The automotive industry is no stranger to change, but COVID-19 cast us into a situation we’ve yet to experience. With stay-at-home orders and tight business restrictions over the first few months, the market saw an immediate impact. But now, as those orders and restrictions begin to loosen, many are preparing to resume business activity. However, the rules and processes you’ve … [Read more...] about 4 Best Dealership Practices to Navigate an Uncertain Market
It’s Time to Act Fast. As a company that lives and breathes data, we turn to the numbers in times of uncertainty. When we need answers, we rely on data, not gut, to guide us for the smartest decisions. It allows us to gain full transparency into what’s working, and what's not, and in turn, act fast. In a world that has completely shifted to an online buying process, … [Read more...] about Newly Released Research Reveals An Emergence of New Automotive Markets
A recent report by McKinsey and Company entitled "Reimaging the office and work-life after COVID-19", found 80% of people reported enjoying working from home during the COVID pandemic. With so many companies deciding how, when, and whether they will bring their employees back to work, now is a great time to examine your dealership's culture and determine if your original store … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Rebuild Your Dealership’s Culture Post-COVID-19
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 amount of work thrust upon the contemporary Internet agent has increased dramatically over the past five years. It’s not enough to simply email and call a potential customer after they had just submitted a lead submission form. Now they need to text, shoot walk around and intro videos, then text and email those videos, not to mention still confirm pricing and availability. … [Read more...] about Remember to Be Human