Sales proposal is an important business tool used by sales professionals. It is used to get the ideas in front of a prospective client. A sales proposal is written to educate the client about the new business idea and spark interest within them. Investment of time and effort on a sales proposal does not go waste as seeing the proposal in print helps the client think of the sales process.

While constructing sales proposals, the following points are to be kept in mind.

  • The sales proposal should be short and to the point. There is no perfect length for the sales proposal but lengthy proposals would bore the client.
  • If the proposals are too technical for the client to understand, then it is of no use. The proposal should be languid and easy to understand.
  • The proposal should promote the benefits for the client or they would not be interested in it.
  • There should be no spelling or grammatical errors in the proposal.
  • The formatting should be good with bigger headings and smaller paragraphs. Fonts should be coloured where necessary.
  • Client references and testimonials give the proposal an added benefit.
  • The clients should also be thanked for their time and concentration.
  • At the end, a point should be included which mentions what step is to be undertaken after the end of the proposal. It may be a contract signature or a follow up meeting.

An efficiently crafted sales proposal may augment the possibilities of achieving affirmative consequences.