In the not too distant future traditional salespeople may become as extinct as the dodo bird. Signs of the remarkable “disruptive selling” revolution are now evident online. Traditional sales rely on human-to-human interaction, but automation is upending this dynamic. Many sales now come from human-to-machine interactions, such as orders placed on Amazon. Thanks to the Internet of Things and advances in AI, customer-bot to company-bot transactions may one day supplant human-to-human transactions. Sales consultant Patrick Maes explains the momentous changes uprooting sales and describes far-reaching, technological advances yet to come. getAbstract recommends this eye-opening overview to marketing, sales and customer-service professionals.
About the Author
Patrick Maes is CEO of CPI, a consulting firm focused on sales, marketing, customer service and value delivery. It developed many innovative practices now reordering the business world.