My first sale was when I worked at Famous Footwear as a 16-year old. A man was about to purchase a pair of $100 Nikes and I talked him out of it, instead convincing him to purchase a pair of $65 Adidas shoes that I felt were more comfortable. I don't feel bad about it because I was right — though I'm sure the store would have preferred I let the customer purchase the Nikes at nearly double the price.
Kind of a tame story on my end, so I'd like to hear from you guys. I'm betting there are quite a few of you that have some fantastic stories about your first experience selling jewelry.
So for this week's Participation Friday topic, INSTORE wants to know ...
How did your first attempt to make a sale go?