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Even if you don’t believe, as I do, that high sales staff turnover is the number one issue facing the auto industry today; we certainly can agree it is right at the top of the list. There is not one positive thing that happens at our dealerships as a result of high turnover, and the benefits of low sales turnover are so obvious that I don’t need to list them.
High sales turnover has completely undermined training efforts. It creates the mental attitude amongst many managers…Continue
Added by Paul Sansone Jr. on February 25, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments
you will see my name “SANSONE” etched into my new Cutco Cutlery set. What’s amazing to me is that I didn’t think I needed a new set of knives, I certainly didn’t have any difficulty cutting my last steak.
So why do I own them ???? Because Cutco is smart…Continue
Imagine having customers so loyal that they are willing to pay you just to do business with your dealership. Do you think a customer that makes an investment in your loyalty program would be more or less likely to remain loyal to you and your brand? Three companies have successfully managed…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on February 1, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
1) It's 6-7 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an old one - White House Office of Consumer…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on January 22, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments
Oftentimes, businesses adopt a rewards program to thank their frequent customers and to encourage and increase the likelihood that they will return. While these are both excellent reasons to have a rewards program, a business must carefully consider how to structure the program and what to offer to not…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on January 21, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
As the holidays quickly approach, many companies are giving back to their customers. Through toy drives, volunteering at local charities or fund-raising, businesses across the nation are pooling their resources to help the needy. Some businesses, however, have chosen to direct their resources to the…Continue
Dealers advertise low price loss leaders and court an Internet buyer with competitive pricing that sometimes results in negative gross deals. Service departments advertise low priced oil changes to both upsell and win a new customer.
I am sure many of you will have heard the saying “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s meant to be.” While this may be good advice for relationships, it’s certainly not good advice for business. A recent whitepaper…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
DISH Network, which owns Blockbuster, officially announced last week that they would be closing all 300 U.S. Stores. There was a time when local video stores were the dominant retail outlets to rent movies from. Then along came the mega-video stores…Continue
I’ve written many articles about the different types of loyalty and how each can affect your business’ growth and revenue. However, I’ve never written an overview of how all these components fit together in a holistic manner. Hopefully, this blog article will help put the pieces together…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 12, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
In July, I wrote an article that was published in Dealer magazine titled “Beam Me Up! How Service May Look In The…Continue
I came across an excellent blog article recently that discussed the different forms of loyalty that exist in the car business. In this article, the author described three levels of customer…Continue
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
Wards Dealer Business - Competitive prices and fixing it the first time are important to dealership service department customers. Yet, service that stops there falls short of building loyalty.
What customers also want from their dealership are transparency, choice and control, say fixed-operations experts and dealers.
“In fixed operations for …Continue
Added by Jim Leman on October 14, 2013 at 8:14am — No Comments
In my sessions at conferences, I discuss the importance of measuring and holding employees accountable. Doing this consistently allows you to identify your top performers, check for consistency across areas of responsibility and identify employees and/or processes that may need…Continue
How’s your attitude towards shoppers who walk without buying?
The right first response should be, with curiosity: Why didn’t the customer buy? A range of reasons might answer the question – from wrong inventory and price to poor presentation or dislike of the sales associate.
For whatever reason a shopper leaves the showroom without buying, the productive attitude is one that focuses on opportunity.…Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on September 26, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
A new benchmark report published last month by RSR Research, provides some interesting information about retailers and the shifts in focus and importance from 2012 to 2013.
According to the study, 61 percent of retailers…Continue
As I’m sure you’ve heard, Apple will start selling their new iPhones tomorrow. The buzz leading up to the announcement was typical with speculation running wild, leaked photos and chatter just about everywhere. After the announcement however, the buzz shifted away from excitement towards disappointment. People got…Continue
One challenge all businesses face is creating loyal customers. As business owners, we try to analyze our customers to figure out what methods we can use to build that base of customers which is so important to future growth. Without loyal customers, your efforts at customer acquisition quickly go from growing your…Continue
In almost every aspect of your dealership, you calculate ROI. Whether you’re looking at your ad spend, calculating labor costs or analyzing your digital marketing, the first, and last, thing you think about is ROI. How is my spending this money going to help me make more money? At times, we choose…Continue