Imagine this: you’re in a salon booking an appointment for a basic haircut. The receptionist tells you that you can book with a different stylist – one with a fancy title – who’ll give you a better cut, but it will be pricier. You agree. That’s called upselling. Now imagine you’re sitting in the chair, and this stylist informs you there’s a new take-home treatment out that will make your hair shinier. That’s cross-selling. Both upselling and cross-selling are brilliant ways of making extra sales and increasing profit. But if you look like a ‘wheeling and dealing’ con artist, it can at best come off as desperate and off-putting. At worst, it will look like you’re taking advantage of your customers. This course will show you how to recognize opportunities and choose appropriate methods of cross-selling or upselling in a way that keeps both the business and the customer happy. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand the importance of knowing your product • Identify different methods of up/cross-selling • Decide when to up/cross-sell • Choose the appropriate up/cross-selling method for different channels • Use appropriate pricing systems • Focus on customer service rather than sales Why take this course? If your teams are using poor upselling or cross-selling techniques, you risk bombarding people with irrelevant products. It also gives the impression you have little knowledge of your merchandise or the needs of your customers. On the other hand, if you’re not cross-selling or upselling yet, you might be leaving money on the table. This course is ideal for anyone who works with customers and wants to learn how to make more money without driving their customers away. 15 mins | SCORM | Workbook
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.