(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – Renowned marketing speaker, coach and columnist for the jewelry industry, Jim Ackerman of Ascend Marketing, Inc. is offering to take payment in gold, silver, diamonds and even Bitcoin, for most of the company’s products and services, at least for a limited time.
“This is an acknowledgement of several things,” Ackerman claims. “First, that the commodities jewelers deal in every day have real, intrinsic value, that can and should be appreciated.
“Second, that jewelers have a unique and peculiar advantage in dealing with these ‘alternative currencies’ which can give them a distinct buying edge resulting in a particular, financial benefit to them in purchasing goods and services.
“Third, that economic conditions and uncertainties make it prudent for people – including myself – to gain experience transacting business in non-traditional ways.”
Ackerman says he will render value-for-value in these transactions. Jewelers will pay normal prices for his products and services. He will extract no premium from jewelers for the privilege of paying in gold, silver, diamonds and/or Bitcoin.
“If a jeweler wants to purchase one of our audio training programs valued at $197, for example, they can give us $197 worth of gold or silver. Or perhaps a single diamond that would appraise at $197. If they want a $24,000, year-long Legends Coaching Program, we will take payment in any of the commodities I’ve mentioned,” he said.
Ackerman points out that jewelers who buy gold, silver and diamonds at meaningful discounts can easily convert those purchases to profits in cash when they sell those commodities, but few have tried to utilize the same leverage in their purchasing, because nobody has heretofore offered them the opportunity to do so.
He stresses that this offer is applicable to new purchases only. Existing contracts will not be altered, although existing clients buying additional products and services can take advantage of the offer.
Ackerman’s company, Ascend Marketing, Inc. provides marketing training products and services to jewelers, along with turnkey marketing promotions jewelers can use in the marketing of their enterprises.
Ascend’s flagship product is The Principle-Centered Marketing Coaching program, which works with independent jewelers for a minimum of six months, helping the jeweler develop marketing plans, strategies, promotions, systems, skills, habits and programs.
Ascend and the company’s stable of licensed, certified Coaches, have worked with independent jewelers throughout the United States and Canada, often resulting in dramatic increases in sales, revenue and profits for their client jewelers.
Ascend also offers, books, audio training, live and online seminars and webinars, and more.
All Ascend products come with money-back guarantees and Ackerman says those guarantees will remain in effect and will be fully honored for those who elect to participate in the alternative payment program.
“This really is just like paying with traditional, Federal Reserve Notes – money,” Ackerman says.
Inquiries about the program should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or interested jewelers may call 800-584-7585 x3 for additional information.