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Sales Truths: Position Yourself As An Expert, Then Position Your Store.

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WHY IT’S TRUE

When looking for a new car, I went to a dealership with a great reputation. But the salesman didn’t seem to know much about the product. I left and bought a car from a real expert. Your store’s image and reputation encourage prospects who are looking for a piece of jewelry to drop by. The perception is: This is a great store with diamond and jewelry experts. An expert does not immediately drop the four Cs or bore with technical knowledge. 

PLAN OF ACTION
Greet the customer in your normal friendly manner. Ask the customer questions that encourage her to discuss the reason for being in your store. First position yourself as the expert in the area of her greatest defined need. Then position your store and its benefits to support your expertise and the needs, wants and passions of your customer.

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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Sales Truths: Position Yourself As An Expert, Then Position Your Store.

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WHY IT’S TRUE

When looking for a new car, I went to a dealership with a great reputation. But the salesman didn’t seem to know much about the product. I left and bought a car from a real expert. Your store’s image and reputation encourage prospects who are looking for a piece of jewelry to drop by. The perception is: This is a great store with diamond and jewelry experts. An expert does not immediately drop the four Cs or bore with technical knowledge. 

PLAN OF ACTION
Greet the customer in your normal friendly manner. Ask the customer questions that encourage her to discuss the reason for being in your store. First position yourself as the expert in the area of her greatest defined need. Then position your store and its benefits to support your expertise and the needs, wants and passions of your customer.

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Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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