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Every year, Forrester publishes their customer service trends report, and 2017 is not an exception. To see what we can expect in this field, we are here reporting on the six most important predictions of Forrester’s analyst Kate Leggett who believes that operations will…Continue
Added by Thomas F. Jung on May 4, 2017 at 6:42am — No Comments
Timonium, MD – June 27th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies announced today it has received a UCSE Tier 1 Support Certification from ShoreTel, a leading provider of business telephony and Unified Communications (UC) solutions. As a certified ShoreTel partner, Helion is authorized to work with auto dealers to design, program and implement custom UC systems, provide support for day-to-day operations…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr on June 27, 2016 at 6:12am — No Comments
Automotive Dealership Internet Phone Sales Training-Outbound Sales Calls-J.R. Batchelor
Training automotive dealership on the effective use of incoming and outgoing sales calls and the importance of follow up with incoming automotive dealership Internet…
Added by J.R. Batchelor on February 24, 2016 at 9:58am — No Comments
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What’s the most time-consuming part of making a sale? More often than not, it’s the paperwork: dragging the customer inside to input information…involving sales managers who are stuck in their offices desking deals...getting trade-in information down on paper to input into the appraisal tool, which is back in the…Continue
Timonium, MD – January 18th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions, is now offering the Cisco® Unified Communications Platform (UCP) for auto dealers, an integrated phone and communications system designed to improve the customer experience and streamline phone processes. Cisco's UCP helps dealerships greatly reduce incidents of lost or dropped calls, placing…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr on January 18, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments
What's the best way to generate more leads from your website? Contrary to popular opinion, the answer isn't to "get more website traffic." Although a comprehensive digital marketing strategy is key to driving appropriate traffic levels to your website, unless those visitors convert into leads, that's money down the…Continue
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Do you remember the AT&T ad slogan “Reach Out and Touch Someone” from the early 1980s? It may have been thirty years since that slogan reached its peak in popularity, but it still has a similar meaning today. Our high-paced, digitally driven world has made it even easier to stay in touch with our friends and…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on December 4, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
When was the last time you tried calling into your own--or another--dealership? Chances are high that the phone went unanswered, you were put on hold, routed into voicemail or were told that the sales or service person you're trying to reach is out to lunch.
The latest data collected from our call center agents is overwhelming: car dealers are missing way too many sales and service opportunities from lost phone leads. Behind showroom ups, these are the highest value inquiries…Continue
Added by Patrick Kelly on October 16, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments
Added by Stephanie Young on April 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Some clouds are huge, with small silver linings. Other clouds are small, dwarfed by the silver lining they bring. This cloud snuck up on many dealers who rely upon Craigslist (CL) to generate a steady source of leads: now, all posts by dealers for their cars and trucks will cost $5 each.
Gone are they days of capriciously spamming the CTD (Cars and Trucks by Dealer) board with hundreds of ads. And I, for one, welcome it. Because now, gone too are the days of…Continue
Added by Justin West on December 3, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments
In this era of tweets, texts and Likes, the wise sales associate still recognizes and practices good phone.
Good phone means knowing how to engage others using the telephone. For sales associates, good phone means having learned how to sell by phone, practiced those skills and worked to overcome it unfamiliarity.
Most any sales associate who makes up their mind to excel at using the phone to drive business can be a success.
Yet for many, the…Continue
Added by Doug Blankenship on August 26, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
The other day I was in a dealership speaking with an owner. He said to me "I have 315,000 VDPs" to which I responded "wow, that it is great". He then said to me "however, VDPs do not cash checks, sales do". I was so happy to hear that because here is someone that really gets it. I am not saying that focusing…Continue
Added by Stan Sher on April 14, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments