Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lesson on Sales

Something to learn about salesmanship. A useful lesson.

A young Sikh lad moved to London and went to Harrods looking for a job.

The manager asked, "Do you have any sales experience?" . The young man answered, "Yeah, I was a salesman back in Punjab." The manager liked the Punjabi so he gave him the job. His first day on the job was challenging and busy, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the manager came down and asked "OK, so how many sales did you make today?" The Punjabi said "One."

The manager groaned and continued "Just one? Here in Harrods, our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale for?" . "£108,637.64", the Punjabi replied. The manager choked and exclaimed "£108,637.64? What the hell did you sell him?"

"Well, first I sold him a small fish hook, then a medium fish hook, and then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the coast so I told him he would need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin-turbo Power Cat. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to Harrods car sales and I sold him a Porsche Cayenne." The manager, incredulous, said "You mean to tell me....a guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and 4x4?"

"No, no, no......he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I
said........."Well, since your weekend's fucked, you might as well go fishing."
irr : that's funny and inspiring.... a useful lesson. the approach in how to get someone buying our land . Start with the small pen, then.. the t shirt ,then.. the mug.. then .......

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