Importance of Product Knowledge in Customer Service

April 5, 2017

Along with  Sam Nimchonok (pictured above) the entire Electra and Prairie Sales staff are certified EMC specialists trained at the Watchfire factory in Danville Illinois.

Oftentimes simply presenting brochures to prospective clients will do little to build relationships and close sales. Salespeople need to have a proper understanding of their product, because written words and spoken words are very different. The best way to gain product knowledge is by taking a hands-on approach. Whether it’s a vacuum, a new car or an electronic sign it is crucial to use and test your product extensively and assess it’s features and capabilities yourself before attempting to sell it. With a superior level of experience, you will be able to explain why your product is superior.

A sales pitch should not just cover the black-and-white benefits and advantages of your product, your clients are likely more interested in how your product can meet their own existing requirements. Being overly technical in explaining your product is inadvisable as well. Whenever possible your product should be presented in a way that is self-explanatory.

In closing, great salespeople should not only depend on company training for product knowledge but also express an invested interest in learning about their product themselves.

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