Welcome to another insightful episode of Two Tall Guys Talking Sales, hosted by Kevin Lawson and Sean O’Shaughnessey. In this episode, the duo delves into the often overlooked but crucial sales aspect – selling consumable products. They explore strategies and insights for salespeople who deal with regularly consumed and repurchased products, such as manufacturing supplies, paper products, and even everyday items like toilet paper.
Key Topics Discussed
- The Unique Challenges of Selling Consumable Products: Understanding the dynamics of selling products that are regularly used up and repurchased.
- Strategic Sales Approaches: How to effectively sell consumable products in competitive markets.
- The Importance of Value Proposition: Emphasizing the significance of a unique selling proposition (USP) in consumable product sales.
- Salesperson’s Role in Consumable Sales: The critical impact of the salesperson’s understanding of the customer’s business and needs.
- Territory Management and Growth Strategies: Effective methods for expanding sales territories and managing customer accounts.
- Cross-Selling and Team Collaboration: Leveraging the strengths of a sales team through cross-pollination of skills and coaching.
- Sean: “In the environment we’re talking about here, where it’s a consumable product… the quality of the salesperson comes to play in a big way.”
- Kevin: “You need to know where and how you compete. It’s as simple as that. Who do I call on? How do I compete? Is it price? Is it value?”
- Sean O’Shaughnessey’s book “Eliminate Your Competition” for more in-depth sales strategies – https://amzn.to/2K37ugx
In this episode, Kevin and Sean provide valuable insights into the world of selling consumable products. They emphasize the importance of understanding the unique challenges of this market, including the need for a strong value proposition and the crucial role of the salesperson in understanding and meeting customer needs. The discussion also covers effective territory management and the benefits of leveraging team strengths for cross-selling. This episode is a must-listen for sales professionals looking to excel in the consumable products market and for those seeking to enhance their sales strategies in competitive environments.
Listen to this episode of Two Tall Guys Talking Sales to gain valuable insights and strategies for excelling in the consumable products market, and to learn how to effectively grow your sales territory and manage customer relationships