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Car leasing has heated back up to pre-recession levels, but how much more growth can the industry expect for leasing? Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, has insight into this trend based on results of a recent survey that included leasing as a consideration of future vehicle shopping.
Brands such as Toyota and GM have been in the news lately discussing their plans for more lease growth. While these and other automakers have realized the industry’s return…
Added by Carroll Nguyen on September 3, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments
Learn how you can double your income digitally by choosing a positive attitude. Find out how you can market yourself with out any cash. Stop waiting for outside forces to change your future use your positive energy and develop your own personal marketing strategy. Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday and learn how to focus that positivity into productive leads.
Added by Paul Potratz on September 3, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments
By Mary-Kelly Gaebel
Is your dealership sending the message that you expect 5-star reviews... OR that you just have too much time on your hands?
Added by CDK Global on September 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Here is the used car market report for the week of Sept. 3, 2013. The fall market continues, and maybe at a greater declining level pace a little earlier than previous years. Even though it is at a seasonal trend we have expected, it is supplemented by the continuing increase of availability of used inventory. This week we will get a feel as to how the new car sales fared for August when industry reports are made.
Looking at the overall…Continue
Added by Carroll Nguyen on September 3, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – September 3rd, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its AMPS Dealership Management System (DMS) is fully integrated with Volkswagen Group of America’s ElsaPro, an electronic workshop manual that dealership service departments use to diagnose and repair vehicles. Volkswagen and Audi dealerships using Auto/Mate’s DMS will greatly increase efficiencies in the service department…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on September 3, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments
There is a saying in the medical field, “Prescription before examination is malpractice”. If you were a doctor examining a new patient who complained that pains in their abdomen had become intolerable, you would not simply prescribe a painkiller and send the patient home. You would perform a…Continue
Added by Al Mosher on September 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Designed by DMEautomotive Strategy and Analytics team, DMEInsights revolutionizes customer loyalty with a fresh new perspective for managing customer lifetime value
Daytona Beach, FL– September 3, 2013 – DMEautomotive (DMEa), the science-inspired, results-based automotive marketing leader, today launched DMEinsights, an innovative customer loyalty analytics system designed to…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 3, 2013 at 6:34am — No Comments
Added by Jon Floyd on September 3, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
There are many benefits to having an automotive loyalty program at your dealership to increase business and customer retention. You must be mindful, however, of some dangers that exist if the program is not implemented and administered properly.
Loyalty programs seek to reward behaviors. For…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on September 3, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments
The near 10 per cent fall in car sales this year notwithstanding, automotive companies are pinning their hopes on the festive season. Ready with a series of launches and 360-degree promotional campaigns, firms are eagerly waiting for the season sales to…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on September 2, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Japan's domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses declined 6.4% from a year earlier in August, as demand remained subdued following the expiry of a government incentive program for fuel-efficient vehicles.
Added by Jon Floyd on September 2, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Recently, I competed for the National Title of Ms. US Forestry Queen and heard several times over the weekend, “You are an extraordinary woman!” I am humbled and appreciative of any complement, but this one makes me giggle a little on the inside. Why do I…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on September 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I recently read a posting someone made referring to an article at MSN Money reprinted from US NEWS entitled “5 sneaky car dealer sales tricks” they did not like saying that these types of articles confuse…Continue
Added by Bill Cosgrove on September 1, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
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Added by Ken Beam on August 31, 2013 at 8:32am — No Comments
More and more auto dealers see the value of an effective live chat strategy for their website, and choosing the right software is critical to help ensure a strong return on investment (ROI). Successfully managing live chat in-house requires a commitment of manpower…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on August 30, 2013 at 10:57pm — No Comments
Volvo today released details of the Concept Coupe that previews a new styling direction aimed at giving the brand more emotional appeal. The concept will debut at next…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 30, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Automotive Internet Sales Interviews TrueCar & Responds To Joe Webb & Brian Pasch...
It seems that there was a negative post about TrueCar recently, http://www.dealerknows.com/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-truecar/ Joe Webb of Dealer Knows published the post and then a lot of people in the industry started to jump on the band wagon of the negativity.…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on August 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Tip No. 1: Avoid the Myth — “Salespeople create numbers and managers create gross.” This statement is a myth. How well a salesperson establishes a relationship with a customer and asks questions that uncover wants, needs, emotions, previous buying patterns, communication styles, the customers HFG (hope for gain) and more will determine gross profit more than anything a manager can ever do.
A salesperson must create a buying environment and experience that transcends…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on August 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
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Added by Ken Beam on August 30, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments
It is becoming more difficult and less cost effective for dealerships to attract customers through traditional lead paths. Privacy and spam concerns, as well as years of mismanaged lead programs, have soured the consumer on using quote forms on either dealership or third-party research sites. In fact, according to JD…Continue
Added by Myril Shaw on August 30, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments