If you don't have questions about how to improve the security at your business, that's not a comforting sign — especially before holiday shopping ramps up.
With technology transforming the world of safes, alarms, surveillance systems, and other essential physical and electronic security features, there's plenty for jewelers to ponder. Couple that with how to improve procedural security by educating staff and there's an abundance to consider.
A lapse in security at any point during the year creates unnecessary risk for your jewelry business. Given the impact holiday shopping has on your year-end results, weaknesses in your security program become even more dangerous.
That's why David Sexton, vice president of loss prevention at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, covered four areas jewelers need to focus on in the webinar Holiday Security for Jewelry Businesses.
If the crowds of Black Friday made you worry about your jewelry store security, you might be in for a surprise.
Business Insider reported that "Super Saturday" (which falls on December 17 in 2016) will have more shopper visits than the post-Thanksgiving pandemonium. Also, in terms of sales, Black Friday is one spot behind Super Saturday again - but both fall behind the Friday before Christmas, December 23.
So what does this mean for the security of your business?
The holidays are almost here. You’ve made your list and checked it twice. Everyone seems to be covered ... except you!
If you’re building a capsule jewelry wardrobe like we are, you probably have a few jewelry items on your holiday gift list. We asked five big names in jewelry what their must-have jewelry picks are and they did not disappoint!
The moment of a marriage proposal is a blur, whether or not you are the one down on a knee or you are the one with a ring placed on your finger. No matter how much you want the moment to last forever, it goes by all too quickly.
Sure, having friends snap pictures and videos on their smartphones or hiring a photographer are great ways to document your moment forever. But what if you want to relive your emotions from the “ring’s-eye-view”?
Aside from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s also a great time to reflect on our good fortune, family and friends and to recall the fond memories of the past year.
Our thoughts quickly turn to the fun we had in helping plan a holiday proposal in New York City last year, as part of our Perfect Proposal contest. We are in a bit of disbelief as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Matt and Linda’s marriage proposal at the top of the Empire State Building.
There are those of us who love this time of year for all its joy, togetherness and sentiment. Then there are the criminals who treat the holiday season like open season with us — and our arms loaded with shopping bags — being the prime targets.