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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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Wilkerson Takes the Worry Out of Closing

MSG Jewelers has always treated its customers like family. When owner Mike George decided to retire and close the doors of his St. Louis, Missouri jewelry store, he selected a company to manage his going-out-of-business sale that treats its customers like family, too. That’s why he chose Wilkerson. “Wilkerson was able to do all the things that we needed,” says George. In the end, the bittersweet store closing was so much easier with Wilkerson at the helm. From marketing to pricing to inventory, Wilkerson does it all. “It’s a package deal,” says George.

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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 | MSG Jewelers

Wilkerson Takes the Worry Out of Closing

MSG Jewelers has always treated its customers like family. When owner Mike George decided to retire and close the doors of his St. Louis, Missouri jewelry store, he selected a company to manage his going-out-of-business sale that treats its customers like family, too. That’s why he chose Wilkerson. “Wilkerson was able to do all the things that we needed,” says George. In the end, the bittersweet store closing was so much easier with Wilkerson at the helm. From marketing to pricing to inventory, Wilkerson does it all. “It’s a package deal,” says George.

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