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Baking the Cake of Virtual Retailing: How to Interact as We Transact

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Will Digital Retailing Stick? Why You Should Adopt an Integrated Sales Process

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Started by Christian Younggren in PROCESS MANAGEMENT- CRM, BDC and lead Management Processes, Emails, Phone Scripts, Facility Design, Tools and Suppliers Mar 18. 0 Replies

"Control what you can control" Have your staff take time to reach out by phone to every client in their data base....Why? 1. Your connection rate will never be higher. Your clients might actually have time to talk with you since they are likely on lock down and maybe a bit bored. Ask how they are feeling and how can you help make life easier for them? 2. Your clients will remember how you treated them during these crazy times for years to come because in a crisis people reveal their true…Continue

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BDC or Virtual BDC

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As an experienced BDC director for the last 15 years and in the car business for 30 I wanted to reach out to those who know. The audience here. Recently my GM asked if he thought we should go to a Virtual BDC and that my job would not be in jeopardy, however my staff of ten would be. The company got in the GM's ear saying that their staff will answer leads within 30 seconds and close at 20%. My team answers the lead within a minute and we close at 14%. So my questions is, "Who has had…Continue

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Hi. I'm a newbie in e-commerce. I want to try to open an online store, but I don't know what to begin. I search and find out some platforms. Big ones are  Shopify, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce. Which should I choose to start? Is there anyone selling on these platforms? Please help!Continue

Why car dealerships are good for society?

Started by Christian Younggren in Uncategorized or Does Not Fit Into Any Pre-Defined Category Jan 11. 0 Replies

I am doing a project on positive dealership stories so I typed, "why car dealerships are good for society" into the Youtube search, the only positive message I could find was footage from an award banquet!! It's the same story on Google search. Sad because dealers add millions of dollars in property taxes and jobs for our society. I understand there are very "bad" dealer operators, but mind you, didn't ask Youtube or Google for dealer scams or fraud stories.That being said, I would love to hear…Continue

How about a Thank You Video via Texting? Very effective.

Started by Ken Beam in VIDEO - Multimedia and Video Marketing Related Discussions, including Video SEO, YouTube, Video Email, etc. Nov 17, 2019. 0 Replies

So imagine you stopped by a dealership last night & the next morning you received this nice, short Thank You Video via Text on your phone. I do believe this will indeed add a little "Wow" factor to the equation....... don`t you? Ken-*by the way....they came back & bought the truck after I sent this.#highlyeffectivemarketing #GuerrillaMarketing101 #KenBeam Continue

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Electric Vehicle is the Future

Started by Dwayne Jhonson in AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS - Discussions about Auto Industry, including dealerships, car companies and government, but not about suppliers (see cetegory) Aug 29, 2019. 0 Replies

What is Electric Vehicle?An electric vehicle, which is also known as an EV, is a vehicle that uses more than one electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric vehicle can be powered through a collector system by electricity from off-vehicle sources or can be self-contained as well. Electrical vehicles are self-contained through electric generators (to convert fuel to electricity), solar panels or a battery. Types of electric vehicles include passenger cars (PC) as well as…Continue

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The move comes a day after California allowed manufacturers in the state to reopen operations, shut due to coronavirus-led lockdowns, which drew an enthusiastic "Yeah!!" on Twitter from Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk. Musk said Tesla aims to restart its Fremont factory on Friday afternoon, according to the Bloomberg report https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-08/tesla-aims-to-restart-fremont-plant-as-soon-as-friday-musk-says?sref=y3YMCJ4e.

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The virus outbreak and resulting stay-at-home orders have clobbered the U.S. vehicle market. "I think that will open the door for a ton of orders for the factory," said Elder, who owns two Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealerships in a rural eastern region of the populous state.

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