Best Retail Sales Training Tips

Bob Phibbs
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I write and speak alot about retail sales training because it is the only way, in this age of discounts, to grow sales and profits.

Here are some of my blogs on retail sales training:

Retail Sales Training: Increase Retail Sales With Jugglers

Your employees have to be able to juggle customers and make sure they each feel like they are important and valued. READ MORE

Retail Sales Training: Know Your Customer's Buying Cycle

As the economy has gotten stronger, I've been called on to share the Bob Phibbs Experience with more retailers, service providers and luxury brands with average tickets in the thousands.

Why is that? Because many were frustrated with the "old school" selling about manipulation and maneuvers. READ MORE

Retail Sales Training: You Can't Sell Luxury Goods Like A Used Car

More and more brands are opening their own retail outlets in an effort to make their brand stand out. But more importantly to control their image. That’s why I was so shocked when I stopped into a new Rolex boutique and the greeting I received was, “How ya doin’? Which Rolex watch can I help you discover today?

Really? High-end luxury? Who scripted this greeting? But it got worse… READ MORE

Retail Sales Training Tip: How To Open A Window Of Contact

After a friendly greeting, it is up to the sales associate to look for something unique about the person standing in front of them. This second part of the sale is what I call the Windows of Contact. You want to find something you like about them, compliment them and then READ MORE

Retail Sales Training: Waiting Will Cost You Money

Just about any product or service business can say, "Oh, I'm different, my customers can put off purchasing a new ___ or fixing the ___; they can wait."

But that's the problem isn't it? They CAN'T wait. It's not like that Star Wars DVD you place on the shelf and it will still be there, exactly as you left it.

Retail Sales Training: Remove Salt of Insecurity

Retail sales training tip: If you make the customer insecure during the moment they are deciding or paying for your merch or service, you will then be trying to placate a nervous customer. By then though, the trust and relationship are gone and you're left coming up with excuses to your boss.

Retail Training Sales: The Cost of a "Nice" Salesperson: 7%

Beware, there's a new character in retail...I call them PN for Prince (or Princess) Nice.

PNs start off by telling customers, "Here's whats on sale." Which reads, "I think we're overpriced so I'm being nice to show you the cheap stuff." No mention of what is new or different. That can affect profits, no doubt. But not like the most damaging of all of PNs words..."Don't worry about trying any of it on, just READ MORE

Training anyone is an art. You have to love it. You have to enjoy the challenge of getting through to people who may not immediately want to change the way they are doing things. While a lot of people try to do it themselves, it must be a priority. That's why some of the biggest brands in the world hire me to work with their best. The good news is you can bring me to work with your team no matter how big or small.

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