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Why it is Time to Stop Ignoring Vendors

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All of this plus:

Poking holes in our current product/partnership. If your cold call/email starts off with poking holes, you better be sure your current clients don't have these same problems. Most of the time they do, and most of the time I'll find it.
Unfortunately, this is a sales tactic that many general managers often respond to.
 
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Rick Buffkin

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@Holly_phoneninjas @Chris Vitale @J Picciotti

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There is a TON of insight in this thread for vendors like myself! I am guilty of setting demos and not factoring time zones, and my spelling at times can be atrocious.

Coming off of a sales floor and into the tech side of the automobile industry has been an undertaking.
(My average was 14.7 my last couple years selling cars, I saw the comment about crappy salesman turned vendors)

But I am having so much fun learning about Word Press, SEO, and digital marketing!

How do you want to be approached by cold callers? What is the best cold call you have gotten recently? What stuck out that they said?
 

ChrisR

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There is a TON of insight in this thread for vendors like myself! I am guilty of setting demos and not factoring time zones, and my spelling at times can be atrocious.

Coming off of a sales floor and into the tech side of the automobile industry has been an undertaking.
(My average was 14.7 my last couple years selling cars, I saw the comment about crappy salesman turned vendors)

But I am having so much fun learning about Word Press, SEO, and digital marketing!

How do you want to be approached by cold callers? What is the best cold call you have gotten recently? What stuck out that they said?
Be honest.

Tell me how you can help me.

Don't call me the last/first few days of the month, a Friday, and if you do, and I say I am slammed, don't try to word track me to get me to agree to a demo, ask when to call back or run the risk of me saying I'm not interested, stop calling.
 
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Be honest.

Tell me how you can help me.

Don't call me the last/first few days of the month, a Friday, and if you do, and I say I am slammed, don't try to word track me to get me to agree to a demo, ask when to call back or run the risk of me saying I'm not interested, stop calling.
Thanks man!
 
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Rick Buffkin

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#hint
Don't call me and thank me for being a long term customer and then immediately go into pitching your newest shinny product and then get mad when I stop you 3/4 of the way into your pitch and inform you that I canceled your product 2 years ago and that I've got to go.
 

Alex Snyder

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#hint
Don't call me and thank me for being a long term customer and then immediately go into pitching your newest shinny product and then get mad when I stop you 3/4 of the way into your pitch and inform you that I canceled your product 2 years ago and that I've got to go.

What???!!!! You mean vendors struggle with their sales agents and CRM systems too? :oops: