Sales

  • 5 Tips to Your Lighting Company’s Sales Success in a Highly Competitive Market

    Posted On February 20, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    All profitable markets worth pursuing have competition; it's something that comes with the territory when selling lighting products or services. Too much competition, however, can make it difficult for your commercial lighting or industrial lighting company to succeed. You may exhaust all your resources and time trying to score a sale, only for the prospect to choose a competitor's product or service instead. But this doesn't mean you should give up and seek a different market. Rather, follow these five tips to increase your chance of selling you lighting systems in a competitive market.

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  • 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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  • How to Find Email Addresses for Your Engineering Firm’s Cold Emailing Strategy

    Posted On February 18, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    Used by nearly half of the global population, email has become the preferred communication channel by industrial & commercial buyers. It's easier and more convenient for buyers to communicate with engineering firms using email than by phone, online chat or other methods.

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  • How to Create Conversion-Driving Subject Lines for Your Combustion Company’s Sales Emails

    Posted On February 15, 2019 by SalesLeads Inc

    Email is a powerful tool that can assist boiler, burner and chiller sales reps in reaching their target audience. In fact, statistics show that heating and buyers prefer communicating with vendors using email than any other channel, including phone, live chat and an online contact form. But if you're planning to use email in your combustion company's sales strategy, you should pay attention to the subject lines of your messages. Poorly crafted subject lines will turn prospects away, resulting in few or no sales. By perfecting your subject lines, however, you'll reap the benefits of a higher open rate, which leads to more sales.

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  • What Causes Sales Stagnation for Floor Coating Companies?

    Posted On February 08, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    Sales stagnation is a common problem encountered by floor coating companies. Even if a floor coating 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 floor coating company's ability to grow. The first step to preventing it, however, is to understand what causes sales stagnation for floor coating companies.

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  • How to Bring Prospects Back to Your Plumbing, HVAC, or Piping Company's Website

    Posted On February 07, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    A plumbing, HVAC, piping website is a powerful selling tool that can help your mechanical company reach new customers and increase its market presence. Whether your company sells a product or service (or both), you can use a website to connect with prospects and nurture them into paying customers.

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  • The ABCs of Outbound Lead Generation for Lighting and Building Management Solutions Companies

    Posted On February 05, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    If your lighting and building management solutions company relies on sales to generate revenue, you're probably aware of the importance of generating leads. Without leads, you won't have targeted lighting or building management prospects to whom you can pitch your products or services. But there are different types of lead-generation strategies, including inbound and outbound. Below, we're going to explore outbound lead generation, revealing its advantages and disadvantages as well as how it compares to inbound lead generation.

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  • The Power of Customer Testimonials for Fluid Handling Companies

    Posted On January 30, 2019 by SalesLeads, Inc.

    Are you using customer testimonials as part of your fluid handling company's sales strategy? If not, you should. Customer testimonials offer an unparalleled level of transparency into your company's products or services, allowing prospects to make better-informed purchasing decisions. Furthermore, statistics show that nearly two-thirds of facility and plant buyers say testimonials and reviews are valuable. While you can still advertise your fluid handling company's products and services using marketing messages that you create, leveraging the power of customer testimonials is an easy and effective way to boost pump, flowmeter or valve sales.

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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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