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Together we can! How businesses can support each other in troubled times

By Julian Diaz | July 23, 2021

  It’s safe to say that no one in the world is having an easy time of it at the moment. Between a pandemic that has ripped through companies and communities, uncertainty created by political factors such as Brexit and the US elections last year, and political instability all over the world – including in… Read more »

different types of sales technology

What are the different types of sales technology?

By Dylan Castle | July 21, 2021

There isn’t only one type of sales technology. Figuring out which software is the best fit for your business is a difficult process, so we’ve put together this simple guide to help you distinguish between the confusing terminology involved in choosing the right sales technology.

field sales matters in today’s marketplace

Why Field Sales Matters in Today’s Marketplace

By Team Skynamo | July 20, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the B2B sales and marketing space. Most B2B interactions have now moved online and field sales have taken a back seat. However, nothing can replace the value of motivated sales reps in the field, and if small businesses are the heart of a country’s economy, then field reps represent… Read more »

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Tips for more productive sales reps in the Field

By Team Skynamo | July 15, 2021

The field sales terrain is a fierce battleground where reps vie for customers’ minds and money amid stiff competition. Despite the difficulties, face-to-face sales is an avenue that businesses cannot afford to overlook, with research showing that face-to-face interaction is 34 times more effective than interaction via email.

The Evolution of Snacking Habits over the Next Five Years

High Protein Snacks are Growing in Popularity

By Team Skynamo | July 14, 2021

  Consumers across the globe are prone to moments of indulgence, turning to snacks all throughout the day. Many consumers look to snack purely to satisfy hunger, however more and more consumers are now looking to get more than just a quick bite, but are now actively seeking snacking products that can offer functional and… Read more »

The dire consequences of not adopting sales tech

The Dire Consequences of Not Adopting Sales Tech

By Dylan Castle | July 13, 2021

In today’s rapid and ongoing automation of manufacturing and industrial practices, you could be left behind, as well as behind your competition. More importantly, though, your customer relationships won’t be the best that they can be.

Confidence is up and Buying is Back, South African Industry Sales Data Indicates

Confidence is up and Buying is Back, Industry Sales Data Indicates

By Team Skynamo | July 8, 2021

Aggregated monthly sales data from over 600 South African companies reports that 20 business sectors outperformed the pre-Covid first quarter of 2020.

Shopify is closing down Handshake Rep ordering app

The good news about the bad news about Handshake Rep

By Team Skynamo | July 6, 2021

The news that Shopify was closing down Handshake Rep ordering app on 30 June this year may have shaken many businesses, but we have good news! Skynamo offers a Handshake Rep order alternative so that Handshake users can continue writing orders and selling in the field.

POPIA data privacy in South Africa

Skynamo, PoPIA and your personal information (South Africa)

By Servaas Hofmeyr | July 5, 2021

On the 1st of July 2021, mandatory compliance with South Africa’s data protection law, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), came into effect. POPIA aims at ensuring that your data, in our hands, is used only for the purposes for which you shared it with us. It places various legal obligations on responsible parties… Read more »

5 Ways field sales apps with offline capabilities will benefit your business

5 Ways field sales apps with offline capabilities will benefit your business

By Dylan Castle | July 5, 2021

Lost internet connectivity should never mean your work comes to a halt. Your field sales reps should be able to continue entering orders, and customer information, and continue working productively while offline.

Choose the best fit: CRM and sales force automation are not the same thing

Choose the best fit: CRM and sales force automation are not the same thing

By Team Skynamo | June 25, 2021

CRM and sales are pretty synonymous in most people’s minds, but that doesn’t mean that CRM and sales force automation are the same thing!

5 Dangers That Typically Sink Family Businesses

By Team Skynamo | June 21, 2021

A family business can be great. You’re working with people who are closely related to you, which means solid trust is built right into the business. Even giants like Walmart and Berkshire Hathaway are prime examples of family businesses. According to the US Census Bureau, nearly 90% of all businesses in the US are family… Read more »