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Albany, N.Y. – September 28th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its president and CEO, Mike Esposito, will be presenting a FREE webinar titled "How to Create Customer Loyalty Without a Customer Loyalty Program." The Automotive News webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
"Many dealers rely on customer service training and loyalty programs to…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on September 28, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments
As a dealership manager it can be difficult to get participation and buy-in from your team. During my many years as a general manager, I found that one of the simplest and most effective ways to get a team to work towards a common goal is through accountability. Accountability (when managed lightly) can create…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on September 23, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments
We sat down recently with our Social Media Manager, Tori, to find out exactly how she spends her day. Does she spend it on her phone surfing Instagram and Pinterest? Or, is she busy helping to build a brand, researching trends and changes?
When asked what she finds to be a best practice and…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 17, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments
We as a society tend to focus on instant satisfaction and accomplishing your goals, or, workflow as quickly as possible. This becomes so much of our focus that we often don’t realize that what we are trying to optimize really only saves us milliseconds of our day. This holds true for many job roles, including…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 16, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments
Human beings do have a tendency to overcomplicate things. In our industry, there are so many things that we need to deal with on a daily basis - customers, co-workers, employees, bosses, technology - at times it gets overwhelming. I believe that most dealers understand the importance of customer loyalty…Continue
ALBANY, N.Y. – August 10th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the release of a new corporate video that reflects its new marketing initiative, "We Do Business Differently." The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness among auto dealers that Auto/Mate's consistent focus on employee happiness results in a better customer experience for its…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on August 10, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments
As far as content marketing goes, the most popular types of content educate and help your audience make informed decisions. It’s not enough, however, to simply write a blog article and slap it on your company’s website. All content (great or otherwise) needs syndication of some sort. This could be…Continue
Added by sara callahan on August 5, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
The fact is that I have always liked to be ahead of the curve and today’s customers are rewarding evolving dealerships that offer true Online Deal Creation with real perfect payment – where all that is…Continue
Added by Jonathan Floyd on July 30, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – July 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Autopoint, a Solera company and a leading provider of revenue and retention solutions for auto dealership service departments, has completed integration of several of its products with Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS). Auto/Mate customers now have the ability to access Autopoint's advanced scheduling and shop loading features…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on July 27, 2015 at 5:43am — No Comments
Worried About Your Business's Reputation? These Tips Can Help!
Businesses that have great reputations attract more customers and produce more sales. Customers will be happy, and they will tell others about their experience with you. Safeguarding your business reputation is necessary for real success. Managing your reputation is crucial; continue reading for some helpful tips.
Added by Jonathan Floyd on July 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
According to Wikipedia* Reputation Management is the influencing and/or control of an individual's or business's reputation.
To better your business reputation, make sure you follow up with your customers. This is especially the case if your business is larger. You need to make them feel important. Consider…Continue
Added by Jonathan Floyd on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Visitors are 144% more likely to purchase a product after seeing a video.
A web page with…
The service department tends to be the busiest place in a dealership, and service managers must stay in tune with what’s going on. While meetings and discussions can be useful, at times they only result in vague ideas the service staff never acts upon. Just like in any organization, a service…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on June 25, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
What You Should Know About Managing Your Reputation
Solid management of your reputation can result in real business growth. Word of mouth means everything in the business world, and having a great reputation can really impact that word of mouth in a positive way. You will also want to protect…Continue
Added by Jonathan Floyd on June 18, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
Today's market dictates that to succeed as a dealer, you have to create a great customer experience. You have to provide value and give the customer a reason to come back. A great customer experience is now one of the strongest value propositions any dealership can use to increase customer loyalty and…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on June 18, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
Worried About Your Business's Reputation?
Businesses that have great reputations attract more customers and produce more sales. Customers will be happy, and they will tell others about their experience with you. Safeguarding your business reputation is…Continue
Added by Jonathan Floyd on June 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
“When Coca-Cola changed their secret formula in 1983, loyalists were outraged. Coca-Cola received 1,500 calls per day and more than 400,000 angry calls and letters. A psychiatrist Coke hired to listen in on calls told executives that customers sounded as if they were discussing the death of a loved one.” […Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 17, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – June 15th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that the data conversion process from a previous dealership management system (DMS) vendor to Auto/Mate's DMS has become so streamlined that auto dealers and dealership employees no longer have to fear major disruptions to their business. One example of many dealerships that have made the transition is University Motors in Morgantown, West…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on June 15, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments
In a previous article, I provided two very real scenarios that occurred right before Memorial Day weekend and asked readers how they would have handled them. For convenience, I’ve repeated the scenarios again with the actual outcomes…Continue