Knowledge is power! Sir Francis Bacon first published this influential phrase in 1597, and it’s been quoted throughout history. As secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan added his own iteration: “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating, Education is the premise of progress.”
The Plumb Club, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is committed to the premise of progress in the jewelry industry via innovation and education. Knowledge, information, and education are essential to survival in an ever-changing business climate and rapidly evolving environment. They lead to continued sales, satisfied customers, and a thriving business. Hence, the impetus behind The Plumb Club’s newest innovation, the Jewelers Resource Center.
Created and launched in 2022, the Jewelers Resource Center is free and open to the entire jewelry industry. Within the 3D animated world lives an abundance of easily accessed jewelry industry information geared toward helping retailers do better business. And to keep up with rapid evolution and meet the most current needs, information and news are added and updated daily.
Here’s the valuable content available to the industry:
Articles on Jewelry and Business Trends: Written by known jewelry and business editors, stories discuss the changing business landscape and evolving consumer desires and expectations. These are accessible in the READING AREA.
Informational Podcasts: Designed and delivered by experts in their respective fields, the podcasts are a concise 15– to 20-minute listen, chock-full of advice and tips that can help retailers bring in customers, meet their needs, and understand the newest marketing techniques or product information. Additionally, there are podcasts to help retailers learn how to augment sales or effectively redesign a store. These are accessible in the LISTENING AREA.
Learning Videos: A wealth of credible speakers and experts provide valuable information in areas such as retail sales training, mitigating fraud risk, cyber-security, and consumer research and surveys. The videos provide insight and knowledge via visual presentations and discussions on things affecting retailers. These are accessible in the VIEWING ROOM.
Daily Business Needs: Whether a retailer needs daily metal pricing, a chart on mobile commerce, or the anatomy of a diamond, it’s readily available. Documents on everything from shooting a jewelry video, social media calendars, and gemstone guides make it easy to learn something new or brush up on knowledge. Also available is a new downloadable and customizable POS brochure that a retailer can use to help their clients understand natural and lab-grown diamonds and choose the origin that is best for them. Further, convenient links are provided to a variety of other jewelry resources. These are accessible in the REFERENCE CENTER.
Vetted Service Providers: This credible source provides retailers with new needed service providers, a plethora of helpful companies, contractors, and names across jewelry-related categories—from accounting services to legal advice to web design. These are accessible in the SOURCING CENTER.
Daily Industry Headlines: The newest information affecting the jewelry industry is updated daily and accessible in the NEWS ROOM.
Live Learning Opportunities and Events: The Plumb Club Auditorium regularly hosts a variety of presentations and discussions on timely jewelry-relevant topics that affect retailers throughout the year. These are accessible on specific publicized dates and times in the AUDITORIUM.
The Information Hub at the front entrance once you have entered the space is where visitors can learn about the Jewelers Resource Center, its various areas, and The Plumb Club. Those wishing to visit one of The Plumb Club’s esteemed members to learn more about their company can do so right from this spot, or take a virtual elevator ride to view the various showrooms.
Knowledge is power, and it’s all right here—convenient and at a retailer’s fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.