The Answer to Why Your Deals are Bleeding Margin

Sales Benchmark Index

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Is Margin Based Compensation Right for Your Organization?

Sales Benchmark Index

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How To Quickly Determine a Selling Price or Figure a Margin

The Sales Hunter

If you’re like me, you’ve relied on a calculator to determine a selling price or figure a margin. Blog pricing Professional Selling Skills discount discounting margin margins price

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6 Buyer Tactics That Will Slash Your Margins

MTD Sales Training

We often talk about the selling skills required to deal with today’s complex and competitive market place. Those skills normally revolve around the abilities of salespeople to achieve specific sales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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WITCE Wednesday — Gross Margin

A Sales Guy

I talked about the profit and loss statement in an earlier post, but wanted to tackle gross margin today. Gross margin is a part of the P&L statement and if you’re in sales it’s important to understand for both YOU and YOUR customers and prospects. Simply put, gross margin is the difference between the revenue a product or service creates and the cost of creating that product or service. The higher the gross margin the better the business.

3 Ways to Minimize or Marginalize Objections – Sales eXecution 240

The Pipeline

This did not eliminate the usual objections, but it marginalized a big hurdle, and allowed the conversation to move past it easily, and allow it to unfold in more familiar ground. I have helped (provide example) increase margins by 6%, – or – increase turnover by 8%”, etc.

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The Answer to Why Your Deals are Bleeding Margin

Sales Benchmark Index

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How to Maximize Prices and Improve Margins

RAIN Group

With increased product and service commoditization, sellers in almost every industry complain about price pressure and shrinking margins.

How To Produce Bigger Profit Margins

Sales and Marketing Management

Think the economy is hurting your profit margin? By NICO SCHINAGL. Think again

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Getting to Street Price, the Hardest Task in Pricing

Sales Benchmark Index

You’re Blind and You Have a Problem. When you sell entirely through indirect channels you are blind to the street price and how your products or service is valued by the end customer. The gap between the price you sell to.

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Four Ways CPQ Improves Profit Margins

Cincom Smart Selling

UK entrepreneur, James Caan, CBE, isolates three areas where profit margin can be addressed. But what about margin? CPQ also has a positive impact on margin by increasing the velocity of the sale, reducing the pricing and configuration errors made during a selling cycle and with reduced likelihood of manufacturing defects. This is tied directly to overhead expenses or cost base in Caan’s triumvirate of margin factors. These are margin killers.

Boosting Margin with Sales Tools

Cincom Smart Selling

Consider that a 1% reduction on the expense line shows up as a 4% increase in margin on the profit line. Let’s look at several sales tools and see how they impact the profit margin for a given sale. The post Boosting Margin with Sales Tools appeared first on Cincom Blog. Even with the most advanced sales tools available, it’s expensive to sell stuff. You must pony up bucks in advance to get bucks from the proceeds of a product sale.

How to Minimize Risk and Conflict in Your Sales Channels

Sales Benchmark Index

Channel conflict occurs when companies try to reach end customers through multiple routes forcing components of the sales ecosystem to compete against each other rather than working together. It is inherently wasteful and can be lethal to customer experience, sales.

Are You Being Too Accommodating to Your Customers?

The Sales Heretic

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The Cause of Bleeding Margins

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Training Article: Why Are Your Deals Bleeding Margin? Why Stan Lost His Deal Margin Stan and his sales team followed their buyer-centric selling process. It isn’t perfect, but it can preserve the most precious part of the deal – the profit margin.

Sales Enablement, Part 1: Margins, Metrics and Management

Cincom Smart Selling

Ultimately, margin is what it’s all about. If you can show that you are moving the needle in a positive way regarding margin, you are going to have a lot of friends in the executive suite. Market share and customer satisfaction are important, but only margin equals money in the bank. Margin is the goal. Sales Enablement Metrics and Their Potential Impact on Margin. The post Sales Enablement, Part 1: Margins, Metrics and Management appeared first on Cincom Blog.

Differentiate Your Product and Increase Margins with Value Selling

Sales Result

Many CEOs come to us looking for answers. When sales are stagnant or taking a dive—especially with older companies that have been around for a while—it usually can be traced to two root reasons. Sales Strategy

5 Pricing Pitfalls to Avoid When Transitioning from Prem Based Solutions to an SaaS Pricing Model

Sales Benchmark Index

“To increase the value of our business by 2-3.5x all we need to do is convert to a SaaS based pricing model? Let’s do it!” ” I hope your CFO does not believe it is that simple. Unfortunately, we hear from.

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Ways to Use Bundling to Drive up Your Average Sales Price (ASP) and Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV)

Sales Benchmark Index

“But wait…there’s more!” ” We’ve all heard the infomercials with the two for the price of one special. Or the five accessories we theoretically should never need since the first one is supposedly indestructible. All of this for only $19.99 plus shipping.

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Is Now the Time to Hire a Chief Customer Officer?

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Revenue Growth Assessment Revenue Growth Methodology Sales Strategy cco Chief Customer Officer eric bauer executive team gross revenue per customer margins retention rate revenue growthThe Chief Customer Officer is one of the newest roles to join the C-Suite in the past few years.

