‘What is the pressure on your buyer’s numbers?’ As a salesperson that is an important question for you to ask.
Procurement is under pressure to continually cut costs. However a high level of leakage makes delivering fully on promised savings a challenge. That presents the seller with a number of opportunities.
Procurement wins friends because it can deliver additional profit to the bottom line, but that is not enough. To satisfy investors procurement goes one step further. This is important for sellers to understand, it can help transform a sales proposal into a compelling business proposal. Why Investors Love Procurement To understand the full impact of [...]
Numbers are increasingly a part of today’s complex sale. Yet they can be troublesome, for buyers, as well as sellers. The Problem With Your Numbers Do you ever find yourself getting confused by the numbers in a sales pitch, or ROI calculator? Well, it happens more often than you might think. Every day buyers and [...]
Selling to today’s numbers-obsessed buyers requires a new dexterity with numbers. But that poses a challenge for many salespeople. Could you sit down with an accountant (or accountant-type) for 30 mins and absolutely convince him, or her about the merits of your solution? That is a key measure of the type of skill required to sell [...]
Sales people have long excelled at relationship building and communication, but to be truly persuasive in the face of modern buying sellers need a new skill. That skill is maths. But just how good is your sales maths? Could using numbers help you sell more? Selling To Numbers-Obsessed Buyers Today’s buyers are more hard-nosed, results driven and [...]
What the buyer expects your solution to cost has a major bearing on getting the sale. Yet most salespeople try to sell without actually knowing what the buyer’s ‘should-cost’ estimate is. That does not make sense. The reality is that most buyers don’t set about buying something without having an idea (however vague) [...]