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Salespeople need to be on their toes during a slow economy. So, here are 5 sales tips to help you sell more in a slow economy.
1) Qualify Every Prospect
Working only with qualified prospects is important in any economy buy this sales skill is highlighted in a slow economy. You can’t afford to spend your valuable time working with people and companies that can’t afford to purchase your product or service. Stay focused on this point and put your sales time to good use during a slow economy. If you are having a difficult time finding qualified prospects in this slow economy, you may want to consider some sales prospecting training.
2) Position Your Offering
Will your product or service save your prospects money? If so, it must be positioned as such because that’s what prospects need in a slow economy. Will your product or service make prospects more productive? If so, that’s how your offering must be positioned. During a slow economy, prospects are looking to increase efficiency. You’ll discover this in advanced sales training.
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3) Cost Justification
Your prospects must not view a decision to purchase as a decision to spend money in a slow economy. Instead, they must see that they are investing money. If your product saves prospects money, you must show them how much they will save. If your product makes prospects more productive, you must translate that efficiency increase into dollars and cents. During a slow economy, you must focus on providing a return on investment. This is how to get out of a sales slump.
4) Reference Selling
Expect prospects to be more cautious during a slow economy. You need to ease their fears over making a wrong decision and you do that by providing them with references. Tell your prospects about specific clients and how those clients benefited from using your product or service. Remember this sales strategy and you will sell more in a slow economy.
5) Use Top Notch Sales Skills
A slow economy will test your sales skills and sales strategies. You may want to consider some extra sales training to insure you are up to the challenge. It’s not “business as usual” in a slow economy. You must bring your “A Game” to every sales appointment.
I hope you’ll remember these five sales tips for selling in a slow economy. Remain confident and know that the salesperson with the best sales skills will always enjoy the greatest sales success, especially in a slow economy.
Nick Moreno, Sales Trainer
National Sales Center, Sales Training Company