January 24, 2021  
 
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Mailing Lists for Landscape Lighting Businesses

For some lucky sales reps, there's no shortage of leads. Unfortunately, that's not true if you market to landscape lighting businesses.

A good B2B sales strategy must be flexible enough to accommodate changes in the marketplace. Just when you think you've found the perfect strategy, changing market conditions transform the playing field and demand strategy adjustments.
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To begin with, most landscape lighting businesses exercise caution when making purchases. Clear messaging is essential, but even that may not be enough unless you have a good database of prospects to call on.

Lead List Ethics

When you purchase a list of landscape lighting business leads from a third-party, you are usually entitled to limited use of the contacts it contains.

Mailing and lead lists are generally restricted to the terms of the contract, so you'll need to exercise diligence in understanding what you're paying for before you agree to a purchase. In some cases, vendors may permit usage upgrades, but you'll need to contact your provider before you move outside the contract parameters.

Using Lead Lists to Sell to Landscape Lighting Businesses

Compared to businesses in other industries, landscape lighting businesses expect multichannel messaging about the products and services that are important to them. Although businesses in this industry appreciate the ability to quickly locate equipment and supplies when they need them, they also expect B2B companies to proactively educate them about product offerings.

Lead lists enable selling success because they are targeted compilations of updated leads that can be utilized in a variety of seller-initiated activities including direct mail, telemarketing, sales calls and online channels.

Process for Selecting a Lead List Partner

Sales units that depend on lead lists are advised to interview several prospects before settling on a provider. During the interview, you'll need to determine whether or not the provider is capable of delivering lists of contacts that have been filtered and updated within the past thirty days. This is especially important for landscape lighting businesses because the industry experiences moderate to high turnover (failure) rates. If you aren't sure where to begin your search, we recommend starting with Experian. Experian is an established and recognized lead list provider with a proven track record in producing high converting leads for the B2B sector.

Where Do Lead Vendors Get Their Data?

Great question. Top list providers are continually conducting extensive research to get fresh, accurate available inventory of business leads. Notably, they scan a variety of government databases, business magazines, and other data sources. In contrast, on the other side of the spectrum, you should know that there are some companies that sell old, stale leads that are pretty worthless

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