When we were young, oh so many moons ago, our parents bought us a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica. I believe we had the salesman come knocking, door to door, to make the sale. Boy do I admire people who can do that, it must be a tough thing to do. Not only are you competing with Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and Girl Guides for the time of the homeowner, you have to convince them they need encyclopaedias, which are less tasty (to some) than Girl Guide cookies, and won't save your soul (if you believe that to be true).
I'm glad that I'm trying to do my sales in a day and age where I can hide behind my website and emails. I know there's nothing like face to face contact to make it more difficult for people to say no, but I'm too thin skinned to face endless rejection.
Speaking of which, I contacted the store that I had approached a few weeks back. Their answer? Well it wasn't an outright no, but it's not fitting into their current inventory. So I'll just have to make a note to approach them again in six months to a year. After all, according to people in sales, it takes at least five attempts at a sale before you're successful.