Tag: sales

Three Reasons Why Your Channel Partnership Might Be Doomed to Failure

There are many reasons why channel partnerships in the area of complex B2B sales fail to deliver expected results. Launching sales through a new channel results in many of the same obstacles you might encounter when launching a new product with your own sales organization.  There is often mis-alignment with the channel partner on the buyer being targeted or the…

Four Common Flaws in Channel Sales Strategies

In a recent post, I shared that in my experience nine out of ten channel partnerships in the area of complex B2B solutions fail. The struggles are often blamed on poor execution in the field or poor alignment of compensation. However, channel partnership failures are not always the result of sales leadership or sales operations mistakes. Many channel partnerships are…

Why 50% of Channel Partner’s Sales Team isn’t Selling Your Product

I have never seen any quantitative research about channel program success in the B2B software sector. However, in my experience 9 out of 10 partnerships fail to deliver results. CEO and sales leaders at software companies are often perplexed by the lack of success. “We did everything right. We trained them. We did co-marketing. We even sent them leads.” Many…