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Sales Truths: It Takes One To Know One

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WHY IT’S TRUE
A customer leaves having engaged with a staff member but purchased nothing.

 

 

PLAN OF ACTION
To get in touch with the feelings of a customer, ask your sales staff to do this: Visit the one store they absolutely hate (non-restaurant or jewelry) and make note of three factors contributing to that. Visit a store they absolutely love and make note of three specific factors that encourage them to want to return to that store over and over again. Share these results during a store meeting, and then have them in groups of two, slowly walk the interior and exterior of your store carefully noting three customer turn-ons and three turnoffs. All of a sudden, fingerprints on the counter or small pieces of lint on the floor will become magnified, and the appearance of your store will dramatically change.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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Sales Truths: It Takes One To Know One

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WHY IT’S TRUE
A customer leaves having engaged with a staff member but purchased nothing.

 

 

PLAN OF ACTION
To get in touch with the feelings of a customer, ask your sales staff to do this: Visit the one store they absolutely hate (non-restaurant or jewelry) and make note of three factors contributing to that. Visit a store they absolutely love and make note of three specific factors that encourage them to want to return to that store over and over again. Share these results during a store meeting, and then have them in groups of two, slowly walk the interior and exterior of your store carefully noting three customer turn-ons and three turnoffs. All of a sudden, fingerprints on the counter or small pieces of lint on the floor will become magnified, and the appearance of your store will dramatically change.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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