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Sales Truths: You Cannot Manage Selling

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WHY IT’S TRUE
Selling is not a manageable process. Selling is an event and an overall means to an end. It is not measurable or specific. The individual steps can be managed and, when properly aligned, produce closure to the process.
 


PLAN OF ACTION
Determine what is manageable, such as "showing." What if everyone in your store selects a favorite piece and shows it just two times each day. Not sells it, just shows it. What would this do for your business? They may not sell it, but they just might sell "something."
 
Don’t confuse the process by showing your favorite piece to everyone. This is not specific or measurable.  Show your favorite piece just twice each day and watch your sales soar.

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Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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Sales Truths: You Cannot Manage Selling

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WHY IT’S TRUE
Selling is not a manageable process. Selling is an event and an overall means to an end. It is not measurable or specific. The individual steps can be managed and, when properly aligned, produce closure to the process.
 


PLAN OF ACTION
Determine what is manageable, such as "showing." What if everyone in your store selects a favorite piece and shows it just two times each day. Not sells it, just shows it. What would this do for your business? They may not sell it, but they just might sell "something."
 
Don’t confuse the process by showing your favorite piece to everyone. This is not specific or measurable.  Show your favorite piece just twice each day and watch your sales soar.

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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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