A sales demonstration, or a sales demo, is when a sales rep delivers a presentation to a prospective customer to show them the features, capabilities, and value of the product or service. The purpose of a sales demo is to close a deal.
Before we dive into the sales demonstration process, let’s look at the difference between a sales demo and a product demo, as they’re often confused terms.
Sales Demo vs. Product Demo
To reiterate, a sales demo is the process of providing a prospect with a demonstration of your product or service. A product demo is the same process but it involves a current customer.
The point of a sales demo is to create a sale whereas the point of a product demo is to show an existing client how to use the product or service they already invested their time and money in.
Sales Demo Basics
Now, let’s answer a few more questions that may come up as you begin thinking about your business’s process and as you prepare to start delivering demos to prospective
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Who delivers a sales demo?
At virtually every company, a sales rep will deliver a demo to the prospective customer.
Why deliver a sales demo?
You deliver a sales demo to close a deal. With a sales demo, you’re showing a prospect exactly how your product or service meets their specific needs and can mitigate any pain points and issues they’re experiencing. This makes your prospect want to buy your product or service (or at least want to learn more about it so they can convert later on).