Getting in front of the people you want to sell to is difficult. Hell, we even wrote a how to manual about ways to research and find contact details of people online.
GoHachi threatens to make this history with its network-of-networks approach to business referrals and introductory sales.
I was an early beta tester and I love the idea of joining together all my networks and using whichever works best to connect with prospects.
So when Hachi invited me to test it out again, I jumped at the chance.
Hachi is improved
Take a look at the nice graphics and easy site layout. All good for UX.
I added in my Linked In contacts.
– but was a bit confused because I thought I’d already done them.
My profile photo isn’t rendering properly (but I know what I look like).
So I thought I’d try out a couple of new introductions.
I browsed the “surprise me” tab to see who Hachi thought I should connect to.
Then I ran and saved a search for “marketing managers” in Auckland, New Zealand. Came up with someone at Fonterra – a milk marketing and buying company so I thought I’d give it a go.
Hachi offered me 5 possible routes to connect and I selected Jason – who I know from PocketSmith (cute financial planning tool).
Irritatingly, it doesn’t offer me the chance to just click and send. I have to manually type in his email (necessitated going to Linked In which I thought I’d connected).
There’s a nice page where you can keep track of all the introductions you have in progress.
Let’s see what comes back.