Apple and Google have apps for everything. That makes app stores the haystack and the app you need the needle. Let us be the magnet. Here are 5 apps for sales reps that actually make your life easier.
Sales reps spend so much time in their cars they could take out mortgages on Hondas. The last thing they need is to spend so much time looking for a parking spot that they wind up in a Lewis and Clark reenactment. With SpotHero, you search your phone for the lowest prices and reserve a space before you even hit the road. Filter your search by time and location to find the perfect match. That’s it. Never be late to a client because you were sure there would be street parking, but didn’t count on street sweeping.
Tracking your mileage and adding up the cost can make your notebook look like a physics professor’s chalkboard. Everlance lets sales rep bypass all the paperwork and jump to being reimbursed. Everlance automatically tracks all of your trips using GPS that allows you to “set it and forget it”. The app works seamlessly in the background and all you need to do is swipe which trips are work related. All that information is then stored safely in the cloud with bank level encryption. Throw out your pen, put away your calculator, and recycle your old notebook, because tracking your expenses is just that much better with Everlance.
The relationship that a sales rep has with their client can be more important than the product itself. Unfortunately, a good deal of valuable time is wasted managing orders instead of improving relationships. Every minute you spend translating an order into your system, or making sure HQ got the right quantities takes precious time away from that client interaction. The BlueCart Sales Rep app allows reps to view real-time order history and client information on the road, place orders on behalf of their clients anytime, anywhere, and check in on orders and messaging right from their phone. No more struggling to find wifi or crawling around looking for outlets. Now you can take that extra time to cultivate the relationship with your client--and find new ones.
The only thing that makes a sales rep more anxious than sending an email is waiting for a response. “Did they receive my email?”, “Did my message get across?” “Did they even open my email?” Banish the uncertainty with SideKick. This simple plugin puts your mind at ease faster than a note from mom saying you’ve always been her favorite. Sidekick lets you know how many times someone opened your email, and tracks their clicks too. Next time someone tells you they never got the email, give them that knowing look, because, well, you know....
Chances are you have a stack of business cards floating around your car or stuffed in your wallet. Any one of those cards could be the lottery ticket to your next huge sale, but they slip slowly to the back of the drawer and go from warm lead to dead end faster than a dropped coin falls through a grate. With CamCard, keeping track of the information on those flimsy pieces of paper is easier than ever. The app allows you take scan business cards in seconds and saves that information to your phone. Interested in saving paper? CamCard lets you swap paperless business cards with any of your contacts. Keep and leave a lasting impression with CamCard.
There you go. Congratulations. You have the technology. Now go forth and make your next big sale!