Tag: working with buyers

Wholesale Prospecting Tips 101

Prospecting for wholesale accounts is a methodological process that can be learned.  As a semi-retired sales rep, I can share some of the wholesale prospecting tips I have learned over the years. First, the best way to prospect accounts is…

Am I Being too Pushy?

We all ask this question, one time or another, when working with stores buyers:  Am I being too pushy? I’ve worked in sales, on and off, since I was 10 or 12 years old.  In order to succeed in sales,…

Creating Effective Line Sheets

As a former road rep, I sold nearly exclusively from sales flyers.  My flyers typically showcased the products, pictures, pricing, and terms.  In most cases, I kept samples in my car, but seldom needed to show them to the buyers.…

Getting More Orders

Getting buyers to place that first order is just the beginning of selling to retailers.  What can we do to get more orders? First, we have talked about some of the necessary steps when presenting to buyers to place the first…