If you want to influence B2B purchasing decisions, start by uncovering the potential buyer's full set of concerns and needs, according to recent research from RAIN Group.

The report was based on data from a survey conducted in 2020 among 528 buyers and sellers around the world.

Some 71% buyers say that a salesperson's leading a thorough discovery of their concerns, wants, and needs is highly influential on their purchasing decisions.

Other effective approaches include showing what's possible/how to solve a problem (68% of buyers cite that as having a high influence on their purchasing decisions), listening (68%), making a clear ROI case (66%), educating with new ideas and perspectives (64%), and clearly communicating value (60%).

High influence on B2B buyer purchase decisions

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in 2020 among 528 buyers and sellers around the world.

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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