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What legally defines a merchant who uses a self-funded, in-house financing program? Any merchant extending credit of any kind to one or more of their customers is this type of merchant, whether they realize it or not.
They may be running an in-house financing program using their own money, or they may simply be allowing a customer they’ve known for years to pay a few days late which constitutes…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on May 26, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments
The importance of time is something that we must never take for granted. As we know the time that we have here on Earth is limited and it's imperative that we don't look back over our life when we get older and say "I wish I had of." I remember…Continue
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Life is turning out to be a complicated journey nowadays as nothing seems easy. Let’s take the example of buying a car. It is not an easy or smooth process. Earlier if someone had money then he could simply visit may be a couple of car dealers and drive home on a new car but today as the options available are unlimited ample research and discussion takes place before a car is…Continue
Added by Chris Azused on January 21, 2013 at 3:11am — No Comments
Haven't you had it with all of these Data Pirates using our own customer information to defame us, lower our profits, alienate our customers... while at…Continue
Added by Tony Navarra on October 28, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments
Does your car dealership have a plan in place for marketing its service center? You need to encourage people to return to your dealership after their vehicle purchase for service, and you also need a strategy to pick up new leads just for service.
Are you missing out on sales because your marketing message is focused only on price points? If you're only focused on price, you are not connecting with customers…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 5, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
In a recent blog post of mine, I highlighted some research done on mobile ads and if it is worth a dealership to spend money on it. Today, I am here to tell you why you should have a mobile site for your dealership (if you don’t already). Some 12.6% of total website traffic was generated via mobile device in the fourth quarter of 2011, up 102% from the 6.3% recorded a year…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on July 2, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments
So your automotive sales are down, and you lay awake at night praying that you make this month’s budget just so you do not have to put all of your possession in the provided cardboard box and take the walk of shame out of the dealership. Does this sound familiar to you?
Anyone who has spent…Continue
Added by James Schaefer on May 18, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments
Insight from Edmunds.com Chief Economist Dr. Lacey Plache:
“The fact that GM is now facing an oversupply of Volts suggests that…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on March 2, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
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The Spirit of Leadership Dinner at the Venetian Hotel on Saturday night helps to support the Women's Automotive Association International group and the work they do for our industry. Keynote speakers are Edie Hand and Terre Thomas, daughter of Danny Thomas and supporter of St…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on December 23, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
TrueCar Runs Sweepstakes to Encourage Consumers to Report Their Dealer as Having Sold Them a Car!
In an effort that seems to be driven by their desire to record dealer sales that may have been missed via DMS data extraction, TrueCar has developed an innovative sweepstakes approach to incent customers who submitted a lead to report what, when and where they purchased a vehicle... In my opinion, this is simply…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on August 4, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Price cutting is a self-inflicted wound. Nobody holds a gun to your head and makes you cut your price. I know that many of you are thinking right now: "There is so much competition today that you can't maintain profits," "Everybody is giving everything away," "The salespeople can't negotiate," and "Everybody knows our pricing from the Internet..." Blah, Blah, Blah. Stop whining about price!
Only about ten percent of buyers buy on price alone. For that ten percent, you can…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on July 29, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
My name is Michael Fischer. I have been selling automobiles for almost forty years. I began way back in 1973 at Kohlenberg Ford in Burlingame CA . I have had the good fortune to sell automobiles across the United States and have worked with and sold for some of the top…Continue
Added by Michael Fischer on June 22, 2011 at 10:58pm — No Comments