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Selling to Coal and Coke Businesses

It takes a unique combination of ingenuity and effort to be successful selling to coal and coke businesses. Here's the list of tips you need to boost sales to coal and coke businesses around the country.

Hustle is the name of the game for entrepreneurs who are interested in selling equipment and supplies to coal and coke businesses.

If selling to coal and coke businesses is your core business, the likelihood of conversion improves dramatically when you incorporate a few proven resources and techniques into the selling process.

Industry Developments

Inevitably, coal and coke businesses are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the marketplace. Companies that sell to coal and coke businesses should likewise adapt their approach to meet changing consumer needs. B2B businesses that take an unfocused approach to industry developments are at a competitive disadvantage, especially in this industry.

Subscriptions to trade journals and networking can help your company stay abreast of developments in the industry.

Sales Incentives

In a perfect world, you want your sales force to be self-motivated to perform at a high level. But to encourage constant improvement, consider offering sales incentives to sales reps that exceed coal and coke business sales targets.

Incentives don't have to be cost-prohibitive -- sometimes merely acknowledging a team member's exceptional effort is more valuable than an expensive incentive that lacks recognition or prestige.

Marketing, Promotions & PR

Young B2B companies are often tempted to buy their way into the market. Rather than taking the time to develop relationships with coal and coke business owners, these companies unleash an avalanche of high-priced marketing content in hopes of scoring fast conversions from buyers.

Marketing is useful and necessary. But new businesses should channel their energy toward initiatives that support their value proposition. Although lead lists obtained from third-party vendors like Experian can dramatically increase the quality of your prospects, the effectiveness of your marketing efforts is limited to your team's ability to connect marketing, promotional and PR messaging with your company's unique product traits.

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