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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'sales' (656)

Death of a Salesman, has the day arrived?

Let me share with you my experience, as a customer, intent to purchase a new 2012 vehicle. My name is Ernie Kasprowicz, General Manager and Partner of AutoMax Recruiting and Training, LLC. We are a company focused on staffing auto dealers with quality people within all departments and provide enhanced job skills training…

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Added by Ernie Kasprowicz on March 1, 2012 at 9:34am — 28 Comments

CarFinance Capital Secures $200 Million Credit Facility

Company continues expanding lending programs for the more than one-third of car-buyers with non-prime credit

 

 

Irvine, CA, February 29, 2012– CarFinance Capital LLC (http://www.CarFinanceCapital.com), a specialized provider of non-prime financing for auto dealers, today announced that it has secured a $200 million warehouse credit facility. The new credit line, which is provided by…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 29, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

AutoFerret.com’s AVA Sends 5 Millionth Message to Auto Dealer Customers

Bellingham, WA—February 21st, 2012—AutoFerret.com announced today that its Automated Virtual Assistant (AVA) has sent her five millionth message to auto dealership customers. Considering that it takes an average of two minutes to compose an e-mail, that means AVA has added 10 million minutes of productivity to dealerships’ Internet sales departments nationwide. For each dealer using AVA, that breaks down to more than 16,000 e-mails that the sales team did not have to write.…

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Added by Holly Forsberg on February 21, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

The 31 inch yard stick

Periodically, we receive an email or a phone call from an ISM wanting to know how to increase their closing ratio from 30% to 40%. I often have to bite my lip in order to prevent myself from laughing hysterically. Invariably, I start to ask how that dealership is measuring its closing ratio. However, as I am asking that question, I am always asking myself why isn't there a standard equation for measuring closing ratio?



Let's think about other forms of measurement,…

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Added by Bill Playford on February 17, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

What People Think of Internet Sales Managers

Added by Stephen Murphy on February 16, 2012 at 1:55pm — 11 Comments

Putting the Band Back Together

That’s what I heard most at NADA 2012. Dealers are re-building their Internet marketing departments and they’re pretty excited about it. For the first time in years, many dealers are hiring additional staff to help with increased Internet leads and increased sales. Yet they are doing so cautiously, and from what…

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Added by Mike Shawd on February 13, 2012 at 12:51pm — 9 Comments

3 Effective Ways to Use Social Media to Debunk the Stereotype

If you ask most people where buying a car is on their “comfort scale”, many reply somewhere between a root canal and chronic diarrhea.  Those of us in auto retail know how uncomfortable it can be and for years, many dealers have worked hard to fix that.  We all know the…

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Added by Kathi Kruse on February 13, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Dealerships Using AutoFerret’s Automated Virtual Assistant (AVA) Achieve Average Lead Closing Rates of 28%

Bellingham, WA—February 13th, 2012—AutoFerret.com announced today that vehicle sales data analyzed during the month of January 2012 reveals that its Automated Virtual Assistant (AVA), offers proven ROI for auto dealerships. Eight random dealerships that use AVA allowed AutoFerret.com to access their data for the purpose of analyzing ROI. The average closing rate on leads contacted by AVA was 27.8%, compared with an industry average of 6-12%. Additionally, AutoFerret.com…

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Added by Holly Forsberg on February 13, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

Marketing Aftermarket Accessories to Women

Courtesy of Insignia's Guest Blogger Jody DeVere, CEO of AskPatty.com Inc.

Jody DeVere

The range of vehicle accessories in the automotive aftermarket industry today is nothing less than staggering.  From the simple embellishments like better floor mats and car covers to complete sparkling chrome makeovers and everything in between, there are gizmos and attachments to make virtually any car or truck carry…

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Added by Ashley Poag on February 8, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

DiscountBomb.Com Discount Offer/Visitor Conversion Toolbox For Sales and Service

It’s no big secret that saturated mail brings in customers with a high upfront investment, and no matter if your campaign includes discount offers/specials, free prizes and even a FREE CAR GIVEAWAY, it is still a high risk maneuver in the present economy.   Media Ad Group has completed development on an online version of an exciting consumer take-action component that enhances your marketing efforts and white labeled to fit your business model. Controlled costs are realized with 3…
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Added by Ken Dugas on January 30, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Word Tracks: A Proven Method for Selling Automotive Accessories

