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7 Steps of the Selling Process
Devendra Vyavaharkar, Student (MBA), India, Premium Member
B2B firms often use sales representatives (sales reps) (collectively referred to as "the Salesforce") to meet face-to-face with new or existing customers in order to sell their products/services. Typically, the process of selling differs on the basis of the customer and the type of product/service being offered by the firm. However, the general process of selling has been the same across sales situations for centuries. A sales process typically constitutes of 7 key steps (the 2nd and 3rd steps are sometimes combined together to form a 6-step selling process) referred to as the 7 Steps of the (Personal) Selling Process or the 7 Steps of the Sales Process:
  1. PROSPECTING (QUALIFICATION): The process of searching for new and potential customers, who have needs which can be fulfilled with the company's products/services, is termed as Prospecting. The salesperson needs to filter the prospects/sales leads depending on their (1) Need for the product/service, (2) Financial abilit (...) Read more? Sign up for free 19-5-2020

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Sales Management
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7 Steps of the Selling Process
🔥5Cs of Sales Management
Key Account Management
Approaches for Sales Pipeline Management / Sales Funnel Management
Integrating Sales and Marketing
Best Practices
🥇Sales versus Marketing
🥈Sales versus Business Development
🥉B2B Sales of New Products
How to Motivate the Sales Force?
Sales Strategies | Selling Strategies
Sales Methods, Models and Theories
How to Align Sales Strategies with Corporate Revenue Targets?
How to Implement Strategic Account Management?
Metrics for Tracking Sales Performance
Understanding the Buying Process in Major Accounts


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