Every business needs a salesperson and salespersons are hired on their skill set. The salesperson gives a practical life to the company and they become the future of company. While one think of an ideal salesperson one hope for someone who knows “you are not selling a product, you are selling yourself”. The salesperson is important, just like the quality of a product is important in any business. The traits one should look in a good salesperson include personality, habits, and attitude along with some market experience. We have managed to get ourselves the important 7 traits to look for in a salesperson.
A Hunter’s Mentality
Well, the name seems a bit offbeat but actually it is what it takes to be a good salesperson in today’s world. People would want to hire someone who is really excited about the customer and take him/her as a big fish for which one need to hook up the intelligently according to his/her needs. The salesperson should be able to do a bit more for his/her customers.
Any person whatever his/her profession is needs to be disciplined especially in his/her field. Same goes for the salesperson. A salesperson should be disciplined and he/she should manage themselves in way that would deliver a prosperous vibe of business and of him/her as well.
You can train people to learn about the product descriptions and ask them to behave in a certain way but you can’t make them likeable for the walk-in customers and clients. One always looks for a salesperson that has an energetic charismatic personality by which the walk-ins customers feel comfortable, talking, and sharing what they need. A salesperson should not be dull and lazy because there would be no sale if the salesperson him/herself is not likeable.
Intelligent and Persistent
We go to many shops and we find that their salespersons are so persistent in their convincing and we buy things unplanned. It is because of their intelligence and fighting skills that convince us to buy. One has to be sharp, motivated, persistent, who would not take no for an answer, and someone who gets back on his/her feet quickly if he/she wants to be an ideal salesperson.
One of the important things among the traits of a good salesperson should be the resilience. As we all know rejection is a part of business and one salesperson must learn to cope with the rejection in a way so that he could get back to being normal and determined again and not take things personally.
Consultant, not a Salesperson
Since time has changed a lot, independent businesses hire people who are not just salesperson but also a consultant. We know that no salesperson can become a consultant but he/she can be empathetic to people by listening carefully to the conversations of customers and pointing them in the right direction according to their taste and attitude. Things that are relatable to what they seek in a way of solution to their problems.
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