As restrictions are gradually being lifted posted Covid19, we’re all being faced with new realities. Your field based sales team aren’t likely to be able to visit your customers with the same frequency as they once did. They will use the phone for much more customer communication in the future. Less face-to-face contact – but…
Telephone skills for field based sales teams is a vital part of the armoury. To close deals, to set their own appointments, to follow-up proposals, to qualify prospects. And yet most never have any training. It can be seen as just as an extension of face-to-face selling. Which it isn’t as the majority of sales people will tell you! Invest in a little training and help your team increase their effectiveness – all from the ease of their desks.
How about some online sales training for your field based sales team? This is all the more relevant at the moment with this pesky virus about. We are certainly in very strange times. Chances are you have… A sales team sat at home who you are paying But they’re not able to be productive, and…
7 traits I’ve noticed about successful sales people. I’m not saying these are the only 7, or indeed that they’re the most important 7, but they’re my observations. And it starts with creativity of thought ……
There are no prizes for second they say. However in selling there often are. Keep in touch and be helpful and friendly and one day your chance will come. Their favoured supplier will let them down at some point. Or even more key their sales contact leaves. The relationship starts again and you have your opportunity. Make the most of it.
Telemarketing appointment setting in tough times. Listen carefully to what the other person is saying and think through the implications of their situation and how you could help them. More tips on appointment making for telemarketing and lead generation teams as well as field based sales teams here.
Telemarketing appointment setting could be a low cost route to market for you. Setting it up correctly is key to making this work. Tips on appointment making for telemarketing and lead generation teams as well as field based sales teams here.
Good selling in B2B is often about informing and offering knowledge, and advice to your customer, then allowing them to make their decision. Building your own credibility with industrial or commercial customers will pay great dividends long-term once they know they can trust you.
It’s amazing how often quotes aren’t followed up in B2B. They are your best chance of business, so if you are only going to call 10 people today, make sure it’s those you’ve sent quotes to. Also you want a reasonable return on the amount of time you’ve invested in preparing the proposal. That’s reasonable. Remember to use a number of methods of contact.
Making upselling work for you. Increasing average order value increases profits and gives your customers a more comprehensive level of service if done right. Done badly, it puts people off, and means you sell less.