B2B Sales Structure Optimization
Align your sales structure with your customers’ needs
Does your current sales system reflect how your customers actually buy your product? Are your costliest resources being used on your most valuable projects? We apply expertise and data to optimize your sales structure by saving money – while improving customer service.
How We Help You Cut Sales Costs and Grow
Indian River Consulting Group helps you reduce selling costs without sacrificing service by drawing distinctions around market-making activities and market-serving activities.
We break down sales jobs into their component pieces to ensure the most specialized professionals only work on the highest-value tasks.
Digitize Artisan Processes
We help determine the best automated tools available for your business to reduce sales labor costs and add responsive, consistent and reliable results.
Clarify Your Value Proposition
Learn to shift the value from your salespeople to unique services and subscriptions that keep your customers loyal to you.
How we’ve helped distributors and manufacturers like you
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, we helped a distributor analyze its sales force’s productivity and where growth was coming from so they could better position for 2021. The distributor transformed its team, moving to hybrid and specialized roles and revamping incentives to maintain momentum in the new year.
We helped a field sales-driven national distributor to move from an outside-sales-driven business to inside sales, going from a one-to-one outside-to-inside ratio to one-to-five. The shift took friction out of the purchasing process for the customer and cost out for the distributor.
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