How To Create A Business App Sales Strategy


Looking to create a solid sales strategy for your business app company? Wondering how to create a business app sales strategy? Well, there are many things to consider in sales but here I’m going to boil down 3 strategies that have always worked well for me when creating a business app sales strategy. You need to understand that when creating mobile apps, business owners are hesitant to adopt any new technology, and you need to properly educate your prospects on mobile applications. So let’s dive in…

Yearning for a sales cliché? Try this: no one is more properly equipped to connect with potential buyers than a sales professional.

But wait, there’s more, only this is not a cliché, it’s a fact. The best, properly equipped salespeople bring more to the table. They know how to uncover a customers needs by asking the right questions and helping to coach the prospect through the sales process. In today’s world, many enterprise customers have already done research on products and services before contacting the sales professionals. With that said, the value of a sales professionals knowledge has not changed.

A sales pro should use their skill set to gauge the needs of the customer in order to close more deals. So how do you get started when creating a business application sales strategy to ensure business owners are properly educated on your product? Here are three strategies a sales pro should focus on and use to their advantage.

1.  Change is Coming! — or is it?

Realizing the customers established demand early in the business app conversation will help you to best tailor the rest of the sales process. What I mean by established demand is finding out how open the customer is to allowing change from their current processes, especially when it comes to creating a business app. Whenever a salesperson can determine a customer’s possibility to change, they have a better idea of the clients desire to challenge their own system. If you’re a sales pro, this completely alters your approach from pushing the customer to buy and instead emphasizing the customer’s willingness for something more.

The customers who are openly seeking change and open to the opportunity of learning more are nothing short of solid gold to a sales rep.

2. Personalize the Business App Follow-Up

Plain and simple, you need to follow-up with all your leads. A true sales professional should have follow-up questions to help you further uncover a customer’s needs.

When you’re asking questions, don’t be afraid to get personal and be sure to take notes; really listen to the answers given. A customer, current or potential, says something like, “We want a solution for the smaller businesses we work with,” your response must be tailored to hit those needs.

Say that is the question you’re asked, here are a few examples of follow-up questions:

– Are there specific small businesses you work with?

– Have any of your customers created a business application?

– Have any of your clients asked about certain features?

– Do you have a potential small business app in mind?

– Have you looked into other solutions for that vertical?

The tone of these questions should come off as conversational, not sales-y. At this point, your goal is to extend the conversation with the customer while simultaneously honing in on targeted needs.

3. Create Business App Questions

This strategy is to really prod the customer into finding out what got them interested in creating a business app, or any other product. You need to create these business questions in advance. Make sure to structure this question in an open ended format because it has the potential to allow the customer to uncover major needs or challenges they face. Their answer should give a better overview about both their desire and timeline in finding a solution. Take both into consideration, though don’t just blurt out any old answer.

Be aware that the prospect probably put some serious time and effort into their answer(s). Equip yourself with the right mindset and have an idea of a solution. Be sure to ask follow-up questions to continue the conversation too.

While it’s cliché to state that a sales professional has the best ability to connect with prospects, it’s still true. Use these strategies to your advantage in order to tailor each conversation correctly and professionally. One question can open a floodgate of opportunities for you and the potential client.

And remember, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

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Comments (2)

  • Peter Sep 29, 2015 at 17:09 PM

    GOOD points…Thanks!

    • Mike Carnow Oct 08, 2015 at 15:10 PM

      Thanks, Peter!

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