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The Therapist – Management Retail Disconnect

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There are currently 32,930 vacant positions for therapists in the US spa industry and 1,030 for managers. Inspired by these findings from its annual Spa Industry Study, the International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct a global study to get underneath the reasons for the high number of vacancies.  Read More

Update-How 4 Days Can Increase Your Spa Retail Sales Forever!

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One of the biggest considerations for spa managers is training. Particularly with therapist retail training they always ask , “Is it worth it?” “Will the results justify the expenditure from my budget allowance?”

Recently I completed retail training at another Five-Star resort in the Philippines. The training was completed in just four days and required 4 hours each day for 16 therapists.

After training I monitored the therapist’s product sales for three weeks.

Here are the results, pre-training and one week post-training and final week. Look at the difference.  Read More

The Surprising Reason Introverts Are Better At Sales

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Still trying to justify retail training for your quiet spa therapists? Read this insightful article by Geoffrey James from INC magazine.   

The stereotype of a successful salesperson is an extrovert who sells anything to anybody. He (or, less commonly, she) charms customers so thoroughly that they sign on the dotted line before they know what hit them. Read More

Examine the beliefs that no longer serve you

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In 2017 Nancy Griffin, president of Contento Marketing issued a brilliant report on retail. It was stated that “seventy-five percent of spa managers felt their low retail revenues were caused by staff resistance”. 

I wonder if the managers ever thought to offer training that was structured for how introverts learn. Were they even aware that 95% of therapists are introverts? 

This excerpt from an article by Mary Jo Asmus provides another perspective.   Read More

Gordon Tareta Spills the Tea on Spa Retail

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Gordon Tareta is the area director of spas for Marcus Hotels and the founder of spa consulting firm, Tareta Group International. His comment about Sephora particularly resonated with me because when I worked as an esthetician, Sephora was right down the street. I remember the spa owner telling us that it makes no sense for a client to leave our treatment room and purchase the same products somewhere else. Customer service was everything. Read More