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Sales Truths: Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Poorly

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WHY IT’S TRUE
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly … at first. When you first jumped on a two-wheel bike, did you take off and ride like Lance Armstrong? Or did you wobble erratically, trying to maintain your balance until you finally fell over? ?Quit? was not a part of your vocabulary, so you carefully climbed back on and tried again … and again … until you rode perfectly. 

PLAN OF ACTION
We are disappointed when new salespeople don’t perform to our expectations. Until they get their balance, expect them to make a few mistakes. As difficult as it may be, let them lose a small sale. Always debrief them by asking two questions:  

1. How did you describe the benefits and features the customer was seeking?  
2. What indications did the customer give you that she might be ready to buy? 

Through encouragement and training, they will begin to ride each sale to its successful conclusion.

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Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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Sales Truths: Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Poorly

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WHY IT’S TRUE
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly … at first. When you first jumped on a two-wheel bike, did you take off and ride like Lance Armstrong? Or did you wobble erratically, trying to maintain your balance until you finally fell over? ?Quit? was not a part of your vocabulary, so you carefully climbed back on and tried again … and again … until you rode perfectly. 

PLAN OF ACTION
We are disappointed when new salespeople don’t perform to our expectations. Until they get their balance, expect them to make a few mistakes. As difficult as it may be, let them lose a small sale. Always debrief them by asking two questions:  

1. How did you describe the benefits and features the customer was seeking?  
2. What indications did the customer give you that she might be ready to buy? 

Through encouragement and training, they will begin to ride each sale to its successful conclusion.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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