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21 Mind-Blowing Sales Stats

We've gathered the most surprising, horrifying, and enlightening sales statistics on cold calling, social selling, sales training, and much more.

Whether you are a sales rookie or an experienced veteran, these 21 sales stats will knock your socks off and perhaps inspire you to improve the way you sell. Enjoy and share!

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21 Mind-Blowing Sales Stats

  1. 1. MIND-BLOWING SALES STATS @THEBREVETGROUP 21
  2. 2. We’ve gathered the most surprising, horrifying, and enlightening sales statistics on cold calling, social selling, sales training, and much more. Whether you are a sales rookie or an experienced veteran, these 21 sales stats will knock your socks off and perhaps inspire you to improve the way you sell. Enjoy and share!
  3. 3. q 92% OF ALL CUSTOMER INTERACTIONS HAPPEN OVER THE PHONE.
  4. 4. w IT TAKES AN AVERAGE OF 8 COLD CALL ATTEMPTS TO REACH A PROSPECT. TWEET THIS
  5. 5. e THE BEST TIME TO COLD CALL IS BETWEEN 4:00 AND 5:00 PM. TWEET THIS
  6. 6. r 35-50% OF SALES GO TO THE VENDOR THAT RESPONDS FIRST. TWEET THIS
  7. 7. t 80% OF SALES REQUIRE 5 FOLLOW-UP CALLS AFTER THE MEETING. 44% OF SALES REPS GIVE UP AFTER 1 FOLLOW-UP. TWEET THIS
  8. 8. y THURSDAY IS THE BEST DAY TO PROSPECT. WEDNESDAY IS THE SECOND BEST DAY. TWEET THIS
  9. 9. u NEARLY 13% OF ALL THE JOBS IN THE U.S. (1 IN 8) ARE FULL TIME SALES POSITIONS. TWEET THIS
  10. 10. i OVER ONE TRILLION DOLLARS (THAT’S NINE ZEROS) ARE SPENT ANNUALLY ON SALES FORCES. TWEET THIS
  11. 11. o IN A TYPICAL FIRM WITH 100-500 EMPLOYEES, AN AVERAGE OF 7 PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN MOST BUYING DECISIONS. TWEET THIS
  12. 12. a 78% OF SALESPEOPLE USING SOCIAL MEDIA OUTSELL THEIR PEERS. TWEET THIS
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  14. 14. s EMAIL IS ALMOST 40 TIMES BETTER AT ACQUIRING NEW CUSTOMERS THAN FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. TWEET THIS
  15. 15. d SALESPEOPLE WHO ACTIVELY SEEK OUT AND EXPLOIT REFERRALS EARN 4 TO 5 TIMES MORE THAN THOSE WHO DON'T. TWEET THIS
  16. 16. f 91% OF CUSTOMERS SAY THEY’D GIVE REFERRALS. ONLY 11% OF SALES PEOPLE ASK FOR REFERRALS. TWEET THIS
  17. 17. g ONLY 13% OF CUSTOMERS BELIEVE A SALES PERSON CAN UNDERSTAND THEIR NEEDS. TWEET THIS
  18. 18. h 55% OF THE PEOPLE MAKING THEIR LIVING IN SALES DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL. TWEET THIS
  19. 19. j CONTINUOUS TRAINING GIVES 50% HIGHER NET SALES PER EMPLOYEE. TWEET THIS
  20. 20. k THE AVERAGE COMPANY SPENDS $10K - $15K HIRING AN INDIVIDUAL AND ONLY $2K A YEAR IN SALES TRAINING. TWEET THIS
  21. 21. THE FUTURE OF SALES TRAINING Learn MoreLearn More
  22. 22. l IT TAKES 10 MONTHS OR MORE FOR A NEW SALES REP TO BE FULLY PRODUCTIVE. TWEET THIS
  23. 23. ; RETAINING CURRENT CUSTOMERS IS 6 TO 7 TIMES LESS COSTLY THAN ACQUIRING NEW ONES. TWEET THIS
  24. 24. 2) THE AVERAGE COMPANY LOSES BETWEEN 10% AND 30% OF ITS CUSTOMERS EACH YEAR. TWEET THIS
  25. 25. 2! AFTER A PRESENTATION, 63% OF ATTENDEES REMEMBER STORIES. ONLY 5% REMEMBER STATISTICS. TWEET THIS
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