Differentiate yourself from your competitors and stop losing sales. When 1-800-BunkBed was first started we made it our #1 priority to show our customers how we differed from furniture stores. [Read more…]
1-800-Bunkbed was recently honored by the Bertolon School of Business MBA Program, located at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. The MBA team participated in a semester-long class featuring the 1-800-Bunkbed business model as their project.
It can be tough for a local business to get ahead in a market saturated with big box stores and internet sales. Fortunately, you have a lot going for you that those companies don’t. You offer handcrafted wood products that can’t be found in stores with mass produced items. You can stand out and win the sales that they can’t.
The trick is to know your competition and to be able to explain to customers why they should choose you. You can get started by answering just a few simple questions: [Read more…]
Making sales in your home based wood working business starts with having a good product and being able to tell customers why what you make is better than the mass produced options they can get from a store. But in order to really clinch the deal, you need to convince them that they should buy from you. This involves offering better customer service than they can get from anywhere else.
Did you know that 70 percent of customers are willing to spend 13 percent more if they’re getting exceptional customer service, according to an American Express survey? Not only will they spend more, they are also be more likely to tell their friends and family and to come back. [Read more…]
Have you heard about those wonderful sales people who are so talented they could sell refrigerators to people living in igloos?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could be that good with sales in your home based woodworking business?
For many people, the hardest part of their home based woodworking business is sales. They have a great product to offer. They don’t mind putting in the time to make the products, whether they’re cabinets, bunk beds or hand carved spoons. But sales don’t seem to come easily.