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Sales Truths: Forget About What Happened Last Year …

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WHY IT’S TRUE Today’s standard of performance is yesterday’s standard of excellence and tomorrow’s standard of mediocrity.

PLAN OF ACTION Assuming you have a handle on your inventory and your repair business is properly “Gellerized,” your focus should now be on your sales staff. At your weekly sales meeting, focus on just one critical area such as buying signals, closing techniques, add-on sales, TO’s, selling romance. Challenge one sales person each week to study up on a specific selling skill and lead the discussion at the meeting. Yesterday is over… it’s today that counts! — DAVE RICHARDSON

[span class=note]This story is from the July 2011 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: Forget About What Happened Last Year …

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WHY IT’S TRUE Today’s standard of performance is yesterday’s standard of excellence and tomorrow’s standard of mediocrity.

PLAN OF ACTION Assuming you have a handle on your inventory and your repair business is properly “Gellerized,” your focus should now be on your sales staff. At your weekly sales meeting, focus on just one critical area such as buying signals, closing techniques, add-on sales, TO’s, selling romance. Challenge one sales person each week to study up on a specific selling skill and lead the discussion at the meeting. Yesterday is over… it’s today that counts! — DAVE RICHARDSON

[span class=note]This story is from the July 2011 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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