Why You Should Make it Easy to Buy from You

Many companies and salespeople make a great job attracting potential customers. They get the customers interested, engaged and ready to make the buy-decision. When it comes to the moment of truth, i.e. making the buy-decision, however, the customers begin hesitating and even backing off. Houston, we just lost a potential customer. In selling and sales […]

You Know a Salesperson from the Numbers

Have you ever heard someone say “I’m a really great salesperson”, but once you have hired or partnered up (business wise) with that wonderful person, you only become disappointed. As it happens, contrary to what he or she (from this point on, I will only use “he”) promised, the self-proclaimed top salesperson repeatedly fails brining […]

3 Key Components for Success in Value Sales

‪Here are 3 key components for building a value-based business and become successful. This brief video discusses key components for business success through value co-creation as part of value sales and value pricing (or value-based pricing, VBS). Hope the below brief video that I uploaded on Linkedin provides you inspiration and new thoughts. See you […]

Why it’s Important to Know Your Customer

Why is it important to know your customers’ purchasing / procurement / sourcing / purchasing strategy and purchasing process to create success when you are in or responsible for sales and business in a B2B environment? Here are some thoughts from my recent MBA and Executive MBA trainings in sales, purchasing and pricing course. Watch […]

What is Customer Focus, Why is it Important and How to Become Customer Focused

Being customer focused is likely to make customers more interested in dealing with you (as opposed to choosing your competitor). As a result, being customer focused can help you improve your sales, business, and profits. Let me explain this in detail – or, if you’re in a hurry, just watch the below video to cut to the chase. […]

New Article by Viio & Grönroos: How buyer–seller relationship orientation affects adaptation of sales processes to the buying process

  The new article in the top-tier publication Industrial Marketing Management – IMM by Dr. Paul Viio and Professor Christian Grönroos, the Legend of Marketing, on value sales and how the buyer-seller relationship orientation affects the adaptation of the sales processes to the buying processes is now available. Highlights of the study: This study focuses […]

Value-based selling at The Bike Shop

Value-based selling at The Bike Shop by Philippe Gilbert. The manager smiled, walked over to me and shook my hand when I entered the shop. He inspected my worn-out rear tire that had several blisters, and he answered all of my questions. Next he asked me further probing questions, such as: would you like to have your […]

News: Dr. Paul Viio appointed Professor of Practice in Sales at Aalto University

As of March 1st, 2015, Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki, Finland, appointed Dr. Paul Viio Professor of Practice in Sales. “Sales has until recently clearly been undervalued in an academic context. A possible reason for this seems to have been the lack of academically qualified people who also have experience from sales – […]

New article by Viio & Grönroos: Value-based sales process adaptation in business relationships

The new article in the top-tier publication Industrial Marketing Management – IMM by Dr. Paul Viio and Professor Christian Grönroos – the Legend of Marketing – on value-based sales process adaptation in a B2B context is now available. Highlights of the study: This study focuses on understanding how business firms adapt their sales processes. The findings reveal how […]