Humans are born to compete. As far back as ancient times, when we competed over every available resource as a matter of life and death, the idea that survival and prosperity are born from struggle seems to be woven into our DNA. The same concept applies in the business world, and certainly in the automotive retailing industry. The fact is a finite number of potential … [Read more...] about Grow Your Base Through Conquest
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?
When a cashier takes your money for your purchase and then sends you off with a deadpan, “have a good one,” how do you feel? On the other hand, Chick-fil-A restaurant’s signature send-off, “My pleasure,” is a big reason it is the most profitable fast-food business in the country. According to an article in Entrepreneur.com, Chick-fil-A “makes more per restaurant than … [Read more...] about Plan, People and Profitability: A Lesson in Chicken
Regardless of your professional title, we are all in sales, and we all have heard the dreaded words: no, not right now, I’ll think about it, maybe another time; and the like. Sales, as Norman Hall had put it, is an “ocean of rejection.” Face it, every sale is a potential risk to the buyer, and every sale requires the buyer to sacrifice something. It is not hard to imagine … [Read more...] about 3 Keys to Influencing Indecisive Customers
Does customer retention have a place in a market shaped by ridesharing, subscriber services, pod cars, autonomous vehicles, Carvana and DriveTime, and ride-hail services such as Uber and Lyft? And as the retail auto landscape continues to morph into sales and distribution models that would have been science fiction just a few years ago, is the pursuit of customer retention … [Read more...] about How Bundling Retention Incentives Benefits Dealers and Consumers