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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

From the Trenches - 2012 Put your money where your mouth is

 

2012 – the year that makes or breaks you!  This is the year of natural selection… survival of the fittest.

 

All of us have a pretty basic question to ask ourselves.  Do we invest in the past… or the future?  Is our loyalty to what was… or to what will…

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Added by Tom Gorham on January 8, 2012 at 12:30pm — 31 Comments

Inbound Marketing Trends for Automotive Dealerships

Inbound Marketing is the most effective technique to sell vehicles on the Internet and automotive …

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Added by Justin Braun on January 5, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid!

What a year we've had.  There were ups and downs, but I'm so looking forward to next year.  I had the privilege of working with enough dealers to see an even bigger need for training in 2012.  But, my challenge is not that I see it, but getting dealers to see it as well.  As many in my industry know, the most common objection to training of any kind is that the dealer has it handled.  They just don't see a need.  In my opinion, many of them just don't see!

For example:  Follow-up. …

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 30, 2011 at 6:51am — No Comments

Auto Association Chooses Training Company

Auto Dealer Association Names Training Company as Source for Members

The Minnesota Auto Dealers Association has selected The Dealer Resource Group as a training source for 2012. The Dealer Resource Group will provide sales training to member dealers in the areas of sales, negotiation skills, Internet, and basic selling skills.…

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 30, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

Dealers Beware: 5 Ways to Suck at Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing is the practice of getting yourself “found” by people already learning about and shopping in your industry.  For dealers, this means …

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Added by Justin Braun on December 29, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons It’s Not Your Breath

No doubt, things like bad breath can be a turn off. However, most of the time a customer walks without buying isn’t because of halitosis across the desk.

 

For sure, sales associates must attend…

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Added by Kurt Kubicki on December 27, 2011 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Difference In Being Different

We all have one week of work before 2011 becomes a collection of files to be stored away.  Sure, we'll go back and get some things for this years taxes.  Perhaps even take a look at some trends that occurred during the year.  But what are the things that will make 2012 a better year for you?  Chances are, there will be talk of improvement, higher numbers, better grosses, and maybe even a reduction in expenses.  But, it will all fade before the Christmas decorations are taken down.

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 26, 2011 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

2011 & Year End Sales in Review



This is the last full business week before Christmas, and for many businesses it won’t even be a full week with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day falling on the weekend. Besides preparing for the holidays and their own family traditions, car dealers are gearing up for that magical week between Christmas and New Year’s that oftentimes brings in some of their best sales of the year.



This has been an interesting year for the automotive world. Coming off of a year…

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Added by Amanda Meuwissen on December 22, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

DMEautomotive Helps Dealers Provide Customers with ‘Best Chance’ to Buy a New Vehicle

Best Chance Equity Communications from DMEautomotive automatically identifies and markets to customers “in equity” with current vehicle; helps dealers increase valuable late-model used inventory and generate new vehicle sales

 

Daytona Beach, FL -- December 15, 2011 – …

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 15, 2011 at 5:14am — No Comments

Dealers, Why Aren’t You Blogging? 4 Reasons to Create and Leverage a Dealer Blog

“Blogging is the most underutilized yet powerful marketing force that dealers have at their disposal.”



That’s what automotive…

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Added by Justin Braun on December 14, 2011 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Bridging the Multi-Billion Dollar Certification Gap

There is a huge ‘certification’ gap in our industry that represents a potential loss of billions of dollars by used car dealers.



Consider: over 35 million used cars were sold last year, but fewer than 2 million of them were certified by OEM-sponsored programs. This is a stunning fact given that consumers are willing to pay, on average, a 12-27% premium on a certified vehicle.



Let’s add the numbers up: the average cost of a used…

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Added by Jeffrey Schwartz on December 12, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Consulting, Coaching and Next-Level Products for Dealerships - Infinite Prospects (201) 448-7253 (SALE)

Adam Ross, Managing Director of Infinite Prospects, discusses how he helps car dealerships leverage the internet to drive more leads and sales that drive a return on investment. Find out more at http://www.infiniteprospects.com.

Added by Adam Ross on December 9, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

While the majority of my time is now spent trianing new salespeople, I still get to work with experienced teams on occassion.  I enjoy this break, especially during this time of year.  It's always ea…

While the majority of my time is now spent trianing new salespeople, I still get to work with experienced teams on occassion.  I enjoy this break, especially during this time of year.  It's always easy to get new people to set high goals becasue they're still excited about their new career and want to make a great impression.  Getting veterans to set goals is more like trying to get a college student to be done with a major paper BEFORE the night before!

As an expert in human personal…

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 5, 2011 at 5:20am — No Comments

The Probability of Accountability

I arrived roughly 10 minutes early to train a new dealer client last week.  I meandered around the showroom trying to get a feel for who they were as a store and how they presented their dealership brand.  That’s when I came across a salesperson sitting at his desk with a very familiar CRM…

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Added by Joe Webb on December 5, 2011 at 4:30am — 11 Comments

An Email From a Random 17 Year Old Girl Who Saw One of My Videos on YouTube and My Response To Her...

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An Email From a Random 17 Year Old Girl Who Saw One of My Videos on YouTube and My Response To Her... 

This is a REAL Email from Megan and it just blows me away that there are kids like this girl out there just wishing she had a direction and an opportunity... Yet there are Hundreds of Thousands of Sales People, Automotive Sales people that accept mediocrity, some…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on December 4, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments

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