Increasing Deal Size with CPQ: Strategies for Upselling and Cross-Selling
Aug 10, 2023

Increasing Deal Size with CPQ: Strategies for Upselling and Cross-Selling

Learn how to boost your revenue through effective upselling and cross-selling with our latest guide on leveraging CPQ tools.

Are you constantly on the lookout for strategies to elevate your business revenue? Of course, you are! We all are. There’s one approach that can help in achieving this goal: increasing the deal size. How, you ask? The answer lies in effective upselling and cross-selling strategies. Today, we will reveal how Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) tools can be your secret weapon to increase deal size and boost your revenue.

Understanding Upselling and Cross-Selling

Before we dive into CPQ strategies, let's quickly define our two key terms: upselling and cross-selling.

Upselling encourages customers to purchase a higher-end product or add-on features in the same category. For example, if you're selling software subscriptions, an upsell might be encouraging customers to move from a basic plan to a premium one.

Cross-selling, on the other hand, involves recommending related or complementary products to customers. If a customer is buying a laptop, a cross-sell might be to recommend a laptop bag or an external hard drive.

Both strategies aim to increase the deal size, leading to more revenue per customer.

CPQ as a Tool for Upselling and Cross-Selling

Now that we have defined upselling and cross-selling, let's explore how CPQ tools can assist in these strategies.

CPQ software isn't just about streamlining the sales process; it's about making the sales process more lucrative. By utilizing a CPQ tool, your sales team can easily identify and suggest additional, relevant products (cross-sell) or premium versions (upsell) to customers.

This happens in real-time, while the salesperson is interacting with the customer, thus boosting the probability of increasing the deal size. The system can be configured to show the most relevant add-ons or upgrades based on the customer's selection, making the suggestions more personalized and effective.

Benefits of CPQ Strategies

Here are some key benefits that CPQ strategies bring in terms of upselling and cross-selling:

  1. Improved Sales Efficiency: CPQ software eliminates guesswork and ensures every sales opportunity is maximized. Sales representatives can focus more on the customer's needs and less on manual processes.
  2. Personalized Customer Experience: With CPQ, upselling and cross-selling become a personalized process. The software considers customer preferences, buying history, and needs to suggest the most suitable products or upgrades.
  3. Increased Revenue: Quite simply, the more products or upgrades a customer buys, the higher your revenue.

Wrap Up

Upselling and cross-selling are tried and tested strategies to increase deal size and revenue. With the integration of CPQ tools, these strategies become even more powerful. By adopting CPQ strategies in your sales process, you can improve sales efficiency, enhance the customer experience, and most importantly, increase your revenue.

Remember, CPQ isn't just a tool, it's a strategy, an approach, a philosophy to streamline sales, and maximize revenue. If you're not using it, now might be the time to start!

Start using the CPQ platform of the future.