Tag retail

Tag retail

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

Luxury Hoteliers Believe Customization Is Key to Winning Over Millennials

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If you’re still wondering about the value of engagement and retail training take a look at what the experts say.

Smart hoteliers know they can’t afford to ignore the next generation of luxury travelers. Why? Because they are an economic force to be reckoned with. Read More

Spa Super Sellers-Hidden in Plain Sight

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That’s why as an “industry insider” I am constantly surprised at how spas and hotels continue to miss the obvious. The spa industry is losing millions in revenue from retail product sales. Obviously if you resolve that problem, a lot will begin to correct itself in the way of market share, customer and employee retention. Read More

Final Report-What No Spa Consultant Will Ever Tell You

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It’s here! I just received my third and final post training retail  sales report and the results are not surprising.

If you’ve been following me you know that three weeks ago,  I wrote about training the hair stylists at a Five-Star property in Hong Kong.  I was absolutely thrilled at the opportunity because so many decision makers balk at the idea of budgeting for staff training.

In fact most of my conversations with spa managers center around  their justification of cost. “What will the return on investment be? Is it worth it?”  Read More

2nd Week Retail Results-What No Spa Consultant Will Ever Tell You

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We’re now in the second week of tracking the retail results. If you’ve been following me you know that three weeks ago,  I wrote about training the hair stylists at a Five-Star luxury hotel in Hong Kong. This was a new area of the beauty industry for me as my experience has always centered on spa. Read More