I plopped down in the back seat next to a newborn baby. Cute little thing. Eyes still closed to the world.
The new mama sat on the other side of the seat and asked, "Do we have the straps on right?"
They had been in last week to get help installing the seat in their car. Now they have the baby. Even though the car seat owner's manual clearly states how tight the straps should be, this couple drove to our store, parked while daddy came in to get me, and listened carefully as I explained how tight the harness should be and how to check it themselves.
Some of you might be thinking, wow, what a waste of your precious time. I didn't sell them anything. There was no transaction. Heck, the car seat didn't even come from my store. It was a shower gift. I got nothing out of the transaction.
Or did I?
They drove to my store.
In one week.
While having a baby.
To make sure their new baby is safe.
What is the chance they will be back?
What is your store known for to the point that customers will seek you out even though there may be an easier solution? What do you do that is so trustworthy customers will make a special trip just to see you? What do you do that connects to the core values of your customer base? What do you do that might seem costly to an outsider but you know will reap you great rewards in the long run?
Answer those questions. Then do more of that. They'll be back.
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