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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 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: 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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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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