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Being different will get you more service business, according to a recent study published by Google. In a study titled “The Road to Winning Drivers: What Drivers Want In the Automotive Aftermarket Service,” Google shared some interesting insights into how service…Continue
As I’m sure you’re aware, this week saw the annual return of Shark Week on the Discovery channel. In its 26th season, the summer-event has gained a cult-like following for the Discovery Channel. According to the Today show, this single week of…Continue
Frequently, I write about how dealerships (or any company for that matter) need to have efficient, reliable communication tools in place so that all departments can access information at a glance. Quite ironically, one of the largest tech companies in the world, Microsoft, just proved that best practice as completely true.
People rely on Google to access many…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on August 1, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments
MySpace was, in many people’s opinion, the social network to be on for many years. In fact, in 2006, MySpace surpassed Google as the most visited website in the United States. The decline of MySpace began in 2008 as Facebook rose in popularity and became the newest social network of preference for many. MySpace’s user base…Continue
Tales are told almost everyday of some traveler or another experiencing a travel nightmare. Everyone that travels has an airline that they love to hate. I don’t know that it would be possible for all airlines to make each unhappy passenger happy, even if they tried.
In today’s world, the complaints that typically do get publicity are the most extreme sorts of…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on July 5, 2013 at 5:37am — No Comments
Sounds ridiculous, right? It’s real, however. A case study involving a pizza joint in New York has shown that offering ridiculous rewards can pay off. This particular pizza joint has several “over-the-top” rewards but none as much so as the promise of a free Ferrari…Continue
Added by sara callahan on June 26, 2013 at 6:08am — No Comments
Disney is beloved the world over and is recognized as a premiere family destination place. Whether you’re talking about the parks in Orlando, or California, people pay premium prices to be able to enjoy a little of the magic. But what makes Disney any different than the other amusement parks in the world? Many would say it’s Disney’s philosophy and training.
In the automotive world, the bottom line is that many dealerships experience very high turnover rates with employees, especially in sales. Our world is one of high stress, long hours and feast or famine. (This might not be as true in the service departments.) However, the face of your dealership to a customer who bought their car from you is their salesperson. Yes, it is. The…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 25, 2013 at 6:08am — No Comments
I recently read an article about a recent Forrester Report titled “Banks and Retailers: You Cannot Price Your Way Out of Bad Customer Experiences.” It was quite fascinating but there was one part that really resonated with…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 4, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments
Hotel chains across the country have long had problems with customer loyalty due to an inconsistent customer experience. In researching the problem it was found that the prime reason for the disparity in customer experience was due to the growth of each major brand. Hotel chains were acquiring new properties and, in many cases, simply slapping their corporate branding on the…Continue
There is a huge debate as to whether automotive sales training is valuable to dealerships and if it is worth the money. In 2007 I was new to the auto industry and my first job was working at a small Chevy dealership's BDC dept.
I had no knowledge of vehicles CRM's, internet processes, or telemarketing; I wonder to this day how I got the job! The department was very small and consisted of myself and 2 others. Training was obsolete and I was…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on January 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
It has already been established that the most exciting time during the sales process is the delivery. A perfect delivery can erase a debauched meet and greet, poor finance service, and the arduous negotiation over a couple of hundred dollars. After spending hours with your customer, how do you want them to remember your dealership?
Your customer will remember your dealership every month they have to make their payment. They will think of your dealership each time they pay for an…Continue
Added by Gary May on January 2, 2009 at 12:34am — No Comments