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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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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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