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CoJewlrs Covers the Reselling Business Framework in Diamonds

Over the years, jewelry has been a symbol of celebration. They represent commitment and longevity and are used to commemorate momentous occasions. Knowing the importance of their products, jewelers are built like temples and museums to highlight the beauty and magnificence of each piece in their collection. Luxury stores have always had the reputation for being stark and intimidating, even almost uninviting. CoJewlrs decided to reinvent this traditional shopping belief that exclusivity and unattainability add to the overall value of a product. 

The first-ever shared retail space for high-end brands, CoJewlrs approached shopping from an enthusiast’s point of view, wherein community and business relationships play a more significant role. They were able to recognize that for items like jewelry whose value appreciates over time, transactions go beyond the point of sale and need room for reselling, trading, and servicing. All these affairs need a space with privacy, something that the traditional jewelry exchange setting could not provide, but CoJewlrs did.

CoJewlrs went for a private boutique-style store that promises their guests a new and enjoyable shopping experience to make sure they stand out from the competition. They even go above and beyond with their service by incorporating a full open bar and lounge space for both vendors and guests to enjoy.

While retail space sharing is an uncommon setup for a store with customers on the affluent side of the market, CoJewlrs can maximize and reap the benefits of co-retailing without sacrificing the prestigious standing of its products, thus elevating their customers’ overall shopping experience. They have gathered some of the world’s top brands for estate jewelry, diamonds, timepieces, and even paintings, making sure that each client has a lot of options and will always be able to find something for themselves.

CoJewlrs emphasizes diversity and comfort in developing this new business model for their affluent clientele. Patrons can view the different curated collections of each brand in the boutique and can choose which proprietors they want to work with. Guests can also sell, consign, service, or trade their own pieces within the store. Such a setup is sure to attract the attention of collectors, resellers, and other people interested in the luxury goods industry since they will be able to discover new possibilities and have more access to otherwise inaccessible items.

Providing space for collaboration and active trade will definitely open more doors for everyone in the high-end goods business. CoJewlrs has created something unique and exciting in addition to starting something that has the potential to develop in the future. Such valuable insight can only come from someone like CoJewlrs owner and serial entrepreneur Stac Yagu who has been in the jewelry industry for more than 20 years. This type of creative thinking is what makes businesses successful. This innovation in the high-end products business framework compels the market to reevaluate what defines luxury and presses brands to redefine how they create value in their products.

How to Encourage Your Kids to Stay Active as Temperatures Drop

As the seasons change and the temperature plummets, many people struggle to stay active, and kids are no exception. Ensuring their kids’ physical fitness is already a priority for many parents, but cold weather and darkness make it harder. Impromptu games of kickball, long bike rides, and afternoons spent in the pool disappear along with the summer sunshine.  

If you’re reading this, you might be at a loss for ideas on how to keep your kids active in the wintertime. Here are a few methods of doing just that.

Gamify Their Activities

One way to help kids keep on the move is to gamify their experience. Gamification is the practice of structuring a task by providing clear objectives and rewarding the completion of those objectives. For example, an objective could be to take 10,000 steps every day. This objective is identifiable, trackable, and can easily be subdivided into 1,000-step increments. The final component of gamification is to construct a point system that rewards your child for completing their goal.

Providing satisfying and meaningful rewards is the most important part of any gamification system. If you do this properly, the brain will release dopamine, a feel-good hormone that encourages your child to repeat the action or activity. One style of reward system is to use a point-tracking chart that hangs on the fridge in the kitchen. Every time your child reaches the 10,000-step goal, award them a sticker they can place proudly on their chart. When they reach a certain amount of stickers, say 10, give them a reward like a toy or meal of their choosing.

It can be difficult for kids to stay motivated to complete long-term goals. This is especially true of goals like staying active, which may seem unimportant to them. Gamification will give your child tangible goals that will naturally encourage them to seek out movement. You can even go digital and use a smart watch for kids, which comes with these gamified systems built in. Gamification is an amazing way to help your kids stay motivated all year long, even in the less hospitable winter months.

Enroll Them In Social Activities

It’s no secret that children love to socialize. But winter can be tough for them because it’s much harder to play with their friends during dark, cold days. Think back to when you were a child, and remember how eternally long time used to feel. It’s no wonder that kids can become demotivated and stagnant in the depths of winter. So a great way to boost their spirits and keep them moving is to enroll them in social activities.

Every child is different and thus will have different preferences, so think of your child’s likes and dislikes. Does your child love to play games outside, or are they more of a bookworm? Do they like activities with lots of structure, or do they prefer to go with the flow? Depending on your child’s individual preferences, search for different movement-oriented activities that align with them.

For example, if your child likes structure and heavy physical play, team sports might be excellent for them. While many sports are warm-weather activities, there are tons that have their main season during the winter. Basketball, hockey, squash, swimming, and, of course, alpine sports are just a few options. On the other hand, if your child likes to express their more creative side, you could sign them up for dance or theater classes. When in doubt, ask what kinds of activities their friends are participating in so they can join, too.

