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Sales Truths: Once A Dog … Always A Dog.

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WHY IT’S TRUE
When does a piece of fine jewelry which looked very appealing in a vendor’s display at a jewelry show become a dog in a case in your store?

At the moment that two salespeople have attempted to sell this piece five or six times with no visible interest from the customer. It’s a “dog” and no one is going to ever show it again.

PLAN OF ACTION

Once you announce a spiff or extra commission on a “dog” it is amazing how interesting this puppy starts to look.

Place these items that have been in your inventory for over 12 months in a special showcase identified as “Old Friends.” Throw an extra 10, 15, 20 percent or more commission on the pieces with the single objective of getting them out of your store as soon as possible.

And they will be dogs no more.

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