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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…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on May 14, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments
If it is time to get a new-to-you car, then you will want to do your research.
There are plenty of sources available to help you. Here are some things you will want to research…
Added by Hannah Whittenly on May 3, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Added by Anne Fleming on December 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
According to an article in Tire Business, it is essential for automotive service repair facilities to adopt and embrace technology. Last year was the first year…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on April 26, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
Dealerships are well known for their involvement and participation with local communities and many different charities. From sponsoring little league teams, to larger charity initiatives, dealerships have supported and given back to the communities they serve for a very long time.
Added by Mike Gorun on January 17, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments
There’s a big push in our industry right now to bring as much of the car buying process online as possible. Startups are entering the space believing that consumers want this ability and automotive vendors of all sizes are creating products to facilitate that.
However, some dealers are afraid to adopt…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on October 18, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments
The car-shopping journey has become primarily virtual. Consumers now do most of their research online and learn about dealerships via the internet, and in turn,…Continue
Added by Joey Little on December 11, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Autotrader’s recent Car Buyer of the Future study shows only 17 out of 4,002 people prefer the current car-buying process, with the rest…Continue
If your dealership is able to take advantage of the right tools, you can easily tell which consumers are in the car-buying market and what vehicles they’re searching for. This knowledge, however, means your employees’ approach is key in making sure they attract potential customers instead of scaring them off. …Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 25, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Today’s consumers are more educated than ever, and that plays an enormous role in how they interact with your dealership and what they expect when they set foot onto your showroom floor. It’s important your dealers are prepared to interact with a generation that has access to endless information online and prefers utilizing it by researching their options…Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 18, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
According to Santander Consumer USA, used cars are expected to outsell new cars nearly 2 to 1 this year, making it more important than ever for dealerships and sales…Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 17, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Showrooming, according to businessdictionary.com, is purchasing an item online, or elsewhere, after looking at and inspecting the item in-store.
In other words, consumers will…Continue
You’ve heard quite a bit about millennials, Gen Xers, and earlier generations. Now it’s time for Generation Z to get some time in the spotlight. Gen Z is…Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 5, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Do you know their likes, dislikes, what content they’re most likely to engage with? If you don’t, you should. Knowing your consumers is the first step toward turning them into customers who will return time and again to your dealership.…Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 3, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments
It's the quiet time. Just about everyone has it. Whether it's late at night when everyone's in bed or early in the morning before everyone wakes up, a good chunk of people do much of their important website surfing when there are fewer distractions of life to prevent them from their task at…Continue
One of J.D. Rucker’s outstanding blog postscame across my desk the other day and fueled lots of discussion in the ActivEngage offices. J.D. says that he sees way too many chat providers asking for lead info right off the bat - and we’ve found that this is one of the most destructive things you could do in a conversation. Asking for contact…Continue
Focus On "Point Of Interest" CONTENT For Your Prospects / Shoppers… Cultivate Opportunities
This is a video I shot on site at a Major KIA Dealership in…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on January 1, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
As we all know over 90% of consumers are online when researching and deciding which vehicle that he/she want's to purchase which leads to the inevitable that we must fish where the fish are. Research reveals that effective Internet advertising not only provides dealers with greater reach to car…Continue
Added by J.R. Batchelor on June 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
J.D. Power and Associates released new data earlier this month in their annual "Avoider Study" that show buyers consider an average of 3.3 new vehicles during their shopping cycle. That is up from 3.1 in 2012 and 2.9 in 2011.
According to Jon Osborn, research director at…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on September 13, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments