Over time, sellers learn that not all customers are created equal, and some customers are more difficult to sell to than others.
That's because the industry is evolving and the buyer’s journey of an industrial customer is changing along with it. As an industrial business, how are you managing these changes — are you keeping up internally, or are you facing roadblocks when it comes to connecting with the right buyers and closing your sales?
In this post, we discuss three common pitfalls industrial sellers experience, important things to remember about the industrial buying and selling process, and how to make sure you're on the right track to closing those deals.Read More »
Not all customers are created equally. Some will come to you fully informed and ready to buy. Others — likely the majority — require a great deal of time nurturing and educating. The worst are those that absorb a great deal of time and effort from sales professionals, only to reveal that they are not the right kind of customer for your business.
Thankfully, industrial businesses can leverage their website to help streamline and potentially expedite the sales process, while simultaneously weeding out unqualified buyers.Read More »
As an industrial marketer, you know how impactful digital marketing can be. However, measuring that impact can often be a challenge.Read More »
Looking to increase your sales? Although successful, well-executed B2B marketing strategies take time to build and require ongoing, consistent effort, there are some things you can do today to help drive sales — and they only take a few minutes.Read More »
Cold calling used to be the most effective way to attract and engage prospects. Now, however, sales efforts driven by cold calling are simply not as effective in the digital age when compared to warm leads driven by targeted, strategic marketing initiatives.Read More »
When you have data that tips you off to a buyer’s interest early on in their buying process, that data is priceless. Without it, those buyers are as much as 70 percent of the way through their buying journey before you find out they’re interested in products and services like yours — if you ever find out at all.Read More »
To the casual observer, today’s strong economy and booming manufacturing sector might give the impression that landing new customers in the industrial space is easy. As an industrial supplier, you know better.Read More »
For three weeks in early spring, the Portland, Maine area was on edge. Fifteen armed robberies had been committed beginning on March 20, and the well-covered and cautious perpetrator had evaded security cameras — and law enforcement.Read More »
You know all about leads. You know the difference between marketing-qualified leads (MQLs) and sales-qualified leads (SQLs). You know you need more of the former in order to get more of the latter.Read More »