Professional Community for Car Dealers, Marketing, Advertising and Sales Leaders
Have any of you had success with QR Codes? By some reports they are making a comeback. But, on the other side of the coin, on an episode of Shark Tank late last year, renowned venture investor Chris Sacca commented that QR codes are “the herpes of mobile technology.”
Yes, pretty harsh,…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on July 31, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments
To that point, I am sure many of you are familiar with the shocking stories and downfalls of three highly successful companies: Blockbuster, Kodak and Xerox.
So, what lessons can be learned from…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on July 24, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments
One of the staples for service department is tires, including sales, mounting, balancing and alignments. Tires are a price leader for your dealership and a great way to get customers in, providing you the opportunity for additional service work revenue.
Added by Ujj Nath on June 26, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
To stay top-of-mind with your customers, you need to keep in touch.
If you have lifecycle-based communications that launch automatically (triggers), you’re already taking advantage of a great tool for your dealership. This keeps your active customers engaged. However, to maximize…
Added by Scott Kane on June 25, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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 viewed as a large and inconvenient time sink.
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.
A Trusted Advisor earns their customers’ trust. The best way…Continue
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, additional issues are found. Or, as can sometimes be the case, a…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 lies in efficient vehicle service, and as a result it’s service…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on March 29, 2018 at 6:49am — No Comments