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It’s a sad fact that current recall repair compliance rates are so abysmal.
Most dealers know it., the Feds know it, state governments know it, and the manufacturers know it. Resolving this recall crisis starts with a notification. But, people simply don’t read recall…
Added by Chris Miller on June 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
These days, customer experience is a vital part of the car buying process. And, the first part of that experience is your dealership’s appearance in the eyes of your customers, both on and offline. Sadly, I see far too many lots that are poorly presented – they look terrible. I’m sure you have seen them and know what I…Continue
Added by John Wingle on June 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
In the old days, if consumers wanted to buy a product or find specials, they turned to the Sunday paper, the radio, or simply visited their local store. Then, the Internet appeared, and everything changed. It became incredibly easy for consumers to find information and, at the same time, gave marketers more ways to push their messages to…Continue
Added by Steve White on June 21, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
On average, dealers capture just half of the necessary service work that needs to be performed on vehicles that come into their service lanes. This is a big leakage point that has a direct impact on service revenue. It also offers tremendous untapped potential.
In addition to acquiring new…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
In 2014, due to safety concerns, Toyota issued a recall notice for a power inverter on its popular Toyota Prius. Nothing abnormal. But for the fact that, even after the recall was fixed, customers continued coming in with issues – hundreds of them – and that’s when Roger Hogan’s dealership decided…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Almost half of a dealership’s sales customers never return for their first service appointment – that’s a hefty chunk of a dealer’s lifetime service potential!
What causes this pattern in car buyers, and how can you channel more of them from your showroom to your service lane? AutoLoop…
Added by Doug Van Sach on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 1 of this 2 part video…
Added by Timmy D. James on June 14, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
When it comes to earning business, the customer experience has become a key differentiator. These days, sales and service customers tend to choose convenience and experience over pricing. In fact, dealers that consistently provide an…Continue
Added by sara callahan on June 14, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
If you have been paying attention to industry trends I am sure you have noticed the ever-increasing gap between the size of smaller dealerships and large auto groups. Groups are swallowing up smaller dealers left and right as they continue to grow.
Of course, size…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on June 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
According to the 2017 JD Power CSI survey, only 13 percent of consumers scheduled their vehicle service online.
The progress toward online scheduling has been glacially slow, rising only two percentage points over the past three years.
This is despite the fact that…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
For decades, advertising enjoyed a fairly predictable business.
Print, radio, and TV coalesced into a three-pronged approach that was mastered after decades of relative stability. Simply put, if a vendor demonstrated expertise, then clients willingly trusted them, generation…
Added by Steve White on May 31, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Great content comes in several forms.
However, many people think of content as just the written word, such as blogs and articles. For those who aren’t writers, or don’t have the time to write, this can seem like a daunting task.
It’s tough coming up with ideas and, even when…Continue
Added by sara callahan on May 24, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Yet, as an industry we still spend far more money marketing the sales side of the business, and on conquest marketing, than we do on service marketing and customer…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
I visited the famous Tsukuji wholesale fish market. To my surprise, there was no smell of fish. The…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on May 21, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments
At the recent 2018 F8 Developers Conference, Facebook introduced Facebook Journeys, a new enhancement to their Analytics, which will reportedly give businesses an omni-channel view…Continue
Added by Steve White on May 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Following email deliver-ability best practices is more than making sure your customers receive your…Continue
Added by Graham Annett on May 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
There are few things sales managers find more painful than looking into their CRM and finding unanswered sales leads -- whether those leads sat for hours or sometimes, days, each is a missed opportunity.
That’s why there are so many outsourced BDC services…Continue
One of the best ways to get your name out to your audience is through a consistent regimen of relevant educational content of interest to your audience. This helps position key people in your dealership or organization as industry thought leaders and gains indirect brand exposure.
Added by sara callahan on May 17, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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
In the age of customer experience, successful salespeople have transitioned from an “always be closing” mindset to an “always be helping” mindset. In fact, the title of salesperson isn’t really an accurate reflection of what the job entails any more. A better title would perhaps be Trusted…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on May 11, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments