Exploring the Top Sales Challenges of 2015
Richardson Sales Performance's new research study, 2015 Selling Challenges written by Michael Dalis, a Senior Consultant at Richardson Sales Performance, and SVP Marketing, Jim Brodo, highlights results from a survey that Richardson Sales Performance conducted at the end of 2014 with field sales representatives, senior sales professionals, and sales leaders to gauge what they felt would be their biggest selling challenges during 2015.
The survey received more than 370 responses globally, mainly from B2B industries.
The survey focuses on prospecting, retaining and growing client relationships, and pricing/closing. The results from the study allow the reader to gain insight into the potential challenges that his/her sales organisation may face in 2015 and plan how to overcome these obstacles. Some of the critical challenges that respondents felt they would face include:
- 18.59% of respondents said gaining appointments is the biggest prospecting challenge in 2015.
- 30.11% of respondents said providing insights and challenging clients is the most difficult challenge in expanding relationships in 2015.
- 30.61% of respondents said competing against a low-cost provider is the biggest challenge to closing a deal in 2015.
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