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A Guide to Selling Christian Jewelry for Kids

Posted by Maureen Pinney on June 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Selling Christian jewelry for children is a great way to keep Christian values at the forefront of your company. It can also offer parents a way to help integrate their child’s faith into their everyday life. Having Christian jewelry available gives parents options for giving their children ways to express and affirm their faith through jewelry. The ability to give reminders of their Christian faith along with fun and enjoyable pieces of jewelry is a great way to integrate moral values with material goods.

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Topics: Retailer Knowledge Sharing Series, Religious Jewelry Retailers, Christian Gifts, Christian Jewelry

Timeless Christian Jewelry Pieces Essential for Jewelry Retailers

Posted by Maureen Pinney on June 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Religious jewelry has been a staple of religious communities for centuries, and the trend is still going strong today. As with any kind of jewelry, trends are always changing, and faith-based jewelry continues to adapt to the times. Choosing pieces based on popular jewelry trends is a sure way to boost your profits while providing customers with access to a special reminder of their faith.

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Topics: Retailer Knowledge Sharing Series, Religious Jewelry Retailers, Christian Gifts, Christian Jewelry

How to Stock and Sell Catholic Jewelry for Men

Posted by Maureen Pinney on January 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM

For decades, men’s tastes were overlooked when it came to jewelry and options were fairly limited, often merely extending to such basic items as a wedding band and a watch. Now is a man’s time to shine in the accessories department, as predicted by major publications like GQ, The New York Times, and Men’s Health.

With styles ranging from bold and trendy to effortless and classic, the question is no longer “can men wear jewelry” but “how can you get better at selling it?”

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Consultative Selling vs. Bullying: How to Spot the Difference

Posted by Fred Adler on December 20, 2019 at 4:50 PM


As a retailer of religious goods, you rely heavily on your suppliers to ensure you get the products you need - and products that will sell. Building a strong relationship with your suppliers and their salesforce is a critical part of your success.

Have you ever asked yourself if your salesperson has your best interests in mind or are they just trying to land a big order?

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Topics: Religious Jewelry Retailers

Three Tips to Make Your Church Gift Shop Shine

Posted by Maureen Pinney on November 26, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Your church gift shop serves as a welcoming center of hospitality to long-time parishioners and newcomers alike, but can also be a valuable source of income for the church. It offers members of the congregation an easy way to purchase religious books, jewelry, rosaries, and other gifts for friends and family. They can feel good about these purchases knowing the money they spend goes toward supporting their church.

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Keep Your Displays Stocked During Slow Season

Posted by Maureen Pinney on June 14, 2019 at 11:46 AM

Once upon a time, retailers would order merchandise a handful of times a year in advance of a few key selling seasons. Now, many retailers opt to continuously refresh inventory throughout the entire year to keep up with current consumer demands. In fact, there are now even cameras and artificial intelligence being developed to manage inventory levels in real-time!

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Popular Saint Medal Meanings Series - Part 3

Posted by Maureen Pinney on April 24, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Saint medals commemorate the saints they bear, as well as offer different protections to the wearer. They are a Catholic Church tradition full of meaning and power. According to the Catholic faith, wearing a saint medal around your neck, on your wrist, or keeping it in your home or car can give you protection and blessings from the saint him- or herself. Countless stories from around the world accredit saint medals with miracles, good news, and safety. Here are the meanings of the last eight most popular saint medals in this series.

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Topics: Gifts, saints, saint medal meanings

Most Popular Saint Medals Meanings Series - Part 2

Posted by Maureen Pinney on April 4, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Saint medals are staples in the lives of those who practice the Catholic faith. They venerate holy figures and offer the protection of powerful saints. The saint medal one chooses to wear will offer unique protections based on the works of the saint during his or her life. Understanding the meanings of the most popular saint medals can help you choose the perfect protector for you or your loved ones. Each medal has a different significance. This is part two of a three-part series on the meanings of the most popular saint medals.

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Topics: Gifts, saints, saint medal meanings

The Most Popular Saint Medals and Their Meanings Series - Part 1

Posted by Maureen Pinney on March 29, 2019 at 1:30 PM

The Catholic faith uses medals to venerate major figures, places, and events in the history of Catholicism, as well as a form of holy protection. Some of these figures are saints who have played a notable role within the religion. Each medal has a specific meaning or purpose related to each saint. Learn more about the meaning behind each saint medal in the first part of our series.

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Topics: Gifts, saints, saint medal meanings

2019 Retail Trends: The Rise of Personalized Products

Posted by Maureen Pinney on December 3, 2018 at 9:47 AM

This Christmas season, many buyers are in search of gifts that are unique and personalized. According to a report by Deloitte Consumer Review, more than 50% of consumers expressed interest in purchasing customized products for themselves and their loved ones. Retailers who take part in product personalization trends have the opportunity to increase product sales and build repeat business!

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Topics: Gifts

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