6 Tips For Sales Leaders With Chrome

New on the PipelineDeals blog, we detail six tips for sales leaders who use Chrome.

What Internet browser do you use? Five years ago, this was a silly question for most casual web-surfers and businesses. Browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome were simply used to help you search the Internet. Now, browsers are full fledged business tools.

Chrome has many native features that work well with PipelineDeals to help you become more organized and efficient. We’ve also developed integrations with Chrome & Google Apps to enhance your sales capability. Below are 6 reasons to use Chrome with PipelineDeals.

1 – Never Scribble Calculations on Your NotePad Again

Did you know the URL bar in Chrome does math? Type in calculations in the URL bar and make quick calculations on the fly. This feature is great for quick sales calculations. Try it out!

 Quickly run the numbers in Chrome.

 Use Chrome to do quick math

2 – Auto-launch your favorite pages to Make Your Morning Easier

If you’re like us, there are several websites that you rely on at the beginning of the day to get started. Shouldn’t your browser remember these pages and load up what you need right away? With Chrome, it’s easy to open up a specific set of pages upon startup.

Click on the Three Bar icon and select Settings. From the settings page, click to set your pages to open up upon startup. Chrome will remember these settings and open up your favorite pages when you get started with your day.

 Set your most used pages as home pages on Chrome. 

3 – Easy Default Email & Calendar Features

Why is it important to setup your default email or calendar? Your default email and calendar is the service that opens up when you click on email links or calendar links on the Internet. The first time you can click on an email in PipelineDeals and open up a message in your favorite email client is bliss.

Unfortunately, if you’ve ever gone through the hassle of trying to setup your default email or calendar service in Internet Explorer or Firefox, you’ll know getting this setup is a pain.

In Chrome, it’s very simple to setup your default email or calendar for Google Apps. Simply sign-in to you email or calendar and look for the symbol that looks like two diamonds. Click on this link and select the option to use your Gmail or Google calendar as the default.

 Manage your email and calendar defaults 

4 – Expand Chrome’s Features With Extensions

The Chrome webstore is full of great and (mostly) free extensions you can add to Chrome. One extension we’d suggest adding is the PipelineDeals LinkedIn Contact Clipper.

 Click on the PipelineDeals icon to sync over contacts from LinkedIn to PipelineDeals
Click on the PipelineDeals icon to sync over contacts from LinkedIn to PipelineDeals

Once added to your browser, it adds a PipelineDeals icon in your URL bar when you are in LinkedIn. Click the icon while you are on a profile page and pull that contact’s LinkedIn information into PipelineDeals. Brilliant! One click importing from LinkedIn to PipelineDeals.

5 – Unify Your Online Experience On All Your Devices 

Since 2009, mobile’s share of the browser market has grown from less than 1% to over 30%. We chat with salespeople all the time that move fluidly from using their phone, using a tablet, and using a laptop. With Chrome, you can unify your experience on all platforms. Share your browsing history, favorites/bookmarks, and preferences between all the platforms that you use.

6 – Re-open accidentally closed windows 

We’ve all done it before. One errant click and you accidentally close a window that you wanted to keep open. Chrome has a handy feature that you can use to re-open that recently closed tab.

If you’re a Mac user, click Command + Shift + “T” to re-open the tab. If you’re a PC user, click Control + Shift + “T.” And never panic again when you accidentally close a tab.

Do you have any favorite hacks for Chrome? Or do you use a different web browser? Let us know! Contact us at customercare@pipelinedeals.com.

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