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To be a successful dealer these days, there’s no getting around the fact that you have to create an excellent shopping experience for the customer. Online user reviews and increased pricing transparency mean that customers can be choosy when they are deciding from which dealership to purchase their new vehicle.
There are many ways to create a welcoming environment in your dealership, but all the best practices in the world won’t do a lick of good if your front-line employees…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on June 6, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments
In this series of blogs, I am addressing common processes within a dealership that have a significant impact on the bottom line. My last blog addressed how to speed up car deliveries, and in this one, I’d like to examine the sometimes contentious relationships between service and parts, and how to possibly fix it.
I’ve written before how the service department is the parts departments best customer; but I still hear anecdotes…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on May 30, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments
The title of this blog is a famous quote by C.P. Snow. It reminds me of a seminar I attended at Digital Dealer, in which I laughed at a scene that was shown from the TV show “Men of a Certain Age.” A 20-something kid comes in to a dealership with his smartphone and mobile app, knows the vehicle he wants, knows exactly what he wants to pay for it and knows what the competitor down the street is selling it for.
With information from his smartphone, the 20-something thwarts…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on May 22, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments
I n the 2000 movie “Dude, Where’s My Car?” it was pretty amusing to watch Ashton Kutcher stumble around looking for his lost car. But if you’re a dealer and that’s your salesperson stumbling around on a lot while a customer is impatiently waiting, the inability to find a car is not so…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on April 24, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments