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With the advent of the iPad, workstations equipped with laptops are quickly becoming a thing of the past. In their place, store owners either have a tablet or iPad or two dedicated to showroom staff, or have issued iPads to all relevant front-of-store and back-office employees. In this edition of Retail Details, we’ll examine how three jewelry stores are using tablets and iPads a little differently.
As the owner of Diamond Dave's Jewelers by Design in Clarksville, Ind., “Diamond Dave” Disponett, has more going on than just running a jewelry store with his business partner. While he’s on the road with his other interests, he’s also doing “house calls” for his star-studded custom jewelry clients, John Rich, and Hank Williams, Jr. chief among his regular Nashville, Tenn., clients.
With his business done mostly behind the wheel of a 1953 Ford pickup, Diamond Dave has gone from a laptop, to a mini-laptop, and now has a Motorola Zoom pad. He ditched the laptop a while back, and has settled on the two smallest of the three devices, favoring the Zoom pad over the mini-laptop. For the last six months, he’s been making home and business custom consultations as a way of attracting more custom business and expanding his out-of-market sales.