Salespeople are quick to use December and the holidays as an excuse as to why they can’t close any sales. Yes, December is different than any other month of the year, but for that reason, it creates some huge opportunities to close sales.
Here are 7 advantages to selling during the holidays:
This has been a good year for many companies, and as a result, many are willing to make buying decisions they were hesitant to do earlier in the year.
Working with your finance department can open up any number of new opportunities to help customers now.
There is nothing quite like a customer realizing they have a problem you can help them solve.
Many companies find themselves slowing down in December, which can make customers more willing to share with you information they wouldn’t normally share with you.
Your calls can and will open up new opportunities.
Contrary to traditional thinking, December is a great month to be selling. Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by the masses. Don’t look at the holidays as a time to kick back and relax. Let your competitors take that route while you go out and make it happen.
Mark Hunter, “The Sales Hunter,” is author of High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price. He is a sales expert who speaks to thousands each year on how to increase their sales profitability. He was named one of the Top 50 Influencers in Sales by Top Sales World. To receive a free weekly sales tip and read his Sales Motivation Blog, visit www.TheSalesHunter.com. You can also follow him on Twitter, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.
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