Precision Sales

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[Podcast] Marketing Customized Precision Problem-Solving to Customers

In today’s <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, we're joined by Matt Miller, product specialist who shares how Butler Ag Equipment is bringing to market some new precision programs designed to connect with customers on an individual level, while also creating recurring revenue opportunities for the dealership.
In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we're joined by Matt Miller, product specialist who shares how Butler Ag Equipment is bringing to market some new precision programs designed to connect with customers on an individual level, while also creating recurring revenue opportunities for the dealership.
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[Technology Corner] Finding the Next Start-Up ‘Unicorn’

Even in a challenging ag economy, dealerships are looking for opportunities which can strengthen the business for the future. Acquisitions and consolidation have long been a part of the farm equipment industry. But collaborations and partnerships, especially on the precision farming side, could be key in further developing this side of the business for dealers.
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[Podcast] Widening the Window of Opportunity for Post-Planting Precision Sales

In today’s <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, we share excerpts from our conversation with founder of the Machinery Advisors Consortium, George Russell, which highlighted a few of the short-term opportunities and why the current market could also force some dealers out of their comfort zone, based on customer demand for in-season services.
In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from our conversation with founder of the Machinery Advisors Consortium, George Russell, which highlighted a few of the short-term opportunities and why the current market could also force some dealers out of their comfort zone, based on customer demand for in-season services.
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2019 BENCHMARK STUDY

Part 4: Dealer Priorities Trending Toward Data Management & Staff Training

Data analysis, staff retention and avenues to navigate the ag economy topped the list for dealer focuses in 2019 and beyond.
This year has shown interesting new developments in market sentiments, with dealers continuing to slowly move away from hardware and steer sharply toward data management for future revenue, according to the seventh annual Precision Farming Dealer Benchmark Study.
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2019 BENCHMARK STUDY

Part 3: Putting Agronomic Emphasis on Service Revenue & Customer Retention

In-house agronomists and annual service contracts see jumps in 2019, while fewer rely on precision specialists for delivery of data management support.
Agronomic service is still a push-pull offering for dealers. Some have proactively embraced and invested in providing robust support options to customers that include soil sampling, data analysis and field prescriptions.
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2019 BENCHMARK STUDY

Part 2: Mix & Match Approach with Precision Products, Services Sets Up Comprehensive Sales

Hardware sales rebounded, independent sales revenue dipped and fewer dealers have a separate department for precision farming.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, at least in terms of how dealers are selling and servicing precision farming products. While strides have been made establishing precision as a standalone business, dealerships continue to seek a better balance between revenue generated by hardware sales and service.
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2019 BENCHMARK STUDY

Part 1: Dealers Again Exceed High-End Precision Revenue Projections

Despite market challenges, a majority of dealers report measurable precision revenue growth in 2018, including nearly one-third seeing an increase of at least 8%.
Despite the downturn in the ag economy, precision farming dealers have largely maintained an ambitious sales outlook, banking on their ability to increase billable service and capture ROI-based revenue from new products.
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