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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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If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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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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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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