How to Attract Buyers' Attention and Increase Sales

One of the biggest challenges in sales is getting buyers’ attention. And even when you do get a phone call set up, too often buyers on the other end of the line are clearly multi-tasking and not paying full attention. The panacea is to provide buyers with meaningful insights. Follow the five steps below to create deeper buyer engagement, which will lead you from initial contact to sealing the deal on renewals and future sales.

How to Grow Your Average Selling Price

The best way to increase your average selling price (and earn more commission) is to use a value selling methodology. Value selling is a proven approach to avoid or minimize price discounting and increase upselling and cross-selling, which all contribute to a higher selling price.

The Truth About Value Selling to Unique Market Segments

If you are marketing and selling a complex B2B solution, it is critical to differentiate your offering’s value proposition for each market segment. Markets are often segmented using geographic attributes (e.g., continent, country, region, state and dispersion) and / or business attributes (e.g., size, industry, product mix and legal structure). That said, the key factor in your segmentation analysis is how your customers use your solution.

Just How Much Can You Benefit from Value Selling Tools?

Our recent blog post, "How to Boost Sales Results with Business Value Conversations" includes some telling statistics about achieving sales success by presenting and discussing your solution’s value proposition with your customers. More importantly though, how do you define the value your organization can expect to receive from adopting a value selling approach?

How to Boost Sales Results with Business Value Conversations

Here’s what I’ve discovered after working with thousands of sellers around the globe for over 20 years: a very small number of sales reps conduct business value conversations with their buyers. This is despite the reality that value selling improves margins, close rates, and customer satisfaction better than any sales strategy out there.

How to Create Urgency with Buyers and Close More Deals

Presentation is everything, from food and fashion to thought leadership and value propositions. There’s a lot riding on how well your team articulates the customer’s problem and presents the value of your solution. When it’s done clearly, persuasively, and with a sense of urgency, buyers will take action quickly and decisively in your favor.

5 Ways to Complete the Sale by Demonstrating Strong ROI

When it comes to closing new business, there are various tools and dynamics that can make or break a sale. They are all complementary, so it’s not always possible to know which of them ultimately closed the deal.

3 Tips for Turning Educated Buyers into Motivated Buyers

They’ve been to your website to research your product and download free content. They follow you on social media and learn from your posts without commenting. Though they lurk in the shadows, today’s buyers are hard at work educating themselves about every possible solution to their problem.

Value Pricing: 3 Last But Not Least Costly Pitfalls to Avoid

Our series on value pricing wraps up with three pitfalls that can jeopardize future sales, customer satisfaction and of course, your bottom line.

The Right Business Case for the Right Opportunity

When you get right down to it, B2B deals are driven by the buyers’ desire to lower costs or grow sales. Even if they tell you they want to “mitigate risks” or “achieve compliance,” buyers still expect to achieve their desired outcome along with a positive impact to their bottom line.