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Sales Truth: Customers Come To Buy, Not To Be Sold

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Sales Truths: Customers come to buy, not to be sold

Sales Truth: Customers Come To Buy, Not To Be Sold

Published in the September 2014 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: You don’t go to car a dealership so they can sell you a car. You go because you want to buy a car. "What will it take to put you in this car today?" "Let me go to my manager and see what he will do." These are a complete turn-offs. Bottom line, when you drive away in the car you don’t have that great warm feeling you deserve.

PLAN OF ACTION: Customers don’t come into your store so you can make a sale. They come in for an anniversary gift … an engagement ring … a gorgeous necklace to wear to a formal event. They are there to buy, not be sold. Customers buy with the twinkling of that magical moment of the presentation or proposal in mind. Take customers to that moment with questions like "How do you plan to propose?" "What have you surprised her with in the past?" or "Tell me about the gown you plan to wear." You won’t need to sell; you’ve just led them to the decision to buy. — Dave Richardson

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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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Sales Truth: Customers Come To Buy, Not To Be Sold

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Sales Truths: Customers come to buy, not to be sold

Sales Truth: Customers Come To Buy, Not To Be Sold

Published in the September 2014 issue.

WHY IT IS TRUE: You don’t go to car a dealership so they can sell you a car. You go because you want to buy a car. "What will it take to put you in this car today?" "Let me go to my manager and see what he will do." These are a complete turn-offs. Bottom line, when you drive away in the car you don’t have that great warm feeling you deserve.

PLAN OF ACTION: Customers don’t come into your store so you can make a sale. They come in for an anniversary gift … an engagement ring … a gorgeous necklace to wear to a formal event. They are there to buy, not be sold. Customers buy with the twinkling of that magical moment of the presentation or proposal in mind. Take customers to that moment with questions like "How do you plan to propose?" "What have you surprised her with in the past?" or "Tell me about the gown you plan to wear." You won’t need to sell; you’ve just led them to the decision to buy. — Dave Richardson

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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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