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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'profit' (139)

Turning Recalls from Trash to Treasure

In a twist of irony, I’ve come to realize what consumers and dealerships have in common when it comes to vehicles recalls – assessing how important they are. Every day I work with dealerships throughout the nation, trying to get them to understand that recalls are not only about vehicle safety but also about an opportunity to engage consumers at their moment…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 21, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments


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How Failing to Train Service Advisors Affects Profitability

All too often, dealers are hesitant to make an investment in training new and Preowned salespeople because turnover in the sales department can be as high as 70 percent according to NADA. Service, however, has always been most dealership’s foundation for profitability. That’s where the phrase “service absorption” comes from.

 

For the most part,…

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Added by Andy Church on January 18, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments

Are you Imprisoned by your DMS?

In today's 20 group meetings, in circles, while attending a new car showing, and just about anywhere you go, dealers are talking about their DMS provider. Even DMS providers seem to be talking about each other, sometimes benignly, other times with soft-malice. And finally, it seems DMS providers today, as I read the litany of articles, want to offer advice on…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on January 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments


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One Factor that Impacts Dealership Profitability

The word “transparency” gets floated around the automotive industry quite often – especially in the last few years. The days of “the invoice is locked in a safe at the corporate office” are gone and consumers have all of the access to data that they need. Yet some Dealerships are still trying to play the game.

 

I understand that dealerships need…

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Added by Andy Church on January 4, 2019 at 7:36am — No Comments

Can Dealers Compete with Online Used Vehicle Retailers?

Read the headlines and you see it everywhere: online used vehicle sales are booming.

 

Carvana is expanding into dozens of new markets and although it has yet to turn a profit, its vehicle unit sales more than doubled and gross profit nearly tripled in Q3 2018. The retailer just announced $2 billion in financing from Ally…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on December 28, 2018 at 7:27am — No Comments

Will Video Bring You New Customers?

While many dealerships agree that video is important and worthwhile, at the same time some think it’s time-consuming and lack the resources to put a video marketing strategy in place.

 

What if I told you that acquiring and scaling a well-planned video marketing strategy which leverages video content for shoppers throughout the entire buying…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 27, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments

fusionZONE Releases Mobile Text Coupons for Sales & Service

Auto Dealers Increase Service Leads Over 200%

With Mobile Text Coupons

 

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calf.,…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on December 20, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

For a Profitable Service Department, Don’t Get Tired of Tires!

91% of service customers defect once they are out of warranty, and those are a dealership’s most profitable customers. What can your dealership do to help retain these valuable customers?

 

Tire sales can easily distinguish your dealership from its competition and decrease defection, but only if they are promoted and sold differently than how…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on December 17, 2018 at 7:21am — No Comments

How To Address Declining Front-End Margins

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor Frankl

 

The news is full of major disruptors; if you follow the headlines you might think that a world filled with autonomous vehicles is imminent (it isn't), or that new owner and retail models will soon put dealers out of business (they…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on December 14, 2018 at 7:20am — No Comments


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Who Need Sales Training? Bah Humbug.

Dealers are constantly inundated by trainers vying for their business. These trainers promise exponential success in sales and profits when they do. Many, however, are one-shot wonders in the sense that they come in, perform their training, get your staff pumped up and leave. What happens then? Chances are the lessons or knowledge that they may have learned…

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Added by Andy Church on December 13, 2018 at 7:08am — No Comments

Customer Experience Upgrades in 3 Simple Steps

Customers don’t necessarily arrive at your dealership expecting a great experience. When it comes to service, many dread a higher-than-normal repair bill. They expect to hear additional maintenance is needed, but don’t want to spend a lot of time at the dealership and can get annoyed if made to wait longer than anticipated.

 

Whether this…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Five Videos Every Service Department Needs

As more dealers turn to fixed ops to grow profits, it's important not to overlook the power of video. Video is a great tool for building customer trust because it allows you to address the perception that dealerships charge too much or try to sell customers unnecessary repairs.

 

An effective video marketing strategy for your service department…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 5, 2018 at 7:15am — No Comments

Facebook Marketplace: A Dealership Primer - Part 3: Vehicle Merchandising

Leveraging Facebook Marketplace to help you sell more cars isn’t difficult if your dealership does it the right way. In part 1 of this series, I talked about the importance of choosing the right partner to maximize success. In …

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Added by Todd Smith on November 29, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Beyond the Postcard: Getting Results with Direct Mail

Have you heard that direct mail is dead? I think it's fair to say that mass mail is dead, but direct mail still has a place in your dealership's marketing strategy.

 

Quite simply, it's about reach. Most dealerships can reach about 50 percent of their customers…

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Added by Kevin Winter on November 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Market Smarter With a Digital-First Approach

Balancing customer engagement and the cost of advertising is your key to increasing your marketing return on investment (ROI).

Sounds simple, right? It is – and it starts with a digital-first strategy. This variation on multi-channel marketing uses digital media channels (such…

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Added by Kate Spangler on November 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are You Discriminating Against Digital Customers?

I’m sure that most managers are familiar with the frustration that comes with discovering a salesperson decided a sale was not to be made without really working the lead, letting a perfectly good customer leave the lot. Perhaps the salesperson pre-qualified them and decided they…

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Added by Steve White on November 19, 2018 at 7:11am — No Comments

Secrets to a Successful Conquest Campaign

As dealers face mounting pressure to exceed sales and service quotas for the year, the ability to find new customers is key to reaching goals. But conquesting is never easy, primarily because you have to rely on third-party data instead of the first-party customer data in your DMS.

 

Partnering with the right marketing vendor is the first step.…

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Added by Kevin Winter on November 16, 2018 at 7:12am — No Comments

AutoLoop Wins 2018 Tampa Bay Tech Award for Best Workplace Culture

Besides producing industry-leading automotive software, the company has also created a unique workplace that recognizes and incorporates the value of play

 

CLEARWATER, FL – November 14, 2018 – AutoLoop LLC, the leading provider of auto industry marketing, sales, and service solutions, announced today that the company has received the 2018 “Workplace Culture Program of the Year” award from Tampa Bay Tech, Florida’s largest…

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Added by Graham Annett on November 14, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

As Safety Value Increases, So Do Repairs

Technology that helps safeguard…

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Added by Chris Miller on November 13, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments

How New Safety Features Mean New Opportunities For Dealers

It’s a common scenario: drivers eating, texting, talking on the phone, taking care of personal grooming, or even reading while on the road. Loosely termed “distracted driving,” it includes any activity drivers engage in when they’re behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

 

A recent AutoLoop study identified the most common of those activities among morning commuters while driving. With a remarkable 48% of…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on November 9, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments

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