Why You Must Have an Upselling System

value pricing Mar 19, 2018

Why you must have an upselling system


When someone buys from you they are in buying mode. They want to purchase. This means they are also at the most receptive stage to buying more from you.

So how can you maximize the opportunity for upselling?

You need a system in place, that’s how.


What is an upsell?


Upselling involves selling something extra to your customer. It’s something that’s evident in all sorts of industries. In the car or consumer technology industry it could be extended warranties for example. And generally, it’s particularly powerful in high-value transactions.

You need to find something else that you can upsell to your customers. So, if you are selling annual bookkeeping at £5,000 for example you will want to add in something extra for a price such as £100.

When people are already in buying mode and you offer an additional, smaller purchase like this they think they are already spending £5,000 so what’s another £100. And so they add it on.


The need for a system


Because of this, you need to have a systematic process in place. You need to ensure that when someone buys from you they go through the upsell system. You have to offer them other things that will give them a better solution or make their life easier.

The good news is that often these things will be high value but easy to deliver. They may not represent significant additional turnover but they will represent significant additional profit.

They are also often the things that traditionally as a profession we have given away for free.  By using an upselling system you will find out that a high proportion of clients will buy something else. The upsell will be successful. And for you that could add up to huge numbers over the course of a year. Money that you would be throwing away if don’t have an upselling system in place.

With my Effective Pricing software, an upselling system is built-in – and the client is guided through the upsell system as soon as they hit the select button. You can learn more about the Effective Pricing Software here.


 You can watch the video here.



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Wishing you every success on your pricing journey

Mark Wickersham

Chartered Accountant, Public Speaker and Author of Amazon No.1 Best Seller “Effective Pricing for Accountants”