Category: Selling to Retailers

Reasons Why Buyers Say No

If you have spent much time selling, you probably already know that a “No” from a buyer may or may not really mean no. During a buyer’s busy work schedule, talking to many sales people, sometimes saying no really means…

How Many Choices are Too Many?

Sometimes too many choices can overwhelm your customers. Don’t understand?  Let me give you an example: A few years back, I represented a company that made ‘berry’ products (very big in Idaho).  When she first started out, she exhibited in…

Gift Shop Buyers Want Unique Products

Gift and independent retail stores, unlike big box stores (i.e. Wal-Mart, Costco, etc.) or grocery stores, prefer new and unique products.  They are not interested, necessarily, in a “proven product” that has great sales volume, but would rather buy locally-made…

Create: What You Love or Best Sellers?

I managed a consignment woodcrafters co-operative in the late 1990s.  Since I find wood crafts so intriguing, I loved being surrounded by and selling the beautiful, often one-of-a-kind, creations designed by our woodcraft consignees.  And I enjoyed sharing the uniqueness…