Pitchfire FAQs

July 2, 2024
5 min read

What is Pitchfire?

Every year, 647 billion prospecting touches are sent by businesses to buyers. Only .7% will get a response. Imagine if every buyer you contacted responded to you? How different would your job be?

Pitchfire incentivizes buyers to stop ignoring businesses and respond. You can pay your prospects to respond to your sales pitch via Pitchifre. You don't have to send follow up calls and emails anymore. Save time, money, and effort by paying your prospect to respond.

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How does Pitchfire Work?

A buyer can send you right to their Pitchfire listing via sharing their link or using our inbox plugin.  You can also find them in our buyer marketplace. Write a short pitch to them, put in a credit card, and we'll notify them to come in and respond. If they don't respond, we don't charge your business.

Can my sales team use this to reach out to prospects?

We encourage sellers to use Pitchfire to submit pitches to their prospects. Our marketplace inside Pitchfire has new buyers joining everyday.

Every sales person that pitches on Pitchfire must also be listed in the marketplace for other sellers.

What kind of responses will I get as a sales rep?

Responses on Pitchfire are generally better than replies over email or LinkedIn. They can give you insight into how to sell to their company. They can tell you if they are the right person, if not who is the right person... if they are happy with a competitor...priorities... or if they are interested. If they like your pitch, they'll book on your calendar using Pitchfire in one click.

Will my team take more sales meetings using Pitchfire?

No. In fact we've seen some first qualification meetings get replaced with Pitchfire, helping both buyers and sellers save time.

Remember as a buyer who is offered to review a pitch submitted, you are compensated the same, regardless of whether you say "yes" or "no." So there is no financial incentive to take extra meetings.

How does payment work?

A seller uses their Pitchfire account to offer money to a buyer to have their sales pitched reviewed on Pitchfire.

The higher a seller offers, the higher it'll be in a buyer's Pitchfire inbox. A buyer can answer the pitch at any time. To receive payment, they must either book on the seller's calendar, or give them a reason they aren't interested within 7 days.

What kind of shampoo does Ryan use?

Ryan is unwilling to share his sources but he said, "it's from a magical land with glorious vast colorful fields, surrounded by trees as tall as mountains..." and then he wept.

Who gets the money?

The person you're pitching gets paid the money directly, minus transactional fees. They don't get paid unless they respond to your sales pitch. Currently, pitches expire after 7 business days. If you don't see a response within 7 days, there is no charge, and the pitch gets cancelled.

Employees can use money they collect for reviewing sales pitches to pay off loans, buy gifts for their family and friends, take a vacation, donate it to a charity, or fund their ice cream addiction. It’s completely up to them.

Our goal is take marketing dollars b2b companies spend and redistribute it back to buyers.

Is this legal? This has to be considered a bribe?

Thousands of buyers get paid by businesses the same amount of money regardless of how they respond. Because of this, there is no conflict of interest or "bribe" happening. They don't make additional income for buying your product or taking a meeting. They get paid simply to respond to pitches.

The only group of people who shouldn't use Pitchfire are people who work in medicine, or hold public office.

How does Pitchfire make money?

We take a small transaction fee out of every pitch offer responded to by a buyer.

How do taxes work with request fees?

If you exceed request fees over $600, we will send a 1099 to the IRS, and send you a copy as well. It's simply a few lines added to your taxes. We haven't built this feature yet, but will be sure to by next year before you do taxes.

What happens if I change jobs?

We haven't built account migration yet, but if you'd like to migrate your Pitchfire account over to your new company employer's email, shoot us an email support@pitchfire.com.

What if I use an email alias or want to use my personal email?

We don't support personal emails or email alias quite yet.

It's in our roadmap. This means if you email firstname@company.com, but also have firstname.lastname@company.com, you can only use Pitchfire for one email.

We'll support alternative emails soon. In the meantime, create your account with an email address that gets prospected the most.

Prospecting is free. Why should I pay for a response on Pitchfire?

You company pays for marketing doesn't it? Why are we ok paying for marketing, but not prospecting? Last year B2B companies spent $500 Billion dollars advertising to your prospects. Instead of paying businesses and giving them more money, we're giving back to the people.

The average business paid over $3800 to get a meeting a prospect. 60% fail to hit quota. Don't you think it's time for a change?

How does someone on Pitchfire make money? Do they have to take a meeting?

No. Studies show buying a meeting in most cases is a waste of time. We found the biggest problem with prospecting is actually getting responses. When you send a "pitch" on Pitchfire, you are paying for a response, not a meeting.

Buyers can book on seller's calendars if they are interested.

What info does Pitchfire access in the inbox?

We look at the “from address” the seller used to email you, the subject line, and the email address they sent the cold email to.

We strive to have minimum intrusions, and only access the email opened when you launch the inbox plugin. We reply in the same thread contacting the seller promoting them to your Pitchfire listing. This reply will pull buyers out of most sales automation.

Who is behind this company?

Pitchfire is a collection of people who making business fun and enjoyable for everyone. The team is made up of Ryan O'Hara,  Vivian Spencer, Jeremy Leveille and Jon Mazza.