In a typical B2B or B2C environment, an internal marketing department provides leads — ideally qualified ones — to its counterpart down the hall in the sales department. It’s well known and certainly well documented that the process of sales and marketing alignment is both a challenge and a great source of opportunity. Just try […]
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If you’re a distributor that partners with manufacturers, odds are that a few of them generate and share sales leads with you. This indirect sales distribution model has numerous benefits for both you and the manufacturer. You obtain sales leads at little or no marketing expense, and the manufacturer enjoys expanded market share without the […]
When we think about companies that sell via channel partners, we often think of traditional industrial manufacturers who create a product and then sell that product through distributors or independent sales reps. It’s not uncommon, however, for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies to operate using a similar model — partnering with value added resellers […]
Do you find yourself guessing what the revenue contribution from your channel partners will be at the end of the month or quarter? Do you look at historical performance and “hope” it continues or even increases over time? For companies that sell through channel partners, separation between financial forecasting and a channel partners’ actual performance […]
This is the second in a two-part blog series that explores the differences between passive and active channel engagement, and provide tips on how to create a high-functioning, outcome-driven channel sales engine. If you missed our first blog that explains the characteristics of a passive approach, check it out here. 6 Steps to Active Channel […]
This is the first blog in a two-part series that explores the differences between passive and active channel engagement, and provides actionable steps to help manufacturers create a high-functioning, outcome-driven channel sales engine. 5 Characteristics of Passive Channel Engagement Selling through channel partners and distributors is an established, proven, and scalable go-to-market approach for manufacturers […]
The role of today’s CFO is evolving. Once upon a time, CFOs and budget managers were tasked with preserving the assets of an organization by minimizing risk, getting the books right, and running a tight financial ship efficiently and effectively. In today’s fast-changing digital workplace, CFO’s increasingly play a more diverse role as strategic decision […]
Struggling to motivate an underperforming network of distributors or channel partners? Looking for ways to gain a strategic advantage over your competitors while maximizing channel sales? The problem may not be the distributor(s). The problem may be a lack of support. Sure, any business with a network of indirect sellers can build revenue. But are […]
Challenging times are an opportunity for organizations to review their current processes and implement new strategies to drive growth for their businesses. The key to instituting a change you can actually keep is to identify low-hanging fruit where achievable gains can be made quickly and easily. The most common goal for companies who operate in […]
Google “channel conflict” and top results and definitions all relate to unwanted competition between business partners — sales reps, retailers, distributors, etc. Perhaps channel partners unnecessarily compete with one another for customers, or possibly even with the brand itself. What typically follows is financial losses and low morale. Here at LeadMethod, when we share best […]
LeadMethod is a software company focused on channel partner engagement and sales enablement, two factors that drive the most ROI and channel partner loyalty. LeadMethod works with more than 23,000 suppliers, reps, and distributors to better align their businesses for growth. LeadMethod clients see between a 10-20% increase in revenue and have stronger communication and collaboration with their channel partners. LeadMethod can be used as a stand alone system or integration with more than 65 CRM, marketing automation or ERP systems for a total solution.
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