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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'retention' (328)

Welcome to the Circus...See Cars, Elephants and the Wolf Boy!

When automobiles were first introduced into society, people didn’t know what to think. For the most part, early automobiles were reserved for the wealthy, while everyone else continued their transportation needs with the use of horse and carriage.

 

However, people were very curious about this strange…

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Added by Ujj Nath on August 7, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments

Are You Selling Cars or Acquiring Customers?

Most dealers know how many cars they sell on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. But if I asked you how many new customers you acquired this year, would you know the answer?

 

On the service side, you probably know how many ROs were closed last month and how much revenue…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on August 3, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Great Lessons From Historical Mistakes

The automotive industry is changing with self-driving cars, companies such as Uber entering the field and the decline of oil-dependent vehicles.  

 

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…

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Added by Ujj Nath on July 24, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments

Will Amazon Steal Your Tire Sales?

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.

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Added by Ujj Nath on June 26, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Key To Retention: Consistent Contact

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…

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Added by Scott Kane on June 25, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Link Between Electronic MPIs and Unsold Service

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…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Drive Sold-to-Service Converts

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…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

How Small Dealers Can Win the War Over Size

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…

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Added by Ujj Nath on June 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Why Don’t People Schedule Online?

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…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Plugging Holes in the Service Bucket

We are in a new era; one in which dealers make most of their money on the service side and not in new vehicle sales.

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…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

What Can We Learn From A $1000 Toilet Seat?

In my recent travels I went to Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan. A few things struck me: just how space efficient and clean everything was.

 

I visited the famous Tsukuji wholesale fish market. To my surprise, there was no smell of fish. The…

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Added by Ujj Nath on May 21, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

When It Comes to Service the Sky Should NOT be the Limit

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…

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Added by Ujj Nath on May 14, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments

In Car Sales, the Best Social Marketer Wins

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…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 11, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments

Why Creative Marketing Matters

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…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 9, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Yield Management: What We Can Learn From Airlines

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.…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

“Why status-quo” is a mindset that will Kill your Dealership

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…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 11, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

myKaarma Raises $15 Million from Kayne Partners to Further Advance Product Development for Auto Dealer Service Departments

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…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Searching for Service: Tips for a Successful PPC Campaign

When consumers search for vehicle service options in your area, does your dealership’s website appear on the search engine results page (SERP)?

For most dealers, ranking organically for search terms is difficult because their websites are optimized for sales and…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on April 4, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Customer Interaction App Helps Mercedes Benz of North Palm Beach Build Trust and Loyalty with Service Customers

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…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Future of your Service Department

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,…

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Added by Chris Miller on March 30, 2018 at 6:21am — No Comments

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