McVan Blog

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

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?

Read More

Topics: Religious Jewelry Retailers

7 Habits of Highly Successful Religious Retailers

Posted by Fred Adler on September 19, 2018 at 10:21 AM



Most people are familiar with the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. What if we could apply this knowledge to religious retail business? That's what we're going to do here!

As any business owner knows, success doesn't happen overnight. Rather, retailers must repeatedly apply core principles to achieve their goals. This has become especially important with the rapid shift of retail in the past decade. Consumer buying habits have evolved, with many people turning to online sources. While the religious gift shop industry is generally growing, the demographics and methods for reaching consumers will continue to change.

Fortunately, the core tenets of running a business are future-proof. Follow these 7 habits of highly successful retailers to improve customer service and grow your business for years to come: 

Read More

Topics: Religious Jewelry Retailers, retail stores

Lower Retail Store Operation Costs the Right Way

Posted by Fred Adler on August 15, 2018 at 9:45 AM

Many of our retail partners have voiced their concerns about store spending. Logically, reducing spending seems like a simple way to lower business expenses. However, cutting costs in the wrong places can harm your customer experience, which damages your business's reputation. Thankfully, it’s possible to avoid these pitfalls and set your store up for success – smart spending is the key.

Read More

Topics: Religious Jewelry Retailers, retail stores

Tips to Motivate Employees at Your Small Retail Store

Posted by Maureen Pinney on June 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM

It shouldn't come as a surprise, but most religious retailers have to make it work with a small team behind them. During our 2018 Religious Retail Survey we found that 82% of retailers have less than five employees.

With a lean crew of five employees, it’s of the utmost importance to develop a team who is friendly and knowledgeable about the products you offer. This type of unique product understanding and personal communication is the experience that shoppers look for in a store of your size. Customers have the option of shopping online or from other larger stores. What’s the secret to creating a memorable experience for visitors? How do you accomplish this?

Read More

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

How to Sell Slow Moving Inventory and Unsold Merchandise

Posted by Fred Adler on April 3, 2018 at 9:39 AM

“Slow moving inventory” might be every retailer’s least favorite phrase. Most retail stores have been faced with unsold merchandise at one point or another. Many retailers perform their due diligence with market research and sales forecasts, but still end up with unsold inventory. Over the years we've gained a fair amount of knowledge from our religious retail partners. Today, we'll shine the light on how to sell slow moving inventory.

With religious products, many retailers purchase too many products around the holiday season. Your store's excess product can cause a slow down in cash flow, a lack of prime shelf space, and result in the lost opportunity cost of showcasing more popular items. Online retailers have the same issues, which can lead to a storage room filled to the brim with unsold merchandise.

Read More

Topics: Religious Jewelry Retailers, retail stores

Sick of Abandoned Carts? How Online Religious Retailers Can Boost Conversions

Posted by Maureen Pinney on June 14, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Cart abandonment is one of the most frustrating conversion issues for online retailers. According to a Baymard Institute study, at least two-thirds of shoppers abandon their shopping carts prior to purchase.

Unfortunately, this is as much of an issue for online religious retailers as it is for sellers in other industries. Luckily, there are some simple ways to combat abandoned cart and increase completed ecommerce sales.

 

Read More

Topics: Religious Jewelry Retailers

The State of the Religious Gift Shop Industry

Posted by Maureen Pinney on April 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM

The state of the religious gift shop industry is ever changing. As with all retailers, it depends on the current market climate, consumer’s discretionary spending, and external competition. The outlook for gift shop retailers is generally bright, though many will have to continue to be diligent and develop a keen understanding of both internal and external factors that will shape the industry today and in the future.

Read More

Topics: Religious Jewelry Retailers

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.

Read More

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

Join Our Blog
Receive religious retail best practices, news and tips!

E-book- Download Now!

dcfd027d-3eca-425f-8b30-18e87dd6d8b6

Latest Posts

Follow Me