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Bedroom Sales Tip #4 From Leggett & Platt: Battle of the Sexes: Leveraging Seasonal Selling To Boost Your Sales

Furniture World News Desk on 8/7/2013

In any type of business, the primary goal is to sell, sell, sell. We spend our careers trying to execute the perfect strategies for selling our products to customers, and we know that when supply is low and demand is high, shoppers are in a frenzy. However, while consumers are buying in the bedding category year-round, volume isn’t consistent year-round. By leveraging key seasonal timeframes, retailers can really capitalize on opportunities to boost sales.

In our industry, we have one key opportunity each quarter to focus on seasonal selling, which, as you know, include President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. The best way to maximize these opportunities is to tap into the mindset of consumers and figure out how and what they are thinking when it comes to making purchases during each major season. In February, around President’s Day, a lot of things are happening for consumers: from staying indoors during the winter season to keeping up with New Year’s Resolutions and even Spring cleaning looming just around the corner, many activities can cause anxiety and stress levels to rise. The same can be said for the remainder of our key seasonal timeframes as each involves potentially stressful situations like summer activities including family vacations, back-to-school efforts and pre-holiday preparations. Therefore, reminding the consumer how a tranquil bedroom retreat, including an adjustable base, can help them relax and de-stress provides value and increases the chance for a sale.
  • Point out key seasonal windows and how adjustable bed bases provide a solution to specific needs of the customer in discussions

  • Create point-of-sale materials that show how the features of adjustable bed bases pertain to the seasonal timeframes

  • Design product displays that highlight each seasonal window

  • Share lifestyle articles with your customers that showcase ways to transform bedrooms during the seasons 
Thinking like a consumer can go a long way when it comes to focusing on selling efforts… and remember that we’re consumers too, and we experience the same seasonal stresses! Getting in the mindset of today’s consumers and empathizing with them is key: you’ll be surprised just how easily you can relate to them and eventually make the sale.

About Leggett & Platt® Adjustable Bed Group: The Leggett & Platt® Adjustable Bed Group is a division of the global diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt®, Incorporated (NYSE: LEG), and the premier provider of adjustable bed bases to the retail community. Based in Carthage, Missouri, the Adjustable Bed Group is committed to delivering innovative, high-performance products and offers a complete range of adjustable bases under the Leggett & Platt® brand, including its Premier SeriesTM, Designer SeriesTM and Comfort SeriesTM lines. These products are available in retail furniture, department and bedding stores nationwide as well as through online retailers. For additional information, please visitwww.LPadjustablebeds.com.
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