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Benefits Of Using Social Media For Your Business

This blog will give you an insight on how the use of social media can benefit your company and increase your success. Brand recognition Using social media as a promotion tool within your business will increase your brand recognition and target audience. This is because you reach a larger volume of people as your brand will appear more frequently on social media platforms such as; Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Brand recognition Using social media as a promotion tool within your business will increase your brand recognition and target audience. This is because you reach a larger volume of people as your brand will appear more frequently on social media platforms such as; Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Engagement The engagement to your social media platforms will increase due to the ease of communicating with your audience. Interacting with your audience will allow your business to build a positive customer relationship. Doing this will gain you extra customer loyalty and create a greater retention rate. Engagement The engagement to your social media platforms will increase due to the ease of communicating with your audience. Interacting with your audience will allow your business to build a positive customer relationship. Doing this will gain you extra customer loyalty and create a greater retention rate. Increase your website traffic You'll see an increase in your website traffic due to the promotion of your brand via your social media platforms. Posting relevant information on social media will show customers your company are always willing to help. Linking blogs from your website will draw much more traffic if the blogs are relevant to your posts. Increase your website traffic You'll see an increase in your website traffic due to the promotion of your brand via your social media platforms. Posting relevant information on social media will show…
Ben Furby
17th October 2017
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Top 5 Up-selling Tools Within SalesPresenter

Linked products This feature gives you the capability to search for the products you want and show similar products that may catch your attention. For example, this could be a different coloured product such as a watch or others that relate to your search. This is a simple way of cross selling your products by linking them together. Include prices and quantities to help speed up the process. Linked products This feature gives you the capability to search for the products you want and show similar products that may catch your attention. For example, this could be a different coloured product such as a watch or others that relate to your search. This is a simple way of cross selling your products by linking them together. Include prices and quantities to help speed up the process. Bookmarks The bookmarks tool will allow you to highlight the products and come back to them later. This tool is located at the top right corner of the product photo (faded yellow tick) located in the products catalogue. Bookmarks The bookmarks tool will allow you to highlight the products and come back to them later. This tool is located at the top right corner of the product photo (faded yellow tick) located in the products catalogue. Order history With the order history function, you can see all the past orders that your customers have placed. Just have a look at your product thumbnails and you’ll spot an ‘H’ icon if the customer has previously ordered. You can tap on this to get more in-depth information on the price paid, how many they ordered etc. Order history With the order history function, you can see all the past orders that your customers have placed. Just have a look at your product thumbnails and you’ll spot…
Ben Furby
11th October 2017
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Challenges Start-up B2B Wholesalers Face

Customer pricing The first challenge a wholesaler may face is building a positive relationship. This can be because of the pricing that is set for the products or the services that they provide. Don’t expect to set the same price structure for all customers as depending on your target market. These structures may not suit everyone. These alternate price structures might be based on customer loyalty, first time or existing customers, or more commonly the volume ordered.   Dealing with first-time buyers When dealing with first-time buyers, appreciate that they're a new prospect and will not know a great deal about your company. Provide them with information about your company and have a user-friendly website to meet the audience's requirements. The more your customers know and trust you the more likely they'll be to become loyal customers in the future.   Customer experience Another main challenge a company might face will be the experience the customer has encountered. By providing a good customer experience you'll retain customer loyalty. This means ensuring customers are happy with the service they receive, the products ordered arrive on time and informing the customer about your product range as best as you can!   Communication within your business Good communication between the sales and marketing team will increase your chances of success and productivity. Failing in good communication between departments may affect how quickly you see success in your team, productivity could decrease and therefore positive workflow is effected. Ensure your marketing team is efficient in passing any and all information to your reps.   For example, make sure that the marketing team is communicating all your promotional offerings to the sales team in a timely manner. If achieved, sales are bound to increase because they will constantly have new and exciting conversations with their clients.
Ben Furby
2nd October 2017
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NEW Reporting Feature

