Marketing vs. Sales vs. advertising vs. PR -- help me find a great illustration that breaks down the difference between mktg sales PR etc. by showing different perspectives of a guy saying he's a good lover (advertising) or women describing the guy as a good lover (PR)... it was featured in DIgg or Lifehacker or boingboing a while back but I can't find it!
What's a solid OS X software package for managing small business sales? [more inside]
I am looking for a program that can take customer lists, output route maps and allow for record keeping of sales/customer history. [more inside]
My realtor has gone from a proactive go-getter to a neglectful, smarmy do nothing. I need to sell my condo (I know the market is bad) but it's a nice place in great condition and priced in line with others in the market. How can I get it to move quicker? [more inside]
How can I sell better when the interaction begins with a cold call and is transacted entirely over the phone? [more inside]
Is it ethical for a women who is in sales to remove her wedding ring so that prospective clients will be more interested in hearing her pitch? [more inside]
Web-based CRM. Give me something smart to ask the vendor. [more inside]
I'd like to get into sales. What are the best methods by which to break into the industry without prior experience? [more inside]
So what are the other common big sales events/times besides Black Friday? Specifically after next March. [more inside]
I work for a magazine publishing company, and I think I am making a lateral move to another company which offers more upside potential in the future. I get a base salary, but most of my income comes from commission. The company I work for is relatively small, a LLC, and I dont think there are any $$ problems. My boss however is somewhat of a tyrant. My concern in leaving is that he will try and find a way to stiff me out of any remaining due commission to me. It is currently and ranges around 20k, in which he owes me, and pays me off in increments per paycheck. When I started here, we had put the agreement down on paper...(more) [more inside]
How do I get relevant/fulfilling work experience while in grad school for my dream job? [more inside]
What constitutes an agreement to sell on sites like Craigslist? [more inside]
In this NYT article, it says "...Wal-Mart's $312 billion in sales last year exceeded the sales of the next five biggest retailers combined." How can I find out who those five big retailers are and how much they made? Are these rankings based on U.S. sales, or worldwide + U.S.? Googling gives me data for 2004, but I can't find anything for 2005.
SAP / Oracle, these are the big expensive systems I want to avoid in a new business system. What other options are there for a small to medium sales comapany? [more inside]
When's the best time to buy a (probably used) car? [more inside]
How do I get my photographs into galleries and/or sell prints? [more inside]
How do I sell a photograph for online use? [more inside]
Salesmen and clueless co-workers: how to cope? [more inside]
I am a full time college student right now and have just gotten a job at a bicycle shop. The problem is, I have no idea what I am being paid. When I inquired about employment I was initially turned down, saying that there was not any positions currently available. After some pleading and explaining my passion for bikes the manager entertained the idea. During the interview he asked me when I was looking to make. This question somewhat blind-sided me as I didn't want to give too high of a number and leave a bad taste in his mouth or worse, lose the job. I told him that pay was really not important to me and just working with bikes and learning was the most important aspect of the job. Long story short I got the job but we have yet to discuss salary [more inside]
My wife and I bought a house shortly after we got married last year; due to various financial circumstance, we cannot afford the house, the homeowner's insurance or the property taxes this year-- heck we really can't afford to live there anymore, period. We're working with a realtor to try and sell our house, probably for even a short sale in hopes that we won't be foreclosed upon or declare bankruptcy. We just got an offer from a company that says they specialize in buying houses-- is this the answer to our prayers, or just another come-on? [more inside]
What is the most efficient organizational structure for a sales department? [more inside]
What website layouts work best for a site selling some books and/or software? Ideas? Examples? What about NOT-recommended ideas and examples? [more inside]
OnlineSalesFilter: ClickBank | eBook selling; is anyone here in affiliate marketing for these ebooks? [more inside]
What is a reasonable offer for a new car? [more inside]
Who can tell me anything about a company called Newstex? Are they legit? [more inside]
WidgetsFilter. What government (US) resource will tell me how many unique widgets are available for sale each year? [more inside]
Is there an open-source ecommerce store system that has built-in support for purchase orders? [more inside]
Are there any services or software to make it easier to sell a bunch of stuff on Amazon Marketplace? [more inside]
Non-location based job search [more inside]
Does anyone happen to know what an "industry standard" percentage might be for an independent salesperson in the media industry (commercials/animation/print/etc.)? [more inside]
How do I sort a column of birthdates in Excel to by month and NOT year? [more inside]
How do I pull off the sales event of the year? I have been put in charge of my company’s fiscal year end sale/open house. The purpose of this event is to generate sales (both immediate and future). We sell specialized machinery to hobbyists and professionals. This will be an opportunity for our local customers to come and see our show room and get great end of the year deals. This will also be marketed to our national customers. They will be able to call in and get the same deal as someone attending our event. We have the opportunity to market to several types: people in our database that have purchased a tool from us in the past, people in our database that have a deposit on a machine, people in our database that have expressed interest in our machinery in the recent and far past. I have several questions that hopefully this knowledgeable group can answer. [more inside]
How can you find out how many copies a book (published, say, in the last five years) has sold? Not necessarily a best-seller, either.
Have a sales process development book or other resource recommendation? Looking for something practical with sample processes and documents, less on theory.
Introvert. Fear of public speaking. Marketing degree. Successful career in sales possible? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a particularly good generic book (or video) on how to become a successful salesman? [more inside]
I know lots of people have a real knack for sales, but I'm not one of them. I need tips on cold calling and intro/sales letters. [more inside]
From a publisher's point of view, what are the economic advantages of a "get 3 for $1.00" book (or CD) club -- where you unload items cheap, but make buyers agree to buy at full-price later on? Is this a net loss for the seller? [more inside]
I want to find something to do during Winter break (1 month) in the suburbs. I'd like a job where I get to talk to random strangers and perhaps something related to sales. I was thinking those people in the mall/airport that try to get you to sign up for credit cards. What is a good option and where can I find one of these? Wage/salary is irrelevant.
Our small company has been spun off and now we're in startup mode; luckily we have four software products (we make network-control apps) almost ready. Suddenly I've got more hats: from being a lowly install programmer, now I'm also to write docs, do phone support, organize product packaging and fulfillment, and set up our website for online sales including choice of download of software or mailed CD. All by the end of the month, spending as little as possible. The first three are manageable, but although I’m a programmer I don’t know web stuff, and need advice please. [more inside]
How can I tell a legitimate sales marketing company from a pyramid scheme? [more inside]
How much disclosure is too much when you're trying to sell a car? [more inside]
How does an introverted, nervous, none-too-attractive register-jockey actually make sales? Any advice or books one can read? [more inside]
We need to do some online advertising and PR, on a just-above-shoestring budget, directed at people responsible for selling new information technology products. The minimum for a text ad from publishers like Ziff-Davis and CMP's TechWeb seems to be well over $2,000 per insertion. We'd like to spend less than that, so maybe we're looking for more obscure publications.
What department/office/person should I be looking for when cold-calling companies about having our sales team visit them for a presentation? [more inside]
I've recently signed a contract with a very large broadcast firm. I will be an Account Executive, and I must, must do well at this. I start in 10 days. Any advice on practical, contemporary sales methods from experienced folks in the field? I'm selling radio in all the m markets (sports and classic rawk). [more inside]
Who has sold more albums total, Usher or MC Hammer? [more inside]
I have been charged with training our retail representatives on how to sell our new web development services. Since I'm a code monkey, I have no idea about how to sell web development. [more inside]
If you were going to start looking into getting a job in sales where would you start? More specifically how would you determain what type of sales you would do? [more inside]