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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'customer' (771)

How to Increase Customer Repurchase Rates

Repeat buyers account for an increasing share of new vehicle sales and now represent 31% of all new vehicles purchased at a dealership, compared to 29% a few years ago.

This trend is good news for dealers due to the lower cost of retaining vs. acquiring…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on January 24, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

DealerBuilt Appoints Jonathan Burr as Chief Information Officer

Grapevine, Texas, January 7, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on January 7, 2020 at 6:57am — No Comments

How You Make Them Feel *IS* the Product

Technology companies often focus on their products and leave service levels far behind. They rely on shiny objects and whiz-bang features to sell products. Companies that lead with technology often forget that the result of a customer interaction isn’t the technology – it’s how the customer feels using the technology. At fusionZONE, we strive to be…

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Added by Ed Barton on January 6, 2020 at 6:12am — No Comments

The Wrong Way to Increase Service Revenue

In search of service revenue, dealerships turn to randomly scheduling service appointments regardless of shop capacity.

Or they take everyone that drives up. This can easily overwhelm the service department. It leaves customers frustrated and causes a LOSS in service revenue from…

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Added by Dan Beres on December 12, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

DealerBuilt Appoints Successful Finance Professional Brian Marshall as Chief Financial Officer

Grapevine, Texas, December 10, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on December 10, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments

Is Mobile Service the Answer to Higher Recall Completion Rates?

Recall completion percentages have been increasing, but despite increased communication attempts, that increase is hitting a plateau.

 

A recent trend reveals that many vehicle owners are very interested in mobile services. Currently, the percentage of independent repair shops that offer mobile services dramatically outweighs franchised dealers.…

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Added by Dan Beres on December 2, 2019 at 7:01am — No Comments

3 Strategies to Cultivate Enthusiastic and Loyal Fans

It costs most dealers about five times as much to acquire a new customer than to retain those they already have. Yet, increasing customer retention by as little as five percent can increase profits by up to 95 percent, according to the research group Bain & Company.

 

That’s because loyal customers and enthusiastic fans will keep coming back - and they’ll refer friends and family to your dealership. Loyal customers also tend to prioritize great customer…

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on November 11, 2019 at 7:14am — No Comments

5 Essential ORP Communications

Your dealership has probably been using an owner retention program (ORPs) for years, but when was the last time you evaluated the effectiveness of each communication?

One thing is certain. Sending out the same communications with the same messages via the same channels, again and again, isn’t a winning strategy. The goal of an ORP is to…

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Added by Courtney Evans on November 8, 2019 at 6:36am — No Comments

How to Make the Most of Your Marketing in a Down Market

Consumers have grown tired of the countless vanilla marketing messages many companies keep sending (and yes, that includes OEMs and dealers.) However, the marketing tactic that is enjoying success is relevant marketing directly aimed at a specific individual. Relevance is the key to winning today’s consumers. But, it’s not only about relevance, it also…

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Added by Timmy D. James on October 25, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments

Accessibility is Good Business!

That feeling of dread – the letter arrives at the dealership with a return address from an attorney you don’t recognize, addressed to "Owner" or "General Manager." Inside is a demand letter indicating that your website or mobile application is inaccessible as required under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). You need to contact them right away to…

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Added by Ed Barton on October 24, 2019 at 6:47am — No Comments

Dealer Websites Fail to Meet Customer Expectations

A recent Affinitiv survey of 1,000 automotive consumers reveals that dealerships are falling short when it comes to delivering personalized, online shopping experiences to customers. In the same study, we analyzed a sample of 100 dealer websites to better understand the current level of personalization that dealers are offering.

 

Why the focus…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on October 18, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

Use Data to Improve the Customer Experience

When we think of using customer data, it’s often in the context of marketing. I’ve written previously on how…

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Added by Courtney Evans on September 13, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is Your Hair on Fire?

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties; or you alter yourself to meet them," ~Writer, Phyllis Bottome.

 

For those of you that know me, or if you have followed my blogs for a while, you probably know that customer service is a passion of mine. I genuinely…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on September 4, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

fusionZONE Automotive Hires Automotive Industry Digital Marketing Specialist Adam Swanson as OEM Director

Lakeland, FL, September 3, 2019 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC today announced the appointment of Adam Swanson as OEM Director. Swanson is a successful consulting executive with over ten years of experience at leading teams in enterprise-level automotive consulting strategy. He is also a specialist in…

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Added by Ed Barton on September 3, 2019 at 7:04am — No Comments

Is Your Website Driving Your Best Leads Away?

A recent article from consulting giant Deloitte has added new importance to the role of retailer websites in the average consumer’s vehicle purchase journey. According to the results of its…

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Added by Graham Annett on August 29, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments

The Truth About Reviews

These days, consumers usually look at online reviews when deciding not only WHAT they are going to buy, but also WHO to buy it from. However, there have been plenty of scandals in the retail industry concerning fake or paid reviews. So, it gets a little cloudy in the water, and consumers have gotten somewhat cynical.

 

Take Amazon. Hundreds of…

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Added by Paul Moran on August 23, 2019 at 7:03am — No Comments

Getting Service Recommendations Is Child's Play

Customer experience and standing out from the competition by excelling at customer satisfaction is still very much a good business practice today. Time is valuable for today's busy consumers, and many dislike the vehicle service experience at dealerships because of long wait times.

Loaner cars and shuttles help, but they can end up making it…

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Added by Dan Beres on August 13, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Use Customer Data to Build Better Relationships

For such a small word, the word ‘data’ packs a pretty big punch. Some marketers get overwhelmed when they hear it because they believe it’s complicated. Others give it a bad rap without really understanding the benefits.

 

Yet it’s difficult to deny the advantages of data-driven marketing:

 

  • 2 out of 3 leading marketers admit…
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Added by Courtney Evans on August 9, 2019 at 7:15am — No Comments

In The Modern Marketing Puzzle, Don’t Lose Focus On The Customer Experience

I read an interesting study recently in MarketingWeek.com. It found that while marketers believe in the importance of the customer experience, within 2-3 years, that importance will decline due to business growth, transformation, and disruptive technologies.

 

According…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on August 6, 2019 at 7:31am — No Comments

Take Control of Your Customer Experience By Breaking Down Your Data Silos

One of the biggest hurdles dealerships face when attempting to create a personalized experience for every customer is breaking down their data silos. Data silos are common in virtually every auto dealership today. They…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on August 1, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments

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