Have you ever been waiting on a long list to get your desired bag? And it takes years to actually access that bag? Well, this is what exactly had happened with a UK-based fashion vlogger, Sophie. She once had a black flap channel bag in mind. Turned out that it was already on preorder. Sophie confesses that in fashion and design, there are certain products that are exclusive. “And not everyone – except the few selected customers – can access those exclusive products,” Sophie suggests. Likewise, she argues that some products are rare and may have a rarity in production. That is why, they remain out of stock more often.
It turns out that Sophie is not alone in this journey of not finding dream products. Rather, there are numerous fashion enthusiasts who feel the same way. As a fashion vlogger, Sophie decides to address this and makes a detailed vlog. On YouTube, Sophie has a staggering 355,000 subscribers. Using the platform, Sophie uploads fashion-relevant videos every now and then. “The other day, I received an email from two of my subscribers mentioning that they could not get their dream channel black flap bag,” Sophie tells her audience as she kicks off the video. Listed below are some of the unheard tricks Sophie shares with her audiences:
Make Acquaintance With the Sales Associates
“So, the first thing you need to do to access rare and exclusive fashion products is making acquaintance with the sales associates of the brand,” Sophies suggests as she explains the first trick. She confesses that this can be a tough job to do if you are not an extrovert. “But this is really helpful. You will have to do what it takes to have the contact details of the sales associates.”
How can I get the contact details of a sales associate if I am not buying anything, you ask? Well, Sophie has an answer to that. “Cold calls do not work,” she argues. “The best way to get the contact details of the sales associate is by going to their boutique and pretending like a genuine customer. They will give you their contact details even if you are not buying anything. But pretend like a real customer.”
Keep in Touch With The Sales Associates
As you get the contact details of the sales associates, the next step is to keep in touch with them. “Do not be annoying. But keep in touch with them to stay updated with new updates, product launches, and sales,” Sophie recommends. Nevertheless, you do not necessarily have to say some magic words to keep in touch. Rather, Sophie asserts “be genuine. Try to say nice words.”
Once you make those reps feel good about themselves, guess what. They will also leave no stone unturned to make you feel good as well. Who knows this rapport with the sales rep may get you your next dream product?