Here is Business Success Thursday Volume 13
Think outside your own business to increase your sales and profits:
Look at the huge number of different types of businesses that are all around you right now.
Your goal is to look at what a few of these businesses are doing to make sales, and then see how you can adapt what they are doing and use it in your business.
Obviously you won’t be able to use everything you see another business doing.
Just try a few new things each week though that you think might work. And if they do work, then continue to use them.
If you keep trying a few new things every week, at some point you will come across something that will give your sales a huge boost.
In many cases you will be using something that is very common in one field and just adapting it to your type of business.
Prepaid Coffee Example:
There is a small shop that sells ice-cream and coffee. They offer their clients a prepaid coffee card for $30 that allows them to get 8 coffees of their choice. These coffees normally sell for $5 each so by buying a prepaid card their clients save $10.
This prepaid system is great for business because the shop firstly has all the money on each card up front in advance.
Secondly their customers will often come back a number of times to use this prepaid coffee card and will buy other items.
These prepaid coffee cards also make great gifts as well.
This business makes it very easy for their clients to use their prepaid coffee cards as they allow clients to use the value toward anything else they sell as well. In some cases a client would use the whole $30 card in one visit.
This business owner has just taken the common concept of taking something like a bus or train ticket that you buy in advance and has adapted it to his own business.
The good news is that there are thousands of simple sales concepts like this that are all around you right now.
You just need to open your eyes and see them. Then adopt them in some way to your own business.
Look at how a number of businesses in different fields make sales to their clients. How can you adapt or use one of these ideas in your own business?
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“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought”Albert Szent-Gyorgyi