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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'internet' (226)

From the Trenches - I'll be your baby tonight!

 

I have a lot of vendor friends and consultants I really love.  In fact, I'm so popular, I make new friends among the vendors every day.  My dealer says I spend way, way too much time with them when I should be working.  But I just love talking to…

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Added by Tom Gorham on April 3, 2014 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

What We Can Learn from Blogger Awards

Whenever you get to read those "top lists" of internet marketing tips for business owners, one of the first tips will inevitably be: you have to blog! That does occasionally sound a bit too patronizing, however, the proponents of business blogging are always right, regardless of which business niche you occupy. Many business owners make an excuse that their niche is too "dry" to warrant a blog, yet you can’t really use that one because the automotive industry is probably one of the most…

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Added by Arvid Linde on January 21, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Is Your E-Commerce Dept. Truly Making Enough Phone Calls

As I was talking strategy with a good friend of mine who is a GM of two rooftops we got into a discussion about which strategy is most effective in the automotive internet sales world i.e. coordinators vs. floor sales people making the calls. 

We all know that the hardest part in the…

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Added by J.R. Batchelor on December 7, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Jeff's Steps to the sale

I am a chat vendor so my product is "more swings". But, my passion is selling! Although I want every dealer as a client, it does frustrate me when we make it so much about pricing and quotes.... not SELLING. I am a 27 year retail guy and, I have some opinions! If you'd like to become the victim of my unsolicited advice, take a look at my blogs...God-forbid, you might make some more money.…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on December 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 11/18-11/22

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the…

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Added by Ketty Colom on November 22, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 11/4-11/8

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition -- Durango sales skyrocket, FB…

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Added by Ketty Colom on November 8, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

When dealerships first started publishing web pages, I remember that many felt that it was not very important.

However, as many other dealers were doing it, they felt that they needed to as well. At first they were static, very basic websites, with very little information. Along came…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 31, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

My Lean, Mean, Lead-Handling Machine

Hi, my name is Johnny Dealer.  I spend my mornings listening to incoming sales calls from the previous day.  I then, go into a deep depression.  I guess I am like most dealers, but today, I'm going to do something about it.  I am going to create a system that will eliminate missing all of these opportunities. …

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Added by Danny Benites on October 30, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 10/21-10/25

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the…

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Added by Ketty Colom on October 25, 2013 at 7:11am — No Comments

Automotive Internet Sales Coordinator Sets 44 Appts 39 Shows Sells 23 Her First Month

 

Automotive Internet Sales Coordinator Sets 44 Appts. 39 Shows And Sells 23 Her First Month!!



Lauren had a 88% show ratio and a 58% sold ratio for her first month as a automotive internet sales coordinator!!



Lauren understands how important it is to have a strategic follow up process in place to maximize every opportunity in the E-Commerce…

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Added by J.R. Batchelor on October 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Dealer internet sales strategies vs. the online car buyer

Some companies engaging in e-commerce have the Field of Dreams complex, thinking if they build an adequate online presence, online consumers will come in droves. In reality, the key to a successful online sales strategy goes beyond digital infrastructure and involves active engagement with…

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Added by Rachel Boyle on October 2, 2013 at 7:45am — 1 Comment

Survey Still Open! Don't Miss Your Chance to Win $300!

It's that time again! AutoUSA is collecting responses to its annual Fall Internet Marketing survey.

Sales Managers, Sales Directors, Internet Sales Managers, BDC Managers, Internet Directors, General Managers, dealer principals and others involved in auto dealership Internet Marketing are invited to…

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Added by Josh Vajda on October 1, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

3 Steps to Acquire Real Gold instead of Fools Gold

Author's Note: "Hello ADM community. Happy to be here. I just signed up last week and can tell I am with my kind. I've enjoyed reading so far. Listed below is my first blog here in the ADM community. Hope you enjoy. Even if you don't, thanks for reading anyway. :)"

 

Gold is valuable! (“Thanks Jeff for the heads up there…”) Which is precisely why you want to avoid Pyrite.…

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Added by Jeffrey Byrge on September 12, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

2 Ways to Enhance Your Automotive Social Media Strategy

Previously I discussed the various ways to recognize if your brand is involved in cross-marketing. From the same vein, your dealership also has some…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on September 10, 2013 at 8:10am — No Comments

MaxTradeIn Launches MaxTradeIn DealerDirect™ Service

MaxTradeIn™, the free website that gives car owners the ability to trade in or sell their used vehicle by selecting local dealers to compete for their business, is expanding with a new service that lets participating dealers place actual…

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Added by Shawn Schwegman on July 17, 2013 at 5:18am — No Comments

From Online Marketing to Online Sales: Shop-By-Payment Fills The Gap

As our industry looks to the future, many experts claim the next logical step from online marketing is online sales: that is, completing the car sales process, or as much of it as possible, online. According to an IBM study last year, 21% of new car buyers never test drove a car before purchasing it, that percentage is likely to grow. In 2012, CNW Research stated that only 13% of millennials say a new vehicle ranks as the number one product projecting enviable status. This utilitarian…

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Added by Josh Vajda on June 6, 2013 at 9:26am — 5 Comments

Five Benefits of Shop-By-Payment Tools

I’ve often advocated in my blogs the benefits of quoting a price to customers who submit leads with a price inquiry. If the customer is submitting leads to more than one dealership, not providing the price will likely eliminate you from consideration.

 

Yet, according to CNW Marketing Research, 70.5% of people finance their cars. That means the vast majority of Internet leads will take the…

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Added by Josh Vajda on May 29, 2013 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Sell The Appt. Not The Car Over The Phone

We all have listened to the untrained sales professional or Internet Coordinator spend half an hour selling the car to a customer over the phone; and the worst part about it is once he/she gives away all the info the majority of the time you never see the customer show up that he/she was talking to. …

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Added by J.R. Batchelor on May 27, 2013 at 8:07pm — 6 Comments

Has the world gone content marketing mad?

Suddenly out of nowhere “content marketing” has emerged as the absolute hot new thing that will make your brand or dealership a household name.

All the marketing gurus are spruiking this phenomenon in their blogs, webinars, social media pages and wherever they can…

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Added by charles bayer on May 27, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Different Strategies For Contacting Internet Leads.

We all are aware of the fact that we only have a 11-14% connection ratio when contacting Internet leads.  And we also know that the hardest part of the job for Internet Coordinators is getting people on the phone which leads to a very valid point that we must ask and that is are we maximizing…

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Added by J.R. Batchelor on May 21, 2013 at 7:53pm — No Comments

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