Produce Business

Perishable Pundit
 
  Home | About | Archives | Sponsorship | Contact Us | Submit / Suggest
  Retail & Foodservice rss  
   
   Big Retailers Have Differing Sales Approaches
by Richard Mullins, Media General News Service
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 at 1:14PM EST

Expect some up-close and personal attention from sales employees when you walk in the door of an hhgregg electronics retailer.

They're paid 100 percent on commission. If you don't buy something, they aren't earning.

"Hey, one of people's biggest complaints is that it's impossible to get any service on the floor in stores," said Ben Popken, managing editor of the consumer advocacy Web site Consumerist.com. "Maybe this will make the employees actually pay attention to the customers for once."

Costco, by contrast, pays its employees an hourly wage. They're paid the same whether they help you buy a $1,000 high-definition TV or tell you to come back tomorrow when the price will be $200 lower.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: Tampa Bay Online


print article
Print Article
send article
Send Article
Respond
Respond
Permalink
Permalink
Share Article
Share Article


Bakery Dairy Deli Floral  Meat & Poultry Produce Seafood Retail & Foodsvc
 Family Favorites  Wildwood Organics  Walkers Oatcakes  Ideation Foodservice Forum 2016  NYProduce Show 2017  

mail to friend

Got News? Send your latest press releases and announcements to RetailPR@PerishableNews.com