In this week’s #TradesTalk over on Twitter, the topic up for discussion was sales and selling – and whether the trades think of themselves as salespeople for their businesses. Here’s a round-up of the best bits.
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Q2 What do you think makes a good salesperson? #TradesTalk
— #TradesTalk (@TradesTalk) November 13, 2018
A3 I think there is more to this guys. It's not about selling them stuff they don't need. An example may be you've fitted a boiler but you know the warranty is only valid with a service. So you can upsell the annual service at the same time. It's something they need. #TradesTalk
— Payaca Trade (@payaca_app) November 13, 2018
Not even about making extra money. I more or less sell the GasStop Valve at cost; it's the extra safety benefits & peace of mind it brings that pleases both myself & them #TradesTalk
— London Gas (@LondonGas) November 13, 2018
Best course I have been on in my career has to be a 2 day sales and marketing course. I want to go on another!
— Dyfed Roberts (@DyfedRoberts) November 13, 2018
Family run local independent businesses as they always give that extra care and effort, something the big national companies don't!#TradesTalk
— KirbyPlumbing78 (@2StarKirbs) November 13, 2018