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Selling to Shoring Businesses

Most shoring businesses have lean financials and demanding schedules. With these useful selling tips, you can improve your sales model and improve your results when selling to shoring businesses.

In the current business climate, shoring businesses are looking for quality and affordability.

The process of moving shoring businesses from prospects to satisfied customers isn't random. It takes intentionality from owners and managers to create a strategy that connects your products to your customer base.

Internet Strategies

With shoring businesses going online in record numbers, it's becoming more important for B2B sellers to develop online sales strategies.

A user-friendly website is the anchor for all of your other online sales and marketing activities. However, it may also be worthwhile to integrate email advertising, SEO, social networking and other techniques into your sales and marketing mix.

Marketing, Promotions & PR

Ambitious B2B entrepreneurs are often tempted to buy their way into the market. Rather than taking the time to develop relationships with shoring business owners, these companies flood the industry with high-priced marketing content in hopes of making rapid headway with buyers.

Marketing is useful and necessary. But new businesses should focus their marketing budgets on initiatives that support their value proposition. Although lead lists obtained from third-party vendors like Experian can equip your sales force with targeted 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.

Hiring Staff

Your sales force is your most valuable sales asset. A first-rate sales strategy is ineffective if your sales team isn't prepared for the job at hand.

Most shoring businesses appreciate the value of sales professionals who are informed and prepared. When a customer has a problem with an order, the sales rep is usually the first person they contact so it's imperative for your team to be trained in techniques for service after the sale.

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