No sales job is easy. In this field, it takes a special talent to convince consumers to trust you and your products. But, it’s harder if you’re selling products to customers who probably know about the technicalities and specifications of what you’re selling more than you do – as in the case of medical sales representatives.
As a medical sales representative, you face unique challenges in your job every day. These challenges include generating leads, lack of information, sales objections, and even the work itself (it’s not easy to sell a medical-related product to medical practitioners). But with the help of technology, you can address these challenges. Here are some of the mobile apps you should install on your smartphone to make your life a little easier.
If you’re working for a company, you can suggest to the management to invest in these useful apps. You and the entire team can benefit from a customized mobile application. With a personalized app that tracks your medical device sales or automatically organizes customer information, you can save time and effort. When the company agrees to your pitch about this app, it will help you solve specific challenges that you face every day at work and let you keep track of the team’s tasks and accomplishments.
Customer relationship management (CRM) software is the biggest software market in the world – and for a reason. Business owners or salespeople can easily access data in real-time, making customer service more efficient. The software can also maximize client and team communication.
Because you’re always navigating the road to close deals, you don’t want to lose a sale because you went the wrong way. Google Maps doesn’t only give you directions when driving, but it can also guide you when you need to take public transportation.
If you don’t have a car or don’t want to drive, Uber is there to take you to your destination using the fastest route possible. And while you’re on your ride, you can even practice your sales pitch and review your presentation.
If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, you’re missing out. LinkedIn is the Facebook for professionals. When you sign up, you can easily find and connect with medical practitioners – your target market – who are also on the site.
Have thousands of documents? With Dropbox, you don’t have to worry about buying hardware for storing files. You only have to upload and organize all your important business and financial records, contracts, and other documents in one secure, cloud-based platform. You can use Dropbox for free or upgrade for premium features.
Slack’s tagline “Where Work Happens” got it right. With Slack, you have a hub for the entire team, so you are all on the same page. The application allows you to search a keyword in message boxes, so you don’t have to scroll through the entire thread (which is a waste of time). Slack lets you collaborate with your teammates on the fly.
It’s a good habit to keep track of your expenses, especially if you’re getting reimbursed for them. Expensify lets you manage all your expenses, transaction, receipts (through photo capture), and other financial matters through real-time reporting. If you’re closing a deal overseas, you can even convert the currencies.
Speaking of traveling overseas, you or your company may not always have the budget for a plane ticket. Or, the client is not available for a personal business proposal. Skype provides high-quality voice and video calling – and it’s also free for mobile download. All you need is a good internet connection, and you’re all set to close a phone deal.
Technological advancements make life easier. To that end, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the available resources, such as the applications discussed above. Not only will you save extra effort (from manually writing down your expenses, for instance), but you will also get to manage your time better.