Closing a Sale: 7 Mistakes to Avoid

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This presentation sheds light on to sharpen the closing skills and provides few pointers on what not to do when closing a sale!

This presentation sheds light on to sharpen the closing skills and provides few pointers on what not to do when closing a sale!

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  • 1. AAyuja © 2013 Disclaimer: This presentation and the information provided here is indicative in nature and should not be treated as views of the organization. Closing a Sale: 7 Mistakes to Avoid Visit us at www.aayuja.comVisit us at www.aayuja.com Meet Goals, Beat Competition, Exceed Expectations *Via Inc.  *Via Inc.  
  • 2. AAyuja Internal and Confidential © 2012 Believing that sales materials can close business Your website, emails, and brochures are only useful insofar as they help you open a dialog with the customer. With the exception of plug-and-play commodities, customers only buy after they've discussed their needs and assessed the value of buying from you. 1
  • 3. Attempting to close too soon The ABC rule (Always Be Closing) is horrible sales advice. When you ask for the business too early in the discussion, it makes you seem pushy, which makes the customer LESS likely to buy. Remember, it's a law of physics that the harder you push, more resistance you get. 2
  • 4. Trying to close with the wrong person In most cases, the real decision-maker is the operational manager who is chartered to make money or reduce expense. While the purchasing department may have go/no-go authority, it isn't responsible for making money or solving problems. 3
  • 5. Twisting the customer's arm This makes usually takes the form of a statement like this: "The price is usually $1,000 but if you buy today the price is $900." Attempting to punish the customer for not making a decision on your timetable makes the customer wonder why you're so anxious to close the deal. 4
  • 6. Waiting too long to close There's a natural point in a sales conversation where it's time to ask for the business. If you keep the conversation going beyond that point, you could easily end up raising issues that didn't exist before or problems that you and your offering can't solve. 5
  • 7. Failing to notice the close Customers sometimes signal that they're ready to buy right now 6
  • 8. Selling after the close When a customer has said "Yes!" it's always a mistake to continue to talk about your product or services. Trotting out additional features and functions raises new objections like "I'm not sure I need that, so why should I pay for it?" In other words, shut up and take the order. 7
  • 9. http://www.aayuja.com/resources/blogs/ We act as growth partner to fast growing technology companies. Our array of inside sales and marketing services help them augment their businesses in the most profitable manner. For Technology Sales And Marketing Resources Visit Our Blog For free eBooks and more visit http://www.aayuja.com/resources/resourceslibrary/
  • 10. http://www.aayuja.com/resources/blogs/ We act as growth partner to fast growing technology companies. Our array of inside sales and marketing services help them augment their businesses in the most profitable manner. For Technology Sales And Marketing Resources Visit Our Blog For free eBooks and more visit http://www.aayuja.com/resources/resourceslibrary/