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]
posted by anadem
on Oct 13, 2005 -
How does an introverted, nervous, none-too-attractive register-jockey actually make sales? Any advice or books one can read? [more inside]
posted by 235w103
on Jul 20, 2005 -
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.
posted by bmckenzie
on Jun 15, 2005 -
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]
posted by chickygrrl
on Apr 15, 2005 -
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]
posted by Baby_Balrog
on Apr 15, 2005 -
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]
posted by bryanzera
on Mar 1, 2005 -
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]
posted by thebwit
on Mar 1, 2005 -
I want a utility (freeware?) which will scan an NCSA extended logfile and create a simple report on which referrers generated how many sales transactions.
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Dec 20, 2004 -
I am looking for a resource, preferably online, that will give me historical real estate sales data for a particular city. Ideally I would like to see the average sales price by month from the year 1974 until the present. Any ideas?
posted by tirebouchon
on Dec 18, 2004 -
I'm trying to clear up some of my clutter by selling a couple of boxes of comics. There's no Action Comics #1 in the bunch, but several 1st issues and runs from the 70's and 80's, in mostly good condition. I'm currently cataloging them, but does anyone have suggestions of methods and/or a good place to sell them as a batch
for cash or credit (so I can get bound reprints or graphic novels)?
Thanks in advance.
posted by jpburns
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I've been researching trends in major label record sales lately. On a constant exchange rate basis, global major label record sales have declined $6.2 billion (U.S.), or 16.3 percent, since 1999. But what I can't seem to find any information on is the fate of the independent record industry. Is there any quantifiable way of determining if indie record sales have declined in the past 4 years as well?
posted by Pinwheel
on Oct 17, 2004 -
What's the best way to save money on an iPod purchase? Rebates, interesting freebie programs, etc. ... I'm interested in it all.
On that note: Any students want to save $100 on their Mac laptop purchase? The current deal through Apple Educational is that a combo laptop/iPod purchase nets you a $200 rebate. If someone wants an iBook/Powerbook and not an iPod, we could buddy up and split the rebate. (This applies especially to local Madisonians, since shipping concerns are nullified.)
posted by blueshammer
on Aug 2, 2004 -
Does any company at all do online fulfillment? I'd love to sell t-shirts, photographs, and eventually my own books, but I don't like shipping stuff and cashing checks, etc. I've looked and looked and can't find anyone that just holds inventory, sends it out when requested, and takes a cut. Heck, I'd be willing to pay a few bucks per item to someone doing this. It must exist, but I can't seem to find anyone doing it.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 5, 2004 -
I'm going crazy trying to sell my house. It's been on the market for a little over 60 days now, which I know isn't unreasonable, but it's making me nuts. Any suggestions on getting it to sell faster without lowering the price? Ridiculous superstitions welcome.
posted by LittleMissCranky
on May 30, 2004 -
Why do many CDs on eBay, Half, etc. have punched barcodes? I tried a Google search, but that just gave me a lot of pages selling/auctioning CDs with punched barcodes. Check out the second item
on this page.
posted by punishinglemur
on Apr 25, 2004 -
Who do traveling perfume salesmen work for? Why is their MO to go into retail establishments and sell to people who work there?
posted by pieoverdone
on Apr 6, 2004 -
Someone has expressed interest in buying my web site
. How do I assess its value? How do I know what to ask for it? The company in question is rather large, so it could be a considerable amount of money. How do I know if I am getting a good deal? I have 4+ years into it, and a full back-end administrative system. I get moderate traffic and little ad revenue. Has anyone ever sold an entire site?
posted by quibx
on Feb 26, 2004 -
What is the best way to sell a domain name? I checked out a couple of domain name auction sites, but it is difficult to tell which are legit and/or get much traffic.
posted by rushmc
on Jan 22, 2004 -