Selling a particular product to someone unknown is quite a difficult task because as long as the person does not know you, he will not have the confidence and the will to purchase the product from you. He may want to give all the available excuses to avoid you. However, this does not mean that it is simple to sell something to a person you know or have a good relation. Selling is definitely an art and it takes lot of pain and practice to master the art. Not every individual can sell things. People who want to make a career in sales should first understand if they have the potential to be patient and can persuade people in buying his product.
It is said that if you are able to fix an appointment, you have already completed 50% of your job. The rest 50% depends on how the salesman who meets the prospect handles the situation. In the entire process of sales, the first 50% is the most crucial one. We get so many calls from people who want to sell something or the other and this really makes life frustrating. People have work on do and when they are in middle of their work, getting a cold call from a salesman can really irk you. So what can a cold caller do to work it out differently?
Check if it is the right time to talk to him:-
While you start a call, it is important that you greet the person first and after having introduced yourself to him/her, check if it is the right time to talk to him about the stuff you want to sell. If you just start going without even trying to know if the person would like to talk to you or no, he/she might straight away hung up the call and you lose a prospect. Just in case if the person says he/she is busy for the moment, try to know when you can call him/her next and ensure that you call the person at the time mentioned. It is also possible that the person may be busy the next time you call him/her but it is prudent that you take the next available time to call.
Speak well about your product and try to know his requirements:-
Before you start making calls, try to know your product well. If you get a prospect who is interested in your product and if he asks questions, you should be able to answer them. That will show how confident and knowledgeable you are with your product. Other than this, it is important that you check if the prospect has any requirement of your product. If you are trying to sell something that is commonly used item, then you can even create a need.
Do not be pushy with the prospect:-
Ideally, we don’t like people who push us to do something we are not interested in. If you are able to generate interest for your product, you can make a sale but if you be pushy with the prospect you may lose the sale.