It’s no surprise to anyone, let alone anyone working in or around a dealership, that the automobile industry is a powerhouse—generating almost a trillion dollars each year in the United States. At about 3.5% of the U.S. GDP, there’s no denying the importance it plays, even with online sales alone. The same is true for the parts and accessories portion of this behemoth … [Read more...] about Auto Parts & Accessories eCommerce: Amazon and eBay
If your goal is to grow the number of searches and referrals you see from your Google My Business pages, step one should be to see what to expect as a baseline. Friendemic conducted research recently, examining hundreds of auto dealer GMB pages of various sizes. Following is what a dealer sees from their Google My Business page in an average week, based on data from … [Read more...] about Get More Traffic to Your GMB Pages with User-Generated Content
COVID-19 has disrupted how consumers interact with businesses in several industries, and auto dealerships are no exception. The industry has had to adapt to how customers get repairs and shop for cars. With economic uncertainty looming, car owners are opting to make repairs to current vehicles now more than ever, both to keep it running for longer as well as increase the … [Read more...] about Survey Reveals Car Repair Trends During the Pandemic
Your Customers Attitudes, Behaviors and Expectations Are Changing I’ve chosen to look at COVID 19 as a ‘great reset’. It’s been said that problems are opportunities-so then what exactly is the opportunity for the Tier 3 dealerships in this new normal? Kantar, a leading worldwide research firm, canvassed over 100,000 people’s opinion in over 60 markets and published … [Read more...] about Why Now is the Time to Revisit Your SEO Strategy
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?