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Maximizing Value Selling for Long-Term Success: 4 Key Factors to Consider

Sales adoption is a crucial challenge to rolling out a successful value-based selling program. Beyond providing ROI tools, companies must also help the sales team embrace a new way of selling. You can understand and overcome these challenges using best practices gleaned from our 20 years of experience.

Comparing ROI and TCO: Which is Better to Win More Deals?

Building value selling content into your solution messaging and sales process requires a deep understanding of the difference between ROI and TCO analyses and the right use case for each. If used inappropriately, or not at all, you can lose credibility with customers and hurt your chances of closing deals.

How Value Selling Can Help You Overcome Your Customers' Status Quo Bias

Encouraging prospects to change their behavior is one of the greatest challenges facing marketers and sellers. Behavioral economists call this phenomenon “status quo bias.” How can sellers overcome this inherent yet irrational desire to keep something the same, even if it’s less than optimal?

How to Sell Successfully in a Shrinking and Volatile Economy

Economic indicators are sending mixed signals about the health of today’s economy. Inflation is on the rise and whether we’re in (or will be in) a recession is up for debate. Through it all, B2B sales don’t have to slow down if you understand how an uncertain economy influences buyer behavior.

Do Your Value Selling Tools Speak Your Customer’s Language?

I recently met with the marketing manager at a new ROI Selling client. While reviewing a draft of their new value selling tool, the manager commented, “Customers don’t think about it that way and they would never say that. That’s our internal language about our product.” Oops. How did that happen?

Why Do We Make Irrational Economic Decisions in Life and in Business?

In B2B buying decisions and consumer purchases, humans do not always make optimal or even rational economic decisions, as predicted by Rational Choice Theory. If this is true, why do we continue to preach value-based selling? The fascinating and evolving study of Behavioral Economics may hold the answers.

How to Engage Buyers and Sell More with Personalized Information

The buyer's journey has evolved from a linear, predictable process to a complex expedition with twists, turns, and multiple decision points. Unfettered access to information puts the buyer in charge but something important is missing: a clear perspective of a product's value to the business.

See How Value Selling Can Help Overcome the Growing Buyer-Seller Gap

A key stop for many on the buyer’s journey is understanding the value of an offering. Does your marketing or sales organization know which buyers would benefit from knowing your solution’s value? If they do know, how well do they communicate your value proposition to those buyers?

How are you helping your buyers make confident buying decisions?

The concept of the buyer’s journey seems to have lost some of its appeal. Some B2B pundits now contend that the journey is a convoluted route with many twists, turns and dead-ends instead of a neat, linear process. How can sellers nurture sales if they’re not sure where buyers are in their process?

How to Master the Latest Global Privacy and Security Changes with Ease

Most security standards require a “regular review” of policies, which many companies do with an annual cadence. What could be more ho-hum and boring? But US and international regulations have changed over the last year, and that pace of change is likely to continue for at least a couple of years.

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