Educating and Developing Your Sales Staff

| December 1, 2017

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The digital space is constantly changing and evolving. Each day new technological advancements change the way that digital agencies conduct business from an operational standpoint and from a strategic standpoint. Big data and automation have become increasingly more important to business operations, and even the consumer buying process has changed drastically. Experts estimate that by 2020 more than 85% of a consumer’s relationship with a given business will be conducted without ever being in direct contact. Research from Google and the Corporate Executive Board found that consumers reported being close to 60% of the way through the sales process before ever engaging a sales representative, regardless of price point. The buying process is now less in the hands of salespeople. It is now driven by the customer.

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Trader Interactive is the leading provider of online market places and digital marketing products serving the lifestyle vehicles and commercial equipment segments. Some of our brands include RV Trader, Cycle Trader, Commercial Truck Trader and Equipment Trader. Collectively, we reach a broad base of consumers with over 7 million monthly unique visitors through our online marketplaces, power thousands of dealer websites, and offer smart tools to assist dealers in more effectively running their businesses and serving their customers.

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