Have you ever lied to a sales person? You know, give them the old run around. Yea, sales people can be pushy and irritating, but remember, most sales people get paid by commission which translates to “No sale, No pay!”
There are many reasons on any given day why we avoid sales people. No time, no money, not interested, afraid to say “No”. Some business owners have even been rude or screamed at sale people instead of simply saying “No, I am no interested.”
Below are three reasons why smart business owners should never avoid or be rude to sales people.
1. Sales people may know other business owners and people in your area. This can be a great asset to your business for contacts, services and new customers. Not to mention the impact of social media if you are rude or lie.
2. Sales people are consumers, yes they shop! Don’t be rude or disregard their time by rescheduling meetings just to avoid having to say no. You may lose them as a customer and referrals from their vast number of contacts and friends.
3. Value their time, as you do your own. They would rather you say “No, I am not interested” so they can move on the next business. It will make your life easier and the sales person will appreciate you being up front and not wasting their time.
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