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Procurement & New Sales

How you go about increasing sales depends on your circumstances and how your business is performing. You might choose to focus on customers who’ve already bought from you, or you could try to win new customers in your local area, nationally or overseas.

The simplest way to increase your sales is to sell more of the products or services you’re selling at the moment to the customers who are already buying them. For most businesses this involves:

  • persuading one-off customers to become repeat customers
  • finding customers who’ve stopped buying from you and trying to win them back
  • selling more of the same products or services to your regular customers

By keeping a record of who your customers are and what you sold to them, you can work out who’s stopped buying from you, and who might consider buying more. Targeting these customers is often a cheaper and more effective way to increase sales than trying to find new ones.

Date last updated: 26/06/2015