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This old adage addresses the fact that opportunities are best when you get the jump on the situation. And this is certainly true when it comes to building rapport with customers at your dealership. Here’s what to…Continue
Added by CPI Results on March 17, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments
It wasn’t too long ago that a mandatory part of the delivery process included the salesperson walking the customer into service, introducing them to a service advisor and helping to begin that relationship between the customer and the service department. Even now it’s a critical question on many manufacturer CSI sales surveys.
But I find that these days many…Continue
Added by Tom Cannata on September 15, 2016 at 5:38am — No Comments
One of the things dealers constantly have to battle with is the consumer trust factor. Historically, some auto dealerships have kept information away from consumers. So, as is human nature, consumers then thought these dealers had something to hide.
To add to this issue of trust, in many dense markets, dealers participate in a fierce race to the bottom --…Continue
Added by David Metter on June 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
In my last blog article, I discussed the importance of building rapport with leads through the use of “Why Buy From Me” and “Lead Response” videos personalized for each customer. Now I would like to take this one step further -- Building rapport should in fact start much earlier than simply upon the receipt of a lead.
Think about the first contact a customer…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
That classic line from the song “Somebody to Love” by legendary band, Queen epitomizes the destination for consumers and the goal of all salespeople. There’s not a doubt in my mind that you’ve heard the phrase “People buy from people they like.” In the past, a consumer had to come into a dealership to start the car shopping process. This is where the important skill of…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 17, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Virtually every dealership today uses their website, social media channels, and email to be a part of their “voice” when it comes to communicating with their customers and begin building a “trust” relationship long before the shopper ever visits their store.
The ultimate goal of each of these communications is to drive the consumer to your lot. Your team is…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on October 13, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Last week, the newly appointed host of “The Tonight Show” mentioned on the air that he was in the market for a new truck. Of course, manufacturers couldn’t resist the golden opportunity to try and convince the star to choose theirs.
Ford responded first urging Jimmy to check out the 2015 F-150, within minutes of his proclamation.…Continue
As I mystery shop automotive dealers on a weekly basis, I am amazed at the lack of follow up phone skills that are still out there. Even more, I am amazed at the lack of follow up attempts that most Internet and BDC departments have. This is either lack of training, lack of…
Added by Stan Sher on February 2, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments