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Roosevelt Gist
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Selling Outside the Box 2

Started Oct 3, 2012 0 Replies

Patient sitting in doctors waiting area. Goes in to see doctor. Leaves doctors office with offers for; Come see the new 2013 Lincoln MZX free lunch with test drive MyDealer, Buy 1 get 1 free Orange…Continue

Tags: increase, service, revenue, department, pay

Selling Outside the Box

Started Oct 3, 2012 0 Replies

Customer sitting in your service area gets bill for $635 repair. Walks out with coupon for free tire rotation on next visit, $20 off one night stay at Ritz Carlton, Free desert with dinner Tuesdays…Continue

Tags: increase, service, revenue, department, pay

Differentiate Your Dealership for More Mobile Sales

Started Sep 28, 2012 0 Replies

Several reports in the past few days have addressed the issue of mobile shoppers and how they research, shop and buy.Here are excerpts from two more:1. Mobile's role as in-store influencer will be…Continue

Wanted: Auto Dealers In Baltimore, MD To Service & Sell Local Newspaper Customers

Started Sep 26, 2012 0 Replies

A local newspaper in Baltimore, MD has launched a digital advertising program offering its readers special promotions from auto dealers on sales, parts and service.Interested dealers should visit…Continue

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Roosevelt Gist commented on Joshua Pullan's blog post What is Automotive Showrooming?
"Google recently post that 84% of mobile shoppers use their phone in-store. if your dealership offers wi-fi as a customer service we can help you combat showrooming by using that technology and generate more customer pay sales. enhance your wi-fi to…"
Jan 6
Roosevelt Gist commented on Richard Holland's blog post Being Different Makes A Difference
"i do find it very hard to believe that only 2% of of dealers send service reminders:("
Aug 29, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Bill Sattree's blog post 13 Lessons I learned about Posting Testimonials Videos on Social Media
"why would you limit a real testimonial to 60 secs? real buyer would take that long just to say there name and yours. limiting sounds like being directed. as you said this should not be a commercial. but 60 secs sure fits the description of one. just…"
Jul 29, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Micah Birkholz-1:16Digital Media's blog post Are you a professional? Armani or Merona…I hope Merona
"let them see your eyes. builds trust? wrong. not on the lot on a bright sunny day. but, to be safe just ask customer, do you mine if i wear my sun glasses?"
Jul 24, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on April Lee's blog post Automotive Case Study: How Flash Point Turns Social Media into ROI
"we did a similar program with credit unions many years ago. there comments "were those members would have taken a loan out with us any way." so, we asked each member the next time "how many car loans have you financed at your credit…"
Jul 24, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Josh Vajda's blog post Millennials Will Soon Be Buying More Cars. Here’s How to Sell to Them.
"we show all the different types of digital and electrical connections in all our detailed walk arounds. just had, today, a viewer put on hold a Toyota van purchase because she came across our video of a 2013 Dodge Caravan RT. we don't sell cars…"
Jul 17, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Louie Baur's blog post Use Social Media to Educate Consumers (and possibly blow their minds)
"we focus on very detailed walkarounds doing just what you said. take a look at this 2014 Fiat 500L"
Jun 21, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on J.R. Batchelor's blog post The Transition From The Sales Floor To The Finance Dept
"@J.R. Forgot to mention that I did stress with dealer we were not going to make this an all day process."
May 2, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on J.R. Batchelor's blog post The Transition From The Sales Floor To The Finance Dept
"I was recently in a Nissan dealer with a friend of mine that bought a Murano. After the sale the F&I manager did come out and greet us. But, we were still left to mingle in the showroom for approximately 30 minutes."
May 2, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Joe Webb's blog post The Addendum Crisis
"As a customer and required to purchase the unwanted addendum why didn't you just leave the dealership? Sounds like you ordered your car. Another dealer could have satisfied your purchase request. Just walk out."
Mar 30, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Jim Radogna's blog post 10 Things to Consider Before You Blow Off the Idea of Transparency
"Agree 100%. Lack of transparency is stressfull selling...not knowing if the total deal and/or parts will unwind."
Mar 17, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Sean V. Bradley's blog post Make Money Mondays With Sean V. Bradley - Do You Know The #1 Reason Why People Don't Buy?
"I agree. This fact shows a lack of communication with the customer. Listen, probe, listen, probe,listen. By now your dealership should have a check list of questions that must be asked of every walk-in without making it seem like an interrogation."
Mar 4, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Ralph Paglia's blog post Can Dealers Use Targeted Online Discounts To Develop Better Customer Relationships?
"Timely article. We are reading for release an easy to use product that does that for dealers. Stay tuned."
Feb 20, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Joe Schwartz's blog post Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your Business YouTube Channel [Infograpghic]
"Good information."
Feb 5, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on J.D. Rucker's blog post 6 Types of Content to Make Your Website POP
"@Jim Thanks"
Feb 1, 2013
Roosevelt Gist commented on Sean V. Bradley's blog post Secrets To Being Successful In Automotive Internet Sales / Business Development - "Relationship Selling"
"If managers would give salesperson the freedom to be more human you would see far more relationship sales."
Feb 1, 2013

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Thought This Article Would Interest You

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 6:38am 0 Comments

Finally someone takes parts, accessories and auto gift cards as serious Christmas gifts. Take look at this article

Dealers could make these suggestions as gifts year round for a constant flow of sales.

Independent Sales Contractors Wanted - New Product Launch

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 4:27am 1 Comment

The web, online and mobile has afforded businesses the real opportunity to launch new products in an unconventional manner. Small businesses can introduce products and compete for quality sales consultants by contract before in-house staffing.

As a small business owner ready to launch our first advertising service for other businesses I have decided to make a national launch and require independent sales contractors, not an employee, to add our product to your portfolio of…


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