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Sales Truths: Words Can Turn Off Customers

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WHY IT'S TRUE 
A customer says, “I think my watch needs a new battery; can you fix it?” Your answer: “No problem.” Not only do we hear these two words every day, we say them every day. If the words “no problem” are so negative, why do we use them?  
 
 
 
PLAN OF ACTION 
Instead, respond by saying, “It would be my pleasure, sir; and while I'm at it why don't we clean your watch for you?” The words “my pleasure” are a sign of genuine interest. Offering an add-on service gives the customer an unexpected benefit … free! Who knows, they just might be willing to look at something in the jewelry case while they are waiting.

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Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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Sales Truths: Words Can Turn Off Customers

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WHY IT'S TRUE 
A customer says, “I think my watch needs a new battery; can you fix it?” Your answer: “No problem.” Not only do we hear these two words every day, we say them every day. If the words “no problem” are so negative, why do we use them?  
 
 
 
PLAN OF ACTION 
Instead, respond by saying, “It would be my pleasure, sir; and while I'm at it why don't we clean your watch for you?” The words “my pleasure” are a sign of genuine interest. Offering an add-on service gives the customer an unexpected benefit … free! Who knows, they just might be willing to look at something in the jewelry case while they are waiting.

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When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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