Why You Should Hire Sales Reps?

Original Article Written By Carolyn Edlund

Many creative entrepreneurs would jump at the chance for a sales representative to take their product line on the road and sell wholesale into retail stores. What an opportunity! Or is it?

Having a sales force can be an immense boost to your business growth, which is why big companies hire them. As an artist, craftsperson or designer, you could have the opportunity to hire sales reps as well. It may work beautifully, or may not work at all. Here are 7 Pros and Cons of hiring reps:

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2 comments for “Why You Should Hire Sales Reps?

  1. April 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    My name is Anthony, the owner http://www.cstoredistributors.com. I agree that not everyone needs to hire a sales force. I have been selling my own product for over 14 years now. I now help companies find the contacts to sell their product themselves.

    We have over 950 convenience store distributors along with the top 100 C-store chains that we have accumulated over the past 10 years. Each distributor distributes products from anywhere from 300 to 3,000 convenience stores. Our directory covers close to 80% of the c-store market in the U.S. It includes buyer’s names, addresses, phone numbers and direct buyers personal e-mails.

    When purchasing our directory, I also include:
    -200 Rack Jobbers (Smaller Distributors) and contact info.
    -950 Big-Box store buyer contacts ex: (Target, Kroger).
    -14,000 Supermarkets and contact info (100% have e-mails)
    -Top 40 brokers in the c-store industry.
    -An introduction to our affiliated partner http://www.checkstandprogram.com who can get your product on the front counters of anywhere from 200-5,000 convenience stores.

  2. April 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    NOTE: I do not have any first hand knowledge of your program, but will post it on the site for others to research.

    Thanks,
    Sandy

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