Friday, May 29, 2015

More Direct Sales Tips

As mentioned in my last post, sales can be tricker than growing your vegetables and fruits. Here are four more tips:

4-Be informative about your products. Customers like to ask questions about how produce is grown, when it’s in season and how to serve or prepare certain produce. Be as informative as possible. If you are unable to answer some of their questions, refer them to the LSU AgCenter.

5-Exceed customers’ expectations. Carry heavy items to cars, provide recipes, give an extra hand-ful of the product they are purchasing. All these go a long way in making the customer feel valued and appreciated. Everyone loves something for nothing.

6-Apologize when things go wrong. Apologize when things go wrong. It’s difficult to make everyone happy all the time. Realize there will be days or moments when things go wrong and a quick apology even though you have done nothing wrong will show the customer you value their business.

7-Thank customers for their business. A simple thank you lets customers know you are appreciate and want to have the opportunity to serve them again.

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