I run a small media company with a staff of five (two people on sales, two editors, one social media person). The salespeople have a low salary, high commission salary structure, and advertising deals are generally in the low-mid 5 figure range. Our social media person is interested in getting into sales, or more specifically, getting compensated for introductions that eventually turn into sales. We're happy to accommodate her but have no idea how to structure things. [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb
on Jun 28, 2014 -
I have a new Kindle, I have a Goodreads account with dozens of books I'd like to read. There are probably hundreds of books I'd buy for the right price. What is the best way to track ebook temporary sales and price drops? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Feb 11, 2014 -
Which sectors or industries are surprisingly underrepresented online? We all know books, games, music, etc are all extremely well represented online but are there any industries that aren't.
They may be business to business or business to consumer.
What gaps if any or left. Or is it only niche areas?
posted by trashcan
on May 13, 2013 -
This group has apparently been invited to speak at our office for a free "lunch and learn" seminar. On the surface it looks all legit and something our company's HR department set up to promote health and whatnot. But my spidey-sense is tingling the more I look at the flyers and try to find out stuff on the web. Best I can tell now is that this is some kind of fluffy good-health seminar backed by a heavier sales pitch at the backend. Any thoughts? What I've found is below the fold... [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco
on Mar 11, 2013 -
I need to market my software and my friends told me about a couple of PR websites but I can't recall them now. [more inside]
posted by usermac
on Feb 7, 2013 -
After posting here several times about my job search and post-MBA malaise, I have been offered an Account Manager position. This wasn't what I wanted to do entirely, but I want to be great at it, so I can move into a position I would want in a year or so. How do I be awesome at my job? [more inside]
posted by hrj
on Dec 19, 2012 -
How do you handle the labyrinth of New York State sales tax? I'm launching an online business that sells goods (some clothes, some non-clothes). We're located in New York State. We need to collect tax in New York State... gorey details inside. [more inside]
posted by Muffy
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Recommend best site or store for Ralph Lauren and Lacoste sales (Men)?
I see almost every Tom, Dick and Harry wear these brands these days.
I doubt everyone is paying $85 for a polo. Any suggestions on where/when clothes from these brands can be purchased at a discount?
Stores - NY/NJ
posted by r2d2
on Jun 3, 2012 -
How do you sell an entertainment booth/game/contest to something like a trade show, fundraiser or festival and/or its sponsors? [more inside]
posted by michaelh
on May 2, 2012 -
What should I do about a jewelry company trying to back out of a sale which I already paid for? I ordered online a small piece of custom gold jewelry this week, paying the price coded into the seller's own website. Now the seller's "customer service" staff has emailed me to say the price of gold went up and they can't sell me the piece at the price I paid. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Is there any recourse for this sticky work situation? Crying about wanting a chunk of the commission, and whining about the business owner's kids inside. [more inside]
posted by Syllables
on Dec 20, 2011 -
I’m looking to make a career change, possibly into sales. You sell me on it…Go! [more inside]
posted by doorsfan
on Apr 15, 2011 -
Can one sell a chemical over the internet if its not a precursor to meth or an ingredient in explosives? What regulatory and legal issues are there? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog
on Mar 14, 2011 -
YANML: I'm 25 years and 30 days old. I'm at a bar crawl in Pittsburgh. I just got denied entry to a bar on Carson St because my Ohio license is expired by 30 days.
What is the Pennsylvania law for a bar regarding alcohol service for a 25 year old with an expired ID? I.E. how can I avoid getting blocked for the rest of the evening?
Things to consider: Grace period for expired license, possessing multiple credit cards in my name (to verify identity) and obviously over the age of 21 based on physical appearance.
posted by glaucon
on Mar 5, 2011 -
I need to keep track of my clients and the homes they purchased so that I can provide the best level of service to them after I have worked with them. Is that possible with any OSX software? (More inside!) [more inside]
posted by darkgroove
on Feb 11, 2011 -
What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
posted by COD
on Dec 1, 2010 -
I need recommendations from people experienced with setting up a dead-simple online store. [more inside]
posted by fake
on Feb 7, 2010 -
Do online companies need 800 numbers if most of their sales are online from their website?
posted by ckohrman
on Oct 2, 2009 -
I'm with a small web design/development team, and for the past three years we've done pretty well almost entirely by word of mouth. We really need to be more proactive in getting work in - we've known this for a while, just never been quite sure how to go about it. I've been put in charge of figuring it out. And of course, how to do it on a limited budget. We're in contact with our old and current clients, and have asked them for referrals. Our local isp sends us a good bit of business. What all should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by korej
on Sep 15, 2009 -
Just curious: If I buy the vinyl version of an album, will the artist be supported just as much as if I had purchased the CD instead? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL
on Sep 1, 2009 -
Question-for-a-friend filter: How do you truthfully answer a job interview question about a previous job that you were asked to resign from, because you were an idiot? [more inside]
posted by liquado
on Jul 30, 2009 -