Supplier News: Week of June 1

BusinessMind Names Zillion Its Premier Insurance Partner

BusinessMind, a cloud-based software company providing inventory control, point of sale, CRM, and workshop management software for retail jewelers and manufacturers, has partnered with insurance tech company Zillion for its point-of-sale customers. The partnership allows BusinessMind jewelry retailers to insure its customers’ purchases directly from a smartphone with one click.

“We love innovating and pushing value benefits to our users”, said Raffi Minassian, president of DCIT and the creator of BusinessMind, in a statement. “Zillion has a unique and compelling insurance solution and has made the integration service simple and effortless for jewelers. Now our users can better serve their customers after the jewelry sale. This is a wonderful opportunity for our entire user base.”

For more information, visit myzillion.com, and dcit.com.

Rapaport and JFC “Double Down for the Kids”

Rapaport JFC Double Down
Rapaport and JFC’s “Double Down” initiative

The Rapaport Group has partnered with Jewelers for Children (JFC) in an effort to raise $100,000 for the charitable organization under the program named “Double Down for the Kids.” Rapaport has pledged it will match the first $50,000 donated to JFC.

“This initiative is a great opportunity for members of the jewelry trade to have their donations doubled,” said JFC board chair Debra Puzio in a statement. “While we recognize these are challenging times for the industry, it is even more challenging for children at risk.”

For more on the initiative, visit rapaport.com/community or jewelersforchildren.org/doubledown.

Virtual Event, Stuller Connect, Begins Today

Stuller Connect
Stuller Connect

Stuller is hosting its first-ever virtual event, Stuller Connect, beginning Monday and running through June 28, on Stuller.com.

The event will introduce its customers to new products, event specials, educational opportunities, and more throughout the month of June. “For 50 years, we have worked to provide quality just-in-time products with enduring support to jewelers across the world,” said company president Danny Clark, in a statement. “Stuller’s deep relationships with its business partners is our most prized asset. Today it’s more important than ever that we stay connected.”

For more information and to see the event, head to stuller.com.

Gabriel & Co. Offering Help to Retail Partners During Pandemic

New York–based jewelry brand Gabriel & Co. reported its recent efforts to assist its retail partners through the current pandemic, citing its omnichannel proprietary platforms and services.

Family-owned and operated, Gabriel & Co. is offering its retailers full MSRP credit for all purchases made online within their Gabriel Fashion eShop, a concept that, while not new to the brand’s offerings, is proving more relevant than ever.

Gabriel & Co.’s Fashion eShop website connects its retail partners with their local consumers, enabling the shoppers to browse the brand’s fine jewelry and bridal collections before making a purchase online. The concept also offers retailers personalized social media content, adaptive email marketing techniques, and more. Shoppers’ orders, placed through their local retailers’ personalized eShops, ship directly to their doors within 7-10 business days.

“Pandemic or no pandemic, Gabriel is truly our partner in business,” said Timothy Myers and Daniel Myers, owners of the Jewelry Shop in Greencastle, Pa. “They reacted faster than any of our other vendors with everything we needed to survive this unprecedented time.”

“Many vendors claim to be partners in your business, but very few live up to the billing,” said Christopher Sarich, founder of Noah Gabriel & Co. Jewelers in Wexford, Pa. “Gabriel & Co. have gone above and beyond the call of duty, providing us with digital marketing materials and providing their innovative e-commerce solution for our website. We were able to capture several sales that would not have been possible without their support.”

“I’m honestly very grateful for everything Gabriel is doing right now to help us,” said Melissa Jacobson of Cumberland Diamond Exchange in Smyrna, Ga. “I haven’t received daily support like this from any other vendor. Their digital platforms and email strategies are outstanding.”

In addition to providing technological help, Gabriel & Co. has developed a charitable initiative with its 91>19 bracelet, a design that shares a message of hope and strength, and is donating 100% of its proceeds to Jewelers for Children.

For more information, visit gabrielny.com.

Rembrandt Charms Introduces Contest to Honor Heroes

New York–based company Rembrandt Charms announced a new contest to honor those working to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Tell Your Story, Heroes Edition.”

The contest asks consumers to tell a story about the hero in their lives using Rembrandt’s collection of charms—up to 10 are allowed in one story. One winner of the contest will receive a sterling silver bracelet with five charms, and several runners-up will be gifted a sterling silver bracelet or a single sterling silver charm from Rembrandt’s COVID-19 collection. Prizes will be collected from the winners’ respective local retailers.

“Rembrandt Charms has run similar ‘Tell Your Story’ contests monthly for decades with excellent participation each month,” said company vice president Eric Lux, in a statement. “We believe this contest will be the largest yet, with nationwide exposure in USA Today. Rembrandt Charms will be featured as a company supporting those on the front lines, helping kick-start our economy, and donating to Feeding America. To date, the USA Today COVID-19 web page has reached over a billion consumers and over 300,000 user visits!”

According to the contest’s web page, one winner will be chosen on the last business day of each month.

For more information and to enter the contest, visit rembrandtcharms.com/tys

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