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Sales Truth: Quality Good, But Not Always a Sale Closer




Sales Truths: Quality Good, But Not Always a Sale Closer


Published in the July 2014 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: Customers patronize your store because they expect high quality merchandise. If not, why would they come in the first place? A great way to bore your customers is to pontificate on your magnificent quality. You wouldn’t patronize a car dealer who had a reputation of marginal quality. Quality is expected. Without it, you don’t belong in business.

PLAN OF ACTION: Customers come to your store because they are looking for something. They need help. Ask open-ended questions, give great eye contact, and support your responses with quality claims. Magnify their perception of this buying experience, and most of the quality questions will answer themselves.



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