As the world continues to watch and see exactly how the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds, everyone involved in the automotive industry is also eyes wide open on the topic. The outbreak has had a sweeping and profound impact in a short amount of time, and it has been a striking blow to what was a magnificent run of sales dating back to the recession of 2010. How Bad Will Things … [Read more...] about Where the COVID-19 Outbreak Is Impacting Dealers’ Marketing Strategies
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I need an email address. What are the miles? Is the wife on the title to the trade-in? The insurance card is expired. Where’s the etch number? What color is the vehicle? Is there a PO Box I need to make sure is on all the paperwork? I could continue, but as you are probably standing over a trash can eating your lunch while reading this article–I’ll be brief: welcome to … [Read more...] about The ‘Why Behind’
Whether you’re launching a new F&I product, a new bundled package or want to increase the penetration of products you’ve displayed on your menu for some time, developing a detailed plan for success never goes out of style. What will make your five-step plan more fruitful is how it will give your sales and F&I teams tools for planting the seed of desire in prospects … [Read more...] about A Better 5-Step Plan to Product Sales Success
Between a busy career and a larger than average family, I don’t get much time to indulge in a good movie. As it so happens, one of my best friends is a self-confessed cinephile. So when he demanded me seeing Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water when it came out, I thought I had to make the time sacrifice. In a word, the movie was weird. But, do you know what’s even weirder? … [Read more...] about The Sales Funnel & The Shape of Water
Before we start exploring the reasons why every car dealer must conduct an on-site compliance audit in his car dealership, let us form an overview of its fundamental concept and notches of significance. There are federal guidelines that govern each department of a car dealership; for example, there is a Used Car Rule for the sales department and CAN-SPAM Act for the BDC … [Read more...] about Why Conduct an On-site Compliance Audit in Your Car Dealership?