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Sales Truths : Company Policy is Typically Written in Terms of The Company, Not the Customer.

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Sales Truths : Company Policy is Typically Written in Terms of The Company, Not the Customer.

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Published in the April 2014 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: Company policies typically tell you what you can’t do for the customer — not what you can do. Company policy and customer service are oxymorons, (direct opposites). Customers never want to hear the word “policy.” The customer doesn’t care about your policy; they want to know what you can do for them.

PLAN OF ACTION:Review your policy with your sales and management team. Address the things you can’t do, and ask why. Now begin to rewrite some of the parts that focus on what you can’t do, and change them to what you can do. Begin with the phrase “in order to be fair to everyone…” and then conduct a serious discussion. Listen to everyone, even the new part-timer. Dismiss nothing without serious discussion. Don’t quit until you have a “customer policy” that is fair and one that works. — DAVE RICHARDSON

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Sales Truths : Company Policy is Typically Written in Terms of The Company, Not the Customer.

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Sales Truths : Company Policy is Typically Written in Terms of The Company, Not the Customer.

BY DAVID RICHARDSON

Published in the April 2014 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: Company policies typically tell you what you can’t do for the customer — not what you can do. Company policy and customer service are oxymorons, (direct opposites). Customers never want to hear the word “policy.” The customer doesn’t care about your policy; they want to know what you can do for them.

PLAN OF ACTION:Review your policy with your sales and management team. Address the things you can’t do, and ask why. Now begin to rewrite some of the parts that focus on what you can’t do, and change them to what you can do. Begin with the phrase “in order to be fair to everyone…” and then conduct a serious discussion. Listen to everyone, even the new part-timer. Dismiss nothing without serious discussion. Don’t quit until you have a “customer policy” that is fair and one that works. — DAVE RICHARDSON

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She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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