I’ve done sales. I know what it’s like to have your paycheck riding on the fact that someone may or may not purchase what you’re selling. I’m a great salesperson when I believe in the product. Sometimes you go into a job thinking a product is AWESOME and then realize you’re the only one who thinks that and selling it is impossible.
I had great success with Tupperware. Who doesn’t love Tupperware? Some of you may not remember the days of the Tupperware Lady. It was kinda right up my alley. I get to stand in front of a dozen or more people, have their full attention, perform, inform, etc. I had a team of people under me and I got a free van! No, it didn’t melt in the sun.
I understand overcoming objections. It’s part of the inform process. But when someone gives me a final… “No” I’ll offer one more rebuttal just to be certain.
Today I was trying to decide if I want to stay hosted at wordpress or godaddy. I contacted both companies about what I was trying to do to find out which had what I was looking for.
The WordPress agent was very informative and gave me URLs to find more info as it would need an upgrade to a different plan. The GoDaddy agent was just concerned about a sale. He was so pushy about the sale that it made me question if it would actually work or if it was just a sale for him. He asked if I wanted it added to my cart and I said no, I still needed to think it over. He added it anyway. THEN, after the chat was over, he emailed me a link to my cart with the product in it.
I told him I’d need to see if I could cancel with WordPress first to get my money back so that I’d have money IF I wanted to buy. He told me to just load more money. Really? REALLY!!??!! Please tell me how I can do that because being out of work means there’s very little money to go around and I’d love to load more. *rolls eyes*
I emptied my cart and replied to his email that I had done so. He wrote me back from an “external email sender” asking if I wanted him to put it back. WHOAH!!! External email sender?? I doubt that’s within policy. I replied to the original email which had someone else listed on it. I hope it’s his boss.