Retail Truths: The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing

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“A compendium of street-smart retailing insights and acumen.” 427 lessons taught only on the frontline of retailing. No academic theory here— just the hard-nosed realities shrewd retailers discover through experience and use to build profitable stores. Retail truths like: • Wholesale is the cost of the merchandise, not the cost of the sale. • There is no magic close. • Profit is not immoral. • Expecting to get the sale is half of getting it. • They hear what you say, but they do what you pay. • A manager is not a referee. • A return policy is a tool, not a rule. • Good management is an attitude, not a technique. • Be-backs don’t come back. • He who underestimates his costs gets the sale. • A sales presentation is not the place to give a business education. • You’re not in business if you’re not in show business. • The last few percentage points are the profit. • Merchandise is for sale, not for storage. • People like to do business where business is being done. • Inventory expands to fill all space. • A good salesman makes a bad buyer. • Building a brand doesn’t make you its owner. • A weak competitor is a useful nuisance. • Good isn’t good enough; only best gets the sale. • The measure of a competitor is the price he can get. • A company is known by the people it keeps. • A retailer’s effectiveness can be measured by the animosity of his competitors. • The applicant pool is not a cross section of the population. • Tell the job, don’t sell it. • Low wages aren’t a bargain, good people are. • All applicants are smart until they speak. • If it’s important to know, certify that it’s known. • Employees treat customers as managers treat employees. • The only appropriate discipline is de-hiring. • Growth doesn’t produce cash, it consumes it. • Bankers want you most when you need them least. • A banking crisis is always just a personnel change away. • Two stores don’t make twice as much. • All business is gambling, but double-or-nothing is soon nothing. • A little success creates a lot of overhead. • If at first you do succeed, try not to believe you’re infallible. Chip Averwater is a third-generation, 38-year veteran of retailing. In Retail Truths he shares the lessons of a career, gathered in over twelve years of writing. “If you could own only one book on retailing, this should be the one.”

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Chip Averwater is chairman of Amro Music Stores in Memphis, TN, one of the largest musical instrument retailers in the U.S. He is a third-generation retailer and has spent 38 years building his own stores and working with other retailers on theirs. Chip has an MBA, has written for national retailing magazines, and has been a featured speaker on retailing at meetings and conventions in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. He served for 14 years as a board member and officer of NAMM, the International Music Products Association, and served as its chairman from 2007-2009. The association represents over 9,000 retailers and their business partners and produces the NAMM Show, one of the largest trade conventions in the U.S. Currently Chip serves on the boards of several retailers and charities, is often called on as a retail advisor, and enjoys talking with fellow retailers about common problems and solutions.

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Descrizione libro Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 214 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.(Book). Retail Truths: The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing is a collection of more than 400 street-smart lessons on retailing that Chip Averwater has gathered from his own experience in business, as well as from his mentors and retailer friends. Chip Averwater is chairman of Amro Music Stores in Memphis, TN, one of the largest musical instrument retailers in the U.S. He is a third-generation retailer and has spent nearly four decades building his own stores and working with other retailers on theirs. Chip has an MBA, has written for national retailing magazines, and has been a featured speaker on retailing at meetings and conventions in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. He served for 14 years as a board member and officer of NAMM, and served as its chairman from 2007-2009. Chip currently serves on the boards of several retailers and charities, is often called on as a retail advisor, and enjoys talking with fellow retailers about common problems and solutions. Retail Truths should become a dog-eared companion to anyone who hopes to succeed in retail. It s packed with honest, straight-up assessments of successful retailing from selling to profits, from hiring and training to operating multiple stores. This is a book you ll be reading and adapting to your business for years. Music Inc Magazine Based on long personal experience, Averwater concludes that a good salesperson can easily be five times as productive as a laggard, and says high-priced salespeople are an expense we want. In a lengthy segment devoted to personnel, he offers a blueprint for hiring and retaining those top performers from how to screen out undesirables in the hiring process ( Less than one in 20 job applicants is a suitable candidate ) to maintaining high morale ( A manager s words resonate for a while then fade. Incentives speak with every paycheck. ) Music Trades. Codice libro della libreria APC9780983979074

