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Sales Truths: It is Important to Treat Every Customer Equally

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WHY IT IS TRUE: Being totally honest with yourself, you will probably notice that you cannot treat every customer the same or give the same effort to everyone. This is because we have been wired to focus on the potential dollar amount of the sale, and what the customer can do for us. A well-dressed customer driving a BMW will have everyone’s complete attention when he walks through the door. However, when an elderly man or woman or teenager walks in the door, most of the staff act busy. Some walk away from the customer hoping another staff member will take care of them.

PLAN OF ACTION: Consider making a simple change. Adopt a creative standard to view every customer as a person. Hustle to greet every customer and give them a first rate experience regardless of what they’re looking for or what they buy. Set a goal to impact their life in a meaningful way and add value to their experience. In the long run these people will become not only good customers, they will become your greatest source of referrals. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the February 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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Sales Truths: It is Important to Treat Every Customer Equally

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WHY IT IS TRUE: Being totally honest with yourself, you will probably notice that you cannot treat every customer the same or give the same effort to everyone. This is because we have been wired to focus on the potential dollar amount of the sale, and what the customer can do for us. A well-dressed customer driving a BMW will have everyone’s complete attention when he walks through the door. However, when an elderly man or woman or teenager walks in the door, most of the staff act busy. Some walk away from the customer hoping another staff member will take care of them.

PLAN OF ACTION: Consider making a simple change. Adopt a creative standard to view every customer as a person. Hustle to greet every customer and give them a first rate experience regardless of what they’re looking for or what they buy. Set a goal to impact their life in a meaningful way and add value to their experience. In the long run these people will become not only good customers, they will become your greatest source of referrals. — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the February 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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