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Getting Service Recommendations Is Child's Play

Customer experience and standing out from the competition by excelling at customer satisfaction is still very much a good business practice today. Time is valuable for today's busy consumers, and many dislike the vehicle service experience at dealerships because of long wait times.

Loaner cars and shuttles help, but they can end up making it…

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Added by Dan Beres on August 13, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Use Customer Data to Build Better Relationships

For such a small word, the word ‘data’ packs a pretty big punch. Some marketers get overwhelmed when they hear it because they believe it’s complicated. Others give it a bad rap without really understanding the benefits.

 

Yet it’s difficult to deny the advantages of data-driven marketing:

 

  • 2 out of 3 leading marketers admit…
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Added by Courtney Evans on August 9, 2019 at 7:15am — No Comments

Reducing Service Lane No-Shows

While it’s nice to have room in your shop’s schedule to handle walk-ins and other unexpected work, a service lane no-show isn’t the ideal way to get that extra time. Rather, no-shows throw everyone off and can take quite a toll on both your shop’s workflow and your bottom line.

Here are two holistic approaches to reducing no-shows…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on August 8, 2019 at 7:09am — No Comments

In The Modern Marketing Puzzle, Don’t Lose Focus On The Customer Experience

I read an interesting study recently in MarketingWeek.com. It found that while marketers believe in the importance of the customer experience, within 2-3 years, that importance will decline due to business growth, transformation, and disruptive technologies.

 

According…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on August 6, 2019 at 7:31am — No Comments

How Can Your Dealership Win Business from Recall Customers?

A recent article in Wards Auto shares results from a study of 6,200 dealerships conducted by analytics company Marchex. According to the survey, dealerships who use active listening techniques and build rapport with customers on the initial calls are the…

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Added by Dan Beres on August 2, 2019 at 8:11am — No Comments

Take Control of Your Customer Experience By Breaking Down Your Data Silos

One of the biggest hurdles dealerships face when attempting to create a personalized experience for every customer is breaking down their data silos. Data silos are common in virtually every auto dealership today. They…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on August 1, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments

Influencer Marketing: You Don’t Need an Instagram Model

The hottest thing in social media marketing right now is influencer marketing. Businesses continually leverage celebrities to gain exposure and attention. Think about all the dealerships that hire famous athletes, or a YouTube celebrity, to help draw a crowd to their dealership. Sure, it works. That’s why businesses do it. But do they always attract the right…

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Added by Paul Moran on July 30, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments

Don’t be Generic in Your Video Marketing

Today's consumers want marketing that is personalized to them. In the past, marketing has always been about broadcasting the same message to everyone. Attempting to catch as many "fish" as possible. That strategy no longer works in today’s modern world of consumer shopping behavior.

 

To truly capture a customer’s attention and win their…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 26, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Omnichannel Service Marketing Yields Better Results

Dealerships aren't always the first place that vehicle owners think of when it's time for service. According to the Cox 2017 Car Buying Journey study, 23% of new vehicle owners and 53% of used vehicle owners did not return for service to the dealership where they purchased the vehicle.

 

To retain more of their sold customers, dealers are…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 26, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments

Stuck for Website Content Ideas? Try This!

One critical best practice that helps drive more traffic to your website is to continuously create new content. Google crawls websites to find relevant content to provide more accurate results to searchers. However, it is sometimes hard to come up with content ideas that will be of interest to your audience.

 

Pounding your head against a desk,…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on July 25, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Want More Service Revenue? Make Technician Videos!

Would you like to hear a ridiculous, unbelievable ROI statement? Well, one luxury brand dealership integrated technician videos into its service processes and, in only seven days, made +$250K in customer pay recommended work revenue. In fact, 80% of all closed repair orders for the week had a technician video sent to the customer.

Why do…

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Added by Ujj Nath on July 19, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments

Digital Retailing: Let’s Talk About F&I

Conversations about digital retailing in the automotive industry tend to center around two things: customer experience and an increase in sales volume. But some dealers feel that it just leads to decreased margins on the front-end in the “race to the bottom,|” and that face-to-face interaction will end in more revenue – whether that's in the front or the back…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on July 18, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

Do You Know Your Customers’ Service Share of Visits? Here’s Why You Should

In the automotive industry, the ability to earn a greater share of a customer’s spend is the key to driving higher customer lifetime value. To that end, many dealers utilize flawed retention strategies designed to achieve a minimum number of service visits rather than maximize the…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on July 18, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments

Selecting the Right DMS is Like a Marriage: 3 Features that Help Avoid a DMS Divorce

This is my second blog in a series about what to look for when choosing a Dealer Management System.

In my first blog article, I talked…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on July 17, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Tidal Wave of Change May Be on Its Way to Dealerships

Federal law currently prohibits dealerships from selling any new vehicle with an open safety recall to consumers. And now, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal (Democrat - Connecticut) and Edward Markey (Democrat - Minnesota) have reintroduced legislation that also prohibits the sale of used cars with open safety recalls, according to…

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Added by Dan Beres on July 17, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Change That Extends Your Dealership’s Reach on Facebook

Facebook recently announced a change to its algorithm that prioritizes posted comments in a manner that can be very beneficial as far as gaining more exposure to your customer’s networks.

 

According to Social Media Today,…

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Added by Paul Moran on July 16, 2019 at 7:25am — No Comments

DealerBuilt Hires Mike theCarGuy Correra as a Client Experience Specialist

Mason City Iowa, July 15, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on July 15, 2019 at 7:52am — No Comments

Prodigy Expands into New San Francisco Offices

The Seamless online to in-store sales platform for auto dealers enjoys sustained growth due to the addition…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on July 15, 2019 at 7:35am — No Comments

Shifting to a Razor and Razor Blade Business Model

In the last seven years, new vehicle gross margins have declined from four percent to two percent.

If that pace continues, profit margins will be wiped out by 2025. It appears that the front-end grosses dealers enjoyed 10 or 15 years ago are never coming back.

 

F&I…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 12, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Service Marketing: To Reach Younger Drivers, Go Beyond Recommendations

Though every vehicle today comes with a recommended maintenance schedule from the manufacturer, many consumers don’t follow them.

What’s worse, some may not even know they exist! We recently surveyed 1,000 auto dealer customers and found that younger generations are less…

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Added by Jeff Giere on July 11, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

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