Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity


Ask salespeople and they’ll tell you: They don’t have enough time in the day to sell. That’s not because the laws of physics cause salespeople to move through time faster than the rest of us — it’s because salespeople are pulled in many directions over the course of a day, cutting into their selling time. Actual selling takes up just 36 percent of the average salesperson’s time, a recent Salesforce study indicated. Another recent study found only about one-third of the average salesperson’s time was spent with customers.

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Tennessee couple tried selling baby on Craigslist, investigators say

A Tennessee couple accused of placing an ad on Craigslist to sell their 5-month-old baby for $3,000 — before trying to hand off the infant to an undercover agent — had their first appearance in court on Monday.

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Zuckerberg files lawsuit against native Hawaiians to force land sales

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has filed a lawsuit against Hawaiian families in an effort to sell their land in order for the billionaire and his family to have more privacy.

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Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March for $299

The Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for about $260 in Japan, starting March 3, the same date as its global rollout in the U.S. and Europe. The Japanese company promises the device will be packed with fun features of all its past machines and more.

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Hacker looks to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker is attempting to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, according to security experts, just days after 665,000 records reportedly went on sale.

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Feds Seek to Cut Software Costs and Expand Licenses


Software vendors who sell their wares to the U.S. government soon will face a significantly different marketing environment in terms of how federal agencies acquire the programs and technologies that keep IT systems going. Federal agencies spent nearly $9 billion in 2015 on software, according to a recent congressional report.
The OMB has directed federal agencies to adopt practices that will simplify and streamline software acquisition. Current software procurement practices are grossly inefficient, according to OMB.

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Microsoft, Xiaomi Become Office Mates


Microsoft on Tuesday announced plans to sell 1,500 mobile technology patents to China-based Xiaomi, in a deal that will expand both companies’ access to new markets.
Microsoft’s office apps will gain a stronger foothold in China, while Xiaomi’s smartphones will gain a stronger global presence. The agreement calls for Xiaomi to ship Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets, which are among the leading brands in China and India, as well as in other global markets.

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India Rejects Apple's iPhone Retread Plan


India’s telecommunications ministry has rejected Apple’s proposal to sell refurbished iPhones in the country. Officials apparently based their rejection of the proposal on rules that prohibit importing used electronics. The country’s environmental ministry nixed a similar request last year. With smartphone sales starting to stall, India could become an important market for Apple, although it now has only a 2 percent market share there. “India is slated to experience strong smartphone growth in the coming years,” said analyst Ross Rubin.

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Crafting an Online Strategy, Part 3: How to Get Paid for Your Wares


If you’re just starting to sell your crafts or other handmade items online, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how to accept customer payments. There are a variety of choices for payment processing, and many crafters end up using several. The methods you choose will depend on the needs of your business and your customers. One of the most common payment methods for small businesses is PayPal. You also might want to process payments on your own website. That’s where companies like Stripe come in.

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Crafting an Online Strategy, Part 2: Where to Sell What You Make


You’re making soap or jewelry or handcrafted leather bags, and you want to sell them online. Where do you go? What spaces work best? How do you decide where to sell your wares? It’s important to choose the right selling spaces for your products and business strategy. That can include selling on both your own site and at least one other platform. Selling on your own site gives you control over how your products are represented, while third-party sites offer the benefits of an established network of customers, tech help and marketing assistance.

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Indian smartphone sellers fear iPhone 'snob value' as Apple plans to sell used handsets

Article Image Apple’s application to sell used iPhones in India is reportedly being fought by executives with leading vendors and manufacturers, who are worried that it could jeopardize local industry by opening the door to used imports as a whole.

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Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your iPhone or iPad ahead of Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro

Article Image The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did this month with the iPhone SE and 9.7″ iPad Pro. Here’s a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

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