With a phone in almost every hand today, Short Message Service (SMS) marketing's popularity has only been growing from strength to strength recently. Bulk SMS marketing is at the peak of its demand for various reasons today, especially in the e-commerce sector.Read More
If you’ve been working in sales for any length of time, then you know that good sales reps are made, not born. To become a great sales rep requires dedication and perseverance, as well as performance analysis and coaching. When building a sales team, you have to use a measured approach that highlights weaknesses as well as strengths and provides the tools and support needed so that your sales reps can excel.Read More
This blog was originally published on 10/10/2016 and updated on 12/18/2019.
Any way you look at it, filling your sales pipeline is a difficult task, and too many companies are relying on their top salespeople to handle routine prospecting. Account executives (AEs) are most valuable when they’re closing deals, which is why outsourcing sales is becoming a more popular strategy with B2B companies. By engaging outside sales development reps (SDRs), account execs are free to close deals and work with customers, which is the real value they bring to any organization.
The nature of sales is continually changing, and organizations that can spot those changes are the ones that identify new opportunities. In B2B selling, buying habits are evolving, and capitalizing on new B2B sales opportunities means building a sales team that’s structured to address the new B2B customer. Unfortunately, most sales executives have been slow to identify these changes, let alone to react to them. It’s time to take a hard look at your current sales organization and consider building your sales team to meet the needs of today’s B2B buyer.Read More
In the world of B2B sales there are different types of distribution partners, and each one plays a distinct role in reaching and servicing customers. Value-added resellers, for example, are high-touch partners that sell goods and services as part of a complete solution. At the other end of the spectrum are direct market resellers (DMRs), distributors that sell directly to businesses online or via telephone orders. DMRs maintain catalogs of goods to sell through online storefronts or by taking phone orders. DMRs can be an important part of any vendor’s value chain if you know how to provide the right support.Read More
Brexit-related news has been almost impossible to avoid these past few months as the United Kingdom edges closer to the self-imposed October 31st deadline to exit the European Union. With no deal in place with the EU, Britain’s exit strategy was already tenuous at best, but in the wake of changes to the Conservative party following Theresa May’s step down as Tory leader and Prime Minister, even more uncertainty has been introduced into the equation. Now, with one side promising an October 31st departure with or without a deal, while the other side passes new laws to stop such an outcome, corporations and Britons alike are scratching their heads with no real idea of what to expect.Read More
You have no doubt heard the phrase, “People are your most valuable resource.” Nowhere is that more true than in the world of B2B sales. Experienced, committed, savvy sales professionals are your most valuable asset, especially if you empower them to be valuable. Good sales reps are not service bots or order takers simply tasked with achieving quotas; they are skilled professionals who understand the value of what they are selling, how that value proposition meets customer needs, and the lifeblood of your revenue generation engine. When it comes to managing sales reps effectively, empowering them to succeed always yields better results.Read More
Rapid market changes paired with new and increasingly complex product and service offers means one thing for sales: Adapt and evolve if you want to succeed. So, when it comes to the decision to overhaul your sales team for agility and scale, you have two options: Expand internally or partner up with an outsourced inside sales provider.Read More
It’s been more than a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was put into effect by the European Union. The goal of the GDPR is to protect the privacy of EU citizens by regulating how personal data is handled, both within EU countries and outside of them. That’s why any organization doing business in Europe needs to be concerned about GDPR compliance, especially when it comes to sales.Read More