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Leverage 'alerts' to stay on top of relevant news and announcements by Jason Hernandez

By Rachael Love on May 10, 2022 2:12:09 PM

Power User Spotlight: Jason Hernandez, Citizens Pay


Jason's Sales Hack: Stay on top of your prospect's news

A simple ‘sales hack’ I’ve used with success is simply leveraging etailinsights' watch alerts function, along with ‘Google Alerts’. This allows me to stay on top of any relevant company alerts or announcements of prospects or customers. This can be a good indicator as to the current needs or goals within a company, including areas they are looking to focus on or expand – especially if these are areas you know your offering can benefit!

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Laddered prospecting by Cindy Bradley

By Rachael Love on Mar 3, 2022 1:08:29 PM

Power User Spotlight: Cindy Bradley, ShopRunner


Cindy's Sales Hack: Laddered prospecting

I have always employed a laddered prospecting approach. What that means is that while my most relevant contact is the VP of Ecommerce, I will pull contacts that are in supporting roles (manager level) for the same person and cross functional colleagues. The reason being, people in manager level roles are often more aspirational and looking for kudos internally, so they are more apt to take the time to digest a prospecting note and either respond or flip to the VP of Ecommerce. In this case, the senior colleague is more receptive to a conversation since it's been vetted internally. The same is true for their cross functional colleagues--since it's not their bailiwick, they are more apt to flip it to their colleague. Etailinsights gives me all the contacts from Manager to C-suite, enabling me to successfully deliver laddered outreach approach.

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Make friends with everyone you meet by Megan Quigley

By Rachael Love on Nov 22, 2021 5:33:01 PM

Power User Spotlight: Megan Quigley, Marketplacer


Megan's Sales Hack: Make friends with everyone you meet

Make friends with everyone you meet and don't take yourself too seriously! You will leave a lasting impression being genuine & listening. Not every conversation you have with a prospect has to be a hard sales pitch. It is fun getting to know people, and what drives the passion behind their projects and brands. The discussions you have where you empathize with your target, hear their goals, and support their visions are the ones that convert!

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Be transparent and fair by Jackson Harrower

By Rachael Love on Oct 18, 2021 8:43:17 AM

Power User Spotlight: Jackson Harrower, Boosted Commerce


Jackson's Sales Hack: Be transparent and fair

This is perhaps less of a hack and more of a philosophy, but the most important tenets for us to consider when approaching new sellers are transparency and fairness. We are only interested in win-win partnerships, so we'll look to structure transactions that provide maximum value in areas most important to sellers. We're always fully transparent about both our intentions and our thought process. Above all else, we want to be known for doing business the right way, and we've found this philosophy to be a tangible differentiator in attracting sellers.

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Leverage etailinsights' Technology Spy by Jen Herter

By Rachael Love on Sep 8, 2021 1:50:08 PM

Power User Spotlight: Jen Herter, LimeSpot


Jen's Sales Hack: Leverage etailinsights' Technology Spy

First of all, I don't think any "hack" out there will ever outperform persistence. With that being said, the etailinsights Technology Spy hack comes into play when I send out personalized cold emails at scale. Leveraging this feature, I may receive an email notification from Technology Spy telling me an online retailer is new to Shopify Plus. When I click on their account in etailinsights, I find out they're using Yotpo for reviews and Klaviyo for email. The intel that Technology Spy provides, leads me to quickly craft a personalized prospecting email that talks about how LimeSpot integrates with both Yotpo and Klaviyo.

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Keep it short, concise, and to the point by Christian Preece

By Rachael Love on Aug 4, 2021 4:57:42 PM

Power User Spotlight: Christian Preece, Taggstar


Christian's Sales Hack: Keep it short, concise, and to the point

A tip I always remember from my first day in sales -- 'Keep it short, concise and to the point.'

For context, when writing an email; Applying this hack is to limit every email to 3 lines or less. Be very clear on the purpose of your mail (information sharing, asking for advice, doing a concrete proposal) and limit yourself to 3 lines maximum. End your emails explaining in one sentence in your signature why you keep your mails so short.

This simple method will force yourself to think about the purpose of the mail, and to be short and concise. The people you communicate with will benefit, and will hopefully return the favors.

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Check your etailinsights' ICP daily, by Ryan Gobar

By Rachael Love on Jul 7, 2021 1:21:03 PM

Power User Spotlight: Ryan Gobar, Reach


Ryan's Sales Hack: Check your etailinsights' ICP daily! 

If you're an etailinsights user, you should take advantage of their powerful feature -- Ideal Client Profile. I highly recommend users to spend time setting one up and updating it as they hone in on where they are finding success. There are few better feelings in sales than when a solid lead lands in your lap, so I check the ICP dashboard daily!

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If you get knocked down, you need to get right back up, by Jason Skiba

By Rachael Love on May 11, 2021 1:18:39 PM

Power User Spotlight: Jason Skiba, Katapult


Jason's Hack: If you get knocked down, you need to get right back up

The best advice I can give is try to not take anything personally. If you’re in sales, I’m sure you’ve been caught off guard and knocked down a few times. Your reaction should be to get right back up and go after it again. If you’re able to maintain that mentality in work and in life, you’ll always be able to achieve the goals you set for yourself.

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Teamwork makes the dream work, by Paige Thames

By Rachael Love on Apr 22, 2021 9:57:07 AM

Power User Spotlight: Paige Thames, Visiture


Paige's Hack: Teamwork makes the dream work

Before I started working in sales, I definitely bought into the widespread belief that sales can be hyper-competitive and at times cut-throat. While it is important to maintain a competitive edge and stand out, I think it's equally as important to join a sales team that has a collaborative and encouraging culture. I've found that more people are willing to help you learn and grow than you might think. At the end of the day, being a part of a strong team makes the wins a whole lot better and the losses not hit as hard.

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People are the secret sauce, by Tim LaComb

By Rachael Love on Mar 23, 2021 10:19:46 AM

Power User Spotlight: Tim LaComb, Visible SCM


Tim's Hack: People are the secret sauce.

Within every organization, there are a lot of different people with different personalities. I like to work through an organization, building relationships and bonds with key contacts. I have found that people, not companies, make the decisions at the end of the day. Focus on the people, and find those within an organization that you connect well with. It really is a differentiator in my experience.

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