27 MIND-BLOWING Sales Statistics

Sales statistics can be a GAME-CHANGER if used correctly…

For example, imagine knowing around 5 years ago that is took, on average, 3.68 calls to reach a prospect. That knowledge would hopefully encourage you to make at LEAST 4 attempts to reach your prospects.

Now the problem is, times change…..

And with that, the data needs to change and be updated.

Looking at it now, it takes 8 calls on average to reach your prospect!! If you were going by previous data you’d be giving up at 4-5 attempts, missing tonnes of opportunities.

To help here are some of the LATEST statistics out there to help give you the insight and advantage you need to sell more in 2022:

1) Studies show that asking between 11–14 questions during the course of a lead call will translate to 74 percent greater potential success. (Source – Gong.io)


2) Almost six in 10 buyers want to discuss pricing on the first call. (Source – HubSpot)


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3) Customers are 4x more likely to buy when referred by a friend. (Source – Neilsen)


4) 80% of sales require five follow-up phone calls after the meeting. (Source – Marketing Donut)


5) Several industries reported a 50 percent revenue increase with social media selling. (Source – Forbes)


6) 75% of 1,000 executives polled were prompted to attend an event or take an appointment as a result of a cold call or email. (Source – DiscoverOrg)


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7) 43% of consumers are more likely to buy a new product when learning about it from friends on social media. (Source – Neilsen)


8) About 47% of top performers ask for referrals consistently, versus only 26% of non-top performers. (Source – HubSpot)


9) In 2007, it took 3.68 cold call attempts to reach a prospect. Today it takes eight attempts. (Source – Spotio)

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10) 79% of all marketing leads are never converted to sales. (Source – Salesforce)


11) The biggest challenges today’s salespeople face: Establishing urgency (42%), Getting in touch with prospects (37%) and Overcoming price objections (35%) (Source – HubSpot)


12) 44% of salespeople give up after one follow-up. (Source – Scripted)

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13) 40% of emails are opened on mobile first, and the average mobile screen can only fit four to seven words max in the subject line. (Source – ContactMonkey)


14) The best days to call are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.(Source – RingLead)


15) CRM system adoption increases sales by up to 28%. (Source – Pipedrive CRM)

This is where the CRM you’re using is important. Pipedrive is a world leading CRM (and is built by sales teams for sales teams) for user reviews, customer satisfaction and ease of use. You can check it out for yourself or for your sales team right here. (They have one of the best pipeline management setups out of all CRM’s making it so much easier to manage sales pipelines for salespeople and sales managers)


16) 73% of executives prefer to work with sales professionals referred by someone they know. (Source – IDC)


17) 55% of B2B buyers search for information on social media. (Source – Blender)


18) The most successful reps use terms that inspire confidence, such as “certainly,” “definitely,” and “absolutely,” five times more often than low performers. (Source – Gong.io)


19) 79 percent of salespeople achieve quota by using social selling techniques. (Source – Microsoft)


20) On average, people made 33 dials per day. This is down from 38 in 2012. (Source – ForEntrepreneurs)

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21) Research shows that 35% to 50% of sales go to the vendor that responds first. (Source – InsideSales.com)


22) Adding the word “New” to your subject line can increase open rates by 23%. (Source – Adestra)


23) Only 7% respond to leads in the first five minutes after a form submission. More than half don’t respond within five business days. (Source – Drift)


24) Subject lines with three to four words get more responses than shorter and longer ones. (Source – HubSpot)


25) Nurtured leads make 47% larger purchases than non-nurtured leads. (Source – The Annuitas Group)


26) High-performing sales organizations are twice as likely to provide ongoing training as low-performing ones. (Source – HubSpot)


27) 32% of buyers post a review on social media. (Source – Avande)

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Ok we know that was quite a lot of statistics!

But, some pretty powerful insights there. Our top tips:

  • Look at how you’re current sales process matches up with the current statistics

  • Use these insights to test new methods or tactics

  • Share these with your team and leadership

  • Keep an eye out for new data, stats and insights

  • Test your methods and record the results in your CRM

Did any of these statistics shock you? Are there any that you are finding to be happening to you right now? Which ones have inspired you to work differently?

Let us know in the comments box!

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This article is supported by Pipedrive, one of the world’s best CRM’s used by over 100,000+ companies in 179 countries. You can try it for free right here. The best sales managers choose Pipedrive because it is DESIGNED for sales teams and has been voted the easiest to use CRM.

They normally offer 14-day free trial but if you follow one of our links in this newsletter you’ll be able to get an extended 30-day free trial and as a bonus, if you choose to use Pipedrive after your trial, you’ll get 20% discount on your first year (that’s a pretty amazing offer if we’re honest!).

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If you’re potentially interested in trying Pipedrive out, we have a few extra resources that might help:

VIDEO – The 5 best features of Pipedrive CRM

ATICLE – 10 reasons salespeople LOVE Pipedrive CRM

VIDEO – Import prospect details instantly from LinkedIn using Pipedrive

ARTICLE – Why salespeople are switching from their current CRM to Pipedrive CRM