20 Shocking Sales Stats That Will Change How You Sell

20 Shocking Sales Stats That Will Change How You Sell

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  2. 2. If you follow up with web leads within 5 minutes, you’re 9 times more likely to convert them.Source: InsideSales.com 1
  3. 3. The best times to email prospects are 8:00am and 3:00pm. Source: GetResponse 2
  4. 4. The best time to cold call is 4:00-5:00pm. The second best time is 8:00-10:00am. The worst times are 11:00am and 2:00pm. Source: InsideSales.com and Kellogg School of Business 3
  5. 5. Thursday is the best day to prospect. Wednesday is the second best day. Tuesday is the worst day. Source: InsideSales.com 4
  6. 6. Top sellers use LinkedIn 6 hours per week. Do you? Source: Jill Konrath 5
  7. 7. In 2007 it took an average of 3.68 cold call attempts to reach a prospect. Today it takes 8 attempts. Source: TeleNet and Ovation Sales Group 6
  8. 8. The average salesperson only makes 2 attempts to reach a prospect. Source: Sirius Decisions 7
  9. 9. Only 2% of cold calls result in an appointment. Lesson: Find new ways to reach decision-makers Source: Leap Job 8
  10. 10. In a typical firm with 100-500 employees, an average of 7 people are involved in most buying decisions. Source: Gartner Group 9
  11. 11. The average salesperson makes 8 dials per hour and prospects for 6.25 hours to set 1 appointment. Source: Ovation Sales Group 10
  12. 12. The early bird gets the worm. 50% of sales go to the first salesperson to contact the prospect. Source: InsideSales.com 11
  13. 13. Email Marketing has 2x higher ROI than cold calling, networking or trade shows. Source: MarketingSherpa 12
  14. 14. Nurtured leads make 47% larger purchases than non- nurtured leads. Source: The Annuitas Group 13
  15. 15. Visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text. Lesson: Use more visuals in your presentations. Source: Neo Mammalian Studios 14
  16. 16. After a presentation, 63% of attendees remember stories. Only 5% remember statistics. Source: Authors Chip & Dan Heath 15
  17. 17. The most memorable part of a presentation is the last 5 minutes. Lesson: End with a bang! 16
  18. 18. 80% of sales require 5 follow-up calls after the meeting. 44% of salespeople give up after 1 follow-up. Source: The Marketing Donut 17
  19. 19. 91% of customers say they’d give referrals. Only 11% of salespeople ask for referrals. Source: Dale Carnegie 18
  20. 20. 70% of people make purchasing decisions to solve problems. 30% make decisions to gain something. Source: Impact Communications 19
  21. 21. Each year, you’ll lose 14% of your customers. Lesson: Never stop prospecting. Source: BusinessBrief.com 20
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