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Sales Truths: The First Person To Suggest a Discount Is Usually a Salesperson

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TRUTH #1 
 
THE FIRST PERSON TO SUGGEST A DISCOUNT IS USUALLY A SALEPERS 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: In many stores, salespeople are authorized to give a maximum discount of 10% or 15%, when necessary, to close a sale. And when salespeople take the path of least resistance, guess what happens? The majority, if not all, of the sales are closed at that discount.  
 
PLAN OF ACTION: If you have a commission-based pay system, tie commissions into the sales price. If the piece is sold at the full price, then the salesperson should get a full commission. If discounted, cut the commission rate. 

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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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Sales Truths: The First Person To Suggest a Discount Is Usually a Salesperson

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What we know about how you sell 

TRUTH #1 
 
THE FIRST PERSON TO SUGGEST A DISCOUNT IS USUALLY A SALEPERS 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: In many stores, salespeople are authorized to give a maximum discount of 10% or 15%, when necessary, to close a sale. And when salespeople take the path of least resistance, guess what happens? The majority, if not all, of the sales are closed at that discount.  
 
PLAN OF ACTION: If you have a commission-based pay system, tie commissions into the sales price. If the piece is sold at the full price, then the salesperson should get a full commission. If discounted, cut the commission rate. 

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Wilkerson Testimonials

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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