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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 29"

Martin Hofman ·
Hi Art, Google search for JerseyPlotters also on page 1 in Europe! Enjoy! Martin
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 44"

Jason H ·
Love it Art! I had a day of running around with a networking luncheon followed by a training for a new device that I sold earlier in the month and stole from Sharp. I was extremely late to the party with this deal but they already had a canon that was very old and decided they wanted another canon and on top of that wanted someone to deal with local over Sharp and Ricoh direct. Then I was walking into the grocery store on the way home and got a call from a person I quoted a machine to about...
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 44"

Art Post ·
Jason Awesome!!! Wish I was only 6K away!
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 47"

H Carl Little ·
Art, these are great for our sales teams. Keep them coming. Thank you. Carl Carl Little Director of Business Development Datamax KC 913-752-2256 (direct) 913-333-7180 (cell)
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 47"

Art Post ·
Karl Thank you! Please feel free to share via social media also! Ten more to go. I was just thinking about doing a journal for the entire 2017. Art
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 47"

Jason H ·
I am seeing more of that with wide format recently and I am not sure why. Most of what I have seen has been where they are running the same volume as before but they just don't want to have a machine anymore so they outsource it and it doesn't seem to matter if the machine was leased to them for a $1 a month they still wouldn't do it.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 49"

Tom Koenig ·
Good Luck Art Still holding on to that $20 bucks!!!! Thank you, Have a Great Day! Thomas Koenig District Business Manager Dealer Division - Northeast Region RICOH USA, INC. 5 Dedrick Place West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Cell: 570-439-2864 Thomas.Koenig@ricoh-usa.com
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 49"

Art Post ·
Tom, Oh, aren't you the funny one!! Have fun at the Stratix Holiday party!
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 55" The Last Two Days

Tom Koenig ·
Good Luck Art I still got that $20 bill riding on you!!! Thank you, Have a Great Day! Thomas Koenig District Business Manager Dealer Division - Northeast Region RICOH USA, INC. 5 Dedrick Place West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Cell: 570-439-2864 Thomas.Koenig@ricoh-usa.com
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 55" The Last Two Days

Art Post ·
Tom Thank you, however Luck is for Rabbits! Why not pass a few "hot" leads my way! I'm sure that would make a great Christmas gift!
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 55" The Last Two Days

Tom Koenig ·
Wish I had a few that I could give. The stocking is empty!! Thank you, Have a Great Day! Thomas Koenig District Business Manager Dealer Division - Northeast Region RICOH USA, INC. 5 Dedrick Place West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Cell: 570-439-2864 Thomas.Koenig@ricoh-usa.com
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 55" The Last Two Days

Martin Hofman ·
Hi Art, I am stil 100% confidend you will manage!, but between day 48 and 49 you lost 1K !! You have to do another 28.5K instead of 27.5K, sorry! Martin
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Re: 10 Ways to Close Net New Business #4 of #10

Art Post ·
Just a short update in reference to the account I was speaking about. The IG came back with many additional questions today, asking if the cost per page could be lowered, the annual cost of the maintenance agreement, and the price of the system. I stated NO on all accounts. We had started with a 25ppm color A3 device and then moved to an A4 color device. They were not even happy with that price. In addition when they received all of the no's they asked about pre-owned or used. I then stated,...
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

Jason H ·
Interesting perspective. We constantly have the talks about competitive machines we took on service, especially brands we don't carry. I tend to consider is taking a Konica on service and then a year or two later upgrading it to our equipment net new business from the sales side. Obviously we had net new business on the service side but not net new for "x" with the equipment sale. I'd be interested to hear how others see this. I hear a lot of people say it doesn't matter but if I bring a...
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

Czech ·
I've always learned the two terms separately: Net New Business: Placing an MFP into a new account that had no existing MFP Competitive Knockout: Displacing a competitor's MFP with your own Base Upgrade: Upgrading one of your current MFP's Base Net New: Adding a new MFP into one of your current accounts The terms would be based based on the department. So for your car dealer example, you would be an existing account for their service department but net new business for their sales department.
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

jay robinson ·
I was wondering if the subject of those customers who were acquired through service was going to come up, & Jason's comment is certainly "food for thought"... In his example, he brought on the service customer (with the obvious intention of upgrading them at the first opportunity) & the dealer gets a contract & machine sale that they otherwise wouldn't have. Sounds like net new to me. In my experience, though, most of these service to machine sale conversions are from customers...
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

Jason H ·
Jay, We typically go after about any machine other than a Xerox. If someone wants us to service their machine and its not a complete piece of junk we will take it on and will get parts and supplies from dealers etc. until we can upgrade to one of our lines; Savin, Canon, or Samsung. We expect our reps to go out and take service agreements and we pay them the first months billing. Most don't like to mess with 30.00 agreements but they add up and eventually you find a big one. We had a rep who...
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

jay robinson ·
We do almost the exact same thing... anything but Canon, Toshiba, & Xerox. If I could get Reps to bring in 4 figure maintenance agreements, life would be spectacular!
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

Jason H ·
We were staying away from Toshiba for a long time until we had a friend who could sell us parts, supplies, and give us manuals etc. those 4 figure contracts certainly do help. Seems few and far between but I'll take them when I can get them.
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by Czech: I've always learned the two terms separately: Net New Business: Placing an MFP into a new account that had no existing MFP Competitive Knockout: Displacing a competitor's MFP with your own Base Upgrade: Upgrading one of your current MFP's Base Net New: Adding a new MFP into one of your current accounts The terms would be based based on the department. So for your car dealer example, you would be an existing account for their service department but net new business...
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Re: When is Net New Business not Net New Business?

txeagle24 ·
In my opinion, Net New is any revenue stream you did not previously have. Take over service of a competitor's equipment = Net New. Replace that machine purchased from a competitor with one of your own = Net New. Take over management of their print fleet or IT infrastructure = Net New. Replace those printers or computers, Net New. Time comes to renew those contracts at a lower or identical service payment= Upgrade. But, if their monthly payment increases, the difference between the old...
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Re: Bad salespeople still exist, don't they?