NEW Reporting Feature We have developed a few new exciting reporting features into the reports/dashboard within SalesPresenter, giving you the ability to create pie charts and bar charts of top 10s and generate sales leaderboards. *   See below the reports included: Top 10 Products by Quantity/Value Sold By catalogue or family codes. Using a pie chart or bar chart. In the bar chart, compare this year to last year** Display in a landscape or portrait document. Email the report directly from SalesPresenter. Print reports directly from SalesPresenter. Include all of your products to understand as a percentage of sales, how much is just your top ten. Top 10 Products by Quantity/Value Sold By catalogue or family codes. Using a pie chart or bar chart. In the bar chart, compare this year to last year** Display in a landscape or portrait document. Email the report directly from SalesPresenter. Print reports directly from SalesPresenter. Include all of your products to understand as a percentage of sales, how much is just your top ten. Sales Rep Leaderboard Generate a leaderboard at any time to visualise your top sales people. Utilise your location function to see who is doing the best at a trade show. Base your report on Orders, Quotes, Invoices and Credit Notes. Email the reports out directly from SalesPresenter. Print the report directly from SalesPresenter. Sales Rep Leaderboard Generate a leaderboard at any time to visualise your top sales people. Utilise your location function to see who is doing the best at a trade show. Base your report on Orders, Quotes, Invoices and Credit Notes. Email the reports out directly from SalesPresenter. Print the report directly from SalesPresenter. YouTube video coming soon but in the meantime easily access this feature by following these simple steps below: 1. Login as a…
bauser
28th September 2017
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Roberto Reaches Directorship

Roberto has recently been promoted to Sales and Marketing Director here at Blue Alligator. Roberto's first job role was as a sales executive and was soon promoted to sales manager after the directors took a shining to his passion for success.   A further year passed and a few weeks ago the Directors made the agreement to promote Roberto to a Sales and Marketing Director. On behalf of the Blue Alligator team, we would like to congratulate him for his hard work and dedication to Blue Alligator we wish him all the best in his future here!
Ben Furby
14th September 2017
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6 Best Apps For Sales Reps

In this week's blog, we talk about how to best improve the way our sales reps perform daily tasks with helpful, trusted systems.   It's key to focus on daily tasks as this could accumulate to a lot of wasted time, changing one step in your sales process could have a great impact on sales in the future. See below our top 6 best sales tools/apps! Keynote Keynote allows you to create a presentation on your phone or tablet reducing the amount of equipment you have to travel with. It will have similar features and functions as you would expect on a laptop, for example; adding slides, editing and changing slides, text, images and more. https://www.apple.com/uk/keynote/ Keynote Keynote allows you to create a presentation on your phone or tablet reducing the amount of equipment you have to travel with. It will have similar features and functions as you would expect on a laptop, for example; adding slides, editing and changing slides, text, images and more. https://www.apple.com/uk/keynote/ Trello Manage projects with easy to access note boards, checklists and filters. Trello is a market leader and we use this for easy project management at Blue Alligator. https://trello.com/signup Trello Manage projects with easy to access note boards, checklists and filters. Trello is a market leader and we use this for easy project management at Blue Alligator. https://trello.com/signup Slack This mobile chat application makes it easier for you to keep in touch with colleagues and your customers. All your customers and colleague details will be added to the app to make it easier to contact them when on the road or at a trade show. https://slack.com/ Slack This mobile chat application makes it easier for you to keep in touch with colleagues and your customers. All your customers and colleague details will be added…
Ben Furby
22nd August 2017
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Top 5 Tips To Have A Successful Business

1. Hire the right people Hiring the right people is a key aspect to allow your company to achieve their goals. To get a more exact target market for the job role within your business, a well-written job description will help achieve this. 1. Hire the right people Hiring the right people is a key aspect to allow your company to achieve their goals. To get a more exact target market for the job role within your business, a well-written job description will help achieve this. 2. Get your inventory under control By having your inventory for your company under control, It'll save you the time of having to manually search for the specific item you want to view. Having an unorganised inventory will create further problems when searching for an order, customer or products.   A back office system will give you the capabilities of managing your inventory with ease and all in one place. You can have all your customer information in one place which will save time and make it easier when processing an order. 3. Stop writing and managing orders manually Writing your orders after a closed deal can be time-consuming and lead to fewer orders being placed. By switching to a sales order taking application on your iPad can benefit you and your company. This is because it'll save you time and the hassle of manually writing a customers order.   Managing your previous orders can be long winded as they are easily miss-placed. The benefit of managing your orders with a sales taking application is that all your customers/orders and previous orders will be in one place and easily accessible. 3. Stop writing and managing orders manually Writing your orders after a closed deal can be time-consuming and lead to fewer orders being placed. By switching…
Ben Furby
2nd August 2017
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Why Use E-commerce For Your Business?

