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Do you remember the days when your mailers were based on actual sales events? Let’s go back in time: back to the days when the sale ran for eight hours only or was valid for just two days—not five. The idea was to crowd the showroom and create a buying atmosphere with a real sense of urgency, as…Continue
Added by Alexia Henson on July 29, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments
Customer expectations are continuously evolving, and for businesses, it’s a matter of keeping up or getting passed by as shoppers look for opportunities that meet their needs in the most efficient and affordable ways.
Dealerships are seeing the changes that have been brought on by technology as…Continue
Added by Joey Little on July 22, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Communication and engagement go together like biscuits and gravy, like macaroni and cheese, like bacon and eggs. Most of the time, it’s pretty hard to have one without the other. (Who wants a dry biscuit anyway?) Now that everyone is hungry, it’s time to take a look at the many ways communication is at work in your dealership and…Continue
Added by Joey Little on July 13, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
For car dealerships, when it comes to marketing, the overwhelming majority of messages tend to revolve around sales. The need to push more units, drive more traffic and conquest new customers seems to be the biggest priority for dealers as far as the allocation of marketing dollars.
The market is…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on July 11, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments
J.D. Power and Associates Delivered Significant Disruptive Impact to the Auto Industry, the following interview explores how, when and why this happened...
In 1968, J.D. Power III took the radical step of soliciting customer feedback about cars through consumer surveys. This move…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on July 9, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
When you think of all the things that go into making your dealership a success, communication ranks at the top of the list.
In fact, without good communication—both inside the dealership and with your customer base—you’ll likely suffer unnecessary losses in sales, employees, and customers. And while it’s one of the most integral pieces…
Added by Joey Little on July 8, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
Unique social engine lets shoppers select, build common ground with sales associate of choice before store visit
TAMPA, FLA, June 28, 2016 –…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on June 28, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments
Added by Michael Thomas on June 27, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
Try placing a service offer in with your next sales mailer. I promise you’ll be happy with the results.
Service has become a highly competitive market. Shops now exist on practically every street corner. It’s hard to find a…Continue
Added by Alexia Henson on June 27, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Every business in existence knows what they do – or what product they offer and the associated features and benefits. Every dealership knows what they do best – which is obviously, sell cars. Successful dealerships equip their team with key players that…Continue
Added by David Metter on June 17, 2016 at 1:46pm — No Comments
For the second time in 3 months, retail sales growth turned negative. What kind of impact will this leave on June sales?Continue
Added by Kris Rosychuk on June 15, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments
While car dealerships aren’t necessarily held in high regards by consumers, there are many dealers out there that are pillars of their community. Big hearted philanthropists who understand the sense of community and the importance of being involved. A great example of this – and the impact it has had on the community…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 14, 2016 at 5:27am — No Comments
Get a vehicle repossessed is a tragedy for a lot of people, but for the new buyers, this can be a deal! Repo vehicles, particularly boat repo are quite cheaper than the actual vehicles. They offer people the opportunity to save thousands of dollars. At the same time, they are mostly in…Continue
Added by Olivia Grey on June 11, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
Has your blog reached its greatest potential?
Your blog can boost traffic to your website, create demand for your products and services, and position your business as a credible resource for information. If you’re not utilizing your…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 10, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
America's pastime offers valuable lessons that can be taken off the field and activated in the showroom. Each baseball film shown below contains powerful insights that car dealers can utilize to further increase sales and improve their overall strategy. …Continue
Added by David Metter on June 8, 2016 at 1:04pm — No Comments
April retail sales grew 49K units over last year, slightly better than forecast. What will this mean for the month of May?Continue
Added by Kris Rosychuk on June 8, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Could it be time to switch more budget away from paid search on Google to social media? You asked - I listened!
Switching to using only social media platforms for promotions could hurt you in the long run, seeing as Google is a "destination place" for many users. Increase your brand awareness by using both in your marketing campaign!
In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will answer this question and explain how you can use both Google's…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 7, 2016 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Create video content that can be utilized by your sales and support team. Dealership do not have to miss out on the opportunity of being able to engage and follow up with their customers. Our free video series allows dealerships to learn how Busivid can help embrace video.
Building a Video Library for your Sales Team…Continue
Added by Mindy Flores on June 6, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
I'm re-launching my Think Tank Tuesday series next week. Until then, I've been encouraging business owners, entrepreneurs, and dealerships to watch the last 4 episodes on branding.
How important is a brand? Critical. Without a brand, your business will lack trust in its followers and won't gain loyal customers or increased sales.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 31, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
There have been countless studies about employee engagement and how, when engaged, employees tend to be happier, more productive and deliver a better customer experience. With a 70 percent annual turnover rate in sales, this is an area that the auto industry – at least on the sales side – has a problem with. Don’t…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 31, 2016 at 5:04am — No Comments