Czech ·
Spot on Art. I love Gary Vaynerchuk's famous quote, "Legacy is greater than currency." You never know where you will be in 5 years. Walking away from every deal with your reputation and integrity intact is more important.
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Re: Selling Copiers “The Good Ole Days”

Tom Koenig ·
Come on Art, admit it. After 30 years of the good old days you would have been bored out of your mind. It is fun to look back on though. Sent from my iPhone Please excuse typos Thank you and Have a Great Day > On Nov 18, 2015, at 12:07 AM, "Print4Pay Hotel" < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: >
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Re: Why Social Selling Stinks for Most Copier Sales Reps

Larry Kirsch ·
Very interesting point of view. Always informative. Old adage. The more activity the greater the results. Plan your work. Work your plan. Have a great day.
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Re: Why Social Selling Stinks for Most Copier Sales Reps

Larry Levine ·
Art, love this! You know my take on the integration of social into the sales process. Sales requires hard work as most will not put forth the effort. The reason why ones social anything stinks is their effort, plain and simple. Operating with an analig mindset in a digital world = death blow to a sales rep.
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Re: Why Social Selling Stinks for Most Copier Sales Reps

Art Post ·
ty Larry!
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Re: Why Social Selling Stinks for Most Copier Sales Reps

Art Post ·
Ty Larry Kirsch
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Re: Why Social Selling Stinks for Most Copier Sales Reps

Dr. Print ·
Who else has a marketing team write their blogs?
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Re: Why Social Selling Stinks for Most Copier Sales Reps

RachelB ·
My dealership does, we use DealerMarketing for our blog posts.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 2"

Larry Kirsch ·
Sorry we did not catch up last evening. Great meeting... Let's try to connect before year end.. Enjoy the day... Larry Kirsch
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 2"

RJinSD12 ·
Sent from my iPad > On Oct 6, 2016, at 8:32 PM, Print4Pay Hotel < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: >
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 3

Larry Kirsch ·
Best wishes with this one. Appears your efforts are going in right direction. Looking forward to hearing the outcome. Larry K
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 4"

Kyocera Guy ·
Thanks Art for sharing your 57 days. Gives a great prospective. I'm going to reach out to Copier Solutions about adding the locks to my arsenal.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 4"

Art Post ·
awesome, glad you are enjoying them!!
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 10"

Kyocera Guy ·
I know feast or famine right? I feel your pain but luckily not this month.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 10"

Art Post ·
ty! I've had feasting for three months, now it's time for payback
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Re: What Makes December One of My Best Sales Months for Revenue

Jason H ·
It's so simple, i don't understand why people don't do it. I guess sometimes things are so simple it's not thought of or it is so simple people make it hard.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 16"

Kyocera Guy ·
Quick question Art. I am starting my pipeline for 2017. I have a goal set but my question is what % of that goal should I already have in my pipeline before the year starts to hit my annual goal for next year. Just your thoughts.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 16"

Art Post ·
My quota is 720K for the year. Thus, I need three times that in my annual pipeline. On any given month, I need to have 180K in my pipeline. Pipelines are a moving number, you add some, you take away some. Hope this helps
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 16"

Kyocera Guy ·
That helps and is a little painful at the same time. I've got some work to do.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 16"

Czech ·
Art, how do you create a funnel of 180k each and every month? What constitutes an "opportunity" in your mind: a) A customer who is actively looking for a solution you offer or B) Someone that you've determined (not the customer yet) has a need for a solution you offer?
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 16"

Art Post ·
Never ever stop prospecting is the key. Always adding and subtracting. I would say on average I keep about $100K of deals I think can close in 30 days. I focus on 180 because 2/3rd of them will either roll, or lose. 90% of the time, I will wait until the first contact to determine if that appointment is an opportunity. Once it's in the funnel, I then determine when it may have a chance to close. If's it's more than 50% it's going in the 30 day close funnel
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 16"

JeffR ·
Art, You had mentioned a monthly customer contact email that you do—you were going to send a copy of that—where can I find it? Enjoying your 57 Days of selling—learning a lot! Sue
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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 16"

Art Post ·
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Re: Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Darrell Leven

Peter Ryan ·
Hi Art, Canon’s “NP” series stood for New Process. I started in the industry in 1985 when Canon released the NP50, NP60 & NP80 liquid copiers. Fun times. Regards Peter Ryan Dealer Principal Mobile 0409 458 065 Email pryan@inlandtechnology.com.au Web inlandtechnology.com.au Tamworth 02 6755 6600 ​Longyard Homemakers, 383 Goonoo Goonoo Rd Tamworth NSW 2340 Disclaimer: The above information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Inland Technology disclaims all warranties, either...
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Re: Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Darrell Leven

Larry Kirsch ·
Fond memories . Nice work
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Re: Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Darrell Leven

Art Post ·
Peter Thanx for the answer. I would have never guessed new process
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Re: 31 Ways to Close More Copier Sales #27 of 31

Czech ·
Hahaha.. You know, I actually thought about doing the same after the customer told me he loved playing the lottery. If the customer wins though, could that be considered a "bribe"?
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Re: 31 Ways to Close More Copier Sales #27 of 31

Art Post ·
You can buy a customer lunch, right?
 
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