As a manufacturer representative, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to furniture owners nationwide. On one particular visit, there was an enlightening exchange about the sales training process – it became clear that this storeowner needed to understand how best to position their business for success through effective strategy and
In a world before showroom technology, often the efforts spent on customers went out the showroom doors with them. Today, retailers leveraging in-store technology to track customers and build shopping carts generate valuable data. Research shows that with follow-up or targeted marketing, approximately 20% of initially unsold customers can become
As a sales manager, it is essential to understand the power of furniture protection plans when closing the sale. Knowing how to leverage these plans can be instrumental in getting customers on board, as they offer peace of mind for big purchases and provide additional income for your store. In
Sales training is essential for any salesperson but is especially important in the furniture industry where the products can be expensive and complex. Not only do salespeople need to have a deep understanding of the products they are selling, but they also need to be able to effectively communicate the
The retail furniture industry is a robust and vital sector of the U.S. economy, providing American consumers with a diverse range of products to suit their particular preferences and budgets. Statista said the U.S. furniture market was valued at $229 billion in 2021. According to a 2021 report by Furniture
As the furniture industry evolves and competition increases, we must ensure our sales associates and managers are consistently trained to meet customer needs and deliver great experiences every time. We often find that while most retail organizations may want a robust training program, they must figure out where to start.
Early predictions for retail sales in the coming year will be slower, and customers will be more deliberate in their purchases. But there is good news. A majority of buyers who purchase furniture will be in-store. The first and most obvious reason is that customers want to feel and try
Stores need to have an edge over the competition. A strong sales team can mean all the difference in keeping your customers happy and coming back for more, so you must find ways of making them successful at what they do best! A salesperson’s confidence, communication skills, and product knowledge
A shift in retail is moving faster than any other trend we have witnessed that customer interest is moving from products to relationships. This shift is great news for retailers if they know how to adapt to their customer wants. Let’s look at a few numbers: These numbers are staggering
Stacy Hafliger, VP of Training & Performance with ProtectAll, shares tips for creating a sales training program to drive performance, employee satisfaction and build your customers’ confidence during their shopping experience.
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