Remote working is becoming increasingly popular, and more and more entrepreneurs want to introduce this model of work at their organizations. We’ve compiled good practices of remote working at Livespace, which can be applied in various teams – especially at a sales department.
This article will teach you more about cold mailing. You’ll learn the answer to the question of what cold emailing is, who should use it, and what to do to make it effective. Also, we’ll check, based on examples, whether in 2020 (and during the coronavirus pandemic) this marketing channel still yields returns.
Many companies, when asked how they manage their customer databases, still mention MS Excel as the primary tool for salespeople to work with. But there are much more advanced solutions out there, which provide comfort of work and security of the stored data.
Did you know that a good sales funnel can be the major force behind steady growth? If the answer is no, you’re probably among the majority of companies that have not identified or even attempted to measure a sales funnel. Without it, though, you might find it difficult to convert prospects into loyal customers in the long run. That’s precisely why you should take action and build a sales funnel for your business – and here’s how to do it properly.
Have you ever wondered what makes some sales teams better than others? The secret lies in constant development. Having certain skills and experience is important, but so is finding new ways to improve the sales process. If you’re looking to make some improvements yourself – here are a few tips & tricks to take your sales to the next level.
Even in the highly successful sales teams with all the sales processes in place, there is always room for improvement and growth. If you’re an ambitious sales manager, you must keep looking for new ways of motivating your team. Especially in the face of the fact that sales team motivation can be the holy grail for a business.
Here comes the bitter truth: even if you offer the best product and services on the market, you’re likely to face customer objections from time to time. It’s inevitable – but the way you address those objections can truly make a difference for your business.
Rumour has it that sales managers can’t control the majority of the metrics they’re held accountable to. Does it sound familiar to you as well? Fortunately, we asked a few sales professionals for their advice for everyone who is struggling with being in charge of a sales process and leading the whole time wisely, just like you might be.
Sales productivity can be best described as the ability to maximise sales results while keeping the resources at a minimum. These resources often vary—from cost and effort to time, which is why it might be difficult to cut down on all of them.
Mastering selling feels great. Mastering automation feels great too. But what about mastering them both? In this article, you’re going to learn 3 key actions that will allow you to truly embrace sales automation. Let’s begin.
Sales budgeting is crucial for any business. In fact, companies with accurate sales forecasts are more likely to grow their revenue year-over-year and hit quota. Basically, the more accurate your sales forecast, the better for the whole company—as everyone can easily check whether the sales team is on track to reach the targets and increase revenue.
Have you just become a sales manager? Congrats! You’ve either climbed the career ladder at your company or applied for this job and succeeded at the interview, which all means you’ve come a long way to achieve it. However, it doesn’t mean you can rest on your laurels.
Sales prospecting is considered as one of the first processes of the sales cycle. Even if you work hard day and night generating leads for sales, you shouldn’t stop your sales prospecting efforts and wait for the leads to come pouring in. It’s always been a challenge but definitely still worth trying. You need to capture more prospects every day to make your business reach newer heights.
We all know the phrase “Hi, just checking if…” very well. This is the most popular follow-up in sales – it is so popular that it is ineffective. And it may be because we have seen it so many times before that we rarely get an answer to it ourselves.
Both sales and customer support teams play an important role in any business, regardless of its size. Let’s face it: There is nothing worse than having a customer acquired by a brilliant sales rep, only to have him or her discouraged by inadequate customer service right after. And it works the other way round as well – if your sales team is not doing a good job, your customer support agents can’t really prove themselves. That’s precisely why all your teams should meet the same, high standards.
I often meet entrepreneurs who admit that although their brands are present on social media, they have little influence on their sales results. This is due to the fact that marketers and the people responsible for sales, use social media communities differently. But, usually, the former has the greatest influence on what happens, e.g., on the company’s Facebook profile, and are assessed based on the number of likes and fans. In turn, salespeople need something concrete – bases, leads, real people who could buy a product.
The implementation of a CRM system is never a completely painless task because it means a certain change in the way of work, and every change arouses resistance. This is why we often ask ourselves: “Is it time yet, or can we wait a little longer?”. Let’s take a look at 5 situations that may occur at your company. If they happen, you should not trivialize them – they are a clear sign that it is time to think about a CRM tool.
Optimization of the work of sales teams makes many sales directors and company owners sleepless. The way to overcome this problem may be to use new technologies. An example of such a solution is the integration of Livespace CRM and Zapier, which gives countless possibilities for automating repetitive sales activities.