January 11, 2013
I shouldn't need to tell you that following up with your important contacts is important, should I? Communication is one of the basic human needs. And we know a fair amount on that matter, if I do say so myself. If you take a look at some of our top users, they can vouch that following up works.
Agent Know How: Sales Statistics on Conversion Rates of Follow-Up and Sales - We shared other articles writing about the same exact set of data. However, this one has a little bit more to it: worrying about being too "pushy." The figures essentially state that there's a direct correlation with sales and the number of contacts made to a person. So you can see why someone would feel like they're being pushy. Some of the people we spoke to who are in this situation noted that they follow up with a prospect until they hear a definite no... or something a little more stern.
Canada One: Effective Follow-up Will Make Your Sales Soar - This is another article based on that one we shared.
In fact, 80% of all sales occur on the 5th or subsequent sales call after an initial sales presentation. Yet most salespeople only persist through 2 or 3.
Again, it shows the fear of being pushy. And yes, we went to the great white north for this one.
Business Success Hub: Demystifying Pushy Follow-Up: Making Follow-Up Simple, Easy, Fun & Effective - This headline more or less says it all and brings up these statistics.
- 25% stop after 2 follow-up contacts are made
- 12% stop after 3 contacts are made
- 48% NEVER follow up
- 90% GIVE UP AFTER the 4th TRY!