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Jewelry Crime Report: 2017 Begins With Widespread Crime

Posted by Logan Moore on Feb 10, 2017 10:41:03 AM
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Compared to prior months, more crimes than usual were reported to the Jewelers' Security Alliance in January. Many were armed and smash-and-grab robberies, which resulted in high levels of violence and large losses of merchandise.

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Topics: Jewelry Crime Report

Jewelry Store Security: 5 Reasons Why Criminals Target Shopping Malls

Posted by Logan Moore on Feb 1, 2017 3:30:00 PM

The locations of jewelry businesses can vary from a designer’s home, to Main Street, to an office on 47th Street in New York.

To the general public, however, jewelry businesses are often synonymous with one type of location in particular: shopping malls. The main square of a shopping center usually has at least one corner devoted to jewelry and, in larger malls, stores can be found on multiple levels.

While larger chains usually occupy this real estate because they can better afford the high cost of rent, many independent jewelers locate their businesses in strip malls to lessen the burden of owning their own property.

Intuition would tell you that these locations are less prone to crime than a home-based business, standalone property, or office in a jewelry or diamond district. Unfortunately, when it comes to jewelry store security, that’s far from the truth.

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Topics: Safety & Security, robbery

Why UL-Certified Alarms Are Essential for Jewelers

Posted by Logan Moore on Jan 26, 2017 12:44:22 PM

Would you drive a car that wasn't crash-tested or inspected to make sure all of its complex parts worked together in harmony?

Hopefully not. The risks would be too devastating to overcome if something went wrong.

Now, apply that same principle and cautionary state of mind to your jewelry business and ask yourself if you can risk not having a UL-Certified alarm.

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Topics: alarms, burglary

What Can Jewelers Do to Help Avoid a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

Posted by Logan Moore on Jan 19, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Employment-related lawsuits continue to rise and in order to be protected, a special type of coverage is needed: employment practices liability insurance (EPL).

The stats around EPL aren't pretty and give a powerful reason to have the coverage. In an article posted by Trusted Choice, employee lawsuits have risen 400% in the past 20 years!

There are many ways an employment-related lawsuit could come about, but one that jewelers should be particularly aware of is wrongful termination.

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Topics: Store Management, Employment Practices Liability

Features to Consider For Your Jewelry Inventory Software

Posted by Logan Moore on Jan 13, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Accurate and comprehensive inventory records can make or break a jewelry business.

Jewelers who can quickly identify fast-selling, high-margin items can maximize their profit, while less organized business owners trying to manage their inventory by a gut feeling and mental notes could face larger problems than simply untapped revenue.

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Topics: Store Management

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