Definitions

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  • v. To persuade a customer to buy more than he or she had intended.

Etymologies

up- +‎ sell (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not everyone, however, thinks "upsell" is the best strategy.

    'Do you want fries with that?' Workers pushing extra sales

  • But in a comic store, what they’ll upsell is something in comic format.

    Twilight Manga Announced » Manga Worth Reading

  • The sales tactic that often ensnares Marisa Woolsey is what's called the "upsell," when extra products are pitched to consumers after they call or go online to buy.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • The upsell is a 1080p LCD with RGB LED backlighting, which tacks on a hefty $250 to the price.

    DailyTech News Feed

  • NEW YORK As every penny counts, businesses are asking front-line workers to step up efforts to "upsell," to persuade a buyer to take an extra or two that adds to their transaction.

    'Do you want fries with that?' Workers pushing extra sales

  • Visitors booking a Delta flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles on the airline's website last week also were pitched a $50 day pass for the airport club lounge, $87.99 bus service from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and a $119.99 paragliding lesson on the beach in Malibu, among other "upsell" efforts.

    Airlines Revamp Sites to Sell More Than Seats

  • So for a good chunk of Boston.com's existence, the sales people selling print content and the sales people selling online content were different groups, and one wasn't trying to "upsell" the other.

    Where it all went wrong

  • Our youngest, having honed her selling skills with Girl Scout cookies, became an expert at chatting up customers to "upsell" the tip.

    Teaching Values With Holiday Giving

  • The goal isn't to get people to buy music tracks, and it isn't even to "upsell" people to some kind of "premium" version of the tracks.

    Techdirt

  • NOT an upsell, meaning they are included in your membership and do NOT cost you extra.

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  • “Cassinelli prided himself on earning big tips. ‘I could always upsell my tables’ liquor and desserts,’ he said, using the industry term for swaying diners to order more than they normally would, driving up the bill and hence the tip.�?

    The New York Times, Why Tip?, by Paul Wachter, October 9, 2008

    October 12, 2008