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Spiff of The Month: The Auction

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Spiff of The Month: The Auction

BY INSTORE TEAM

Published in the February 2013 issue.

In this game, sales associates are challenged to make a personal bet that they can hit a big sales target tied to a particular prize (the bigger the target, the bigger the prize). Be sure to get the math right when setting the targets. For example, if a 5 percent gain over last year earns the associate $100 in cash, make sure the store is still profiting.

 Best suited for a defined promotional period, such as the run-up to Mother’s Day or graduation season.

At a store meeting, challenge sales associates to set ambitious sales goals for themselves. Goad them into setting the biggest, hairiest target possible. After the first sales person announces his goal, challenge the others: Who can do better than this?

 Set up a tally board in the back room to keep track of how everyone is doing.

 Remind everyone where they stand at each morning meeting.

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At the end of the contest, have a special award ceremony. Pay in cash, not with checks. Hearty commiserations for those who fall short.

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: The Auction

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Spiff of The Month: The Auction

BY INSTORE TEAM

Published in the February 2013 issue.

In this game, sales associates are challenged to make a personal bet that they can hit a big sales target tied to a particular prize (the bigger the target, the bigger the prize). Be sure to get the math right when setting the targets. For example, if a 5 percent gain over last year earns the associate $100 in cash, make sure the store is still profiting.

 Best suited for a defined promotional period, such as the run-up to Mother’s Day or graduation season.

At a store meeting, challenge sales associates to set ambitious sales goals for themselves. Goad them into setting the biggest, hairiest target possible. After the first sales person announces his goal, challenge the others: Who can do better than this?

 Set up a tally board in the back room to keep track of how everyone is doing.

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 Remind everyone where they stand at each morning meeting.

At the end of the contest, have a special award ceremony. Pay in cash, not with checks. Hearty commiserations for those who fall short.

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

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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