Is it possible to 'haggle' / negotiate prices on new furniture? [more inside]
Where can I find a sample agreement for an affiliate program? [more inside]
What are some reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant accounts that enable you to accept credit cards online? Extra credit question: what are the best designed and lowest cost Web store options? [more inside]
Quality source for number of United States iPhone subscribers? [more inside]
We have a guy who's in charge of selling our products a group of customers. He has a list of artwork requests that's a mile long (e.g. put this customer's logo on item xyz, create a custom design to celebrate that customer's anniversary, etc). I noticed recently when I went with him to visit some customers that he has a tendency to put down art requests even when the customer doesn't seem very interested. e.g. He'll show the customer a product, get a *luke-warm* response (at least in my opinion), and offer "ok, we'll send you a sample and artwork." To me, that's part of the reason the list gets so long: because he keeps offering to send customers artwork even for products they might not be interested in. I mean, it's no skin off his back. He's sales, and getting artwork done is "someone else's problem." If artwork generates a sale, its to his credit. If not, then, again, it's no skin off his back.
Any idea how we can cut down "non-essential" artwork requests? [more inside]
Any idea how we can cut down "non-essential" artwork requests? [more inside]
Crafty girl needs advice on improving her jewelry business [more inside]
I want to sell baked goods via the Internet. Do I have to prepare them in a commercial kitchen, or can I make them at home?
When is the best time of the year to catch deeply discounted seasonal clothing at retail or online stores? [more inside]
Is there a general liquidation timeline I can use to determine when to purchase an item? I'm specifically looking at Circuit City. I was in there last week and saw that a DSLR (the Canon Xsi) I've been eyeing was at this location and was on sale for 10% off. I went again on Thursday and it was down to 20% off. I just came back from checking today and it was still 20% off and in stock. When would be the best time to purchase it? By "best" I mean lowest price but still in stock. [more inside]
How does accepting Section 8 affect the future marketability of a two-family rental property? [more inside]
My employer wants me to spend part of my day working in sales--but they won't pay me a commission like the "real" salespeople. Is it unreasonable to think this is unfair? [more inside]
I'm going to be selling two downloadable information products to businesses. One will be priced (at most) $495. The other will be more, about $1200. I hope customers will use credit cards, not purchase orders. Do I hope in vain? [more inside]
Can anyone point me to any factual information, or provide a best guestimate as to how many iPhones have been sold, worldwide, to date.
I have a small online company in the US. Am I responsible for the custom fees other countries charge my buyers? [more inside]
How do I find out about sales at clothing stores? [more inside]
Consumer Filter: I purchased custom made blinds from Home Depot, and they don't fit. Now what? [more inside]
OK, hypothetical situation: you've spent a long time building a huge collection of electronic music CDs (several thousand.) Some of them are "rare" and most of them are "meaningful" but now that you've moved to beatport, torrents & all digital files, real CDs just don't have the same value to you that they used to. And for that matter, there's probably very few albums you couldn't find again if you spent a little time. At what point do you finally say, "I no longer need dozens of boxes filled with CDs I used to love?" I just reached that point myself. It's time to purge ... but I don't know how to do it! [more inside]
Is it legal for AT&T to charge sales tax on the un-discounted price of a new phone (versus the actual purchase price)? Why? [more inside]
How do I help my mom sell her iced tea in stores? [more inside]
HoldmyhandFilter... I'm thinking of selling/shipping a rather expensive antique instrument to someone in Europe (I'm in Canada). [more inside]
How could you target sales people? I would like to market a product that offers a benefit for them. I am especially interested in people who work in sales/international sales and go out in the evening with customers.
I recently got a job in a pre-sales position, and I'm a bit worried that it isn't going to work out. What else can I do with my English degree and skills, especially in this economy that does *not* involve going back to school? [more inside]
My car died far from home. What's the best way to get rid of it? [more inside]
Whats the lowdown on selling ebooks? [more inside]
Should I pay to advertise on Citysearch? [more inside]
How can I find (or does anyone know) the annual sales of tape measures in the US and worldwide?
Help me build my sales empire! [more inside]
Seeking advice on the art of sales. [more inside]
I've got an almost-new bicycle to sell, and I'd rather not deal with a twenty phone calls from bargain hunters asking if I'll go down to $50. Where should I go? (Los Angeles, CA, USA) [more inside]
Can I donate proceeds of the sale of something to a presidential candidate? [more inside]
What's it like to be a drug rep? [more inside]
Interested in buying and then selling stuff. I am running into two (and I assume, very common) problems. 1. The high quality stuff I find tends to be too expensive to buy. 2. The cheap stuff I find is really crappy. I know in order to make money, you need to buy low and sell high. But, this seems a LOT easier in theory than in practice! What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
How can I stretch office/classroom supplies? Where can I order cheap office supplies? Any hacks to avoid buying the real stuff (e.g., instead of buying glue, mix flour and water together)? [more inside]
How would you find a ranked list of professional sportsmens' jersey sales for a particular league during a particular season? For instance, where could you find a ranked list of the sales of NFL players' jerseys for 2007? [more inside]
Norwegian Businessfilter: How would an american with almost no understanding of Bokmål go about getting contracts from Norwegian companies? [more inside]
Why do some successful salesmen get fired by their employers after a really big commission sale? Logically, one would suppose that employers would want to keep talented salesmen. What incentives would an employer have to do so?
Obvious or creative--shameless or shady, even!--ways to cut costs and live cheap? [more inside]
What is a fair commission structure for non-sales people who bring in recurring work to a business when it's not covered by their initial employment contract? [more inside]
Any recommendations for good sales / business development blogs? [more inside]
Have you ever tried to send a piece of mail at the post office certified or signed? Yesterday I tried and the lady went into all this strange ins and outs to justify why I should pay $5 for priority mail envelop instead of the $2.50 (or so) I could pay to just track it (if I skipped the mailed receipt option). This included telling me I'd have to pay for the envelope (which is fine), but insinuating it would be expensive and deflecting how much an envelope would actually be (finally admitting it's only 10 cents). [more inside]
Bargain shoppers Extrodionaires: What are the websites that help you to save? [more inside]
What the heck is a "Schedule A" in real estate? [more inside]
What are the best books/sites for learning the necessary web design and dev tools for an e-commerce site? [more inside]
I've been hanging out with my wife and her booth partner at a handmade goods market they sell at each week. It's pretty typical stuff, jewelry, crafts of various kinds. They also go to art festivals on occasion to sell their wares. We've been discussing sales techniques that could help them out. I'm wondering if there is such an animal: sales techniques for the artisan seller? [more inside]
I've got an x-y.com (two characters separated by a hyphen) registration that I haven't really used for 10+ years. Should I sell it for ~$2000?
Why is my van not selling? [more inside]
I'm doing a career change into sales for an IT company. This company doesn't have a sales person now or a marketing strategy. How can I best contribute and succeed at this role? [more inside]
Who can license music for download/sale? A friend came up with a wicked cool idea for selling music using the internet, but it can't be done through some affiliate mp3 link (like Amazon). We're just a couple of college guys, and we don't know any rockstars or label executives. [more inside]