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Sales Truths: Salespeople Must Help Drive Traffic To Your Store

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WHY IT IS TRUE: For most, if not all salespeople, their livelihood is based on successful ongoing performance in your store. It is one thing to complete the sale and stick the commission in their pocket … it is quite another to build a strong, enduring relationship.

PLAN OF ACTION: When people close a sale they should always get the customer’s name, address, phone number, and email address for later follow-up. If the customer isn’t going to buy, the salesperson should turn the individual over to another associate, who should also try to get that information. Create a simple form that can be filled in after the sale, which includes space for all the key data (customer’s name, spouse’s name, kids and grandkids’ names, etc.) — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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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: Salespeople Must Help Drive Traffic To Your Store

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WHY IT IS TRUE: For most, if not all salespeople, their livelihood is based on successful ongoing performance in your store. It is one thing to complete the sale and stick the commission in their pocket … it is quite another to build a strong, enduring relationship.

PLAN OF ACTION: When people close a sale they should always get the customer’s name, address, phone number, and email address for later follow-up. If the customer isn’t going to buy, the salesperson should turn the individual over to another associate, who should also try to get that information. Create a simple form that can be filled in after the sale, which includes space for all the key data (customer’s name, spouse’s name, kids and grandkids’ names, etc.) — David Richardson

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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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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