Retailers able to purchase CAD technology using scrap stock jewellery.
Gary Baines of CAD jewellery design program Gemvision and Gary Williams of trade-only scrap counter Presman Mastermelt have joined forces on a new scheme which will see old stock swapped for new software to help drive retail jewellery business into the future.
The duo have joined forces and say, in their own words: “Take two Garys, add stuff that doesn’t sell and some innovative thinking, then melt down into cutting edge, profit making, design technology.”
The scheme utilises the Presman scrap counter by allowing retailers to use their hallmarked, non-selling, stock for design software, with a choice of Matrix Design software, the Revo Milling System or the Counter Sketch Studio program. The pair has said that the additional bonus of the high metal prices, the retailer might even make a good profit on the original purchase price.
The pair have said that the CAD design technology available will help drive business forward, put money back into the till and cement the personal customer relationships.
“Most shops have, at the very least, old wedding ring patterns, which are sitting in the safe and no longer generate sales or special orders, so it makes perfect sense to use the metal value to purchase something which will help their business grow in a far more distinctive way.” said Williams.