CRM

The Best Marketing & Sales Tools for Startups in 2018

At Stacklist, we’ve documented over 350+ tools across marketing and sales that startups are using, and have narrowed them down to the Top 25 for 2018 (and a special selection of Editor's Picks).The toolscape for marketing and sales is growing every year. According to MarTech, there have been over 5,000 new marketing and sales tools since they’ve started their study in 2011.We know you have real problems to worry about when it comes to building and starting your business, so w...

The Sales Stack: 9 Popular Tools to Grow Startups

Building your startup is an exciting and intimidating time. The truth is, failure and success are both equally possible. What determines success is the plan of action you have in place, the strength of your team, and the tools you have implemented in assisting you. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day - it took hard work, determination, and a strong team of workers, each with their own set of skills to contribute to the overall success. Scan the Internet and you’ll find that...

Getting Started: The Best Tools for Launching Your Business

Like Ferris on his day off, once you hit your groove, things can go swimmingly. But getting there is an uphill battle.The same can be said of launching a startup. Every day we hear from entrepreneurs who remind us that every startup with 40K twitter followers at some point had only one... that every startup with a website at some point had to choose a domain and point a DNS... and that every startup with a product in the market at one point just had an idea.And fortunately, there are a number...

Always Be Closing: The Best Sales Tools for Startups

We salute the companies who can make the “build-it-and-they-will-come” model work. But there’s nothing wrong with the “build-it-and-tell-them-about-it” model, either—in fact, when you need revenue, it’s better. These tools will help you turn strangers into opportunities, opportunities into prospects, and prospects into customers faster and more effectively than ever before.Even most pre-revenue startups are actively working towards developing a custom...

Best CRM Tool for Seed-stage Companies

While [Salesforce] has cornered the market for post-Series A startups, it’s not a great fit for seed-stage companies, mostly because of its complexity and hefty price tag. Simply put, most seed-stage startups don’t need as much customization or have the volume of customers to justify the hassle and expenditure of [Salesforce]. For those, the Stacklist community recommends [RelateIQ] (now owned by [Salesforce]), [Pipedrive], [Highrise] and [Streak]. 5% of our network has even creat...

Salesforce: The good, the bad, the inevitable

If you’re in the market for a customer relationship management solution, you’re certainly no stranger to market leader [Salesforce]. Often described as “best in class” and the tool that most salespeople are familiar with, over 30% of our network uses [Salesforce]. It’s no wonder [Salesforce] has such a following—it’s one of the most powerful systems on the market, extremely customizable and able to integrate with many of the tools you’re already...

How to Choose the Right Customer Service Tool

It’s no secret that once your customer base gets to a certain size, it becomes necessary to automate your customer support process. So how do you go about selecting the right software? Which will best suit your business needs and best accommodate your particular customers?What to look for in a customer service toolTo answer these questions, let’s first take a look at some of the common features of customer service tools, as well as some additional factors to keep in mind.Analytics...