View Poll Results: Do Women have an advantage in Sales?

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  • In all types of sales, Yes!

    2 13.33%
  • In B2B / corporate sales, Yes!

    2 13.33%
  • In Retail sales, Yes!

    4 26.67%
  • In all types of sales, No!

    3 20.00%
  • In B2B / Corporate sales, No!

    1 6.67%
  • In retail sales, No!

    2 13.33%
  • In vehicle sales, Yes!

    2 13.33%
  • In vehicle sales, No!

    2 13.33%
  • Maybe! (to all sales above)

    4 26.67%
  • Other/ I don't know

    5 33.33%
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    Re: Do Women Have an Edge in Sales?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    In medical sales they do very good if they are good looking

    But you also see very few car saleswomen.
    I much prefer dealing with a good lookin' lady than a man car salesperson.
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    Re: Do Women Have an Edge in Sales?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Anyone notice how a lot of the pharmaceutical sales reps are incredibly hot women.
    Yea, boobies have an advantage.
    I have so noticted this every time at the docs. They know how to dress too.
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    Re: Do Women Have an Edge in Sales?

    I've done sales and ability is what matters most, but talented and attractive women always seemed to have the best numbers. Particularly when I was doing direct sales. My theory is that the typical guy will always at least listen to what a good looking woman has to say, so they get their "foot in the door" more often and then their sales ability allows them to close it. Also, some women are reluctant to open the door when a strange man comes up to their house, but are less intimidated by a woman approaching their doorstep. So their good looks let them make more full pitches, and their ability let them close it at a high rate like any talented sales person.
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    Re: Do Women Have an Edge in Sales?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Do women produce more sales than men? Do they have an advantage? In retail? In B2B? (business to business)
    I'd consider it neutral if she knows the product well in the US - all crappy salesmen are crappy regardless of gender.

    Overseas - anything international - it's definitely a negative. A HUGE negative in countries such as India, Japan, China, Russia, and so on - very negative view of women. In some areas it's completely unacceptable for a female to do business without a male counterpart. Doesn't mean they can't be excellent international salesmen - but they have to play around a bit. I've read many stories where a female would hire a male to be a spokesman - with her acting as an assistant yet still calling all the shots.
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