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Retailer's Guide to Selling Religious Items for the Holidays

Posted by Maureen Pinney on February 21, 2023 at 10:16 AM

The holiday season is not isolated to the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas – there are important holidays all year that provide moments for people to celebrate their faith, family, and friends in meaningful ways. Holidays are built on memories and your customers will build new memories with any of the top-quality products you are able to provide. To help you through the different holiday seasons, we compiled a retailer's guide with merchandising best practices for all holidays.

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Topics: Religious, Gifts, Religious Jewelry Retailers

Order First Communion Products Ahead Of Supply Shortages

Posted by Maureen Pinney on December 11, 2022 at 10:07 AM

The holidays are a busy time, and the last thing you want is your store to be unprepared for First Communion when it sneaks up on you. Global shortages now affect every corner of commerce. So waiting until the last minute to stock your store for First Communion gifts can have an unfavorable impact with not getting your products for your customers on time.

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Topics: Communion

5 Step Guide to Higher Jewelry Sales During the Holidays

Posted by Maureen Pinney on October 7, 2022 at 10:28 AM

The holidays are fast approaching, and soon everyone will look for the perfect gifts for their family, friends, and loved ones! While the holiday season is the most beautiful time of the year, it can also be stressful for both customers and retailers. This year, let your shop be a haven for those hoping to find beautiful jewelry by taking advantage of the holiday rush.

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

Ideas for Displaying Religious Jewelry

Posted by Maureen Pinney on August 15, 2022 at 5:10 PM

Jewelry is an excellent way for your customers to showcase their religious beliefs. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants are all simple, beautiful ways for your customers to keep a reminder of their faith close at hand.

For religious retailers with brick-and-mortar stores, it is essential to have these products displayed in a way that is attractive and easily accessible to customers. Point-of-Sale displays for jewelry are a great way to showcase your store's religious jewelry.

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

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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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

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