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Sales Truths: Know Your Customer To Grow Your Business

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 WHY IT’S TRUE 
Selling used to be about transactions; now it’s about relationships. People come to your store for jewelry, but they come back only if you care. The information that you have in your database about their occupation, family, and hobbies, and their jewelry wish list, will take you a long way in developing and maintaining a strong relationship. 
 
PLAN OF ACTION 
How many customers do you have in your database, and what do you really know about them? Conduct this exercise with your sales staff. On a sheet of paper, ask people to write the names of your top 50 customers. Then ask them to write something they know about that customer — spouse, hobbies, etc. You will be amazed at how little your people, and perhaps you, really know about the customers who come into your store. Customers don’t care what you know until they know that you care.
 

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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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Sales Truths: Know Your Customer To Grow Your Business

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 WHY IT’S TRUE 
Selling used to be about transactions; now it’s about relationships. People come to your store for jewelry, but they come back only if you care. The information that you have in your database about their occupation, family, and hobbies, and their jewelry wish list, will take you a long way in developing and maintaining a strong relationship. 
 
PLAN OF ACTION 
How many customers do you have in your database, and what do you really know about them? Conduct this exercise with your sales staff. On a sheet of paper, ask people to write the names of your top 50 customers. Then ask them to write something they know about that customer — spouse, hobbies, etc. You will be amazed at how little your people, and perhaps you, really know about the customers who come into your store. Customers don’t care what you know until they know that you care.
 

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Wilkerson Testimonials | C. Aaron Peñaloza Jewelers

Wilkerson Paves the Way for the Future

After serving the San Antonio, Texas community for decades, C. Aaron Peñaloza Jewelers closed its doors earlier this year. Aaron and Mary Peñaloza, the store’s owners, chose Wilkerson to handle their retirement sale. “In the first six days, we did six months’ worth of business,” says Aaron. “In the first three weeks, we did a year’s worth of business.” Mary Peñaloza says Wilkerson’s ability to tailor the sale to their store’s requirements really made it all so much easier. “They are professionals,” she says. “They know what they’re doing. They have a plan, but they will listen to you and adjust that plan to your needs.”

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