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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Car Sales' (11)

July New Car Sales Revealed by Edmunds - SAAR Rises to 17.8 Million

Edmunds.com revises its July new car sales forecast, which projects that 1,519,576 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in July for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 17.8 million.

This reflects a 0.7 percent increase from June 2016, and a 0.8…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on July 29, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Congratulations To Car Peeps Everywhere on September Sales Results!

There is no way around it... September 2015 was one of the best Septembers in the history of the car business... Not only was the volume there, but gross profit margins went up as well!

The American auto industry's sizzling sales pace this past…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Most Valuable Lesson I Ever Learned Selling Cars

A friend (who happens to also be a client) called me today hoping to pick my brain about his presentation at a conference. He's an experienced General Manager who has seen it all. Sometimes, seeing it all means it's difficult to pick out the gems that you've come across in your…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on August 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Enjoy The Ride: Edmunds Shares Data Insights From October Car Sales

RIGHT NOW Is A…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 4, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Are You Using "Hummer Tax Loophole" To Sell More Vehicles In December?

Car Dealer uses "Hummer Tax Loophole" to Educate Commercial Vehicle Buyers and Close More Deals In December

I received the following commercial vehicle buyer targeted explanation of the tax advantages businesses can gain by purchasing one or more new vehicles before December 31st. I received in my overcrowded Gmail inbox, where it caught my attention and I found it to be so compelling that it merited being…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on December 16, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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The basic rule you're forgetting

Back to Basics

You can't make sales without customers. As one of the fundamental rules of retail, whether you're selling vehicles, clothes or light fittings, you would think that customer service would be the one area of business that everyone focused on getting right. But you'd be wrong.

Earlier this year, research revealed that 50% of inquiries…

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Added by Joshua Pullan on October 30, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


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How you can turn customer complaints into compliments for your business.

The saying goes that…

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Added by Joshua Pullan on October 9, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments

Don't ignore CSI and end up like the dodo – or Mercury

CarChat Live helps dealers survive AutoWeek spotlighted the ’53 Mercury on their website, and it got me thinking how sad it is that such a storied brand has fallen by the wayside, and that dealerships that aren’t careful can also end up like the dodo bird or Mercury brand.

CSI is critical to SURVIVAL

One of the intangible benefits for our Live Chat products is that it can help guard your CSI. Not just the CSI the factory measures, but the one that has your customers posting…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on July 15, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments


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Facebook: Make it Fun, Communal, and Easy (for the customer)

Apparently Facebook is not going away.  And to the chagrin of many members of dealership management and ownership, it needs to be a focal point for your multi-pronged digital marketing efforts.

There are many creative articles written about how to increase activity on your business FB page.  For instance: donations to a charity for each “Like”, contests that your FB friends can participate in once they’ve liked your page, etc.  But the real value in FB is creating an environment that…

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Added by Matt Stuemky on May 15, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Chatmeter: Helping Improve Online Reputation, One Business at a Time

Online reviews can have a major impact on the success (or failure) of your dealership.

More and more people are turning to social network websites to read the reviews of people just like them. A study by Convergys in March 2012 showed that one negative review on a social media site…

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Added by chatmeter on February 1, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Digital Dealer 6 Will Show Dealers How to Endure, Survive and Thrive in a Challenging Market for Car Sales

Don’t miss out on the biggest retail automotive e-commerce event of the year!



The 6th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition will be held at the Mirage, Las Vegas, April 19-21, 2009. The last spring conference in Orlando in April drew over 1,000 attendees and featured 60 exhibitors in almost 100 booths spaces. There were over 540 registered… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on January 29, 2009 at 9:30am — 33 Comments

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