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It’s inevitable. Businesses grow and, as they do, many look for ways to automate processes. Dealerships do it with auto-responders. Many companies have automated phone trees which circle you around pressing 1s, 2s and 3s, driving you mad as you can never reach a live person for help. Customer service inquiries are responded to…Continue
Added by sara callahan on March 17, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
By now most dealers know that a well-managed chat setup is the best add-on for a car dealership website to increase sales. It is an extremely effective means for greeting every web shopper and starting the sales process and helping them get information they seek. But the benefits from…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on January 10, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
One of the smartest digital marketing tools to add to your dealership’s sales strategy is to add a quality live chat service to your website. You are already investing (often heavily) to drive traffic, list…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on December 21, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
One only has to follow the grocery aisle tabloid covers to be reminded that change is constant – after all, who would have thought that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would ever split? Change can be good, but sometimes it’s hard to tell in the moment…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on December 16, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
It’s one thing to try to view the auto industry through the eyes of a consumer when you work for a dealership. It’s quite another to attempt to view it as a vendor. But to TRULY get the feel for what it’s like to see the industry like a car shopper, one needs to actually shop for –…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on November 17, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
TARPON SPRINGS, Florida., Nov. 10, 2015 – Continuing its leadership in the automotive website live chat industry, CarChat24 announced a substantial chat performance upgrade to Microsoft’s SignalR technology,…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on November 9, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments
What's the best way to generate more leads from your website? Contrary to popular opinion, the answer isn't to "get more website traffic." Although a comprehensive digital marketing strategy is key to driving appropriate traffic levels to your website, unless those visitors convert into leads, that's money down the…Continue
Unless you are selling cars out of a cave in the Sierra Nevadas, you know that virtually everyone does some or all of their vehicle, boat, and RV shopping online. A well-structured live chat is the most effective way to engage car shoppers and start the process, and if you’re not convinced of the potential,…Continue
From my linked in article list. Would love to get feedback on it.
I recently visited a dealer website after doing some research on a vehicle. I clicked the link to the site after doing a Google search and was almost knocked over when I arrived. I felt a rush of things coming at me and was somewhat overwhelmed. Something occurred to me. This experience is the same experience a customer dreads when going to visit a dealership in person. Here is a quick synopsis of what I…Continue
Added by Ray Lopez on April 13, 2015 at 7:10am — No Comments
You believe you finally have this e-Commerce thing down pat and you're getting serious about this m-Commerce thing (mobile) because you heard Google is going to start penalizing those sites that are not mobile optimized. Let me introduce…Continue
At ActivEngage, we’re not just at the cutting-edge of chat technology, we also eat, sleep, and breathe live chat strategy. Our unique methods have helped us become the most trusted live chat provider in the automotive industry.
Today, we want to share some of our best-kept chat secrets that will undoubtedly increase your…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Happy Friday, Auto Professionals!
As usual, your friends at ActivEngage have compiled the latest, most interesting automotive news stories and blogs from around the Web!
In this edition of the Top Ten, learn why…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We meet again, Friday! It’s been a busy week, and you’re probably closing those end-of-the-month sales… but that’s no reason to fall behind on the latest happenings in the industry! As usual, we have the latest automotive news and blogs from around the web to share with you before the weekend kicks in.
In this edition of the top 10, read all…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 2, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: not all chat providers are the same. Vendor priorities vary, software technology can be user-friendly or not, not all providers hire chat teams within the US, and the quality of managed chat conversations are not equal.…
Added by Lisandra Ramos on February 27, 2015 at 7:48am — No Comments
I was actually reading a Contently article called “…Continue
In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of using live chat conversations to build rapport with your online shoppers -- and how this can help improve your dealership’s follow-up processes.
But what about the trackable data acquired through live chat outside of the content in a conversation -- such as consumer click path and the…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 15, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
People buy from businesses they like, trust, and know -- which is a big reason why establishing rapport is so important in the sales process, both on the showroom floor and on your dealership’s website.
The number one reason live chat will fail at your dealership…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
When we look at texting as it pertains to the car business, it's easy to see that the mobile revolution has people letting their fingers do the talking. It's a method of communication that is becoming the primary way for millions of people in North America. How does a dealership translate this trend into lead…Continue
Added by Jeffery Sterns on December 31, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments
For many dealers, business falls off after the first of the year as shoppers are essentially in a ‘holiday hangover’. Businesses and many buyers had to make vehicle purchases before the end of the year for tax reasons, and others have overspent or filled up credit cards. In any case, there are fewer people on the lot or shopping on…Continue
Automotive marketing as we know it has changed. The Internet now forces dealerships to have an online presence and build relationships with consumers in the digital world. Why? Because the modern shopper expects it.
Added by Lisandra Ramos on December 23, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments