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Ch 1: Sales Techniques & Strategies

About This Chapter

Bite-sized lessons in this chapter offer a comprehensive overview of various sales techniques and strategies. Enhance your corporate training sessions while offering your employees the guidance needed to make successful sales calls, assist customers in the selling process and much more.

Sales Techniques & Strategies - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides access to entertaining lessons that can strengthen your employees' understanding and use of different sales techniques and strategies. Topics covered in this chapter include retail selling, ways to identify and sell to different customer types and the following:

  • Techniques for assisting customers during sales and identifying buyers' needs
  • FABS and value-added selling techniques
  • How to sell to multiple buyers at once
  • Tips for planning and making successful sales calls
  • Ways to create and deliver sales presentations

This chapter's flexibility enables you to use any lessons that will enhance your corporate training sessions. Multiple-choice quizzes let your employees quickly and easily test their comprehension of the lessons you include in your sessions.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: Lessons in this chapter ensure your employees are aware of important sales techniques and strategies.
  • Offers guidance: This chapter offers guidance your employees can benefit from when making sales calls, selling to multiple buyers and even identifying the motivations of buyers.
  • Improves employee performance: Studying various sales strategies and techniques covered in this chapter can boost your employees' confidence and improve their overall performance on the job.

Skills Covered

Reviewing the lessons in this chapter will enable your employees to:

  • Describe the retail selling process
  • Recognize and sell to a variety of customer types
  • Use cross-selling and other techniques to assist customers in the selling process
  • Identify buyers' motivations and needs using different questioning techniques
  • Discuss how FABS and value-added selling techniques are used
  • Utilize promotional pricing, product marketing and other retail sales strategies
  • List the challenges and strategies of selling to multiple buyers at once
  • Make successful sales calls and deliver quality sales presentations

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Sales Techniques & Strategies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Retail Selling? - Techniques & Process

1. What is Retail Selling? - Techniques & Process

The understanding of retail selling is important for any successful salesperson. It is a platform for growth in the sales industry. This lesson explains retail selling techniques and the retail selling process. You can then test your knowledge with a quiz!

Identifying & Selling to Different Customer Types

2. Identifying & Selling to Different Customer Types

In marketing, there are four commonly accepted customer personality types. In this lesson, we cover how to identify and sell to different customer types, and how to drive sales by understanding customers better.

Techniques for Assisting Customers in the Selling Process

3. Techniques for Assisting Customers in the Selling Process

In this lesson, we'll explore how to assist customers in the selling process by looking at the practice of customer service and its associated techniques. Check out this lesson to learn about upselling, cross-selling, and product knowledge.

Questioning Techniques to Identify Buyers' Needs & Motivations

4. Questioning Techniques to Identify Buyers' Needs & Motivations

When you are going in for the close, it is very important that you know the exact needs and motivations of your buyer. Read this lesson to learn what kinds of questions you can use to figure this out.

FABS Selling Technique: Explanation & Example

5. FABS Selling Technique: Explanation & Example

Want to succeed at sales? Provide a FAB experience! In this lesson, we'll take a look at the FABS selling technique and how to use it to create a successful buying experience from start to finish.

Sales Strategies for Retail

6. Sales Strategies for Retail

Retailers must employ sales strategies to help differentiate themselves from competitors and generate profit. In this lesson, we will discuss how to utilize promotional pricing, how to display items appropriately, how to market products, and how to utilize online retail platforms.

Value-Added Selling Technique: Definition & Usage

7. Value-Added Selling Technique: Definition & Usage

In this lesson, you'll learn how you can use the value-added selling technique to help you gain and keep customers. Learn how you can position your product to make it attractive when using this approach.

Strategies for Selling to Multiple Buyers at Once

8. Strategies for Selling to Multiple Buyers at Once

A married couple walks into your store, contemplating making a major purchase. You're on deck and approach them--now what? In this lesson, we examine the challenges of working with more than one buyer in a deal.

How to Plan & Make a Successful Sales Call

9. How to Plan & Make a Successful Sales Call

Read this lesson to learn what questions you need to ask on your sales call along with what questions and concerns to anticipate. You'll also see an example showing you just how you can make a successful sales call.

How to Create & Deliver a Sales Presentation

10. How to Create & Deliver a Sales Presentation

Congratulations - you've gotten a potential client to agree to a meeting. Now what? In this lesson, we'll examine the basics of building a winning sales presentation, what to do after the meeting and things you should never do.

Practical Application: Planning a Sales Call

11. Practical Application: Planning a Sales Call

The successful sales call is the one that ends with a sale. There are things you can do to plan for such success. Practice with this imaginary scenario.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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