It is no secret that the automotive industry has historically been dominated by the male gender. The NADA Work Force Study of 2015 stated that women make up 47% of the US Labor Force. However, only 23.6% of those women are employed in the automotive industry. Of that 23.6%, only 8% were in key leadership roles, and the other 91% held positions in either administrative or … [Read more...] about Create a More Diverse Workforce to Achieve Greater Success
What exactly is a chatbot? A chatbot is exactly what it sounds like: A robot that manages your conversations. The bot simulates a human-like interaction to give shoppers the information they are looking for. Bots are trained and then speak on your behalf, answering the most frequently asked questions while continuously learning your audience’s needs and … [Read more...] about Chatbot – Friend or Foe
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?
In the not too distant past, I used to pat myself on the back if I took a turnover on a phone call at a dealership from a Business Development Representative (BDR) and closed the appointment after a fifteen-minute conversation. Now, I realize that I could have set THREE appointments in that same fifteen minutes. It is said that there are 3 main reasons why an … [Read more...] about The Power of a Live Turnover in the BDC
Asbury Park, NJ — September 4, 2018 — U.S. auto dealers are continually confused by complicated third-party call center billing techniques. Paying by the minute, paying by the lead, and other traditional metrics are a poor substitute for actual sales results. Starting September 2018, FollowPro Call Centers (www.followprocallservices.com) will launch their “pay per … [Read more...] about FollowPro Launches First U.S. “Pay Per Performance” Automotive BDC Call Center