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Customer experience has become an industry “buzz term” of late when talking about customer acquisition and building loyalty. Most of the time, the focus is on the small things that turn a customer off -- attitudes, inefficient processes, or other such actions. But what happens when, well, everything goes wrong?
Imagine if a couple visited a showroom where they…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 15, 2017 at 6:29am — No Comments
If you’ve ever worked in automotive retail, you know that there are constant internal struggles going on between employees and their departments. The structure of most dealerships actually encourage this – similar to how a salesperson’s pay plan incents them to sell cars.
The most obvious friction oftentimes occurs between sales and service. While in theory,…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
In a recent interview with Automotive News, Masahiro Moro, head of Mazda North American Operations, detailed Mazda’s plan to increase customer loyalty for both the OEM and its dealers. While his plan mostly revolves around vehicle quality and diversity, as…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 10, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments
In the automotive industry, hundreds of customers pass through dealerships on a daily basis. Each of these customers will interact with dealership staff multiple times during their visit - whether they’re there to buy a car, or for a simple oil change. It’s very easy to function as an organization with a focus on efficiency - how quickly can you complete a…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 17, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments
I’ve written many articles about the different types of loyalty and how each can affect your business’ growth and revenue. However, I’ve never written an overview of how all these components fit together in a holistic manner. Hopefully, this blog article will help put the pieces together so that you better understand these concepts more…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 12, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
There are countless articles on how hard it is to create a truly loyal customer and how easy it is to lose one. Creating customer loyalty is a challenge that all businesses face. There are many techniques and strategies that can assist you along this path but, at times, we’re presented with opportunities that can accomplish this instantaneously.
Added by Mike Gorun on October 29, 2013 at 5:53am — No Comments
Articles are continuously being written in hopes of dissecting and duplicating the Apple Store experience for other businesses. I’ve even seen sessions at industry conferences that revolve around how to duplicate this in car dealerships. While I agree that it should be every dealership’s goal to achieve the level of loyalty that Apple has, an interesting thought occurred to…Continue
Evidence gathered from top retail groups, including auto dealerships, indicates that employee loyalty directly affects customer loyalty and thus business results.
Dealer operators and their managers do their business, their stakeholders and their shareholders disservice when…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 23, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments