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Sales Truths: People Buy to Gain Pleasure… or Overcome Pain

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WHY IT’S TRUE: Because it’s the same for every type of product. Is the husband buying jewelry for his wife, or the woman buying herself a diamond bracelet … are they looking for pleasure or trying to overcome pain? Perhaps the guy is in the doghouse and flowers just won’t cut it this time. And maybe the woman has just wrapped up a messy divorce or just got fired from a job. 

PLAN OF ACTION: Show that you care. Sympathize with the pain of the guy who says, ?Boy, am I in the doghouse!? You might respond by asking ?How big is that doghouse?? When people know that you understand and care about their pleasure or pain, you’re on your way to closing 
a very nice sale.

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Sales Truths: People Buy to Gain Pleasure… or Overcome Pain

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What we know about how you sell

TRUTH #3

WHY IT’S TRUE: Because it’s the same for every type of product. Is the husband buying jewelry for his wife, or the woman buying herself a diamond bracelet … are they looking for pleasure or trying to overcome pain? Perhaps the guy is in the doghouse and flowers just won’t cut it this time. And maybe the woman has just wrapped up a messy divorce or just got fired from a job. 

PLAN OF ACTION: Show that you care. Sympathize with the pain of the guy who says, ?Boy, am I in the doghouse!? You might respond by asking ?How big is that doghouse?? When people know that you understand and care about their pleasure or pain, you’re on your way to closing 
a very nice sale.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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