Make Screen Time Count

If encouraging your kids to engage in physical activity is a struggle, consider what might be demotivating them in the first place. One of the biggest wintertime traps for everyone is overindulgence in screen time. It’s easy to remain glued to the couch for another round of your new game or episode of your favorite show. And again, kids are no exception, especially when it’s dark, windy, and cold outside.

Before issuing screen time limits out of nowhere, have a conversation with your kids. Explain to them the importance of balancing screen time with other activities. Discuss how to stay fit throughout life, even during winter, and why it might be challenging. Ask what they like about using screens and how much time each day they think is appropriate. While you have the final say as the parent, they will feel more respected when you involve them in this conversation.

Rather than eliminating screen time altogether, think of ways to make it count. Take a look at the programs and games your kids are watching and playing and see whether there’s a more active alternative. For example, if your child watches a lot of shows, are there kids’ exercise programs they — and even you — might enjoy? Or if your child likes to play games, playing virtual reality or exercise games could get them up and moving. The best part about this balanced mentality is that your children can be active while still enjoying their screen time.

Making Movement Rewarding

Winter can be hard for everyone, and keeping your kids moving during these months can be challenging. But by changing your frame of mind, you can start to imagine opportunities that might exist right in front of you. People love games, and that goes double for children. Create fun, rewarding opportunities for your kids to be active, and they may be motivated to want more movement in their lives.

How Does Temu Work? A Guide to Shopping on the Website and Temu App

Shoppers who are hearing about Temu, the hottest new ecommerce marketplace since Shein, probably have a few questions. Like, what is Temu? How does it work? And what kind of shopping experience can you expect? 

This blog post will answer all those questions, starting with the basics. 

What Is Temu? 

Temu is an ecommerce marketplace. “Ecommerce” simply means, “online store,” like Shein or Amazon. 

Now, imagine going to a department store or a market that sells hundreds of different kinds of high-quality goods: clothing, shoes, accessories, pet products, home goods, tools and home improvement, or anything a shopper can imagine. That’s the wide selection that Temu offers, but online. 

The beauty of Temu is that all these items are available for shoppers to browse with the swipe of their little finger or the click of their mouse. They can shop for every item on their holiday wish list – and everyone else’s, too – all while relaxing at home in their pajamas, if that’s what they want. 

But that’s not all that makes Temu special. They sell high quality goods at affordable prices. Customers can snag those sneakers they’ve had their eye on for up to 80% off the regular retail price. How about electronics? There are wonderful deals available for up to 90% off MSRP on Temu. 

Whatever anyone wants to shop for, they need only search for it and see what sort of deals are available on or the Temu app. 

How Does Temu Work? 

So, how is Temu able to offer customers such incredible, affordable prices for products that are top of the line in quality? 

It’s all due to the revolutionary, cost-saving way that they source their products. 

Temu’s parent company, PDD Group, leverages their direct relationships with a vast network of suppliers to source customers’ favorite products at the lowest prices. It is this Next-Generation Manufacturing technology that allows PDD Group to cut out the middlemen in a traditional supply chain and pass on the cost savings to Temu shoppers. 

Another great thing about the way that Temu works is that they are strong supporters of small businesses. They make a store page for every merchant they source from on the website and in the app. If a customer finds one they like, they can save it to make their future shopping experiences even easier. 

What Is the Temu Shopping Experience Like? 

Now it’s time to go over the shopping experience. What’s it like to search for, order, and receive purchases through the Temu app or on 

Here’s a quick step-by-step preview of a typical shopping experience with Temu (for a virtual tour, watch this preview of Temu on YouTube). 

  1. Explore 

The first step, of course, is to explore Temu’s hundreds of product categories! They’re adding thousands of new products every day, so shoppers should make sure to check back often if they don’t find what they’re looking for right away. 

  1. Place Your Order 

At checkout, Temu offers several different payment options including Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Paypal. They also work with most major credit cards, such as Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, as well as “buy now, pay later” apps like Klarna and Afterpay. (Visit their homepage for more details on the payment methods available.) 

One thing customers won’t have to pay for (unless they need expedited shipping) is shipment. Temu offers free standard shipping on all orders and free express shipping or orders over $99. 

  1. Receive Your Shipment 

After the order arrives, customers can leave reviews for individual products and shops and rate their satisfaction with their order and their overall shopping experience. 

If the product arrives late, or if the customer decides they want to make a return, there are a couple of important things to know. 

  • If a delivery is late, customers will receive a complimentary $5 credit to use in the Temu store. This is Temu’s way of saying, “We’re sorry” for the overdue shipment. 
  • If items don’t arrive, arrive damaged, or are not as described, customers will receive a full refund under the Temu Purchase Protection Program. 
  • If a customer is not satisfied with their order, most items are eligible for a full refund within 90 days of purchase. The first return for every order is free. 

Ready to experience all that Temu has to offer? Head over to their homepage or download the Temu app in your app store today!