The Sales Pillar

This is how you make the money


How To Find (and sell) Products Your Customers Can’t Resist

Do you have loads of lookers but struggle when it comes to buyers? Are you trying to tackle your low conversion rates with more and more advertising? Does the stock on your shelves fly out the door or sit languishing for months?

In this episode I can’t wait to share how you can curate a range of products customers are itching to get their hands on. How to turn your focus to selling more of the right stuff to the right people. Insider information on calculating your opportunity costs and how to use strategies like price anchoring successfully.


How Premium Brands Can Participate in Black Friday/Cyber Monday Without Ruining Their Brand – Salena Knight

Got a premium brand and wondering if that excludes you from Black Friday / Cyber Monday? With over 86% of US and UK retailers taking part in the largest sales events of the year and retailers realising an average 500% increase in traffic to their store – you’d be well placed to considering enticing customers to your store.

When it comes to premium brands, most retailers don’t want to be seen to be cheapening their brand by giving discounts – and fair enough too. In this episode I share with you how you can create promotional opportunities that cashes in AND stays true to your branding guidelines.


Cashing in on Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Make 2019 the year you don’t leave your Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales campaign to guess work. In this episode I dive into my top tips for ensuring you run a well planned and profitable promotion in the lead up to the busiest time of the retail year.

Plus give you access to my free Black Friday / Cyber Monday download.


How suppliers & retailers can build mutually profitable relationships

The landscape of retail is changing, providing unique opportunities for retailers and brands to come together and create exciting partnerships. In this discussion we explore how Retailers and Suppliers Can Build Mutually Beneficial Relationships. Including;

– The biggest obstacles in retailer / supplier relationships
– How to extend your partnership beyond the transactional
– Store design
– Customer attraction and engagement
– Working together to weather an economic downturn


The Dark Secret Haunting Retail & Ecommerce Store Owners – Salena Knight

Starting a retail or e-commerce business often unleashes a whole raft of secrets you wish you knew before you went into business. None seems to hit quite as hard as discovering working for yourself can be a very isolating and lonely experience.

As humans we’re hard wired to connect with other people – even if we actually really like our own company. But sometimes that’s easier said than done.

Today I’m throwing some light on one of the dark secrets haunting retailers and getting serious about how you can find business and personal connections that will help you thrive and prosper as an independent retailer.

Brand Archetypes

Using Brand Archetypes to Stand Out & Sell – Brooke Lawson

If you’ve ever worked with me 1:1 you’ll know I love Brand Archetyping AND I love Brooke Lawson!! Which is why I’m super excited to have her on the show with me this week.

Former graphic designer turned branding expert Brooke is now director of Filament Branding, where she helps entrepreneurs not only discover their unique voice but helps them use it to attract customers to their business.


How To Cash In On The Billion Dollar Wedding Industry – Meghan Ely

Have you ever considered pitching your brand at the billion dollar wedding industry? Join me as I chat to wedding and events PR expert Meghan Ely.

With more than a decade in the bridal industry Meghan opens up about what makes brides tick, what makes them buy and how you can get a piece of the action. Listen in to catch Meghans inside tips on packaging your products and promoting your brand, even if you’re not selling a front line wedding product.

store performance

Are You Geo-Blaming Your Stores Performance?

In this episode I’ll walk you through the fundamentals of running a successful business in a country town or regional centre.

We’ll chat all things financial planning, why the whole town isn’t your ideal customer, why embracing change isn’t optional, how to get out of towners into your store (even if you’re not a tourist destination) and how to grow through collaboration.


Carving Out A Niche For Retail Growth – Sara McNally

Five years after opening her bespoke letterpress business, Sara McNally realised things were no longer working out the way she planned. Rather than close her store she made the brave decision to completely pivot and recreate a new version of her business Constellation and Co. Including opening a store front, on a whim!


How To Optimise Your Ecommerce Site For More Sales – Kurt Elster

Kurt Elster is a Senior Ecommerce Consultant who helps Shopify merchants (like Jay Leno’s Garage) uncover hidden profits in their websites. He very kindly took time away from his own show; The Unofficial Shopify Podcast, to chat to me about why “beautiful” design doesn’t always mean profitable design, three strategies you can use in your own business to improve conversion rates and what features will help your e-commerce site stand out from your competition.


How To Take Time Off Without Losing Sales – Salena Knight

Getting away is important for you, your staff AND your business. But what if the idea of taking a holiday fills you with equal parts desire and dread? How do you take a holiday without losing money or momentum? Do you close your store or not?

Start gathering your travel brochures and thinking about your capsule wardrobe. This week on the Bringing Business to Retail Podcast, I’m sharing my top tips to get your business vacation ready.