25 Ways to Increase Your Sales Today contains some great ideas for sales employees who really want to sell more product or service.
My favorites include:
#2 Be “on” from the moment you walk onto the sales floor. You have an important role to play so play it well.
#12 Never ask a customer how he’s doing. The phrase is trite, completely overused and most people who ask it don’t really care about the answer. The same is true with “May I help you” and “Can I answer any questions.”
And # 22 Use the kind of manners during checkout that would make your mother or grandmother proud. Use a lot of “please,” “thank-you” and “you’re welcome.”
Sometimes, I have found, it is the little things in life that make all the difference.
No matter if you are designing an ad for a newspaper or web banner, or selling to a customer, you are, in effect, marketing your business. Increasing sales through these simple, yet effective, tips also improves your marketability to your customer. Remember, word-of-mouth is still an important concept for any business.
Which one do you like best?