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Old 27th March 2012, 09:16 PM   #11
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First will always have to be word-of-mouth marketing. Tell your friends, family, and relatives about the business to get things started. You can also post or give fliers to people around the neighborhood. You can also post or advertise about the business on the internet to gather large scale leads and sales.

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Old 23rd May 2012, 02:46 PM   #12

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Default New To Sales Need Advice

here is the truth and here is fact

you do everything you can to get them into the store once they are in the store youre almost guaranteed a sale

promise the world
great incentives
big lies ( just like everyone does)
big promises

once in the store make the customer that he or she is getting the sale of the month

youre already in a good spot
so work a little on your strategy and a little bit of luck
goood luck!

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Old 19th June 2012, 01:57 AM   #13

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As you have started your business now, you need to maintain reputation. You have to sell quality items. So that people will recommend you. You have to paste your posters near around so that people may know you. If you have an online website then design it in such a way that it will attract user.

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Old 7th August 2012, 09:32 AM   #14

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Default Utilize Mobile Technology

Sounds like you have a great thing going here with lots of YOUNG foot traffic. You've already received some great suggestions regarding social media platforms, web involvement, and some other creative ideas, but one I feel could benefit you greatly is the use of mobile technology.

If you have a high volume of students and you're selling technology - utilize technology in your sales process. Because you're already selling tech savvy products, having an iPad or iPhone on the sales floor will be that much more influential! Since you're selling products that will likely take multiple visits before purchase, you need a way to keep those 'walk-outs' coming back. Something your salespeople could easily manage. The cost to acquire new customers is high - and this will keep your acquisition cost lower. If you're sales people can easily follow up with potential customers - this will help you to obtain repeat customers and client referrals.

SalesVerge - Turn in store 'browsers' into buying customers. The ultimate in mobile technology.

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Old 14th September 2012, 02:23 AM   #15
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Social media marketing is one of the best way to attract your customers and boost your sales. You can promote your products through online free classified sites because mostly people prefer internet when they purchase electronic products.

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Old 4th December 2012, 02:41 PM   #16

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Hey there, friend. Hate to tell you, but you're asking the wrong question. You're asking "how can I improve sales?"

What you should be asking is "how can I add value to my customers?"

More and more, people are turning to the internet to purchase phones and service plans. They're not going to set foot into a store where they think they're going to get "sold" on something and pay too much. It's just too easy to shop around and get opinions online.

What's your unique selling proposition? What do you have that no one else has? Are you friendly, involved in charity, support local business, have free wifi and comfy couches, support local artists, etc. Online stores don't do that.

Also, from now on think of yourself as an expert adviser. Give yourself some title like "the world's foremost expert in saving money on cellphone plans." Give people advice for free and send them somewhere else if it will help them better. They'll tell their friends and keep coming back for more expert advice.

Offer free stuff. Everyone loves free stuff. What about "Cellphone broken? Come in for a free repair assessment!" Write articles, tips, advice and put them in a newsletter. Pitch your free gifts in your store "Are you interested in receiving our free eReport, top 10 horrible things everyone does that kills their cellphone? Just sign up for our newsletter and we'll send it to you instantly."

Oh, and act like a normal person...not all sales-y. If you're a little scruffy, struggle to find some words, or admit when you don't know something it's actually better. And ask people about themselves - they love to talk about themselves. I like the question "what do you do for fun?"

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Old 6th March 2013, 11:53 AM   #17

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You can go to the forum which have them related to your selling product. Their you can contact details of customer. I hope this will be beneficial for you.

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Old 6th March 2013, 06:43 PM   #18

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Hello everyone!!! I'd say just be yourself and try not to be nervous. Confidence will conquer and know as much as you can about your provider in case questions need answering.

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Old 26th April 2013, 01:01 AM   #19

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Do you have your own website to promote your business? If yes then you can go for Google place. When people search something related to your business your place address will appear in search results and will increase your sale.

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Old 10th May 2013, 12:55 AM   #20
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Collaborate with all the regional cafe along with bars, present your customers food/bar coupons having each and every acquire from the cell phones as well as topup greeting cards. This can be a win-win predicament.

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