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Pace of acquisitions slow for balance of 2016; incoming Trump administration motivating sellers to push closings to 2017, while more foreign investment anticipated next year
Irvine, CA, November 22, 2016 – Dealership M&A activity declined by 7% in the first nine months of 2016 YOY, with sellers likely to push closings to 2017 in anticipation of potential tax benefits from the…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 22, 2016 at 7:09am — No Comments
As technology has caused a significant shift in consumer interactions and desires, retailers have to follow suit in order to retain the consumers’ business. Customer loyalty is an increasingly fickle thing. And, as convenience has become so easily attainable for today’s consumers, some retailers believe that the only…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 22, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments
Partnership enhances customer interaction with auto dealer
service customers, boosting sales and retention
Added by Ujj Nath on November 22, 2016 at 6:05am — No Comments
Poor credit history can make the life difficult when it comes to getting the car loan as creditors will be hesitant in giving the loan thinking it as a bad investment. Finance companies and banks are being strict in doing any business by giving such loans or going out of the market completely. But the times are changing now.
Having a bad credit history is not ruling out your options of getting a loan completely. There are ways in which you can get the re-financing done even if you…Continue
Added by Tony Trout on November 21, 2016 at 10:57pm — No Comments
Get ready for the Rise of Electric Vehicles! With over 1,000,000 EVs on the road today, and 62% growth expected this year in North America, it’s clear we need to prepare for a world full of electric cars. That’s why we’re dedicating this blog to identifying and raising awareness to some of the safety hazards that we need to solve as soon as possible.
Added by Kathy Wheat on November 21, 2016 at 7:55pm — No Comments
The success of most marketing campaigns comes down to user conversion. This metric could include clicking on a link, downloading an app, or providing their information for future emails or phone calls. Most marketing campaigns have a conversion rate of around5% or less, and even fewer people are actually paying for a service. One of the ways marketers and businesses can increase their conversion rates is to invest in interactive content, which has proven to increase time-on-page and…Continue
Added by Kathy Wheat on November 21, 2016 at 7:43pm — No Comments
Today’s automotive consumers are more educated than ever, and that plays an enormous role in how they interact with your dealership.
Shoppers expect even more from your team, and it’s important everyone is prepared to interact with the newest consumer generations—savvy, connected…
Added by Joey Little on November 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
My friends at CallRevu are allowing me to share some interesting statistics from their most recent 2 million call report. This quarterly report aggregates data from over 1,200 dealerships and is sure to be eye opening for many…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr on November 21, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments
DMS Designed By Car People For Car PeopleTM Remains #1 in Customer Satisfaction
Albany, N.Y. – November 21st, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that with its latest round of hiring, its employees have surpassed 1,000 years of combined experience working in car dealerships. Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS) software was Designed By Car People For Car…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 21, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments
One click ordering. Buy it now. Same day delivery. Dash buttons where all you have to do is press a button and the item is shipped. You can even place orders through Amazon’s Alexa with a voice command.
Added by Ujj Nath on November 21, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments
Recently I’ve seen several blogs and articles about the customer experience and an article in Automotive News really caught my attention and sparked my interest. It is all about how seven minutes is far too…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on November 21, 2016 at 5:47am — No Comments
One of the objectives I'll be working on in the coming year is to refine the tactics I'll be using to reach out to all the people I think will be able to move us forward.....
We, here at Rechtschaffen Motors will be reporting on the changes…Continue
Added by Barry Neuman on November 20, 2016 at 5:53pm — No Comments
Have you ever wanted to increase the number of views on your YouTube videos?
Of course you have!
But when there are over 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, it can be hard to get yours at the…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on November 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Ralph Paglia on November 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Knowing your audience is important when it comes to creating engaging content.
A recent study revealed that those aged…
Added by Joey Little on November 18, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
The truth is, the more connected and complicated a car is the more vulnerable it becomes to hacker attacks. Cars are part of the IoT paradigm. When home thermostats are under attack, car dealers, owners and…Continue
Added by Yan Roberts on November 18, 2016 at 10:42am — No Comments
Today’s car shoppers spend more time researching their next vehicle on their smartphones than at the dealership lot. Automotive marketers must…Continue
Added by Larisa Bedgood on November 18, 2016 at 7:50am — No Comments
The new year is almost here, and you know what that means: new cars! But you don't want the flashiest, or the fastest; you want the safest. So what does 2017 have in store on the safety front? Wonder no longer, we've got the five highest-rated safety picks for the new year…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on November 18, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments
A question that often arises in talking about Multi-Touch Sales Attribution, one of Clarivoy’s core products, is: “How are you doing anything different from what Google Analytics already does for me?”
Well, Multi Touch Sales Attribution incorporates offline sales data and connects ALL the online AND…Continue
Added by Steve White on November 18, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments
Great customer experiences can win customer loyalty.
That’s why dealerships install restaurants, movie theatres and Starbucks. But while that customer experience is integral to keeping the customer’s business and loyalty, it doesn’t take much to shatter that loyalty and see that…
Added by Mike Gorun on November 18, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments