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Sales Truths : Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Sales Truths: Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

Published in the January 2012 issue.

SALES TRUTH: The cellphone is a wonderful technology … but is it really? Now you can make or receive a telephone call virtually anywhere, anytime, to or from anyone. Almost everyone has a cellphone — but how do you react when a cellphone call interrupts your sales presentation? Your actions could mean the difference between closing or losing the sale.

WHY IT’S TRUE: When a customer’s cellphone rings during the sale, you know they’re going to answer it. The call may cause the customer to lose focus on the sale, but you must use this time to help him or her regroup. Think about where you are in the sale, what you want to say when the call is completed, and how you can continue to move toward the close. If used properly, you can make this interruption work to your advantage.

YOUR CELLPHONE: As a salesperson, you should never have your cellphone on, with perhaps the single exception of when a close family member is ill and you are waiting for a medical report. If your cellphone rings, and you answer it, you can kiss the sale good-bye. If your cellphone vibrates and you look at it to identify the caller, you will probably lose the sale. The cellphone of a salesperson must be in the silent, non-vibrate mode when he or she is anywhere in the store. – DAVE RICHARDSON

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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: Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

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Sales Truths : Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Sales Truths: Beware the Cellular Sales Killer

Published in the January 2012 issue.

SALES TRUTH: The cellphone is a wonderful technology … but is it really? Now you can make or receive a telephone call virtually anywhere, anytime, to or from anyone. Almost everyone has a cellphone — but how do you react when a cellphone call interrupts your sales presentation? Your actions could mean the difference between closing or losing the sale.

WHY IT’S TRUE: When a customer’s cellphone rings during the sale, you know they’re going to answer it. The call may cause the customer to lose focus on the sale, but you must use this time to help him or her regroup. Think about where you are in the sale, what you want to say when the call is completed, and how you can continue to move toward the close. If used properly, you can make this interruption work to your advantage.

YOUR CELLPHONE: As a salesperson, you should never have your cellphone on, with perhaps the single exception of when a close family member is ill and you are waiting for a medical report. If your cellphone rings, and you answer it, you can kiss the sale good-bye. If your cellphone vibrates and you look at it to identify the caller, you will probably lose the sale. The cellphone of a salesperson must be in the silent, non-vibrate mode when he or she is anywhere in the store. – DAVE RICHARDSON

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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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