Many door glass and mirrors businesses rely on third-party vendors for equipment, supplies and other products. So, many B2B companies build their business plans around sales to door glass and mirrors businesses.
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If selling to door glass and mirrors businesses is your core business, your odds of success increase dramatically when you incorporate a few proven resources and techniques into the selling process.
Message First, Targets Second
Messaging is an important part of a successful sales strategy. Confused messaging dilutes the sales cycle and makes it difficult for prospective customers to discern the value of your products.
Whenever possible, the identification of key messaging should be incorporated into a comprehensive planning process that combines sales and marketing into a coherent strategy.
The next step is to reduce your contact list to the contacts who are most likely to respond to your messaging. Although there is more than one way to capture lead contacts, lead lists can be a useful resource for generating a list of prospects that are receptive to your messaging. Vendors like Experian specialize in providing targeted lists of door glass and mirrors businesses that can be customized to your precise specifications.
Ideally, you want your sales force to be self-motivated to perform at a high level. But to sweeten the deal, consider offering sales incentives to sales reps that exceed door glass and mirrors business sales targets.
Incentives don't have to break your budget -- sometimes merely acknowledging a team member's exceptional effort is more valuable than an expensive incentive that lacks recognition or prestige.
Developing a Marketing Plan
A robust marketing strategy is the basis of a winning sales strategy. Your team might be stocked with top-tier sales professionals, but if they aren't supported by strong messaging and effective marketing channels, your products will never see the light of day.
Keep in mind that door glass and mirrors businesses are busy operations with little patience for drawn out sales meetings and follow-up cycles.
A well thought-out marketing plan helps to focus your selling proposition and deliver messaging in channels that are successful with your customer base. When combined with a sales plan, a marketing plan provides a coordinated selling strategy that converts prospects to customers.
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