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Sales Truths: A Customer Is Buying a Moment

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Key to sellingCUSTOMERS BUY WHAT THEY NEED FROM SALESPEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WANT. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: A customer is looking for an engagement ring (need) but is really concerned about that moment he’s on his knee asking her to marry him (want). A customer is seeking an expensive gold watch (need) but is really looking forward to the compliments she’ll get when wearing it (want). 
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Engage the man in a conversation about how he plans to propose. Share stories of how others popped the question. Talk to the woman about the look and feel of the watch. I once heard a speaker say during a presentation, ?I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m wearing a watch on each wrist. One is a solid gold Rolex, the other is a Timex. The Rolex is for you, the Timex is for me.? When a customer knows that you know what he or she wants, your chance to close the sale significantly increases.

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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: A Customer Is Buying a Moment

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Key to sellingCUSTOMERS BUY WHAT THEY NEED FROM SALESPEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WANT. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: A customer is looking for an engagement ring (need) but is really concerned about that moment he’s on his knee asking her to marry him (want). A customer is seeking an expensive gold watch (need) but is really looking forward to the compliments she’ll get when wearing it (want). 
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Engage the man in a conversation about how he plans to propose. Share stories of how others popped the question. Talk to the woman about the look and feel of the watch. I once heard a speaker say during a presentation, ?I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m wearing a watch on each wrist. One is a solid gold Rolex, the other is a Timex. The Rolex is for you, the Timex is for me.? When a customer knows that you know what he or she wants, your chance to close the sale significantly increases.

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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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