Transformation isn't about improving, it's about re-thinking.- Malcolm Gladwell In the earliest of days, weeks, and even months for auto dealerships returning to business (open doors at the facility), we are getting some encouraging early indications of leads being a decent volume, retail sales bouncing back a bit, and revenue and profit returning to levels of operational … [Read more...] about This Is How Automotive Retail is Transforming
Let’s start with a few recent consumer sentiment and behavior data points. Some good news, some bad news for OEMs and Auto Dealers. IBM recently conducted a consumer sentiment survey in the U.S. to assess current and future forecasted feelings and behavior across many topics, including comfort in returning to a work office, healthcare, travel, movies, and more. We also … [Read more...] about Post Covid-19: You “Sell” Online, Now What?
The world’s great philosopher Mike Tyson said it best: “Everybody has a plan, until you are punched in the mouth.” Well, we all just got punched in the mouth. As a business, we had plans to become more digital; we had plans to keep evolving customer experiences; we had plans to provide more technology and tools to help us do business with a customer. These plans just … [Read more...] about Everything has Changed, FOREVER! The Post COVID-19 World of Automotive Retail
What will be the business model and value of dealers in the future? In order to get a perspective on the future of auto retailing, we must first be clear on the definition and elements of retailing today and going forward. “Retail” is not merely the in-store experience or the physical presence of a brick-and-mortar dealership. It is more than just the online shopping … [Read more...] about The Future of Auto Retail—A Future Perspective