All annoying, all unnecessary, even if you work on commission.
My good buddy, international sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer said it best, “People don’t likes to be sold, but, they like to buy.”
You know who I’m talking about, it’s likely one of your relatives, I know it’s one of mine. They are always pushing food on me, try this, eat this, have some of this. The more I say “no thank you”, the more they push, the less I want it.
Does it make me want to try the food? Heck no. It aggravates me, same goes for pushy sales people.
I understand in tough times, we all want the sale, but instead of pushing, try pleasing, providing value and supplying pure helpfulness.
4 pleasurable ways to get customers to want your stuff instead of running from it.
- Share a tip or secret about your product or someone else’s.
- Send an unexpected handwritten note with a special offer, personalized and just for them.
- Randomly offer a free trial or sample of a service or product with no strings attached.
- Add a bonus gift to a small purchase.