Being a salesperson can be an incredibly challenging career path. Thankfully, our beloved iOS devices can make things go more smoothly with the help of some very useful applications.
In the end, the job is all about making the client happy so that the deal gets closed. Whether selling cars, electronics, or a service, you want to accurately portray your message, meet the demands of the client, and get yourself a nice commission. It all sounds easy, but if it really was, everyone would be doing it.
The iOS apps that follow will serve to help you meet those goals and help you close more deals. Of course, you will still need to be savvy at the fine art of selling, but anything that can help is a positive, and these apps most certainly get the job done.
Google Maps (Free)
If you want to see that sale go from locked and loaded to lost in a matter of seconds, show up late for the call. Nothing can get a sales call started off worse than getting lost and not arriving at a promised time. It makes the client think negative of your reliability right away, which will make them unlikely to want to do business with you at all.
To avoid this, be prepared with GPS. I prefer Google Maps myself, but Waze, Apple Maps, and plenty of other iOS GPS solutions will be able to do the job as well. Which one you use is up to you, but make sure you know how to get to the client, and make sure you do it on time.
Presenting the product or service offered is key, and doing it in the slickest, most professional way possible is a must. Not all sales calls will require a presentation, but for ones that do having them in the Keynote app right on your iOS device is awesome, as it allows you to show them off anywhere you go.
Paired with an iPad or projector the Keynote app on iOS makes it easy to present that which you are selling, and really, what more can you ask for? The iWork suite (including Keynote, Numbers and Pages) is free for users purchasing a new iDevice as of iOS 7, so you might not even need to pay for this one.
If you’re mostly stationed at a desk grinding away a 9-to-5 this will not be critical for you, but for anyone who is regularly on the road keeping track of the money you spend so it can be expensed with the company is imperative. Those road trips can be expensive, and if your company offers travel and food reimbursement, you want to make sure you are able to get it.
The best way to keep track of your expenses is with an iPhone app, and the best we have found is XpenseTracker. It comes with all the features you need for keeping track of expenses such as customisable categories, a running total, sorting options, and so much more. If you want to make it easy, this is the app you need.
Sales Tracking Calendar (Free) [No Longer Available]
This application serves as a full CRM system on iOS. Of course, your company might use a system on its own, but even if it does, having your own as a backup in case you leave can be quite useful. If you are self-employed and don’t have it in the budget to sign up for an expensive CRM, this is the application you need to download.
You can keep track of appointments, cold calls, sales, follow-ups, goals, and everything else you could ever want as a salesperson. Best of all, it’s all free, so you can try it out without hurting your budget in the slightest. Give it a shot, and you just might see those sales figures climbing a bit.
Let’s be honest, Evernote is pretty useful for anyone. For salespeople, having a place where they can keep track of things like product notes, customer information, and anything else that comes to mind is very important. If you spend time switching back and forth between a laptop and an iOS device, having your notes sync is even more important.
The list of creative ways to use Evernote is nearly limitless, and it’s really only your imagination that limits how you can use it. If you want a way to take your sales to the next level, you should play with Evernote and see what it can do for you.
Closing The Deal
If you’re looking for more tools to add to your salesperson toolbox, these applications are definitely critical. They will help you get to your appointments on time, keep track of your customer information, monitor expenses, take notes, and even make your pitch as successfully as possible.
Are you in sales? What iOS apps do you find most helpful in doing your job? Hit the comments section below and let your voice be heard!
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