Selling is a difficult business and one has to strive a lot during his initial days to master this art. It’s said that people with tough skin and innovative skill can only become a great salesman in the future. Innovation is a much needed product that we all are expected to possess but why a tough skin. When you are on the fields and trying to sell stuffs, you’d be experiencing a lot of harsh rejections which is more like a bitter pill which not everybody is able to gulp in. It requires lot of courage and sheer determination on the part of the salesman to hear those harsh criticisms and still carry on with his job.
More often, you are not even liked by your pals as they have an intuition that you would be selling your products to them. This takes you away from your friends and you may see yourself to be completely alone. Therefore, you need to make your way up very swiftly or else you may find yourself lost and may even decide to drop this profession. Though it may offer you rich rewards but to get that, you need to sweat the heck out.
What it takes to become a successful salesman? There are two simple things. First is to know everything about the product you are trying to sell and secondly be honest with your customer and don’t sell something they are not looking to buy. In order words, never miss-sell things to your customers.
Following are few tips which one may need to become a great salesman
Knowing your product:- You can’t sell a product if you don’t know what you are trying to sell. Just giving mere sales talks can’t fetch you customers in volumes. For that, you need to know what you are dealing with. For the first few days, while you’re in your training, try and know everything about the product and once you hit the field you should be able to answer most of your client’s queries. In case, you come across something you don’t know, just accept it. There’s no harm in saying “I’m not sure about this. However, I can get an answer for this”, and do revert with an answer.
Miss-selling is forbidden:- Understanding the need of your customer is very important. Selling them what they don’t need is like cheating them and no one like to feel cheated. Hence, you need to take ultra care that you know what they are asking for and in case if you don’t have what they need, they to come up with alternatives which may help in most cases.
Be creative:- Being innovative is the key to become a successful salesperson. You should be sharp enough to come out with innovative ideas while giving demonstration to your client. The product here is not necessary. You can sell anything if you have a creative mind. Though the demand and supply factor plays a vital role in sales, it however doesn’t stop you from selling your product if you’ve a creative head.