What You Do Speaks so Loudly, I Cannot Hear What You Say People inherently value freedom of flow. The difference between your bedroom and a prison cell is whether you can leave it. While the pandemic severely restricted travel and tourism rates fell off a cliff, holiday travel numbers still reached record highs for this year. People value the ability to go places and will … [Read more...] about Is Your Dealership Site Ready for the New Era of Car Buyers?
Remember the days when internet leads were coming in by fax just like the daily lunch specials from the local pizzeria still do? Those were the days that, sadly, I did not experience as I started selling cars just as CRM tools became popular. I remember the Internet Sales department consisting of salespeople that gave prices, created appointments, and sold vehicles directly to … [Read more...] about A Time-Lapse of Automotive Retailing & the BDC as We Know It
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
Simply put, in times of crisis, we look to the experts. We turn to the voices that will provide us with actionable support to help us navigate through uncharted waters. We want to make smart business decisions during this time so we can thrive in a post COVID-19 world. In response to the pandemic’s impact, Google has compiled a variety of best practices for … [Read more...] about A Roundup of Google’s Latest Best Practices for Your Dealership
I can’t stress enough the importance of a clean, up-to-date marketing database. Data inaccuracy harms your efficiency and effectiveness and makes you look like an amateur– no trait any potential customer is looking for. This problem isn’t unique to dealerships, but as other industries adapt and change with consumer expectations, automotive retailers are falling … [Read more...] about Want New Revenue Opportunities for Your Dealership? They’re in the Data