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?
It’s no secret that every car buyer is different. They have specific tastes. Some look for a particular model and make, and some prefer buying their vehicles from local car dealers. The list of preferences each buyer has is quite vast. However, these buyers have one thing in common, and that is, most of them search their preferred vehicles on the internet. With technology … [Read more...] about Using “Search” for Car Dealers
I’ve heard third-party listing sites described as a necessary evil in automotive. They provide valuable information to consumers and valuable leads to dealerships but many argue that these connections should happen without the third-party and their additional cost to dealers. Everyone is right here: some organic customer/dealer connections do happen, but I believe the … [Read more...] about The Real Value of Third Parties in Automotive
Reaching customers online can drive sales before they visit dealerships With the power of the internet at their fingertips, consumers of all ages increasingly research what they want to buy before making their purchases. In the U.S. alone, it is projected that by 2021 230.5 million people will be shopping online, up from 209.6 million in 2016. It’s a sign that they are … [Read more...] about The Impact of Digital Marketing and Online Car Sales
"Just get 'em in the door" isn't good enough anymore. And in a lot of places right now, it's against the law. Many salespeople are furloughed, working limited hours, or staring out at empty showrooms during the Great Quarantine. You can't do business the old way and still maintain social distance. But fortunately you don't have to. While many dealers are doing … [Read more...] about How To Sell More Cars Working From Home In Your Underwear