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Spiff of The Month: Profitmaker

BY INSTORE TEAM

Published in the April 2013 issue.

This is a game for stores where the staff has the discretion to offer discounts. The contest runs for one week with a prize presented to the sales associate who ends the period closest to a perfect ratio, meaning 100.

 Set a minimum number of sales transactions that staff must meet to become a contender. 5 Track sales and keep a running total. Each sale is worth 100 points, so a 15 percent discount will leave a score of 85 points.

At the end of the week, add up all the points and divide them by the number of transactions, and, voilà, you’ll have your winner. (She’s the one with the highest number of points.)

 Hand out a prize. Also. use the opportunity to mention the perils of discounting. (For more on that subject, see page 92.)

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SOURCE: Taken from Harry Friedman’s The Retailer’s Complete Book of Selling Games and Contests.
Information: www.thefriedmangroup.com or (310) 590- 1248

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Spiff of The Month: Profitmaker

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Spiff of The Month: Profitmaker

BY INSTORE TEAM

Published in the April 2013 issue.

This is a game for stores where the staff has the discretion to offer discounts. The contest runs for one week with a prize presented to the sales associate who ends the period closest to a perfect ratio, meaning 100.

 Set a minimum number of sales transactions that staff must meet to become a contender. 5 Track sales and keep a running total. Each sale is worth 100 points, so a 15 percent discount will leave a score of 85 points.

At the end of the week, add up all the points and divide them by the number of transactions, and, voilà, you’ll have your winner. (She’s the one with the highest number of points.)

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 Hand out a prize. Also. use the opportunity to mention the perils of discounting. (For more on that subject, see page 92.)

SOURCE: Taken from Harry Friedman’s The Retailer’s Complete Book of Selling Games and Contests.
Information: www.thefriedmangroup.com or (310) 590- 1248

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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