Why 8% of sales people get 80% of the sales

Isn’t it amazing how often you express interest in a product or service, but never hear from the person or company again? It happens all the time. Research shows, amazingly, that only 20% of sales leads are ever followed up … in other words 80% of potential opportunities are lost without trace simply due to lack of follow-up. Interestingly, only 2% of sales occur when two parties meet for the first time. And 80% of sales occur only after at least five continuous follow-ups. You therefore must follow-up at least five times.

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Taking the mystery out of list buying

The right mailing list can be worth a small fortune to you. The wrong list can cost you a fortune in the blink of an eye. Most people just pick up the phone and order a list. That’s a recipe for disaster. There is more to buying lists than most people realise. This article tells you how.

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