About Tim Jones

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Tim Jones has created 24 blog entries.

What’s in it for Me? Attaining Preferred Supplier Status

By | February 8th, 2017|3-Tier System, Sales Strategy|

Motivated suppliers often come to the realization that there is an enormous benefit in improving their relationships with distributors in an increasingly crowded marketplace. We [...]

The Weapons of War Evolve to Address the Changing Nature of the Battle

By | November 3rd, 2016|3-Tier System, Sales Strategy, Technology|

The old saw says, “never bring a knife to a gunfight”. The idea that it is foolish to enter into a battle situation with outclassed [...]

How to become a “Preferred” Supplier within the Distributor Network

By | September 29th, 2016|3-Tier System, Sales Strategy|

Preferred Verb prəˈfərd liked better than another or others Synonyms: would rather have, favor, be more partial to What does it mean to be a [...]

Don’t Just Survey, Sell!

By | June 1st, 2016|Sales Strategy, Surveys|

Since the repeal of prohibition, suppliers have been conducting retail and on-premise surveys to gather information about their brands and competitors in the market. This [...]

Distributors Getting Smart About Their Sales Processes In Order to Grow

By | April 18th, 2016|3-Tier System, Sales Strategy, Technology|

The evolution of consumer tastes over the last decade has spawned an explosion of brands – beer, wine and spirits – resulting in an already [...]

4 Ways to Manage Wholesaler Changes to Come out Ahead

By | February 25th, 2016|3-Tier System, Sales Strategy|

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change" - Charles Darwin Change [...]

Smart Sales Goals for 2016 – 3 Strategic Examples

By | November 25th, 2015|Sales Strategy|

As we close out 2015, now is the time to lock in your  goals for 2016. Make a New Year’s resolution to stop setting goals [...]

How to Drive Sales through Surveying – 17 Best Practices Plus Do’s and Don’ts

By | October 22nd, 2015|Surveys|

Survey. Audit. Store check. Call it what you want, this is the busy season for that "special activity" we all know and love. The truth is that [...]

Ditch Depletion Incentives for Sales Reps!?!? Why You Should Focus on Leading Indicators

By | September 9th, 2015|Sales Strategy|

In my years as a supplier sales manager for some of the biggest suppliers out there (as well as a start--up that went from 0 [...]

How I “Cut My Pricing Teeth”

By | July 13th, 2015|3-Tier System, Pricing Management|

"I cost my company more than double my salary that day."Definition:  It's a metaphoric reference to when a baby's teeth first appear. They grow (cut) [...]