How to transition from outside sales to inside sales

Nutshell

Inside sales refers to any form of selling that isn’t done face-to-face. Unlike outside sales (or field sales ) reps, inside sales reps connect with potential customers remotely through phone, email , and web conferencing. Among B2B companies, the use of inside sales reps has exploded in popularity. According to one Salesloft study, inside sales reps are hired more frequently than outside sales reps by a ratio of 10:1.

Inside vs. Outside Sales: How to Structure a Sales Team for Success

Hubspot Sales

Inside vs. Outside Sales. Inside sales reps often sell remotely, from an office base, while outside sales reps travel, brokering face-to-face deals. 47% of all salespeople work in inside sales, with 53% representing outside sales. Outside Sale

Being more remarkable in virtual sales meetings

Sales and Marketing Management

It left me wondering whether that sentiment rings true now that inside and outside sales reps are spending more time connecting with prospects and customers remotely versus face-to-face. based market-sizing study done by InsideSales.com found that, of the 5.7

A Career in Inside Sales – Survey Says Yes

Score More Sales

Just a few years back, we were unsure how many sellers there are out there, let alone inside sales professionals. Recently a paper came out called Inside Sales Market Size 2013 – published by the InsideSales.com Research Division with Ben Warner who ran and challenged the data.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Campaign Offers

Sales Benchmark Index

Yet there’s little attention within marketing teams on developing quality offers. DMA studies show Offer is the #1 determination of success for customer marketing. Marketing plans are well underway. When executing creative the marketing team invests high effort.

How to Optimize Inside Sales Territories

Sales Benchmark Index

96% of organizations are increasing or maintaining their investment in inside sales last year. It is a good bet your SVP of Sales is implementing, expanding or considering an inside sales team right now. Are you prepared to optimize the investment in inside sales? (To To learn the latest on why insides sales is on the rise sign up for our Making the Number Tour here.). So let's walk through my framework on how to optimize inside sales territories.

Creating the Ideal Performance Culture

Sales Benchmark Index

Your people will need new capabilities to thrive in a changing market. Sales Operations is responsible for creating that winning environment. Performance culture is studied in depth in our 2014 Research Tour. 80% of its sales team was outside sales reps.

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The Trend That is Changing Sales - Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

  My latest Harvard Business Review article titled The Trend That is Changing Sales was based upon in-depth research with over one-hundred vice presidents of sales at leading high technology companies and business services providers.   Sales Organization Development Stage.

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Radical Simplification

Partners in Excellence

And last, but not least, our own jobs as sales and marketing professionals are complex. Within our own organizations, our managers, sales enablement people, marketing, and others are all trying to “help.” Then sales managers have a lot to figure out.

8 Data-Backed Ways to Boost Performance in a Sales Development Team

Hubspot Sales

The sales development role is here to stay. We’ve long known companies employing sales development (or business development) representatives see higher revenue and return on investment. The Sales Development Role and Daily Activities. Best Tools For a Sales Development Rep.

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How to Seal the Sales Deal with Real-Life Results

No More Cold Calling

Give your prospects real insight to your sales results. Here’s how to set up and tell the sales story. Whether you’re in inside or outside sales, you sell. You don’t have time to wait until marketing creates case studies. Case studies have their place: they’re collateral on your website, you may include them in a proposal, or leave them behind after a presentation. To close a sale? Let marketing work on the case study.

We’ve All Been Duped

A Sales Guy

I tried looking for similar stats to see if someone else or another company had done a similar study that was close to or similar and I couldn’t find anything. Needless to say, this is a devastating blow to the sales training and consulting world.

How to Enable Your B2B Sales Team to Convert Inbound Leads

Sales Hacker

Obtaining a ton of qualified inbound leads can be a blessing for your sales team – provided they are enabled and opportunistic enough to take advantage of them. Sales leaders serve as the generals and field commanders. Marketing provides the heavy artillery and air cover.

12 Sales Metrics that Matter Most-Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

Here’s one of my recent Harvard Business Review articles titled the THE 12 SALES METRICS THAT MATTER MOST.     Sales is both an art and a science. However, the number of salespeople who achieved one hundred percent of quota varied greatly by sales organization.

Your Virtual Edge

Corporate Visions

That’s how many sales professionals are currently in the U.S., according to a market-sizing survey done by InsideSales.com. Just over 47% of these salespeople are inside sales reps, while just under 53% are outside. So, what’s the average sales call look like?

The 23 Best Sales Training Programs for Every Budget and Team

Hubspot Sales

Sales training programs help salespeople learn and/or improve their selling technique, skills, and processes. According to CSO Insights, salespeople who complete highly rated sales training programs have 10% higher win rates. On-Site Sales Training Programs. Focus: Sales process.

Why Sales Organizations Fail-Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

Here’s one of my recent Harvard Business Review articles titled the  Why Sales Organizations Fail.           What prevents a sales organization from achieving success? The Build stage is when the sales organization is first establishing itself.

The July Edition of Top Sales Magazine is Published

Jonathan Farrington

. We are delighted to announce that July’s edition of the Top Sales Magazine has been published – slightly later this month due to the July 4 th celebrations in the US. said, “Half of the marketing money you spend is wasted—trouble is you don’t know which half.”

The New Era Of The Cold Call

Jonathan Farrington

The trend for inside sales is not coming — it has arrived and is sitting at our doorstep. Fuel and labor costs have soared and, because of intense competition, the prices of our products and solutions have largely flat-lined — as have sales achievement levels.

Sales Hacker’s Top Sales Trends & Predictions You MUST Be Aware Of In 2018

Sales Hacker

The race to the 2017 finish line is in full throttle – While last minute closed deals are still trickling in, B2B organizations are researching how to shape next year’s sales strategy to align with the top sales trends that are expected to emerge in 2018.

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6 Tips for an SKO Agenda that Won’t Bore Your Reps

Showpad

Your sales kickoff (SKO) is not just another sales meeting; it’s a time to gather all your reps at the start of the year to review the past 12 months and motivate them as the next 12 ramp up. Follow these tips to guarantee your sales reps stay focused and on track and carry that with them post-SKO. Most businesses want to increase sales and revenue year over year, but think about what specifically needs to be done this year.