On the old classic TV show "Lassie," Timmy never fell down a well, contrary to popular belief. But viewers knew if Timmy did, he could rely on Lassie to get help. According to a J.D. Power conclusion based on a survey of 85,000 respondents, the #1 attribute car buyers look for in their next vehicle purchase is reliability. But what exactly do they mean? The dictionary … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Put Reliability at the Center of Your Store’s Success
Recently, I set out on a quest for the perfect guest room mattress set. This mattress would be used around six weeks out of the year, mostly by our elderly parents when they visit. I had a decent budget, but I certainly didn’t want to spend more than a thousand dollars. As you can imagine, a name brand was crucial to field any potential commentary from the in-laws. I was a … [Read more...] about With High Regard—What Buying a Mattress Taught Me About Customer Service at the Dealership
We are in a period of great uncertainty. Travel is restricted; here in a suburb of Seattle, Washington (where I am writing this) events over 50 people have been officially canceled; gatherings of any size are discouraged; schools, churches, health clubs, hair salons, bars, and restaurants are all closed under mandatory order. And while many folks are working at home, lots of … [Read more...] about Your Customer Communication Survival Guide for COVID19
We are in unchartered and distressed waters, and we need to make adjustments now. The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a global social and economic crisis that is impacting billions. On March 11, the COVID-19 threat was elevated to a new level when the World Health Organization officially characterized the virus as a pandemic. Since, in the United States alone, … [Read more...] about The New Customer Experience – Adjusted for Social Distancing and the Coronavirus
It might sound counterintuitive, but one of your best ongoing opportunities for boosting dealership sales lies in the Service department. Consider the typical sales prospect walking through your showroom front doors. They wait for an average of six years between vehicle purchases.1 Their life circumstances are wildly different from the last time they bought, and yet they … [Read more...] about Sales Opportunities Start… In Service?