The 18 most common terms and acronyms you need to know to work in sales

May 30, 2022

There's few things worse than getting into a new job and feeling like they're speaking a completely different language.

Let's face it, sales is one of those professions that's plagued with specific terms and acronyms. Although it's completely normal not to understand the sales lingo as a beginner, we know it can be daunting to ask what a term means in the middle of a meeting.

Not to worry!

We've put together a list of the 18 most common terms and acronyms you will encounter in the sales world. Although there's certainly plenty more, we believe that understanding this small selection will enable you to get by in any entry-level sales job while you continue to evolve your vocabulary.


The 18 most common sales terms and acronyms in the sales world
18 most common terms and acronyms in tech sales

Interested in launching your tech sales career? Apply here.

Latest Articles

All Articles

Hiring Partner Spotlight: Doctolib

We had the opportunity to directly talk to one of the recruiters of Doctolib and get all the insights to start a career with them. Time to meet Doctolib!

Tech Sales Career

Alkan’s Success Story

Learn how and why an entrepreneur found in tech sales his dream career. Meet Alkan! “Before Hyrise I would never have imagined daring to talk with CEOs, let alone trying to sell them anything. But now I know exactly how to reach them and make a positive impact in their lives.”

Success stories

How to nail your interview using the STAR method

You're In the middle of an interview for your dream job, and everything is going great. You’re making an excellent first impression with the interviewer. But suddenly you hear the dreaded words… “Tell me about a time when…” and all your confidence fades away. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there!

Tech Sales Career