Starting any kind of business takes a lot of work. One of the most important tasks is to start making sales, to get cash rolling in. But, with all those other jobs on your plate, it’s tricky giving sales the attention it needs.
Before you know it, your business is in big trouble.
The solution? Automate your sales.
At Reply we’re big fans of sales automation software, so we’re always on the lookout for the best sales tools to help you out. If you’re looking for a way to get ahead and automate your sales, then definitely check out these recommended solutions.
You can’t sell without prospects, which makes lead generation a priority. Thankfully there are lots of options for automation. One of our favorites is Leadiro, an account based marketing and lead generation solution.
Rather than providing a static list of contacts, they give users access to live data with contact information that’s continuously updated. They also cover over 90 countries worldwide, so if you’re looking for customers internationally be sure to give them a try. You can get started with 5 contacts a month, completely free of charge.
However you find your prospects, you need a way to get in touch with them. The easiest method is via email, but finding the right address (rather than using a generic info@ address) for the right person can be a challenge.
Hunter helps by showing you all the known email addresses for a specific company domain. You can also verify potential email addresses and see if they’re valid or not. As a bonus, Hunter also identifies the most common pattern for a domain’s email addresses. That means, even if you can’t find the specific email address you want, you still have a good chance of working it out.
If you’re sending out a cold email, it’s important your email actually gets delivered. After you’ve composed your email, why not get a free checkup using Email Analyzer to make sure there aren’t any problems?
It currently checks your domain against over 100 blacklists, makes sure the content is okay and warns you of any potential authentication issues. It then gives your email an overall score out of 10, along with a report showing you any problems you need to fix to raise your chances of delivery.
The service is free and no registration is required, though there’s the option to make a donation in exchange for more information on inbox placement.
Enjoying this list of the best sales automation tools? If you’re looking for more, we’re just getting started. For more information check out our complete list, with 28 of the best sales automation tools for your startup stack.
Stop me when this sounds familiar: A prospect replies to your email and would love to talk. Great. You suggest Thursday, but they’re hiking in the Alps that day, so they ask if you could do next Monday morning instead. Unfortunately, you have spin class then, so you ask if they can make it the afternoon instead. However, they already have a meeting booked then so…
If you’ve ever tried to schedule a meeting before, you know just how horrific and time-consuming it can be. Even if you do eventually manage to find the ideal time, you’ve wasted hours doing it.
Ahoy.ai promise to end the scheduling nightmare, all with one simple email (or via slack). It’s free to get started and could save you a lot of time in your sales process.
When we went looking for a complete sales automation platform, we couldn’t find one that addressed every step of the process to the level we needed.
So we built our own.
Reply can help with your inbound sales, outbound sales and everything in between. We take care of:
- Contact management
- Email automation
- Advanced analytics
- A/B split testing
- CRM integrations
- Built-in VoIP
… and plenty more. It’s the complete package, ideal for both solo sellers and teams, and we’re always working on making it even better with new and improved features. Take it for a test drive with a free 14-day trial today.