Walmart closes Jet.com.

Jet.com was in focus of the big fashion jewelry e-tailers, due to its strong, discount-oriented buyers community and aggressive re-pricing abilities. The few jewelers, who were able to adopt Jet.com as a part of online operation, enjoyed the exclusivity of selling to 27M monthly visitors on the peak of the marketplace activity.

4 years after Walmart’s acquisition of the online marketplace, entire Jet.com operation merges into Walmart. Now that Walmart feel confident with their online presence, the company does not require the “backup plan” in form of a stand-alone intependent marketplace.  Walmart’s US e-commerce sales grew by 74% in the first quarter , making the company the biggest winner of the e-commerce revolution caused by the COVID pandemic. 

Long live jet.com!

 

Valigara Jewelry eCommerce Newsletter, May 2020

Prepare to Embrace Change

As of May 2020, it’s clear that the effect of depressed economies worldwide is disrupting jewelry eCommerce – but signs of hope from Etsy, Walmart, DHL, and other jewelry industry players are upon us like Spring itself.

Across the board, the industry is dealing with potential customers having less discretionary income and interrupted supply chains, leading to greatly reduced sales and lower stock prices. A recent article in Rough-Polished posits the possibility of a lingering recession, with hard times ahead for sellers. But it’s not all doom-and-gloom: opportunity lies in wait.

As countries slowly begin to reopen, the marketing war for consumer dollars will begin in earnest. Sellers may wish to consider refocusing their marketing efforts on messaging appropriate to the times and emotions of their customers. A decisive program geared toward generic marketing of diamonds is also a strategy worth investigating.

While brick & mortar retail is struggling, there’s no doubt that the recent changes bring good news for the future of jewelry eCommerce. Those who once saw the switch to online operations as a future move now have a clear understanding that eCommerce is not a bonus or luxury, but a mandatory part of the jewelry business. Online marketplaces are growing at a fascinating pace, changing the proportion between online and offline retail forever.

In other words, prepare to embrace change — because jewelry buying and selling habits have changed forever.

Headlines

Here’s the latest jewelry ecommerce news:

  • 1. Why hanging on may pay off for […]

Jewelry eCommerce Webinar – June 2020

Tuesday 2nd June 2020,11:00 am EST

18:00 pm Jerusalem     

16:00 pm London         

8:00 am Los Angeles

 

The place of online marketplaces in Jewelry eCommerce, June 2020

Are online marketplaces still relevant for Jewelry eCommerce in June 2020?

Jewelry industry is rapidly changing, with eCommerce in the focus. With all eyes on eBay, Amazon, Walmart, Etsy and other online sales channels – what is the current role of the leading marketplaces for jewelers today? What is changing and where are we moving to?

$1 Billion in eCommerce sales experi. We gathered a unique panel of 3 most established and practical eCommerce experts in marketplace marketing. Each participant brings the experience of managing, developing and advising to hundreds of jewelry stores worldwide. This event is a unique summary of each marketplace insights, best practices and updates.

The panel will be managed by our CEO Igor Nusinovich – one of the most recognized online marketing specialists in jewelry industry, jewelry eCommerce veteran, founder of Valigara Online Jewelry Manager – the leading jewelry eCommerce platform. Don’t miss!

Sergiu Costin

CEO at AMZgemz INC

  • Successfully launched two private-labeled jewelry brands, the first to be invited to sell on Amazon
  • Sold over $100,000,000 worth of jewelry online, in own company and his clients’ operation
  • BA in Computer Science, 13 years of experience selling jewelry on multiple US marketplaces
  • Founder at AMZgemz – A Seattle, WA […]

Jewelry eCommerce Webinar – May 2020

Tuesday 7th May 2020 at 11:00 am EST

18:00 pm Jerusalem     

16:00 pm London         

8:00 am Los Angeles

CEO Town Hall Panel

Prepare to embrace change

The pandemic has changed buying habits forever. Discover new emerging opportunities for the jewelry industry and how you can take advantage.

Meet the global CEO’s and Industry leaders that will share their insight and discuss how you can prepare for the future.

