Fortunately, there are lots of other tools in the sales toolbag. Here are 30 of them. General methods 1. Future-use coupons Use wording such as "For every $50 you spend tonight, you get $10 off your next purchase of $50 or more." Your customers have an incentive to spend at least $50, and you'll get an additional $50 in purchases when they apply their future-use coupon. 2. Product packages Package a selection of products according to a theme (color, season, gift idea, topic, whatever) and sell as a special package. 3. Seasonal specials For restaurants, this translates into promoting food that is in season. For others, use whatever major holiday is approaching. Promote the products or services—or create new ones - that somehow connect with the season, and put them front and center. Get the full story at American Express Open Forum