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I need your help!! If you are a GM at a franchise store currently using some form of data mining, I would like to get your opinion on how we stack up. No sales pitch. Just spend 15 minutes on line seeing what we offer. Then let loose wi…Continue
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AUTOEXCAVATIONS.COM has launched their new web site with some industry exclusive features. First, they are now the only company to offer equity data mining for used cars. This means franchise dealers can now see the same 20% increase in pre-owned deliveries that they now see when using us for their new cars. The real benefit now is, we can now offer our cutting…Continue
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What Were You Thinking?
It has often been said that the questions are the answers when it comes to selling anything. The better you become at asking questions, the more success you’ll enjoy. The key is asking the right questions. But, you can’t teach every question for every situation. Otherwise your sales people will never leave the training room.
There is one question that I believe fits any situation and it provides…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on June 2, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments
What if there was a way to increase deliveries by 20% without spending tens of thousands on advertising, staffed events, mailers, etc.? Suppose these sales would be simpler, at higher grosses, and totally controlled by the dealership? And, unlike any other marketing service, what if you could prove the value of the service by tracking deliveries and gross and comparing it to your current methods? Now, imagine being able to do this 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
How does this…Continue
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Sure there are still a…Continue
Did you watch Car Lot Rescue on Spike TV last night? I did - it was both entertaining and inspiring!…Continue
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Imagine that you run a restaurant.
Out in the dining room it’s nothing but surprises: you open each day with no idea how many people are going to come through the doors, what they are going to order, whether you have too much or too little staff or food on hand, etc. etc. etc. Anything goes, and that’s what makes it fun.
But back in the kitchen there must be order and process: if the kitchen is not systematically organized and operated the dishes will not make…Continue
Added by Trace Ordiway on June 26, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
It’s odd how, in the fortnight that passes between these lite essays, the theme for the next one always appears out of recent dealer visits. For example, if I write about lead response times it’s because, unexplainably, LRT became an issue multiple times in my visits during the two weeks prior.
The issue that revealed itself this time is Over-Thinking The Lead. I had some poor mystery shops, and from stores that should know better and do better. When we looked for a…
Added by Trace Ordiway on June 12, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments
I just discovered that in the past sixteen months I have launched more than 225 mystery shops. Wow. I didn’t realize there had been so many.
You’d think after 225+ mystery shops a guy should have some profound observations and conclusions to share about mystery shops, right? I don’t know about the profound part, but, yeah, you’re right, it seems that a person should have some observations and conclusions to share.
So I’ve spent the last couple hours…
Last week, while at a dealer client, and while reviewing the mystery shop I had just done for them, I flashed on a story told to me last year by one of my teammates. First know that this was a pretty typical mystery shop – the shopper received 2 emails and 1 phone call before the store stopped contact attempts. Now the story:
Bob was 13 years old, in middle school for the first time, and faced with having to ask a girl to an upcoming school dance. Like a lot of 13 year old boys…
As one who launches three to four e-mystery shops per week, I get to see the marketplace from a perspective far different than the one I had when I worked at a store. I’ve learned that a lot of what, in my selling days, I thought was good material actually contains a message far different from the one intended – and that the message that comes across is not always a good one.
Judging by some of the follow-up emails I get from dealerships today, many stores still have the…Continue
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