Salespeople act on behalf of their companies by doing the following:

Creating value for their firms’ customers
Managing relationships
Relaying customer and market information back to their organizations
In addition to acting on behalf of their firms, sales representatives also act on behalf of their customers. Whenever a salesperson goes back to her company with a customer’s request, be it for quicker delivery, a change in a product feature, or a negotiated price, she is voicing the customer’s needs. Her goal is to help the buyer purchase what serves his or her needs the best. Like Ted Schulte, the salesperson is the expert.

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