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Sales Truths: Don’t Get Caught Up in Bad News

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Don’t get caught up in the bad news.

WHY IT’S TRUE
You can’t pick up a magazine or news-paper today without reading negative forecasts for consumer spending. This seems to be the topic of conversation everywhere we go, and it is very easy to get caught up in all this bad news. It is a lot easier to talk about all the bad stuff, when in fact you should be thinking and speaking more positively.

 

 

PLAN OF ACTION
Your staff is in the middle of this conflict, worrying about their jobs, their future and their security. Now is the time to focus strictly on selling by scheduling weekly sales meetings — 30 minutes in length, focusing on specific topics, to include add-on sales, customer buying signals, closing techniques, TOs, overcoming objections, etc. Every customer represents a sales opportunity. Just because the last three customers were "just looking" doesn’t mean that the next one will be doing the same. This is about their future, as well as yours.

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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 Truths: Don’t Get Caught Up in Bad News

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Don’t get caught up in the bad news.

WHY IT’S TRUE
You can’t pick up a magazine or news-paper today without reading negative forecasts for consumer spending. This seems to be the topic of conversation everywhere we go, and it is very easy to get caught up in all this bad news. It is a lot easier to talk about all the bad stuff, when in fact you should be thinking and speaking more positively.

 

 

PLAN OF ACTION
Your staff is in the middle of this conflict, worrying about their jobs, their future and their security. Now is the time to focus strictly on selling by scheduling weekly sales meetings — 30 minutes in length, focusing on specific topics, to include add-on sales, customer buying signals, closing techniques, TOs, overcoming objections, etc. Every customer represents a sales opportunity. Just because the last three customers were "just looking" doesn’t mean that the next one will be doing the same. This is about their future, as well as yours.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

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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