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Five Qualities of an Exceptional Religious Goods Supplier

Posted by Fred Adler on October 17, 2018 at 9:19 AM

When you run a religious goods retail business, you need a reliable supplier to work with and ensure you get the products you need. However, with the high cost of being in business, you still want to be as effective as possible to maintain your store’s profitability and grow your business.

While supplying quality products at a fair price is crucial, it isn’t all you should look for in a supplier. Whether you’re preparing to audit your existing supplier relationships or looking to find your next partner, here’s how to measure the performance of an exceptional religious goods supplier.

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Topics: domestic manufacturer, jewelry supplier, McVan Capabilities

What is the Meaning of the Saint Christopher Medal?

Posted by Maureen Pinney on July 16, 2018 at 5:02 PM

The Catholic Church honors medals as a form of religious protection. These medals often represent one of our many beloved saints, one of which is of Saint Christopher. The Saint Christopher Medal is one of the most popular around the world because of his significance in the Catholic faith.

The Saint Christopher medal is believed to protect the wearer on his or her travels. For this reason, many people wear Saint Christopher pendants around their necks, on their wrists, and some even hang the medals in their cars!

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Topics: retail stores, jewelry supplier, Medals

7 Best Sellers in Religious Jewelry

Posted by Maureen Pinney on March 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM

As the season of gift giving ramps up, displaying your strongest sellers is a wise move and can mean higher sales. For people of faith, Easter is a celebration on par with Christmas, and many appreciate tokens of their faith as gifts. A child’s First Communion and Confirmation are other important days that are often celebrated with gifts. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, two days that often stump the gift giver, are perfect opportunities to give religious jewelry.

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Topics: Retailer Knowledge Sharing Series, Communion, Religious, Gifts, confirmation, Religious Jewelry Retailers, jewelry supplier, Medals

How Religious Jewelry Retailers Should Deal with Returns

Posted by Maureen Pinney on March 1, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Any retail establishment will eventually encounter dissatisfied customers, but religious jewelry retailers have several extra considerations since they’re dealing in high-value commodities. As a relgious jewelry retailer, it’s highly likely you sell several different brands, meaning you’re juggling long-term business relationships with different distributors. This is only half the battle when it comes to unhappy customers.

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Topics: Retailer Knowledge Sharing Series, Religious, Religious Jewelry Retailers, retail stores, jewelry supplier

Difference Between Sterling Silver and Silver Filled

Posted by Maureen Pinney on January 29, 2016 at 3:56 PM

If you've ever browsed the aisles of a jewelry store, you've likely encountered a lot of terms referring to the silver selection. Silver filled, sterling silver...what do these mean? Knowing the difference between sterling silver and silver filled is important; it will dictate the quality of your piece and how you should take care of it. This is critically important if you want something that’s truly valuable. Let's take a look at these unique terms. 

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Topics: Retailer Knowledge Sharing Series, jewelry supplier, McVan Capabilities

6 Key Factors To Know Before Hiring a Religious Jewelry Supplier

Posted by Maureen Pinney on May 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM

  As a retailer, you can have the most phenomenal sales platform in place to sell your products, but your profit potential will always be directly tied to the reliability of your supplier. Retail jewelry is a competitive market and suppliers can promise you the world trying to get your business. But unless your supplier is the reliable, quality producer of products you need, the promises will come up empty.

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Topics: jewelry supplier

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