Igor Nusinovich

CEO at Valigara

  • Over 15 years in eCommerce and one of the first eBay employees in Israel.
  • Igor is one of the most recognized worldwide online marketing specialists in the jewelry industry having managed more than 100 online jewelry stores.
  • Founder of Valigara, the leading jewelry eCommerce platform.

Andrew Rowson

CEO at E-Motive

  • Over 3 decades of experience in successfully selling, managing, and helping others succeed in Marketplaces.

Dennis Fedoruk

CEO at Kiddly Marketing & Fulfillment

  • Over 40 years of experience at CEO level, Corporate Finance, Brand Management, and Licensing.
  • Success in launching brands, consulting and taking private companies to the public stock exchange.

Jewelry eCommerce Webinar – April 2020

Jewelry eCommerce Webinar – April 2020

Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am EST

18:00 pm Jerusalem     

16:00 pm London         

8:00 am Los Angeles

Jewelry eCommerce Webinar - April 2020

  •  At this webinar, our CEO Igor Nusinovich will share topic Vaccinate your business against coronavirus with eCommerce.

In Short: eCommerce purchases jumped by 50% in February 2020. More than 75% of consumers avoid using malls. Coronavirus can’t spread online, but your business can.

How to start eCommerce quickly and efficiently? What does it take to establish and grow a vaccinated sales funnel?

 

  • This time we host Gadi Gertel, CEO at the Israel Jewelers’ Association, to  present Jewelry design trends – No.1 key to eCommerce sales growth.

In Short : Jewelry Trends have the most crucial influence in the fierce worldwide jewelry competition. As long as we are involved in the trends processes, we sell more.
Gadi Gertel, a jewelry retail specialist, speaks about how to use the Coronavirus crisis’ time break to develop your supply and to maximize your eCommerce sales.

 

  • 00:00 – introduction
  • 08:30 – Trends in jewelry markets
  • 39:51 – Vaccinate your business with eCommerce
  • 01:18:25 – Helping jewelries in Corona time
  • 01:25:40 – Q & A

 Jewelry eCommerce Webinar – March 2020

Tuesday 3th March 2020 at 11:00am EST

Jewelry eCommerce Webinar - March 2020

  • At this webinar, our CEO Igor Nusinovich will share the business strategies, best practices and insights for Jewelry Logistics and Fulfillment.

In Short: Would you buy an umbrella BEFORE or AFTER the rain? Logistics is one of the main components of the jewelry eCommerce. The right execution of stock locations, handling and delivery – influences online sales dramatically. We will discuss KPIs, best practices and most common mistakes in this field.

 

  • This time we host Artem Soundelzon, CEO at Inova Diamonds, Israel Diamonds Exchnage official partner to  present AI – The game changer to boost e-commerce conversion.

In Short : Provide your customers with the best shopping experience, to help them purchase more, increase conversions and average order value. Augmented Reality is not a sci-fiction any more, it’s a game changing tool for your business.

 

Jewelry eCommerce Meetup in Israel – Febuary 2020

When: 04/02/2020 18:00 

Where: Jabutinsky Rd 5, Ramat Gan

Meet leading jewelry eCommerce professionals, learn from the industry leaders and get answers to the most challenging questions.

** Entrance is only for recognized jewelry sellers **

Event is free to attend, registration is required

Febuary Event Topics

– Practical Workshop – analysis of real marketplace stores
– How to choose the right marketplace to sell jewelry?

Descriptions:


– Is there a right marketplace for my jewelry? How to define it? We will discuss how to create the profile of your business according to the jewelry characteristics, business scale, logistics and location – and choose the right marketplace accordingly.

– Within the Practical Workshop we analyse real jewelry stores on multiple marketplaces. Stores will be picked randomly or by audience’s requests.

