There is something about “Old school” sayings. Somehow, they seem to capture tried-and-true wisdom. As retail professionals, we tend to use them to illustrate core values of the retail industry.
Recently, David Johnson a member of the District Managers and Retail Operations group on LinkedIn, asked members to share their favourite “old school” retail sayings. Below, a compilation of some of the best entries.
Inspect what you expect – Phil Doucette
Hope is not a management strategy – Robert Steven Schumann
Sales cure all evils – Kimberely Betts
A happy customer tells their friends but an unhappy one tells everyone – Cat Montgomery
Retail is Detail – Michael Morrison
A business with no signs is a sign of no business – Neil Warwicker
When in doubt throw it out! – Bill Quade
You can’t sell from an empty wagon – Michelle Tognarina
Trust but verify – Louis Tenney
Eye appeal is buy appeal – Bodie Riddle
The customer may not always be right, but they are always the customer – Stacey Scheirer