How Reps Can Retire Quota by Embracing Pricing Levers & Value-Based Pricing

Sales Benchmark Index

The best sales organizations align their interests with those of their sales reps and in the manner in which customers want to buy – may sounds simple, but few organizations “run through the tape” to fully align and address.

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6 Practical Tips for Protecting Profit Margin

The Brooks Group

In order to maintain a healthy profit margin, you must reinforce the importance of value within your sales culture. Keep in mind these 6 tips for protecting profit margin: 1. Build a sales compensation plan that focuses on gross margin, not volume.

Why Price Fences Are Needed to Guard Your Profit

Sales Benchmark Index

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Are Your Salespeople Too Cheap?

The Sales Heretic

Sales attitude business cheap managers margin owner profits salespeople sell valueWhen sales managers and business owners hire salespeople, they’re typically looking for sales experience. Frequently, industry knowledge. And sometimes—although not often enough—attitude.

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Discounting – the Weak Link in Your Pricing Strategy for the Indirect Channel

Sales Benchmark Index

Article Pricing Strategy best practices clients comp compensation Doug Bartels GTM indicators indirect channel indirect sales influence key kpi margin packaging performance products reps resp RGM sale sales sales people tool total transactionsHow do you influence sales people when you don’t directly impact their compensation? This is an age-old struggle many firms have had with the indirect channel…. The key we have found is to understand two key factors important to indirect.

Why Profitability Matters When Creating, Maintaining, and Renewing Customer Prices

Smart Selling Tools

Customer-Specific Prices: The Silent Source of Margin Leakage. Thus, the proliferation and under management of these agreements have become a significant source of margin leakage.

Sales Training Article: The Cause of Bleeding Margins

Customer Centric Selling

Are You Really a “Stout Defender of Margin?”

Jonathan Farrington

Secondly, the only positive thing to come out of our short relationship - I learned to defend margin. For clarification, what I mean by defending margin is to fight for every single percentage point of profit, and give absolutely nothing away without getting something in return. Add just one per cent of profit/gross margin to every deal and you will discover that it’s a lot of $ that you have left on the table, isn’t it?

Strategic Salesperson vs. Tactical Salesperson

The Sales Hunter

And it can be the difference between selling at a low margin short-term and selling at a high-margin long-term. Too many salespeople are what I refer to as tactical salespeople. Opportunity, however, lies in being a strategic salesperson. I believe the difference is huge!

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Eight New Year’s Resolutions for Boosting Your Sales

The Sales Heretic

Sales business CEO closing cusotmer Facebook LinkedIn margin negotiating networking owner. By now you’ve probably already broken your New Year’s resolutions, so let’s replace them with some new ones. Specifically, with some resolutions that will enable you to sell more this year than you did last year. Set sales goals If you’ve never set sales goals for yourself or your salespeople, now’s the time to start. Begin [.].

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The Pressure of Price Discounting: Stop Undermining Your Profit Margin

SalesGravy

Why do salespeople or sales managers never share with me the long-term outcome of such “price reduction” strategy? Because it never works out the way the salesperson or the sales manager initially believes it will

VIDEO SALES TIP: What You Risk When You Discount Price to Close

The Sales Hunter

Blog pricing discount discounting price profit profit margin sales discount sales discountingYou are about to close and then the customer asks for a price discount. Sure, you’re tempted. But don’t do it!

New updates: Add custom fields, calculate cost margins and commissions for deals

OnePageCRM

Manage your deals and margins better by using custom fields for deals. The latest update has three main features: Calculate the margin based on Cost (Deal amount, Deal margin & Deal cost). Show the margin of your deal using the cost.

The Pipeline ? Win The Sale Without Compromising on Price

The Pipeline

In these times of shrinking margins and diminishing returns, Mark’s insights will change the way you think about discounting, price, negotiating, and, above all, the all-important concept of value. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers.

Set Your Own Minimum Profit per Client

Engage Selling

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Selling at 'C' Level

Anthony Cole Training

Most sales gurus, including Dave Kurlan, will tell you that selling at "C" level is the MOST productive way to sell more business, more quickly at higher margins.

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Why Sales Ops Should Own Customer Engagement

Sales Benchmark Index

Price pressure kills margins. A sales executive recently told me, “There’s margin in the mystery.” As products and services mature, they become commodities. ” When special features become table stakes, buyers are not willing to pay a premium.

Reorganizing to Make Your Revenue Number

Sales Benchmark Index

His sales team had been missing the revenue and margin targets. Operating margin was shrinking drastically. This week I spoke with Pat, a Sales Ops director with a lot on his plate. Cost of Sales was at an all-time high. Under their current model, they could not win.

47 Things You Can Compete On Besides Price

The Sales Heretic

Selling on price guarantees you a razor-thin profit margin. In sales, the single worst factor you can compete on is price. As well as constant customer turnover, because price buyers are notorious for having no loyalty—they’ll switch as soon as someone else offers a lower price.

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What in the World Is Guided Selling?

Cincom Smart Selling

Smart Selling CPQ CRM Guided Selling margin salesThe role of sales is changing dramatically in our connected world. Buyers are much more likely to arrive in the buying cycle equipped with product knowledge, solution alternatives and a general idea about cost. Today, buyers do their own early cycle research, and when the time does come to speak with a salesperson, they are very likely to be close to a decision.

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