Account Management Skills

How To Go From Order Taker To Trusted Advisor

Order Taker? Trusted Advisor? Or Cheese Monster? How do your customers view you? From the customer’s point of view there are 4 types of relationships that they have with their suppliers. And if you can progress through each of the…

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What Is Key Account Management?

It is 6 to 7 times harder to convert a new customer than to sell to an existing one. This is exactly why Key Account Management is one of the most important aspects of the sales process and an integral…

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Key Account Management Strategies

Key Account Managers (KAMs) are the stock-in-trade for many businesses, as they have the responsibility of bringing in much of the business that keeps our business ticking over. What are some of the strategies that KAMs should follow that will…

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Building Relationships In Business – 6 Useful Tips

The building of relationships in business is the biggest common denominator when ascertaining how we can increase our sales with current and new clients. Relationships are the key to building trust and developing sales with clients, as your consistency and…

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7 Ways to Destroy Customer Relationships

Customers often judge us by the quality of the back-up service we offer. If everything goes well before we actually start working with them, they may see fit to buy our products and services. The proof of the pudding will…

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How To Build Relationships With Customers And Clients

Most buyers we speak to don’t have much time for salespeople. The reason is they still think of them as being slick-talking, time-draining, pressure-inducing parasites who are trying to rip buyers off and get as much profit as possible. We…

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How To Find Out Why Your Client Is Leaving

You’ll have heard many times that it costs more to attract new customers than to retain the business of current ones, and it’s true that the marketing costs plus all the other charges and outlays to attract customers far outweigh…

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Top 5 Ways To Gain More Repeat Business

Don’t you just love it when one of your customers places a follow-up order? Or you get that call and the customer says they’d like a repeat of what they had from you before? The great feelings flow through you,…

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How Do You Know Your Customer Will Be A Returning Client?

Unless you’re working with customers who are purely in transactional mode, the holy grail of sales is gaining repeat business. Turning a one-time customer into a loyal client increases revenue, profit and probable recommendations exponentially. So, how can you tell…

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5 Ways To Deal With A Picky Customer

We’ve all had them; those customers for whom nothing you ever do is enough, or everything you do is wrong, or you’re blamed for everything that isn’t your fault. A picky customer is usually like that with every situation. It’s…

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3 Powerful Tips To Create Client Loyalty

In today’s marketplace of shrinking budgets, growing competition and modern, sophisticated buyers, establishing stronger client loyalty is not easy. There always stands a competitor ready to offer lower prices and higher value, while buyers are also looking to play companies off…

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3 Ways To Become Indispensable To Your Customer

When we ask buyers what makes them purchase from particular suppliers, the answers can range from great prices to great value to great people and many others. But some reasons always seem to float to the top of the list,…

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