Prospects clearly need what you’re selling. But they’re slow to respond, and it seems to take forever to get a decision from them. What’s going on?
Here are some cold hard facts about sleepy opportunities like that.
In a recent survey of 148 companies that recently acquired new office technology, the top reasons for decisions that took more than 3 months are:
- A financial issue NOT addressed by dealer sales teams
- A financial decision maker that has NOT been engaged by the dealer sales team
- A company that cannot come up with a realistic ROI/A model to justify the capital outlay or the lease vs. purchase – and they have NOT been shown the way by dealer sales teams
What’s the common theme? Just quoting a lease payment is not enough.
If prospects don’t get a clear plan for meeting their money challenges, they’re likely to hit the snooze button on the deal.