How To Sell Snow To An Eskimo

Written by David Hallum

Think it's a hard thing to do? Think again my friend. You don't need to be that good of a salesperson either. I'm sure you've heard this "That person is such a great salesperson they could sell snow to an Eskimo."

To findrepparttar answer to what make these salespeople so great I studied them. Here's what I found each one had in common.

#1. They all studied their potential customers to learn their needs and desires.

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#3, They each had determination.

The first trait I'm sure all of you reading this article have. You can all ask questions. Just make sure you fashion your questions in a manner that gets yourepparttar 127295 information you need to learnrepparttar 127296 person you're asking needs and desires.

By now I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "Yea, but how can I sell snow to people that already have more snow than they know what to do with." To do this you will need to haverepparttar 127297 second characteristic ofrepparttar 127298 super salesperson.

Creativity is something we all have. It's just some of us don't know it. Here's how I foundrepparttar 127299 answer to how to sell snow to Eskimos. I posted a question on marketing consultant Willie Crawford's message board at:

The question I asked was "What can you make out of snow?"

16 Quick Retail Promotional Ideas To Increase Your Sales Without Discounting

Written by Kris Mills

1. Send out a FREE sample of your product with a special "two for one" offer - this enables your customer to get a first hand experience of your product in action ANDrepparttar "two for one" offer maximises your average transaction value.

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8. FREE gift for cash payments over $xx ... instead of payingrepparttar 127301 Banks merchant fees you're rewarding your customers instead. It's costing you no more however it's encouraging your customers to buy from you and therefore will increase your sales volume.

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