How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors: Winning Every Sale at Full Price, Rate, or Fee

How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors: Winning Every Sale at Full Price, Rate, or Fee

by Lawrence L. Steinmetz, William T. Brooks
     
 

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The toughest challenge that salespeople and business leaders face today is the battle against lower-priced competitors. How you deal with that will probably determine whether your business thrives or dies.

For decades, businesspeople have tried to solve the problem by cutting prices and making up the loss through higher volume. It's one of those old business

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The toughest challenge that salespeople and business leaders face today is the battle against lower-priced competitors. How you deal with that will probably determine whether your business thrives or dies.

For decades, businesspeople have tried to solve the problem by cutting prices and making up the loss through higher volume. It's one of those old business myths that just won't die—but it's really just a recipe for disaster! Even if the strategy works, another competitor will probably come along and do the same thing to you! It's a vicious cycle that never ends, unless you find a way to break out of it.

In How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors, sales gurus Lawrence Steinmetz, PhD, and William Brooks show you how to stop racing your competitors to bankruptcy court and start selling at prices that actually earn you a profit. They explain that business is a game of margins, not volume, and that competing on price might be a surefire way to increase your sales—but it will run your business into the ground.

Steinmetz and Brooks explain that the problem isn't your competition; it's the mistaken belief among businesspeople that customers only choose products or services based on price, rate, or fee. The truth is that people buy what they buy for lots of reasons, only one of which is price. If you're competing with someone willing to lose money to gain market share, the cure is to give customers a reason to buy what you sell other than price.

This one-of-a-kind sales guide shows you how to find the competitive advantage that lets you sell at higher prices. Plus, it presents proven strategies for selling based on value rather than price, how to price products or services correctly in the first place, how to withstand pressure to cut prices, and how to put it all together into a sales strategy that keeps you profitable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471744832
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2005
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
439,982
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

LAWRENCE L. STEINMETZ, PhD, is President of High Yield Management, Inc., and the author of twelve books. An expert on high-priced selling, he has consulted with many Fortune 500 companies and trained more than 200,000 salespeople in public and private seminars and keynote addresses.

WILLIAM T. BROOKS is a leading authority on sales and sales management. A Certified Management Consultant, he has delivered thousands of presentations, training sessions, and keynote addresses. He is also the author of The New Science of Selling and Persuasion, also from Wiley.

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