Whoopee - I snagged a "J's" shopper...

Rozmataz

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I am so happy. I snagged a Joanne's shopper. Smart Lady!!! She went, she saw, she left - with quote in hand. She came in here and she is so thrilled with my shop and service... and the designs AND the prices!!! How much better can it get!?!? I am so happy. I saw the actual quote for one piece that they had at $429 with 50% discount= $214. My price: $205 with no gimmicks!

And today, she just brought piece #2 in to be done!!

I am happy happy.

Roz
 
I was in J's yesturday...purchasing those fuzzy color yourself posters that my niece loves! anyway had to wonder by the frame shop---they had a sign "Will beat any competor price by 10%!"

Is that only if you want a LJ frame?


Elsa
 
good for you Roz !!!!!!!! I have snagged a few from Hobby Lobby...their so called half price on moulding is still more than my reg price...they don't half price the whole job...people are getting smarter
Sherry
 
Guys, this might be an opportunity to learn from these guys and their pricing strategies. They ain't all so dumb and consumers aren't getting smarter

Do you think they have a Bulletin Board where they gleefully share that they snagged one from Roz?

Or, do you think it's more "Ho Hum"

We want all the clients we can get and we have to look for more ways than luck to get them.
 
I was wondering what the job was that you charge $200.00 for and they charge $400.00 for. I'm curious as to whose prices are really out of whack. Yours or theirs?
 
Pam, it's possible that she sold them a less costly frame that they just liked as much as the 400.00 one.
 
Pam, I have competed against J's and found that our everyday prices have been about the same as their 50%. Our prices are not cheap.
 
Originally posted by Bob Carter:

Do you think they have a Bulletin Board where they gleefully share that they snagged one from Roz?

Or, do you think it's more "Ho Hum"

We want all the clients we can get and we have to look for more ways than luck to get them.
Bob, I think it is a matter that we are concerned about our bottom line while the framer at J's isn't. Or isn't as much so. If they had a profit sharing, or other incentive program then their framer may take it as something more than business as usual.

For me every extra customer is more comfort at the end of the month. For a JFramer its more work. Didn't we have a thread recently about worker bees vs business owners? I think our excitement falls in with those observations.

For example I think you see every sale and every dollar that comes into your stores differently than your hired employees do. They are probably very good and very dedicated and loyal, but should customers stop gracing your doorway for a few days I think you would freak out while they may take it as a "mini vacation". If it continued for days or weeks they would undoubtably start getting worried, but initially I don't think they would.

You (or me!) on the other hand would notice right away! Depends on which side of the paycheck you're responsible for signing!
 
Jeff, If your everyday prices are about the same as J's, then the job at your shop would have been around $400.00, not $200.00, if I understand what you are saying. So, I am still questioning what the job was.
 
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