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Do you want to improve lead conversion?

Are you running a telemarketing operation? Are you evaluated by how many sales inquiries your team sends to the sales team? Take a look at how you can improve lead conversion and help increase the conversion of leads into orders.

Running a call centre to improve Lead Conversion?Out of every 100 “leads” your team gets, perhaps 5 will become paying customers. Your team is paid to identify perhaps 20 out of the 100 who the direct sales team will call. That is all the more reason why need to improve lead conversion process, backed by a robust lead management software.

Leads comes in throughout the day; your telemarketing team works through the list to shortlist the best few. While it is important to not miss out a great prospect, it is equally important to not send the frivolous enquiries for follow up to the sales team. That is what Telemarketing teams do. They improve lead conversion.

How Saleswah Basic will help improve lead conversion

0. Get your entire sales team, telemarketing executives on Saleswah Sales (at around Rs 1150/- per month per user, the cost is incidental).

1. Assign your direct sales team (s) to territories.

2. Assign your telemarketing team to groups/ teams of direct sales persons.

3. Implement a lead qualification process that your direct sales people will only chase prospects (leads) that have been vetted/ qualified by your telemarketing team.

4. Achieve sales quota, productive team, higher sales productivity and happy boss!

As a bonus, see instantly updated reports on how many sales leads are being converted to deals (to be followed up by direct sales people), how many to deals are being converted into orders and even, how many orders came from leads your telemarketing team passed on to the direct sales team.

 

Are you using Excel to track your sales leads?

Please don’t. Using Excel to track sales leads, that is.

Don’t get us wrong. I am one of those who have been quoted as saying, “In God we trust, rest must be backed up by Excel”. Among all the MS software that we use and we do use quite a few, this software from Microsoft is simply unparalleled in use, power and yet simplicity.

So, why aren’t we using Excel to track sales leads through the funnel?

Excel is free, Saleswah is not. But, as we will see later, even that is not much of a factor. Here are a few things that Excel or Excel based lead trackers (see this, and this) just do not do.

1. Does not organize data in one place; or even link to data in multiple places.

You have a lead; that has a potential value, timeframe and associated contacts. You either will have an impossibly large and messed up spreadsheet or you will have to constantly refer to your email, PDA etc for information that proved difficult to capture in one place. If you know a excel based lead tracking software that does this well, let me know.

2. Welcome to data duplication. 

Most of the stuff you will enter into your spreadsheet will be from information that exists elsewhere. So, you will send a quote elsewhere and copy down the value on your spreadsheet. You will have email addresses on your Outlook, mobile numbers on your phonebook/ cellphone and everytime you need to follow up on a deal, you leave your excel based lead tracker and jump into another software.

3. No reporting capability:

Everytime you want a report, be prepared to spend time pivoting and massaging data. And, this is with basic “how much we will close this month?” kind of reports for single product, single market kind of companies. Excel templates for lead tracking just die when it comes to anything even a shade more complex.

4. No link, to anyone else or anything else

You have a team? Okay, then. Good luck with pulling all the data together and forecasting. Ever noticed how everyone has a different way of formatting data, inputting data or even abbreviations? And, even before we get to that, no sharing or collaboration on opportunities. No one knows what the other person in the team is doing. When a team member leaves, the data leaves too!

5. Does Excel send you email or mobile triggers?  

It does not; but Saleswah and Leadzgenie both do. Everytime you create a sales lead or assign a task to your executive, he gets an alert by SMS and also on email (what is task assignment, Excel will ask 😀 )

Enough said. Say goodbye to excel based lead management systems; get something much more professional and surprisingly, way more easy to use. Get your team on Saleswah.

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Never let go a sales for want of follow up

We all want leads, but it is important to track them through the sales process

Saleswah keeps the focus relentlessly on sales; the process including keeping track of the sales cycle and progress of the opportunity through it is important. As important as the activities that the sales team performs- send literature, meet and present, demo, collect cheque.

For small businesses, spending money getting noticed by customers and generating “enquiries/ leads”, it is important to ensure that

1. All enquiries immediately land up with the right sales person.

2. The sales person is able to log the stage and size of the opportunity, his chances of converting it into a purchase order and the customer influencers.

3. Furthermore, he should be able to log what the next action should be and schedule a task for himself in the calendar.

His boss knows it too!

Saleswah’s team management ensures that the salesperson’s manager always stays updated about

– the state of the sales funnel and the monthly forecast.

– the individual opportunities: their stage, status and chances and the actions- taken and pending.

How does Saleswah help convert your leads?

Saleswah is a hosted total sales lifecycle management tool. It allows you and your team to track a sales opportunity from start to finish, through all stages of qualification to close.

Who would use Saleswah?

Saleswah is useful for all businesses, big or small – with one salesman or one hundred- who want to track the sales leads that they receive and take appropriate action to close them. This can be property dealers, insurance agents, office equipment vendors, trade-show exhibitors, companies running seminars, those who primarily get their leads from vertical portals etc.

Want to know more? Call us.