Presentation on theme: "18 Personal Selling/Sales Promotions. Personal Selling interpersonal promotional process involving a sellers person-to-person presentation to a prospective."— Presentation transcript:
Personal Selling interpersonal promotional process involving a sellers person-to-person presentation to a prospective buyer.
Characteristics of Personal Selling Communication Mode Communication Control Feedback Amount Feedback Speed Message Flow Direction Message Content Control Sponsor Identification Reaching Large Audience Message Flexibility Personal Selling Direct and face-to-face High Much Immediate Two-way Yes Slow Tailored to prospect
Importance: almost every company can benefit from personal selling 10% of workforce (how many have? How many would like to?) Often largest operating expense (up or out; car dealers) Customer contact (info & customer impressions) Intro to Personal Selling
Sales management: decisions Sales force # (of salespeople; big issues with commissions, customers and turnover) Compensation Straight salary: most security, control, and simplicity Straight commission (most incentive) oDirect: Salary Indirect: part of firm earnings Compensation Align incentive with firm interest (Sears) Combination: most popular (some security and incentives Supervision/Training
Who to serve? Sales territory: geographic area; clear responsibility (overlap; lead in another) Major accounts: special treatment for large (fleet sales for cars)
Selling techiques Selling techniques Customers (80-20 rule) 3 sales presentations Prepared: more talk, canned leads to trial close, low skill (telemarketing) Consultative: listen, less talk, help solve problems, customers differ, high skill Selling formula: start prepared then steps outlined
Job of Personal Selling (1) Duties: Order getting: without order getters, many of the products we now rely on – ranging from mutual funds to air conditioners – might have died in the market introduction stage Seek new clientele with sales presentation Prospecting: follow all leads (allocate time on potential) – insurance, graduate
Job of Personal Selling (2) Duties (cont…) Order taking Serve current customers and complete routine sales Regular route and customers Low aggression and pressure: pejorative
Job of Personal Selling (3) Duties (cont…) Supporting salespeople: no selling, help order getters & order takers Missionary: entry level Goodwill, stimulate demand for products Tasks: training, coop ads, sales promotion (increase sales 2-3x); drugs Technical specialists: often after o.g. & o.t. visit Scientists and engineers Provide details on complex processes (installation, maintenance etc.) May mix three jobs (retraining people)
Contests During the annual search, which includes both the U.S. and Canada, the grandchildren, children, spouses and friends of outstanding grandmas are invited to write in and tell us, in 100 words or less, why their grandmas are the greatest.
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Sales Promotion Methods for Consumers Sampling In store, mail, door-to-door Higher response rates than coupons http://www.thefreesite.com/freesamples.htm