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On average, dealers capture just half of the necessary service work that needs to be performed on vehicles that come into their service lanes. This is a big leakage point that has a direct impact on service revenue. It also offers tremendous untapped potential.
In addition to acquiring new…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Almost half of a dealership’s sales customers never return for their first service appointment – that’s a hefty chunk of a dealer’s lifetime service potential!
What causes this pattern in car buyers, and how can you channel more of them from your showroom to your service lane? AutoLoop…
Added by Doug Van Sach on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Many USA based businesses are now asking people to opt-in to their email list versus distracting customers and potential customers with…Continue
Added by Carol Forden on June 12, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you have been paying attention to industry trends I am sure you have noticed the ever-increasing gap between the size of smaller dealerships and large auto groups. Groups are swallowing up smaller dealers left and right as they continue to grow.
Of course, size…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on June 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
According to the 2017 JD Power CSI survey, only 13 percent of consumers scheduled their vehicle service online.
The progress toward online scheduling has been glacially slow, rising only two percentage points over the past three years.
This is despite the fact that…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
Yet, as an industry we still spend far more money marketing the sales side of the business, and on conquest marketing, than we do on service marketing and customer…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
For today’s consumers, time is the ultimate commodity. No matter how much money they have, consumers are always on the go with their busy lives. Whether that means shuttling the kids to soccer practice, or running a bunch of errands, when it comes to fitting vehicle service into their busy schedule it is often…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on May 14, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments
In the age of customer experience, successful salespeople have transitioned from an “always be closing” mindset to an “always be helping” mindset. In fact, the title of salesperson isn’t really an accurate reflection of what the job entails any more. A better title would perhaps be Trusted Advisor.
Added by Paul Moran on May 11, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments
So much of the conversation in automotive marketing today is focused on how to leverage technology and data to precisely target consumers.
While this is important, it’s just as important to remember that creative still matters.
After all, you can…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 9, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
If you have flown recently there are two inescapable and related facts: (1) nearly every seat is full and (2) nearly every seat is priced differently.
This is because airlines realize that planes taking off with empty seats represents lost revenue that will never come back.…
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
If you’ve been in the retail automotive industry for any length of time, you’ve seen how inaction is thought to be the best course of action.
With today's evolving retail world where consumer’s can order oil and battery changes on Amazon, I’m sure there are many…
Added by Ujj Nath on April 11, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
LONG BEACH, California –April 5, 2018-- --myKaarma, the leading communications and payments software provider for automotive dealer service departments, today announced it has received a $15 million investment led by Kayne…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
For most dealers, ranking organically for search terms is difficult because their websites are optimized for sales and…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 4, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
LONG BEACH, Calif.,-- April 2, 2018-- -- myKaarma, software that helps dealerships communicate better with their customers at every stage of the service process, right from check-in through to payment, today announced that Mercedes Benz of…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
There is nothing more frustrating to a customer than being told a repair will take X amount of time - only to be informed later that it will take longer. To those who work in busy dealership service departments, this happens frequently. Customers come in for one thing and, during the multi-point inspection,…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 30, 2018 at 6:21am — No Comments
According to a recent article in Automotive News, Motorcars Honda in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, believes that the future of franchise dealership profitability…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on March 29, 2018 at 6:49am — No Comments
The buzz today among vendors in the automotive industry is all about making the car buying transaction faster and more convenient for the consumer. I get it. Consumers think it takes too long to buy a car, so technology companies are inventing ways to trim down that transaction time. Sure, it may make car buying an…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 27, 2018 at 6:07am — No Comments
The problem is that most retailers view rewards programs as an expense, rather than a revenue generator. Sure, there are discounts and other…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 20, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
As technology continues to develop and improve, consumers have more access to information and aggressively compare prices and…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 13, 2018 at 6:54am — No Comments
New software for auto dealers, vendors and marketing agencies uses “Any-Touch” attribution to ensure correct marketing source receives credit in the customer’s purchase journey
Added by Steve White on March 12, 2018 at 5:32am — No Comments