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Sales Truths: A Great Value Deserves a Great Price

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WHY IT’S TRUE People walk through the door of your store shopping for a gift for someone or something for themselves. They choose your store rather than the one down the street because of their perception of your image and the great value you offer. Price: certainly it’s important, but not the primary reason they just walked through the door. Many customers believe that in today’s marketplace, they can certainly get you to give them a “better price.”

PLAN OF ACTION Considering a $3,000 anniversary gift, the customer says, “What’s your best price?” Mentally pondering his question for a moment, you say, “My best price is $3,500.” The customer will probably say, “Wait a minute, $3,500! I asked for your best price.” You respond by saying, “$3,500 is my best price … $3,000 is my great price!” You’ve just enhanced the value of the purchase and probably closed the sale.

[span class=note]This story is from the November 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Sales Truths: A Great Value Deserves a Great Price

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WHY IT’S TRUE People walk through the door of your store shopping for a gift for someone or something for themselves. They choose your store rather than the one down the street because of their perception of your image and the great value you offer. Price: certainly it’s important, but not the primary reason they just walked through the door. Many customers believe that in today’s marketplace, they can certainly get you to give them a “better price.”

PLAN OF ACTION Considering a $3,000 anniversary gift, the customer says, “What’s your best price?” Mentally pondering his question for a moment, you say, “My best price is $3,500.” The customer will probably say, “Wait a minute, $3,500! I asked for your best price.” You respond by saying, “$3,500 is my best price … $3,000 is my great price!” You’ve just enhanced the value of the purchase and probably closed the sale.

[span class=note]This story is from the November 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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