How Often Should I Follow Up With A Retail Buyer?

This is a question I get asked a lot...How often can I contact a retail buyer without being too pushy?  I get it; you're nervous. You're afraid of sounding sales-y or being a pain.  You don't want to bother the buyer and reach out to her too much. 


How often can I contact a buyer?

I say this: buyers get bothered a lot. They get a lot of emails. They get a lot of pitches, but a buyer's job is to find products for the store that will make the store money. 

Sending emails to the buyers is okay. It's okay to send an email every month. The buyer may delete it if the answer is "no right now."  You want to be able to remind the buyer regularly in hopes of catching them when the time is right.

If you're convinced that your product is a good fit for their store, if you're out of sight, you're out of mind. You want to remind the buyer that you're there. If you didn't hear back from them, a month or six weeks later, send them another email or call again. 

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