trends jewelry-savvy shoppers are looking for online. In addition, consumers can purchase with confidence, knowing there is a true brick and mortar store standing behind each sale.
Arundale stated: “We’ve pulled together 100 leading retail jewelry stores in the United States who are working together to provide the public with their best deals. Consumers will feel confident in purchasing from Jewelers Direct, because every Jewelers Direct member has a physical store location and stands behind their products and services 100%. Jewelers Direct allows consumers to connect with industry experts who pride themselves on offering a great selection of merchandise for the best prices backed by unmatched customer service, in-store or online.”
With its soft launch complete and the sales and marketing program firmly underway, Arundale is opening the door to other retailers who might be interested in joining the platform.
“The key to success for Jewelers Direct is similar to what has worked for JHJ. Our Jewelers Direct retail members are working together to support each other and the group. Those who are inviting their friends, or referring sales they might have otherwise lost to other members within the group are the ones that are seeing the strongest success. Jewelers Direct isn’t for everyone, but if you are a retailer who is looking for a way to recapture sales from the big box stores, do more business online and work with other jewelers who will actively support you, then Jewelers Direct is where you want to be.”
To follow all the latest trends, tips, information and great jewelry buys from Jewelers Direct, join Jewelers Direct online at JewelersDirect.org. And follow Jewelers Direct on Facebook at: https://Facebook.com/JewelersDirectPage or on Twitter at https://Twitter.com/Jewelers_Direct
To celebrate its launch, Jewelers Direct announced its “Silver Celebration Sweepstakes,” and will be giving consumers the chance to win a free piece of Tiffany estate jewelry every two weeks throughout the month of September.