Frustrated by the level of cutthroat competition for the purchasing power of used bicycle shop lately?
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When it comes to used bicycle shop sales, direct marketing can be the first step in the sales cycle -- and that makes lead generation and feeder mechanisms even more important for firms like yours.
Using Lead Lists for Direct Marketing
With direct mail, you only get one chance to capture a prospect's attention. When a used bicycle shop decisionmaker reads your piece, he has to be captivated by what he sees.
Most businesses invest liberally in the creation of each direct mail piece. But the effort and resources you put into your direct mail marketing channel will be wasted unless your pieces are seen by the right people. As a result, lead generation isn't just about adding used bicycle shop names to a list -- it's about producing a high quality list of used bicycle shop sales prospects.
Networking with Lead Lists
Many business owners don't fully appreciate how lead lists can expand their prospect pool, sometimes even beyond the names contained in the list itself. After you have qualified the used bicycle shop on the list, each contact is an on-ramp a larger network of used bicycle shop contacts that can be tapped into through telemarketing, sales calls and online social networking.
By using lead lists as a catalyst for business networking, you extend the list's ROI far beyond the initial campaign. Although you will purchase additional lists going forward, you'll improve your industry presence when you conduct follow up networking with the leads you acquire right now.
Always Start with a Big Lead Database
When it comes to finding reliable list providers, database size definitely matters.
For the best leads, you'll need to narrow your search to providers that can offer a large database of used bicycle shop. Experian Business Services, for example, has a comprehensive database of 14 million U.S. businesses that can be filtered and sorted according to your exact specifications.
As a revenue-minded seller, the amount of sales you generate will be directly tied to the number of contacts contained in your lead lists. As the size of the provider's database increases, so does your ability to to create a highly targeted pool of prospects.
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