sales

  • Mobile shopping hits record numbers over Thanksgiving and Black Friday

    Mobile shopping hits record numbers over Thanksgiving and Black Friday

    Black Friday has only just begun, but already mobile traffic and sales are breaking records compared with years prior, according to third-party reports and those from major retailers, out this morning. In addition to yesterday’s Thanksgiving sales report of a record $771 million in revenue from mobile devices, top retailers, including Amazon, Walmart and Target, have also now… Read More

  • More people than ever will shop online over the holidays, spending to rise by 18%

    More people than ever will shop online over the holidays, spending to rise by 18%

    The fourth quarter is always the busiest for e-commerce businesses, with the biggest sales and more consumers than the year prior turning to the web and mobile devices to complete their holiday shopping. This year proves no different, according to the latest holiday sales forecast, which estimates that nearly half (47%) of consumers will shop online this season, 33 percent of them from… Read More

  • Crunch Report | GoPro Seriously Botches Earnings

    GoPro’s earnings report is pretty bad, Yelp to lay off 4% of workforce, YouTube upgrades its comments system, Ford has ideas for last-mile tech and the Obama administration looks to create 48 national charging corridors for electric vehicles. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Propeller launches new CRM tool that puts sales workflow front and center

    Propeller launches new CRM tool that puts sales workflow front and center

    After two years in development Propeller CRM launched today with a CRM tool its founders say puts salespeople at the center of the workflow. One of the founders, Eric Bouck, says he has seen his fair share of CRM tools in his day, and he admits it’s a crowded market, but he and his co-founders felt in spite of the number of tools, it still wasn’t a solved… Read More

  • Saleswhale is a software platform to help sales teams run more efficiently

    Saleswhale is a software platform to help sales teams run more efficiently

    Hiring and training sales staff gets repetitive and, given the often high churn, it can be a real time suck. That’s why Saleswhale, a Singapore-based company that is part of Y Combinator’s current batch, has a platform to help automate a lot of the pain and make things more efficient. Read More

  • Sales startup Immediately will shut down as team members join New Relic

    Sales startup Immediately will shut down as team members join New Relic

    Immediately, a startup that built mobile sales tools, will be shutting down at the end of the month, while part of the team will move on to cloud-monitoring company New Relic. According to the official announcement, both the Immediately app (which offers a number of features, including phone logging and detecting when emails are opened) and the company’s Gong app (a “pocket… Read More

  • Legion Analytics is building bots to automate your sales pitch

    Legion Analytics is building bots to automate your sales pitch

    Legion Analytics is looking to make your sales team more productive with the help of artificial intelligence. We covered the startup last year when it was part of Y Combinator’s fellowship program and offered to help companies find sales leads. CEO Jamasen Rodriguez told me that the company’s vision has expanded — it’s not just focused on lead generation anymore, but… Read More

  • The 3 biggest sales mistakes enterprise software companies make Crunch Network

    The 3 biggest sales mistakes enterprise software companies make

    For early- to mid-stage B2B software and SaaS companies, selling in to the enterprise is hard. Getting enterprise customers to pay for your solution on a repeated and long-term basis without seeing your sales growth stall out? That’s really hard. Welcome to the challenging world of enterprise sales. Many factors are in play, including competitive challenges, timing issues and product… Read More

  • Prime Day 2016 was Amazon’s biggest day ever

    Prime Day 2016 was Amazon’s biggest day ever

    Yesterday’s checkout glitches didn’t impact Amazon’s ability to pull off another successful Prime Day sales event, as it turns out. The online retailer announced this morning, without giving specific figures, that its Prime Day 2016 was the “biggest ever.” Not just in terms of other Prime Days, either, but the “biggest day in the history of Amazon.”… Read More

  • Walmart takes on Amazon Prime Day with week-long free shipping deal

    Walmart takes on Amazon Prime Day with week-long free shipping deal

    Walmart today announced its plan for taking on Amazon’s Prime Day. Amazon’s annual sales holiday kicks off tomorrow, promising a host of online deals and discounts across a variety of categories, including electronics, toys, household items, apparel, and more. Walmart now says it will have a variety of new deals, too, like those on popular electronics like Apple TV, HDTVs, Xbox… Read More

  • Microsoft makes some moves to lift Dynamics CRM marketshare

    Microsoft makes some moves to lift Dynamics CRM marketshare

    Microsoft has been searching for ways to strengthen its flagging Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) tool, and it made a couple of moves this week (one quite significant) with an eye toward making life easier for sales people and enhancing its marketshare in the process. For starters, you might have heard that Microsoft bought LinkedIn on Monday for a cool $26 billion. Read More

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