Copier Sales, Relationship Building and Commonality Garner Orders

Here’s a short story about two appointments I had later in the day.  Well, not really appointments but rather stop-ins with two existing accounts. One of those accounts was a net new from three months ago, where we were able to place a new wide format unit. The other was a
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Six Reasons Why Copier Leases Can Cost Your Clients More Than Anticipated

When your customer signed his/her last copier lease, did he/she happen to take the time to read that lease? How about the maintenance agreement? If they’re like most lessees, they probably skimmed over the verbiage on the lease and then signed the maintenance agreement
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A Few Reasons Why Horse Racing and Selling Go Hand in Hand

Begrudgingly, I was off to the Monmouth Park thoroughbred horse race track during a Saturday afternoon in May.  My wife was adamant about my attendance since it was an in-law family event. Argh! Now, I don’t mind going to Monmouth Park. While in my very early teens, my
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Sometimes We Forget to Mention All of the Value We Provide When Selling Copiers

Tonight, I find myself doing an overnight in Philadelphia. My day tomorrow will consist of consuming additional knowledge about ink technology which will one day replace toner technology.  However, that’s not want I want to blog about tonight. Last night I found myself
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Selling (Copiers) in the Seventies with Fred Habbal

One of the main reasons for this compilation of Blogs for Selling in the Seventies was to lend some insight as to what it was like to sell copiers in the seventies. As far as I know there is little to nothing on the web about our industry in the seventies. I wanted to make sure
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The Death of the Cost-Per-Page Billing Model

Guess what’s coming to your business neighborhood? Did ya give up yet? Yes, the cost per click aka the cost page could become the billing model of the past. Seat-Based Billing (SBB) with Print Audit About a year ago Print Audit released a SBB model for MPS engagements, The
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Why You Don’t Buy a Copier from the Web

With a recent appointment, my sales process took a few steps back when my prospect (net new client) challenged my pricing for a new A3 black Ricoh device. They stated that the price of the same device on the web was $2,500 less than my price and wanted to know why we were so much
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9 Tips to Keep Your Best Copier and IT Sales Producers

  I wrote this back in 2012 and thought this would be a good blog to repost. I’ve also freshened it up in I wrote this back in 2012 and thought this would be a good blog to repost. I’ve also freshened it up in order to keep up with the changing conditions of our
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Days in the Life of a Copier Salesperson

Editor’s note: Art Post has been running a series called “57 Days of Selling” on his  Print4Pay Hotel blog. The following is a collection of excerpts from that series that we thought ENX readers might enjoy and connect with. Day 2: After lunch it was call time, which was directed
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Ten Things You Need to Know About the Ricoh MP 501SP and MP 601SP

Geesh, where do I start?  When I first heard of the MP 501/601SPs, I thought they were just another mediocre multifunctional (copy, print, scan, fax) A4 device. I assumed the device was designed for low, low volume and would have a high cost per page. I was dead wrong in my
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Five Reasons Why I’m Attending the Top 100 Summit in San Diego

Who can’t resist an opportunity to spend some time in San Diego? MPS is changing, and if you’re not changing, your competition is. Below is a paragraph from the Top 100 Summit web page: The summit is an exclusive, invitation only, all-expenses-paid (minus flight and
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How Copier Reps Can Rise Above the “Bad” Times

Over the weekend I was able to achieve the status of Titan 1 for Clash of Clans. Yup, I’m kind of old to be playing on-line games — in fact I’m the oldest in my clan. For those of you that are not familiar with Clash of Clans, it is one of those on-line games
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‘Make a Difference’ or ‘Make a Profit’ with Copier Accessories

A little more than three months ago, I posted up a survey titled “Copier Options & Accessories Survey.” I’ve been selling copiers for 36 years, and in those 36 years I’ve always looked for something that would give me a leg up on the competition
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The Day After The Last Selling Day of the Quarter for Copier Reps

Twelve weeks of prospecting, traveling, and thinking out of the box has finally paid off. Woohoo! It’s finally here. It’s half past five in the evening. Everyone else has left the building, and I’m about to finish up processing the last order of the month, the
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Little Ditty about our vCIO

There’s an old saying that excellent CEOs and business owners surround themselves with excellent people. Popamora Point Last Saturday morning the wife and I decided to take a short five-minute ride to our poor person’s beach club on Sandy Hook Bay. Popamora Point offers a
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