15 Lead Nurturing Statistics And What They Mean To Your Business

Leads. Good leads. The more you have, the more you sell. But, good leads are hard to get.

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From trade shows, events, inquiries from your website or even referrals, leads are rarely ready to place an order today. However, with an organized plan that targets each opportunity, you cultivate interested prospects and close more deals. Not sure? Here are 15 lead nurturing statistics and what they mean to your business.

What Is Lead Nurturing?

Have you ever dealt with a sales person that didn't understand your needs? Convincing you to buy today was their only goal. Lead nurturing is the opposite. It fosters relationship building. Through every step of the buyer's journey, lead nurturing keeps you front-and-center with potential buyers. It allows you to build trust over time.

Generating leads means creating selling opportunities that will occur over time. And as these prospects are forming decisions online, and sometimes without your knowledge, building understanding and trust is essential.

These Lead Nurturing Statistics Illustrate That Prospects Aren't Ready To Buy Today

What This Means To Your Business

If you actively generate leads, you lose revenue without a lead generation program. Only a small percentage of prospects are ready to engage in purchasing discussions. Throwing leads over to sales helps, but just slightly. The best option - a program that delivers relevant information to the prospect based on where they are in the purchasing process.

Using Sales For All Lead Follow Up Is A Bad Strategy

What This Means To Your Business

Your sales force excels at converting interested prospects into customers. A sales rep should be selling, not spending time qualifying leads. Unlike sales teams, effective lead nurturing keeps your capabilities top of mind with prospects who aren’t yet sales-ready. This increases the amount of prospects that ultimately buy from you.

Plus, including your sales team in the process is simple. Nurturing emails are easily designed so they are personalized “from” the assigned rep.

Lead Nurturing Increases Sales Opportunities, Purchase Amount And Lowers Cost

What This Means To Your Business

Providing relevant, timely, personalized information increases a prospects interest in you. This nurturing process has proven to convert more prospects into customers and deepen relationships with current customers. Effective lead nurturing increases sales ready leads and the amount new paying customers. Lastly, it's cost effective and helps you stretch your marketing dollars.

What’s The Next Step?

These lead nurturing statistics show that if you’d like to expand the share of wallet with current customers and generate more viable opportunities from the leads you collect today, a lead nurturing program is worth implementing.

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