who we are
The Edge Retail Academy provides advisory (consulting) services combined with real-time sales data, proven to increase sales and profitability for retail jewelers.
The Edge, in addition to the in-built analytical reports and management tools, brings together several disciplines including marketing, social media, reputation management, insurance & jewelry care programs and integrated omni-channel websites. The Edge Retail Academy helps Edge users identify business growth opportunities, then develops the right business strategies to achieve success, utilizing the powerful Edge management tools and reports in conjunction with market trends from 1,000 stores across the USA.
Our purpose is to supply business management support for the community of independent jewelers using the Edge. Our true satisfaction comes from watching retail jewelry stores build profitable and sustainable businesses that become recognized leaders in their local communities.
business academyOur jewelry experts analyze your business data to provide strategies to better run your business and improve the performance of your inventory.learn morewatch video
edge pulseReal-time sales and inventory data for your store - accessible from anywhere.learn morewatch video
vendor pulseGain visibility of product ‘sell-through’ - resulting in higher sales, better turns and strong product development.learn morewatch video
free business performance reviewWe’ve developed a powerful business performance review to identify specific steps to make your store more profitable.request yours today
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what our clients are saying
Parker’s Karat Patch
Edge Retail Academy’s counsel –particularly on inventory management- has been very beneficial to our store’s business.
Our business advisor has provided us the tools to carefully monitor our inventory levels by category, vendor, and age. When our inventory is out-of-balance or aged, we have developed processes with ERA to work closely with our vendors to rebalance.
This focus on healthy inventory levels and aging has resulted in a double-digit revenue and profitability increase over the last year.
- Kristin Laughter
State Street Jewelers
Edge Retail Academy has been instrumental in our success. We are 1st generation jewelry store owners coming from the online space and it has been essential to have a retail expert we can call or email at a moment’s notice.
Whether it be hiring, employee management, advertising, inventory levels or promotions, our Business Advisor has been great to push us forward on our goals and drive continual improvement. We are having our best year yet and don't intend on stopping!
- Michael Wilson
The Edge Retail Academy has been an invaluable source of information and guidance on every level of our business. From hiring to inventory control to employee management, our Business Advisor has been a tireless advocate. Concrete procedures and interpretation of data are stressed, all with the expressed goal of improving our bottom line.
- Brad Hart
Bijoux Fine Jewelers
I have been a store owner for over 37 years, running my business the old school way by purchasing what I thought would be a good product and letting old inventory linger in my showcases. I learned so much about inventory control and management as well as other business practices from the Edge Retail Academy.
- Annette St Romain
Since we signed up, we’re more confident, making wiser marketing decisions, buying smarter, and feeling more accountable. They matched us with the perfect mentor who shares our passion and understands the challenges that we’re facing in today’s market. The Edge Retail Academy leads us in the right direction, helps our business grow and ensures we meet our goals. We definitely recommend The Edge Retail Academy!
- Kim Nguyen
Blue Herron Jewelery
Our Business Advisor gives us detailed ‘how to’ advice and actionable support to better run our store. He’s supportive of our direction and gives us tools that aid those goals. It’s empowering!
- Megan Cooper
Edge Pulse has the correct name: I truly have the Pulse of the business at my fingertips. Unbelievable for all this information to be stored on a small electronic device that fits in my pocket.
- Don Goodman
P.K. Bennett Jewelers
Since joining The Edge Retail Academy two years ago, we have doubled our business and are growing at a great rate again this year. I have a much better understanding of the workings of our business and no longer feel like it’s a runaway train that I have no control over.
- Richard Bennett
Burkes Fine Jewelers
We grew our business by 70% with the guidance of Edge Retail Academy by getting control of our inventory, reordering fast sellers religiously, and always making sure our top categories are where they should be!
- Karen Burke
R. Hoppe Jewelers
The information available allows me to minimize my buying mistakes and maximize my profit. In short, I now know I cannot afford NOT to participate in the Edge Retail Academy.