Word Tracks: A Proven Method for Selling Automotive Accessories

Insignia has many years of experience in the automotive industry. And, we’ve discovered a few strategies and techniques very successful dealerships use to create…

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Added by Ashley Poag on January 27, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions To Feature New Product Line-Up at NADA in Las Vegas

Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 23rd, 2012 – Booth 1415, NADA—AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions (www.autousadealers.com) announced it will feature its new product line-up at NADA in Booth #1415. The products are designed to help auto dealer Internet sales departments address their biggest challenges, including staffing issues, adhering to written processes, increased competition and more. AutoUSA recently re-positioned itself,…

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Added by Holly Forsberg on January 23, 2012 at 7:55am — 57 Comments

“If I had more traffic, I could sell more cars”

“If I had more traffic, I could sell more cars”



Sound familiar? I’ve heard this several times during my travels the last few weeks and it didn’t matter what part of the country or what franchises.

I was at a long-time Ford client last week, started working with them in September of 1997.  They are coming off of another great profit year, but January had started off a little slow.

I noticed the Sales staff was a little down and in conversations the main…

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Added by Jay Prassel on January 20, 2012 at 5:21am — No Comments

Use Inventory Postings to Drive In-Market Customers to Facebook

Approximately 80% of dealerships have a social media program, with some dealers reporting great success. Others, not so much. Some dealership Facebook Pages have thousands of fans and are very active, while some have only a few fans and employees and post irregularly. Some dealers get plenty of feedback from their fans, and some dealers continually post in a vacuum.

 

But even if your Page has thousands of active fans, do you know how many of them are in the market for a…

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Added by Josh Vajda on January 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A great FREE Webinar to learn about latest in mobile inventory management from Bruce Thompson

This webinar on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. EST, 10:30 A.M. CENTRAL, 8:30 A.M. PACIFIC,is a must attend for dealers wishing to discover how to use the latest in mobile technology to turn their inventories faster and realize more profit. RedBumper, a new breed automotive inventory management company, was founded by inventory management pioneer, Bruce Thompson, former CEO and founder of American Auto Exchange (AAX). Thompson is credited for creating and pioneering the…

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Added by sara callahan on January 19, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

The Best Car Dealership Websites Engage and Convert

Right now, automotive dealerships across the globe are seeking ways to sell more vehicles in a market that appears to be on the upswing.  2012 will see a majority of dealerships dedicating more resources to their …

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Added by Justin Braun on January 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

What is your Vehicle Accessory Sales potential in 2012?

Have you been setting Sales goals for 2012?  How about this one?

Make more money per vehicle sold

Research suggests that when setting goals being as specific as possible…

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Added by Ashley Poag on January 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Imagine Boosting Your Dealership Chat Conversion by 64% with 1 Simple Change

Imagine driving more chat conversations than you ever thought possible!  Proactive dealer chat invitations have …

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Added by Justin Braun on January 12, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

How Should We Play?



 

 

Stating the obvious, the car business -- like the sports we love – can be a hard-fought win. Winning means playing hard, playing smart and playing from a heart of greater discipline, commitment and expectation than the other guys do.

 

In other words, in this battle to sell and service cars, every play must count or we’re creating a lot of activity that in the end doesn’t really matter.

 

Whether in football or selling…

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Added by Kurt Kubicki on January 10, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

RedBumper to Unveil Revolutionary Smartphone-Centric Tools to Optimize Auto Dealer Inventory, Maximize Profit, at NADA 2012

Dallas, TX – January 10, 2012RedBumper, (http://redbumper.com/) a new breed automotive inventory management company, today announced that it will unveil the first true mobile inventory management system at the 2012 NADA & ATD Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, NV, February 3-6.  The new system is entirely Smartphone-centric and enables auto dealers to achieve faster turns, higher profits and volume sales,…

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Added by sara callahan on January 10, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

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