Foundational sales tactics can have limited impact in B2B sales primarily because businesses convert differently than consumers, which is why lead generation is job one when selling in this market.
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If you're waiting for adhesive and glue businesses to take the first step, you'll never gain traction in the market. Instead, you need to be proactive about identifying high value adhesive and glue businesses.
Reasons to Buy Lead Lists
Isn't it possible to create your own lead lists without paying an outside provider? Absolutely. However, in the long term, internal lead generation costs more than outsourcing.
You'll get higher ROI from good list providers because they have massive industry databases that are updated regularly for accuracy. The bottom line is that lead lists improve the speed and effectiveness of the selling process.
Establishing a Relationship with a Lead List Vendor
These days, relationships are a primary factor in your company's success. Your relationship with your lead list provider is no different than any other business relationship. By nurturing a relationship with a proven vendor, you gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your lists include highly accurate adhesive and glue business contacts.
Based on our experience, it's hard to go wrong with Experian. Experian has a proven reputation for delivering high converting leads across a range of industries. Even more, their adhesive and glue business leads can be sorted to meet your unique geographic and demographic (size of company, number of employees, years in business, etc.) sales goals.
Getting More Out of Your Lead Database
Lead lists can be valuable resources for increasing conversion rates. If your adhesive and glue business lead lists are up-to-date, they can be leveraged for customized marketing pieces. Promotional material that has been customized with the name of the adhesive and glue business is more likely to be read than generic marketing content.
After the initial mailing, adhesive and glue business lists can be leveraged to conduct follow-up calls, e-mails and sales calls. The key is to use the accuracy of the lead list to your advantage and to maximize its potential throughout the sales cycle.
Creative Ways to Get Sales Leads
Finding new customers by purchasing lead lists from lead database vendors is a great start to any lead gen initiative. But, it's also important to brainstorm on other ways to improve lead generation.
For example, try calling up a peer company that sells to the same market as you do but is not a direct competitor. Ask them if they are interested in swapping leads. The nice thing is that the leads you get in this manner may not be in the lead databases at the big business list sellers.
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