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Descrizione libro Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 214 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. (Book). Retail Truths: The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing is a collection of more than 400 street-smart lessons on retailing that Chip Averwater has gathered from his own experience in business, as well as from his mentors and retailer friends. Chip Averwater is chairman of Amro Music Stores in Memphis, TN, one of the largest musical instrument retailers in the U.S. He is a third-generation retailer and has spent nearly four decades building his own stores and working with other retailers on theirs. Chip has an MBA, has written for national retailing magazines, and has been a featured speaker on retailing at meetings and conventions in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. He served for 14 years as a board member and officer of NAMM, and served as its chairman from 2007-2009. Chip currently serves on the boards of several retailers and charities, is often called on as a retail advisor, and enjoys talking with fellow retailers about common problems and solutions. Retail Truths should become a dog-eared companion to anyone who hopes to succeed in retail. It s packed with honest, straight-up assessments of successful retailing from selling to profits, from hiring and training to operating multiple stores. This is a book you ll be reading and adapting to your business for years. Music Inc Magazine Based on long personal experience, Averwater concludes that a good salesperson can easily be five times as productive as a laggard, and says high-priced salespeople are an expense we want. In a lengthy segment devoted to personnel, he offers a blueprint for hiring and retaining those top performers from how to screen out undesirables in the hiring process ( Less than one in 20 job applicants is a suitable candidate ) to maintaining high morale ( A manager s words resonate for a while then fade. Incentives speak with every paycheck. ) Music Trades. Codice libro della libreria APC9780983979074

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Descrizione libro Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 384 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.427 lessons retailers learn the hard way. A compendium of street-smart retailing insights and acumen. No academic theory--just hard-nosed realities shrewd retailers discover through experience and use to build profitable stores. Retail truths like: Wholesale is the cost of the merchandise, not the cost of the sale. There is no magic close. Profit is not immoral. Expecting to get the sale is half of getting it. They hear what you say, but they do what you pay. A manager is not a referee. A return policy is a tool, not a rule. Be-backs dont come back. Good management is an attitude, not a technique. He who underestimates his costs gets the sale. A sales presentation is not the place to give a business education. Youre not in business if youre not in show business. The last few percentage points are the profit. Merchandise is for sale, not for storage. People like to do business where business is being done. Inventory expands to fill all space. A good salesman makes a bad buyer. Building a brand doesnt make you its owner. A weak competitor is a useful nuisance. Good isnt good enough; only best gets the sale. The measure of a competitor is the price he can get. A company is known by the people it keeps. A retailers effectiveness can be measured by the animosity of his competitors. The applicant pool is not a cross section of the population. Tell the job, dont sell it. Low wages arent a bargain, good people are. All applicants are smart until they speak. If its important to know, certify that its known. Employees treat customers as managers treat employees. The only appropriate discipline is de-hiring. Growth doesnt produce cash, it consumes it. Bankers want you most when you need them least. A banking crisis is always just a personnel change away. Two stores dont make twice as much. All business is gambling, but double-or-nothing is soon nothing. A little success creates a lot of overhead. If at first you do succeed, try not to believe youre infallible. Chip Averwater is a third-generation, 38-year veteran of retailing. In Retail Truths he shares the lessons of a career, gathered in over twelve years of writing. If you could own only one book on retailing, this should be the one. Review: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Retail. In Retail Truths, Chip Averwater distills 40 years of hard-won experience into 380 highly readable pages. . . . instead of banal generalities, he offers specific and detailed suggestions that will resonate with anyone who has spent time in the industry. Averwaterprovides an exhaustive list of the critical details that separate stellar performers from the casualties, and his insights are invariably on the mark. On the need for fiscal prudence, he writes, A store needs profits, not so the owners or investors can winter in the Caribbean but to grow inventories, expand locations, add personnel, or upgrade systems. Are bigger stores better He observes, An abundance of space indulges our tendencies to disorganization. What we usually need isnt more space, but purchase planning and inventory management. Efficiency is seldom fun but always rewarding. Based on long personal experience, Averwater concludes that a good salesperson can easily be five times as productive as a laggard, and says high-priced salespeople are an expense we want. In a lengthy segment devoted to personnel, he offers a blueprint for hiring and retaining those top performers--from how to screen out undesirables in the hiring process (Less than one in 20 job applicants is a suitable candidate) to maintaining high morale (A managers words resonate for a while then fade. Incentives speak with every paycheck. )We suspect that Retail Truths will ring true to any thoughtful practitioner of store management. --Music Trades, April 2012 This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780983979074

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