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Tday we will preview a CBT News interview where dealers get the inside scoop on interesting data collected from the 2017 U.S. Women’s Car Dealer Trends & Report about the buying experiences, preferences and habits of women.
Added by Anne Fleming on May 17, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments
According to Autodata,17.6 million new vehicles were sold last year, setting a record for cars and trucks. One distinct group of consumers contributed an estimate 8.0 million units to that total: women buyers.
Dealers seeking to sell more to this critical market segment can start taking new actions and, in the process, collect data to improve the purchasing, service drive and shopping experiences for this powerful buyer.
By the Numbers
Added by Anne Fleming on May 3, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments
It is critical that dealers’ websites cater to this substantial segment of the market.
The good news? The #1 digital resource women report using first…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on April 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Almost 8 million new cars are being purchased by women alone. And, Certified Trusted Dealers are expanding their business to this powerful buying segment. In fact, these Certified Trusted Dealers have a…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on March 9, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Consumers have plenty of choices when it comes time to buy a used car – private sellers, independent used car lots and, of course, franchise dealerships. Each have their pros and cons, ranging from price, to quality, to reliability and safety. The one edge franchise dealerships may have over all other options is that…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on February 27, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments
In today’s competitive marketplace, women buyers are crucial for auto dealer’s success.
As the #BigDataAuthority we are thrilled to publish the all-inclusive 2017 US Women’s Car Dealer Report that shares trends, behaviors, preferences and experiences women have when Purchasing, Shopping and in the Service Drive.
It’s not enough to just ‘know’ women’s habits when purchasing a vehicle at a dealership. ‘Knowing’ doesn’t make a difference.
Dealers that are…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on February 22, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
In my last blog, I shared some reasons why dealers need to prepare for a constant flow of recall repair work for a long time to come. In this second part, I’d like to lend some further insight as to why savvy and responsible auto dealerships need to develop…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on February 9, 2017 at 5:45am — No Comments
Below are the top 17 items on women’s New Year’s list when it comes to car dealerships and the service drive for 2017. Here’s an opportunity to add some new options to market and engage to the growing car drivers and buyers and expand your business.
At The Dealership
1. Buying a car in a relaxed, zero pressure environment.
2. Child care made available during the test drive and negotiation process.
3. A 3-day return…
Added by Anne Fleming on January 18, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments
As we make our New Year’s resolutions and reflect on 2016, which was a less than perfect year for our industry, filled with recalls and declining consumer confidence due to lack of parts availability to quickly fix these recalls, I thought it may be a good time to look ahead to 2017. In that spirit, I’d like to offer some simple tips…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on January 8, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
If you are planning on buying a new car, you might be pretty excited about purchasing a new vehicle that you can be proud of. However, one thing that you might be worried about is how you are going to pay for it. After all, you probably do not have the cash on hand to pay for the car straight out, and you might be worried about your…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 9, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Last time, we discussed how imperative it is for your sales advisors to recognize, understand and empathize with the emotions of each buyer. Discerning emotions can impact the approach and the sale. And this, readers, directly influences your dealership’s reputation!
Women & Reviews: A Closer Look…
Added by Anne Fleming on November 9, 2016 at 7:42am — No Comments
Car Buying and Emotions, Part I
Women shop and buy cars for a number of reasons, but regardless of the reason, emotions are involved in every step. The emotional range can start with excitement about the prospects of a new car, to apprehension when signing papers, to frustration when taking a car in for…
Added by Anne Fleming on October 26, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Does your dealership brag about your reputation? Do you constantly explore new ways to improve your interactions with customers and employees?Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on October 5, 2016 at 8:17am — No Comments
Women-Drivers.com is excited to bring you this white paper on how you can generate up to $6,000,000 in annual sales to women. Now is the time to strengthen your position and turn your dealership into a destination for the fastest car buying segment. The headlines are reading how business is only getting tougher. Is it really going to finish up at another 17.5 million unit year? How will your store stack up?…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on September 21, 2016 at 10:23am — No Comments
We are so excited to share with you the Women-Drivers.com slick new mobile site, now with emojis.
With the increased participation of dealers and reviewers alike, its paramount that we…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on August 10, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments
In the popular science fiction movie, The Matrix, the hero Neo is presented with two options by the mysterious Morpheus – the red pill or the blue pill. By taking the red pill, Neo would be enlightened into the real world. Whereas, if he chose the blue pill, he would remain peacefully ignorant of reality and continue…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on August 5, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments
What are you doing on Facebook to provide value?
By creating a Facebook group, you'll be able to nurture the database that you already have, as well as increase the audience for your business. Your new Facebook group will give you the opportunity to get feedback on products or services, engage with customers, and build top-of-mind awareness.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 15, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments
So it’s been a long time since I wrote a blog (for myself, that is) but after attending Jim Ziegler’s Internet Battle Plan and watching a kid yell "I found a Pokémon!" then promptly walking into a wall then watching adult auto industry attendees, vendors and speakers choose to go Pokémon hunting rather than…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on July 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Unprecedented, Yet Simple Tracking Worksheet Helps Build Your Business
There remains an untapped opportunity in your sales plan now to implement. This will make a huge impact just by tracking and measuring a few new metrics.
Follow this: While half of car buyers are women, and that percentage increases to 53% for millennial women. 1 in 3 women out earn their husbands.
But how successful is your dealership in converting…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on July 13, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments
If you’re in charge of a car dealership reviews, it’s natural to worry about reviews and potential negative reviews. Knowing the process of the potential car buyers mental thinking and how they choose car dealerships…Continue