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font-family : Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size : 15px;color: #333333;font-weight : bold;17. The most important sales skill isn’t closing the sale ? it’s opening it. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE 
A friendly greeting makes the customer more open to listening to you. A good salesperson knows that the customer is buying as opposed to being sold. Many customers find jewelry stores to be intimidating. Salespeople who understand this discomfort can reduce the tension. 
 
 
 
PLAN OF ACTION 
There are many good ways to open a sale: Greet customers with a firm handshake, listen for their name and say it throughout the sale. Make eye contact, smile and actively listen to what they are saying by nodding your head and asking open-ended questions to encourage a response. Whenever possible, greet customers by walking around to their side of the counter. 
 
Actively listen to what customers are saying, respond to their questions, and you may not have to worry about closing … they will close themselves.

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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 Most Important Skill is Opening the Sale

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font-family : Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size : 15px;color: #333333;font-weight : bold;17. The most important sales skill isn’t closing the sale ? it’s opening it. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE 
A friendly greeting makes the customer more open to listening to you. A good salesperson knows that the customer is buying as opposed to being sold. Many customers find jewelry stores to be intimidating. Salespeople who understand this discomfort can reduce the tension. 
 
 
 
PLAN OF ACTION 
There are many good ways to open a sale: Greet customers with a firm handshake, listen for their name and say it throughout the sale. Make eye contact, smile and actively listen to what they are saying by nodding your head and asking open-ended questions to encourage a response. Whenever possible, greet customers by walking around to their side of the counter. 
 
Actively listen to what customers are saying, respond to their questions, and you may not have to worry about closing … they will close themselves.

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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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