Till now, many people are still confused regarding the terms 'sales and marketing'. Often, some think that they are one and the same.
But they're not.
It's true that sales and marketing work hand in hand in almost the same way, but they still got dissimilar definitions. For business owners, in taking note of the differences, they can easily move toward both areas smoothly. Here are the differences.
* Sales is all about getting the customers to purchase goods, whereas marketing is about finding the customers. With the latter, the staff would have to look for methods on how to get people that are not yet doing business with their firm. Marketing people have to concentrate on creating one's brand as a whole package look as if it's interesting and credible. Marketing specialises on giving only the best reputation of their company.
On the other hand, sales ensures that the customers buy the goods and services when they are already engaged at the firm. The sales people are the ones that deal with many things especially regarding how the staff interact with the customers, plus how to make the offer to the customers make it seem more attractive. Generally speaking, the function of the sales team never really dedicate too much on the business establishment itself, but rather directly on each products or services which their company offers.