The Secret Art Of Selling In Asia

The secret art of Selling in Asia: Innovative methods used by Asian salesmen that can become a lesson for readers.

Secret Art Of Selling In Asia

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Asia’s economy, especially through the business sector, has been rising. The markets in Asia as diverse as they are in nature are known to reap the maximum benefits. What is it then that the salespersons in Asia do differently than the rest of the world. Let us take a peek into the secret art of selling in Asia.

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Some of the innovative ways used by Asian salesmen include:

  1. The first key feature is seen in the way they aim at creating some value for their product. The Asian marketplace is extremely competitive owing to the large numbers in population and thus a variety of products for similar purposes are seen. The buyers here can neither always afford nor are aware of the global brands. Thus, the seller tries to create value for their product by taking the baton of creation and innovation in their own hands. Each seller tries to bring something new to the table so that their product is preferred over the other contemporaries in the market.
  2. The Asian brands have always needed to organize their business model and readjust it whenever the need arises. They tend to think about what strategies will work best for the sales in a particular region than those for the country as a whole. This makes the sales strategy a lot more impactful since they are very aware of who they are targeting. What is essential to understand here is that they are not targeting everyone, which is what the more prominent brands tend to do. By understanding their loyal consumer groups they are able to generate more number of conversions in their targeted domain. They aim at selling locally and thus keep in mind the needs of the locals. Since global brands are not popular amongst all the economic sectors in Asia, therefore, a different level of trust can be created between the sellers and the locals. Their products are, in turn, custom fit for the needs of the consumers, and this is what boosts up the sales.
  3. Price is a crucial factor for any kind of commerce in Asia. With a vast population and large numbers of citizens belonging to middle and lower economic strata of the society, exorbitantly priced items will not sell in the market. Thus, the profit margin has to be kept low. However, when their targeting is more defined and specific, there are a large number of sales. Therefore, a successful business model can be established by understanding the balance between the profits generated and the number of sales. A higher selling product might make an immediately higher profit, but if there isn’t a customer base ready to spend that much, then the business model will eventually collapse. This is a simple lesson that needs to be kept in mind for all businesses that want to sustain in the market.
  4. The marketing techniques also play a pivotal role in the image of a brand. The Asian market is famous for both traditional as well as digital forms of marketing. This again goes back to understanding what is accessible to your consumers. There are a large number of people that are exposed to the use of television, banners and other forms of traditional advertising. Thus, a lack of the use of the same can mean letting your brand be susceptible to irrelevancy. At the same time, digital marketing is also carried out with different forms of advertising that can reach technically savvy folks. Thus, multichannel marketing allows Asian sellers to optimize their sales.

These are the key features of how the art of selling is enhanced and helps to create ripples of profit in the Asian markets. Customization and relevance are key features amongst these that every seller must keep in mind.



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Nikhil Chandwani
Nikhil Chandwani is an author of 13 books, CEO and Founder of Writers' Rescue Centre. Nikhil is also a TED speaker and a Visiting Professor with top B Schools in India. Nikhil can be contacted at drnikhilchandwani@gmail.com