Why use Ecommerce for your business? E-commerce is an online selling network. This effective way of buying allows the customer to create a bulk order online, this, therefore, cuts out the hassle and is a quicker and easier transaction. Meaning you don't even need reps to sell your product.   Benefits  The main benefit of using an e-commerce store is that it benefits the business and the customer. Wholesales can reduce the prices of their products which allowing the consumer to purchase more stock at a suitable price. The wholesaler can sell more products at a reduced price but will gain profit from this as it benefits both parties.   Also, by using an online e-commerce store, it cuts out the unwanted wasted time. Without the e-commerce store, wholesalers and consumers used a paperback catalogue. This wastes time that both companies can't afford. An advantage of an e-commerce store is that once you have placed your order the price is automatically calculated.   Types of e-commerce Business to consumer - is the most common type of e-commerce. This type of e-commerce is when a customer purchases a product from the wholesaler's website. For example; Homeware products from Home-ware business. Business to business - is where companies sell to other companies over the internet. An example of this would be our company Blue Alligator because we as a company sell products to other companies (SalesPresenter and CloudCart) Consumer to business - is similar to the business to business as in companies selling to other companies but the consumer is a retailer. For example; a consumer would sell a product or a service to a wholesaler that will benefit them from it and also the consumer because it will generate a good business deal.   We hope you now know the benefits of…
bauser
5th July 2017
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5 Things To Consider In Your Email Marketing Campaigns

5 benefits for email marketing   1. Have the right target audience For a successful email campaign, you need to have the right audience. The target audience should be best suited for the campaign you are putting out to your customers/prospects. For example; Our target audience is B2B wholesalers that use paper orders and want a change. If we set our target audience to B2C, we wouldn't generate the same success.   2. Brand awareness within your campaign The company logo and layout should be the first thing to catch your viewers' attention. Including content and images that reflects the product you are promoting will further engage your audience. It will create a better success rate as the customer will have a visual of what they're interested in.   3. Sharing the campaign and referring it to someone The difference with an email campaign and a paper hand out campaign is that the email campaign is digital and can be shared multiple times to multiple audiences and generate a higher success rate. Sharing a campaign digitally will leave a long-lasting impact as well as it can keep being shared and reposted. The offers and content might be invalid and need changing, or the layout might be outdated. With a digital email campaign, you can easily make amendments without any cost and it is easy to resend to your audience.   4. Measuring success with analytics You can measure the success by using analytics will show the open/click and interaction rates. Analytics will also show the subscribe and unsubscribe rate that has been generated from the campaign. A low/zero unsubscribe, and a higher subscriber rate will show the campaign success.   5. Cost An advantage for emailing marketing is that it is cost effective. Leaflets/Brochures will be cut down significantly as…
Ben Furby
22nd May 2017
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Are Paper Orders Losing You Money?

We noticed a long time ago at Blue Alligator that paper orders take way too long to process and mistakes are made way too often. Reps don’t have key up-to-date stock figures so sales are made where the stock doesn't exist yet. Big events such as trade shows, stands are always busy and require speed and accuracy in order taking. Using paper to write an order can be long winded meaning potential customers are missed. Reinputting these orders after a show can take up to 2 weeks or more, this might even be an employees full-time job!   Which makes a valid question, why actually use paper orders? You would think there would be some sort of software to speed this process up, right?   Introducing SalesPresenter, the market leading wholesale order and sales application. Its streamlined order taking makes it easy to process orders and gain sales you thought never existed. We are here to help you understand just how well our system could work with your company. So you never have to rewrite an order again. You would think there would be some sort of software to speed this process up, right?   Introducing SalesPresenter, the market leading wholesale order and sales application. Its streamlined order taking makes it easy to process orders and gain sales you thought never existed. We are here to help you understand just how well our system could work with your company. So you never have to rewrite an order again. Watch this short video to understand the key benefits of having a system like this! If you clicked the video you will now hopefully understand some of the crucial benefits. If not, here are some useful bullet points to consider:   Saves Time Beautifully presented catalogues Up-to-date current stock figures Cost effective…
Ben Furby
9th May 2017
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