 

Event Schedule

6:00pm – Mingling and Private consultations
6:30pm – Speakers
7:15pm – Questions and Answers
8:00pm – End

**Light snacks and refreshments will be served**

 

This month’s presenters

Igor Nusinovich

CEO at Valigara Online Jewelry Manager

– One of the most recognized worldwide online marketing specialists in jewelry industry.
– Jewelry eCommerce veteran, managed more than 100 online jewelry stores
– More than 15 years in eCommerce, one of the first eBay employees in Israel
– adviser for Israeli Export Institute, Hong Kong Jewelry Association, Payoneer and multiple jewelry brands
– Creator of Valigara Online Jewelry Manager – the […]

Jewelry eCommerce Meetup Israel – January 2020

When: 07/01/2020 18:00 

Where: AIB Express Logistics offices, Bursa Ramat Gan, Shoham 5

Jewelry eCommerce Meetup Israel - January

Meet leading jewelry eCommerce professionals, learn from the industry leaders and get answers to the most challenging questions.

** Entrance is only for recognized jewelry sellers **

Event is free to attend, registration is required

January Event Talks

– Taking Jewelry eCommerce from $5,000 to $70,000 per month. 2019 Case study.
– Sales seasonality – from a burden to an business opportunity

 

Event Schedule

6:00pm – Mingling and Private consultations
6:30pm – Speakers
7:15pm – Questions and Answers
8:00pm – End

**Light snacks and refreshments will be served**

 

This month’s presenters

Igor Nusinovich

CEO at Valigara Online Jewelry Manager

– One of the most recognized worldwide online marketing specialists in jewelry industry.
– Jewelry eCommerce veteran, managed more than 100 online jewelry stores
– More than 15 years in eCommerce, one of the first eBay employees in Israel
– adviser for Israeli Export Institute, Hong Kong Jewelry Association, Payoneer and multiple jewelry brands
– Creator of Valigara Online Jewelry Manager – the world leading platform for jewelry eCommerce management.


Omer Ben Harosh

Jewelry Logistics Specialist at AIB Express Logistics


– Private consultations Only

Omer is an expert for jewelry eCommerce:
– Logistics
– Fulfillment
– Insurance

Enjoy some of the most guarded tips and practices!

Event is […]

A look at 2019-2020

Dear Valigarers!

We want to wish you a great 2020! 

I took this opportunity to summarize what happened to us and where our eyes are on. 

2019 was a wonderful year! 

Product

Saying “2019 was productive” doesn’t say anything… We introduced so many new features we hardly believe it our-self. 🙂 

  • Walmart. We’ve added one of the most influential US marketplaces to our channels list. Protected and actively growing, we believe it can be a great addition to your online sales operation. 
  • Purchasing module. Now you can completely manage your work with providers and keep track of your physical inventory. Issue Inventory Receipts, create Purchase orders, manage Transfers between stock locations. 
  • POS and classical retail. We made sure that our integration with Shopify gives us the access to the Shopify POS – the easiest solution for the classical POS and offline retail needs. 
  • Invoicing module. We added integration with Quickbooks and GreenInvoice systems, to make your administration smooth and easy. Now your do all required paperwork for your orders directly from Valigara.
  • MailChimp module. Email marketing is a “glue” between the short-term and long-term business. Send your clients data into the the largest email sending system, in few clicks. This makes your email marketing even more easy and flexible. 
  • Feeds module. Now you can make your products data available for anyone instant, and updated. Want to have an updated feed for Facebook store or Google Products? Now you have it. 
  • VStore. We completely reworked and upgraded our websites module.  so you can build your […]

Invoicing module – QuickBooks integration

QuickBooks integration with Valigara

We are happy to announce the QuickBooks integration with Valigara! 

Accounting is a mandatory part of any business. When it comes to accounting software, Intuit’s QuickBooks seems to be a top pick for eCommerce businesses in the US and Canada. It is one of the most convenient accounting software, for tracking incomes, expenses and jewelry sold. 

QuickBooks helps to understand financial performance, and conduct business according to applicable Canadian and American law and rules. Addition of the invoicing module in Valigara automates financial tasks, and makes accounting less time-consuming and less stressful. 

Your orders and clients data, imported in real time from all eCommerce platforms, can now be used to issue invoices, receipts and other legal documentation, in few clicks. All the manual and tedious tasks are eliminated, saving precious time and keeping you focused on the most important issue – selling more jewelry online, effectively and easily. 

 

Enjoy selling!

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