Perhaps your business is moving and you want to lighten your load. Or, perhaps, unfortunately, your business is going under. Whatever your reason for a close-out sale, you may be surprised at what an asset an on-call moving company can be. Let’s take a look.
How a moving company can help you close out your store
It’s so much harder for the customer to say no if you have an on-hand moving company waiting to help deliver larger items. Not only does this get an item out of the store faster, but it also helps your customers by getting them what they want, when they want it, and with the easiest method possible. Not only are moving companies used to hauling, but they also make it look easy,… and they have plenty of room. If you are closing out large items, such as furniture sets, this may even encourage a customer who only wants a couch to go ahead and purchase an entire group of pieces.
Your company may be selling large lots of merchandise via wholesale auctions. Instead of offering pick-up only, which may cause bidders to lower the price they wish to pay, offer to move the merchandise. Why? It is often inconvenient for the customer to pick up their items. They may be 10 miles away or hundreds. It is impossible to know how distant your potential purchasing crowd is.
So, throw in free shipping with their deal and use the moving company to deliver the largest parcel lots. This saves you from having to deal with the customers and their schedules and, allows customers to avoid having to adjust their schedules to meet yours. It’s easier for everyone. The cost is worth it.
If a business is purchasing large lots of merchandise or equipment, having a moving company on-call makes everyone’s lives easier! Not only will the moving company gather the items and deliver them, they will offer the receiving company an itemized list of the packed merchandise.
It’s one less thing you have to do when closing out a store, which means you have time to do all of the other things that require your attention.
You may also choose to use a moving company to send items to a liquidation auction rather than spending time loading and hauling the items yourself. If you do this, check with the auction company first to see if there are any forms you will need to fill out ahead of time for payment of items sold.
If you are closing your business in a permanent fashion, it is likely that you are trying to go “bare walls”, This means that you are selling even the furnishings–such as racks or particular equipment that makes your business capable of functioning.
In this situation, most buyers will make a quick run for these items. Replacements for their own shelves, shelving receivers, or even pins to go on the shelving board will disappear very quickly. Large racks, however, will require a moving company or likewise equipment to retrieve from your store. If you have a company ready to help, you will sell these furnishings far faster than if the buyer has time to debate the sale with themselves as you locate one.
This counts double for large machinery and equipment. Not only will your chosen moving company know what to expect as you close out your business (and they can be prepared for it if it requires special handling), but they can have a quote ready for any potential customer. While this may be somewhat forceful salesmanship, it closes out the store–and that’s what really matters for your end of the bargain, right?
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