What I would tell my younger self…
For over 30 years, Data Age/PawnMaster has delivered both world-class products and world-class services. PawnMaster continues to advance as the preeminent leader in the industry because of their clients.
Marketing. I could write that word in hieroglyphics and we would probably be as close to understanding it as we are in English.
I’ve been asked many times, “Why do you carry all this stuff in your store”? I know they’re referring to what many would call “junk”—collectibles, clothing, kids’ toys, etc. I always answer the same way, “Because it makes me money and brings in a larger clientele”.
Thinking back on how the pawn business has changed over the last 20+ years… it is amazing. Many deals that were made years ago were by chance and by educated guess. We didn’t have the ability to “look it up online" or “call an expert” because a quick decision had to be made. This often made for some big wins and big losses. Here’s a couple that stood out over the years…
I have been thinking about this question since I first read Robb’s blog. It keeps hanging there in the back of my mind, waiting… irritating me.
At Data Age, we always talk about being confident, learning, growing and mastering our trade. Confidence and expertise should allow a sales executive to gain customers' trust a lot faster. When you earn the right to have a customer accept you as a trusted advisor, they will consult with you as they navigate through the buying cycle.