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Sales Truths: If You Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail

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IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: If you have no plan for your life, how will you know where you are going and, how will you know when you have arrived? Without a business or family plan, or meaningful goals, how can you structure your life to get the most out of it? 
 
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Establish specific measurable goals with your salespeople. Break them down by month, week and day. A daily plan might be to select your favorite piece in the entire store and commit to show it at least two times every day. Choose your favorite because you are enthusiastic and excited when you talk about it. Commit to trying (just trying) for one add-on sale every day. If you did only this, what would happen to your business? A simple plan when well executed will not fail. 

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Sales Truths: If You Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail

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IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL. 
 
WHY IT’S TRUE: If you have no plan for your life, how will you know where you are going and, how will you know when you have arrived? Without a business or family plan, or meaningful goals, how can you structure your life to get the most out of it? 
 
 
PLAN OF ACTION: Establish specific measurable goals with your salespeople. Break them down by month, week and day. A daily plan might be to select your favorite piece in the entire store and commit to show it at least two times every day. Choose your favorite because you are enthusiastic and excited when you talk about it. Commit to trying (just trying) for one add-on sale every day. If you did only this, what would happen to your business? A simple plan when well executed will not fail. 

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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