If your goal in 2019 is to hit new revenue targets, improving the productivity of your channel partners and distributors can help get you there. In fact, nearly 80 percent of sales executives believe increasing the productivity of an existing sales force is critical to reaching revenue goals.
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Best practices for improving engagement, loyalty and performance. To improve the engagement, loyalty and productivity of your channel partners, it’s critical you take the time to focus on their satisfaction.
5 strategies to convert more leads into paying customers. If your marketing efforts and lead volumes are in good shape, and your external sales team is handed a healthy list of sales leads, but your conversion rates aren’t keeping pace, the problem may be your lead follow-up process.
Latest industry research uncovers what sales channels need for double-digit revenue growth. B2B enterprises more often provide tools and training to their direct sellers, while frequently overlooking their indirect or partner channels. That’s according to recent findings by Forrester Consulting, in a survey of more than 200 sales enablement leaders at B2B companies across the U.S.
Manufacturers reps and distributors: Here’s how to optimize your profile to engage prospects Last month, LinkedIn — the business-focused social network — reported it has 562 million users. That’s up from the 500 million figure it recorded in 2017. While the total number of LinkedIn users is interesting, what’s more relevant for today’s sales rep […]
Here’s how to build a sales pipeline that converts opportunities into revenue. At its most fundamental, a sales pipeline is simply insight — the ability to see every stage of your sales process front and center from prospect through to deal closure. Why should today’s distributor define a formal sales process? The more control […]
Inherent in a distributor sales force model is a lack of communication and understanding between separate entities on the status of their leads and sales pipelines. Manufacturers send leads to their distributors, but rarely get feedback on what happens with those leads, the opportunities they represent, forecasted sales, or the pipeline as a whole. In […]
We recently conducted a survey of more than 4,475 manufacturing sales and marketing professionals and the message was clear: They need more engagement and feedback from their channel partners on sales leads. Here is a key stat that we uncovered: 60% of companies do not get feedback from their channel partners on leads and opportunities. […]
Sales managers understand that channel partner engagement is the lifeblood of successful indirect sales. The more effective your channel partner engagement program, the easier it is for your distributors to do their job of selling and servicing your products every day. Market fluctuations and rapidly changing customer needs, however, have created an increasingly challenging environment […]
Business leaders today rely on data in order to make calculated, smart decisions for their organizations. To stay ahead of the competition and constantly changing business environments, seasonal trends or economic indicators are no longer good enough — particularly with the technology tools available today. Data is the new currency of the digital age. Whether […]
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LeadMethod in the news
- 5 Ways to Improve Distributor Feedback and Increase Revenue (Flow Control Magazine)
- Technology Helps Improve Communication Between Manufacturers & Distributors (Industrial Distribution Mag)
- Maximizing Sales Lead Opportunities (World Pumps)
- The Communication Problem in Channel Sales (Modern Pumping Today)
- Manufacturers Boost Sales with Lead Management Software (Industrial Supply)