RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to research findings released today by ValueSelling Associates, Inc., a leading sales training company, 60% of business-to-business (B2B) buyers distrust the integrity of sales people and only 34% of buyers strongly agree that their point-of-contact sales rep is helpful throughout the buying process. The sponsored research report, “Sales from the Buyer’s Perspective,” sheds insight on how buyers really feel about their vendor sales relationships.
“This survey is a reality check for sales teams that assume their current skills are good enough to compete for larger, long-term contracts. Expectations are shifting, and sales professionals need to become more adept and agile, so they can effectively engage when a buyer is ready,” said Julie Thomas, CEO and President of ValueSelling Associates. “Sales team members must be armed with industry-relevant knowledge and master the communications skills now required in an increasingly technology-enabled sales environment.”
ValueSelling Associates, Inc. and Training Industry, Inc. surveyed online 206 U.S. managers and executives in a wide variety of industries to examine B2B sales transactions from buyers’ perspectives, including their perceptions of salespeople and the quality of buyer-vendor relationships.
Key study findings include:
The study also shows that overall buyers have a generally positive experience with vendors’ sales representatives. Business leaders tend to look for providers who offer multiple solutions, rather than niche products, and want long-term vendor relationships – even if salespeople need to step up to earn these buyers’ trust.
To download a complete copy of ValueSelling Associates and Training Industry’s research report, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/research/sales/sales-from-the-buyers-perspective/
About ValueSelling Associates, Inc.
ValueSelling Associates is the creator of the ValueSelling Framework®, a proven formula for accelerating sales results. Its customized training on the ValueSelling Framework methodology, reinforcement tools and consulting services, make complex B2B sales simple so sales organizations around the globe adopt it immediately and consistently. Since 1991, thousands of sales and customer-facing professionals use the ValueSelling Framework to grow revenue, increase productivity and improve win rates. Visit www.valueselling.com.
About Training Industry, Inc.
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