What sales techniques exist today?

By: Gabriela Jaimes Galindo

Sales techniques are the tools used by sales representatives to persuade customers to buy their products or services. There are many different sales techniques, but some of the most used and efficient ones today include:

Consultative Selling

This technique focuses on understanding the customer’s needs and offering personalized solutions.

Consultative sellers actively listen to customers and ask questions to understand their problems and goals. They then use this information to develop solutions that address the customer’s pains.

For example, a consultative seller at a car dealership may inquire about a customer’s transportation needs, budget, and lifestyle. With this information, they recommend the car that best suits the gathered data.

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SNAP Selling

It is a technique that focuses on four key factors: Situation, Needs, Alternatives, and Problems.

SNAP sellers start by asking questions to understand the customer’s situation. They then identify the customer’s needs and available alternatives. Finally, they highlight the problems that could arise if the customer does not purchase the product or service.

A SNAP seller from a cleaning service might inquire about a customer’s schedule, budget, and satisfaction with their current cleaning service. With this information, the seller identifies the customer’s needs, such as having more free time or maintaining a cleaner home.

Then, the salesperson can compare the company’s cleaning service with available alternatives and present the problems that could arise if the customer doesn’t hire the service, such as having more household chores or a less tidy home.

Chat Sales (C-Commerce)

This type of sale occurs through live chat. Sellers interact with customers in real-time and provide immediate answers to their questions.

Now, it is gaining momentum and may be known as selling through C-Commerce. This facilitates building trust with people, as it can be a common concern in online purchases.

Due to its rise, we created KB: Smart Chat (link).

Social Selling

It involves selling products or services through social media. Engaging content is created to attract customers and encourage them to make a purchase.

Currently, User-Generated Content (UGC) is trending with this technique. It should not be confused with the role of a community manager. It is a purely sales strategy, not community building, but they should complement each other.

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How to choose the right sales technique?

This depends on several factors, such as the type of product or service being sold, the target market, and the available budget.

In general, consultative selling is effective for complex products or services that require a deep understanding of customer needs. SNAP selling is effective for products or services with multiple available alternatives.

Chat sales are effective for products or services that can be sold straightforwardly, and social selling is effective for products or services targeting a young and active audience on social media.

These are the most common ones currently, but we encourage you to conduct your own research to discover others and choose the technique or techniques that are most likely to help you achieve your objectives.

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