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Selling the new Office

When you sell a PC with the new Office, you’re helping customers experience the most powerful Office yet. Most customers expect Word, Excel and PowerPoint to be included with a new PC, and they are five times more likely to purchase Office if you recommend it. Here is a simple four-step process to help you drive Office sales.

  1. Always ask for the sale.
  2. Qualify the customer and number of devices that will be used with Office.
  3. Recommend the right version of Office.
  4. Help the customer get started.

Getting started with the new Office

There are four simple steps to get started:

  1. For customers who are using a new PC, click the Office icon, click Activate and then move to step 2.

    For customers not using a device that is not a PC, go to office.com/setup and then move to step 2.
  2. Type the Product Key.
  3. Sign in or create an account.
  4. Activate Office.

Get acquainted with some of the benefits of the new Office, and learn 10 things you’ll never have to say again.

Why Office 365?

Office 365 offers customers the complete Office in the cloud. There are Office 365 subscriptions for families, higher education and small businesses. An Office 365 subscription provides the best value to customers who need to install Office across multiple devices and want additional services. Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions include the latest versions of the Office applications that your customers know and trust, delivered when―and where—they need them. Your customers can choose from the following three subscriptions:

  • Office 365 Home Premium
  • Office 365 University
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium (coming soon)

Recommending the right Office

The new Office provides options for your customers to get the Office that best meets their current and future needs. It is important to ask for the sale and help the customer choose the right Office.

  • For customers who need Office on multiple PCs or Macs, recommend an Office 365 Home Premium subscription.
  • For customers who need Office on a single PC, recommend Office Home and Student 2013 or Office Home and Business 2013.
  • For higher education students, recommend Office 365 University.
Sales and marketing materials
Sales Marketing

Use these materials in your new Office sales efforts.

Resource Description
Use this presentation to learn about the benefits of the new Office, review product SKUs, and get tips on selling Office 2013.
Get familiar with the new Office business model, how to sell Office, how to make money with the new Office and more.
Sales sheet

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Use this document as a quick reference to get new Office messaging, FAQ answers, and common objection handling details to help you support your customers.

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Answer common questions about the new Office using this FAQ document to better serve customers.
Telesales guide

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Use this guide to communicate the reasons to buy the new Office and get helpful guidance when talking with customers.
Demo Use this short Office demonstration to learn about the new Office. Share it with your customers to help them understand the benefits the new Office can offer them.
Educate your customers on the importance of upgrading to the new Office and share end-of-support dates and information.
Promo Zone
Office Pre-Launch Offer