David & Janet Lockwood, owners of Tem Bel Nursery & Garden Center in Temple Texas, needed to close their store due to cash flow problems resulting from a down economy. They contacted G.A Wright after finding them on the Internet with a search for quitting business sales. Since they were really impressed with the G.A Wright web-site as well as the materials they receive at no cost in the mail, they made the decision to hire G.A Wright for their Store Closing Event. Their goal was to retire from the retail industry in a short period of time and to sell the inventory and fixtures at the highest price possible.
The Store Closing Sale
The first day of the sale they had nearly 200 customers waiting in line to get into the store before they opened. It was the biggest day in sales they have had in their 28 years of business. Throughout the day they had lines of people at all three registers running out of the show room and into their nursery center behind the building. Additionally, during the days after the sale started many of the customers came back and made repeat purchases. Almost every piece of merchandise was sold before the sale was set to end. Even fixtures had been sold prior to the final day. It was a true wall-to-wall blow out sale.
Comments by owners
“Throughout the sale we experienced heavy repeat traffic. We consistently experienced a good traffic count, kept our sales, building momentum daily and weekly.”
“This was the biggest sales day ever in our 28 years. It was a very good indication that we made the right and best decision to contact G.A Wright to do a Quitting Business Sale.”
“This has been the most rewarding experience for us to sell our business and achieve our goals. I highly recommend using the services of G.A Wright.”