The Secret Tactics Salespeople Use to Convince You to Buy

Jessica Schiffer

We all know what it’s like to be accosted by salespeople the minute we step foot in a store—overwhelming and, well, often unnecessary. Though we appreciate their wanting to help, we also know that any “help” they provide could be dangerous for our wallets. The reality is that we’re often searching for something in particular and trying to avoid any other temptations. Salespeople, on the other hand, thrive off of us buying more than we came for, leaving us with totally different end goals.

Unfortunately, though, they do occasionally come out the victors—somehow convincing us that we absolutely need those shoes to go with that dress, or a new bra for under that top. So, to protect our bank accounts (and our closet space) in the future, we decided to go straight to the source and ask a handful of experienced salespeople what tactics they use to convince us to make a purchase.

Scroll down to find out what they had to say!

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