Australian companies are planning to raise their prices in the new financial year as they seek to hold on to profits while tackling cost pressures and low sales growth, a survey by business information firm Dun & Bradstreet has found.
The other day, Old Taskmaster was on a widget sales call at a shopping centre somewhere in suburban Melbourne. Here's what happened next.
You wouldn’t try to cut through a plank of wood with a dull saw, so why would you expect to cut through to a customer without a sharp sales technique?
Nearly half of Australia’s Twitter users follow a business on the social network in order to keep up to date with its products, rather than to receive discounts, according to a new report.
The Australian tourism industry is rebounding as more international visitors are making the voyage overseas and those figures are set to improve with the dollar now heading below parity.
Online retailer Lust Have It has revealed how it is leveraging the rise of online consumers, after the managing director of Officeworks said there is less money to be made in online retail.
Perth-based start-up Addition Clothing has revealed how it spent just $100 on marketing to make a 500% return, after disseminating 20 $5 notes in people’s letterboxes in the hope of turning them into customers.
In the latest of a 10-part series looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013, we examine the strong Australian dollar. It’s a major challenge for all export-facing businesses.
Businesses need to tap into the notion of “experience theatre” to resonate with consumers, according to a new report, which identifies Singapore Airlines as one of the top companies for customer experience excellence.
Retailers are singing and restaurant owners are smiling. One of the biggest shopping events of the calendar has arrived: Mother’s Day.
A common rookie mistake cost one of Old Taskmaster’s salespeople the opportunity to upsell on a customers’ order. Fortunately, following a simple piece of advice can boost the number of deals your business closes.
Face value is not something you should accept from Phil Collins, let alone your customers. So when it comes to customers backing out of a sale, Old Taskmaster says it’s time for some objection handling.
Tech retailer Kogan has won its case against ispONE, following several weeks of tense argument in the Victorian Supreme Court.
Last week, Taskmaster Enterprises lost perhaps its most experienced worker. Here are some lessons from a humble old soul who well and truly earned the nickname “old reliable”.
Sales decisions are often driven by emotion rather than rational thought. A little laughter can quickly ease the path of even the toughest deal negotiation.
Australian online shopping club Ozsale has revealed 50% of all its sales now come from mobile devices – up from 26% in October last year. Here are their five key smartphone marketing strategies.
The Westpac Index of Consumer Sentiment dropped by 5.1% in April, despite rises over the past two months and some recent positive economic news.
In most countries, haggling down prices is a natural part of the buying process. Is it time for you to start following their example?
Brand loyalty is mainly driven by habit, according to a study by consumer insight group BrandHook.
Auction and online retail giant eBay has announced a new fee structure which will see some selling costs increase for many of its members.