Sales

  • How to Shorten Your Process Equipment’s Sales Cycle

    Posted On February 18, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc

    What's the average length of your process equipment’s sales cycle? Conventional wisdom should lead you to believe that a shorter sales cycle will help your manufacturing company generate more sales than a longer sales cycle. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should rush leads and prospects through the cycle. If you're overly aggressive with your approach, you'll inadvertently push them away from your process equipment company. The good news is that there are ways to shorten your manufacturing company's sales cycle while maintaining positive interactions with leads and prospects in the process.

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  • What Causes Sales Stagnation for Staffing & Recruiting Companies?

    Posted On February 08, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    Sales stagnation is a common problem encountered by staffing & recruiting companies. Even if a staffing & recruiting company is currently generating strong sales, it may struggle to generate sales in the future. Known as sales stagnation, it's a troublesome problem that hinders a staffing & recruiting company's ability to grow. The first step to preventing it, however, is to understand what causes sales stagnation for staffing & recruiting companies.

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  • How to Overcome Price Objections When Selling Commercial Construction Equipment

    Posted On January 29, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    It's frustrating when a sales rep for a commercial construction equipment supplier invests his or her time and energy to find a prospect, only for the prospect to reject their offer because of price. Commercial construction equipment isn't cheap, with full-sized excavators costing anywhere from $100,000 to a half-million dollars. As a result, many prospects reject sales offer because of price. As a sales rep, you can't change the mind of every prospect who objects your offer because of price, but there are ways to deal with this otherwise common objection and score more commercial construction equipment sales.

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  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selling to Your Office Supply Company's Existing Customers

    Posted On January 29, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    You shouldn't focus on selling your office supplies and services strictly to new customers. Statistics show that existing customers are 50% more likely to buy a new office product than new customers. And when they do make a purchase, existing customers spend about 31% more than new customers. If you're going to sell to your office supplies to existing customers, though, you should avoid making the following five mistakes.

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  • Do Personalized Emails Really Matter for Accounting Firms Sales?

    Posted On January 17, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    Creating personalized emails for your accounting firm's sales strategy takes time. You must first research the recipient, after which you can include meaningful and relevant information in your emails to which he or she can relate. Unless you've used personalized emails before, though, you might be wondering if they are really worth it. As a sales rep, you probably have countless other tasks to perform in your day-to-day operations, such as sourcing new leads and nurturing existing leads through the sales process. But personalized emails can pay off in several ways, some of which are revealed below.

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  • How to Create an Effective Industrial Contractor Sales Pipeline That Converts Leads Into Customers

    Posted On January 16, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    Selling a B2B product or service requires a different approach than selling a B2C product or service. With your company's target audience being other industrial businesses, you'll have to work a little harder to convince them that your product or service is a smart financial investment. Otherwise, they'll move on, never to be seen or heard from again. This is where a sales pipeline comes into play. With a sales pipeline, you can segment leads, prospects, referrals, sales-qualified leads (SALs) and customers, allowing you, the contractor, to nurture them through the sales process. But how do you create an effective B2B sales pipeline that converts leads into customers exactly?

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  • 5 Bad Sales Habits You Need to Break

    Posted On January 15, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc

    Selling robotics and engineering services is an art that requires the right planning, execution and mindset. You must essentially convince a prospect that your company's robotics systems are worth the price at which it's sold. Only then will you capitalize on this opportunity by generating a sale. But many sales reps struggle because they take the wrong approach. Specifically, the following habits can hurt your chances of generating sales.

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  • 10 Tips for a Successful Structured Cabling Sales Cadence

    Posted On January 14, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc

    Although there are exceptions, most buyers for structured cabling won't make a purchase during the first communication with your company's sales team. According to Salesforce, it takes an average of six to eight communications to generate a lead, and even then your sales team must still nurture the lead to convert them into a paying customer. You'll have an easier time converting prospects, however, using the right sales cadence.

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  • How to Streamline Your Sign Company's Appointments with Prospects

    Posted On December 27, 2018 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    It's not uncommon for facility managers, plant managers or maintenance managers to schedule appointments to communicate with a supplier. Rather than buying your industrial sign company's products or services immediately, for example, they'll set a specific date and time to talk with one of your company's sales reps so that they gain a better understanding of the product or service. According to ZoomInfo, the average B2B sales rep schedules nearly two dozen appointments with prospects each day, 72.3% of which become verified sales opportunities. Whether your company schedules fewer or more appointments, though, you should follow these tips to streamline the process and increase your company's productivity.

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  • How to Streamline Your B2B Company's Material Handling Cold Calling Strategy

    Posted On December 26, 2018 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    How much time does your material handling company spend cold calling prospective buyers? Even with the advent of digital and online sales channels, many material handling companies such as forklift, aerials, conveyors, AGV, AGC still use cold calling as part of their overall buyer outreach strategy. It's an easy, inexpensive way to promote a product or service to prospective buyers. But not all cold calls will result in a sale. On the contrary, a study cited by HubSpot found that just 1% of cold calls lead to an appointment, and even fewer result in a sale. You can still use cold calling to sell your company's products or services, but you should consider streamlining this tactic so that it doesn't consume all your material handling company's time and resources.

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