Welcome to the Hive, Khaled!
Hive is starting 2022 with a new colleague! We’re very happy to announce Khaled has joined our company as our newest project engineer.
How to increase sales for your manufacturing business
Manufacturers are often struggling with long and complex sales processes, making it hard to increase sales. This has to do with the complex nature of the goods, but also with the fact that B2B sales requires various stakeholders to work together. On top of that, the manufacturing market has had some intrusive changes: increasingly demanding B2B buyers and global competition continue to impact companies. Increasing sales in manufacturing is therefore not as straightforward as it often is in other industries. We are bundling some tips to increase your sales again. Read along!
What do B2B customers expect?
Attracting customers is essential for the growth of your B2B or Business-to-Business company. The best way of doing so is by meeting their needs. For years, B2B customers have been distinguished from B2C target audiences. However, in the most recent years, we have been noticing a shift, initiated by the changing behavior and needs of B2B customers.
Welcome to the Hive, Indra!
We had the pleasure of welcoming Indra to our team this month! After his successful four-month internship, we decided to keep this bee in our hive a little longer.
How CPQ drives sales
Are you losing sales because it takes too long to make a quote? Long sales cycles kill deals. It slows down your manufacturing business on its way to growth and holds sales back. Are you also looking out for a shorter sales cycle to be able to move faster and grow? A CPQ can assist you with this process. But what exactly is CPQ? And how does it drive sales? That’s what we will be figuring out in this article.
Why you should create quotes using automation software
Quotes are formal documents sent to your clients to offer goods or services at the indicated price. A good and winning quote includes accurate prices and product information, and has proven to be a method to grow your business even further. However, if you are selling configurable products, writing quotes is usually a long and dreadful process. The complexity of the products and prices slows down the workflow, resulting in an enormous backlog of quote requests that are not followed up quickly enough to keep the customers interested.
Welcome to the Hive, Vera!
Hive continues to grow in 2021! We have had the pleasure of welcoming Vera to our team last month.
Why Guided Selling increases the performance of your sales teams and your dealers
The idea behind the job of a sales representative is simple: help your customer find the best solution that fits their needs. However this task is a lot harder in a B2B environment in which companies are often struggling to explain complex products. This is where guided selling comes into play, a powerful strategy to regain control over your solution offering.
Sales, the Forgotten Marketing Channel
The alignment of marketing and sales is a key component for your company’s growth. You can no longer afford a misalignment of the two departments to meet the buyer’s needs at every interaction. However, companies often forget to use sales as a marketing channel. Let’s take a look at why it pays off to get the teams to work together.
Our Intern Shares Her Experience!
Hello! My name is Aude, I’m from Lyon and it has been six months since my first day at HiveCPQ. Doing an internship is currently quite an exceptional experience. So let me share it with you!
Welcome to Hive, Jurgen!
Hive has attracted a new bee! Welcome, Jurgen, to our Hive! We are happy to have you aboard. Let us introduce you to our new coworker!
5 B2B strategies to sell more in 2021
We are slowly but surely reaching the end of 2020, so it’s time to look back and look ahead! This year was not what anyone expected, but suffice to say it was a life changing year. Every aspect of our lives seems to be different, which means that customers will have a changed behavior too. How do you anticipate these changes as a sales representative? Let’s look at some of the trends we can expect in 2021 for B2B Sales in 5 fitting strategies.