For many automotive retailers, the importance of your website has never been clearer than during COVID-19. As economic shutdowns and social distancing measures prevented your customers from visiting the store in person, people turned in record numbers to the digital retail experience. Your website should function as your virtual showroom ─ the foundation of your dealership’s … [Read more...] about What Does Website Downtime Actually Cost Your Dealership?
In today’s age of the customer, dealers must compete on more than just price in order to win the sale. Yes, part of that is providing an exceptional consumer experience, but there’s also a huge opportunity to earn a customer’s business by getting involved in the community. According to a CarGurus survey, 45% of CarGurus shoppers said they were somewhat or very likely … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Your Dealership Benefits From Driving Difference in Your Community
Buying a car is a big decision for anyone, and these days you can bet that before a consumer walks into a car dealership, they’ll do a few searches on the internet first. According to Autotrader, in 2016 car buyers spent 88% of their time online to shop, and nearly half used a variety of devices to do so. Those numbers have obviously increased by 2018, along with the … [Read more...] about Does Your Online Presence Do Your Dealership Justice?
Why are customer reviews so powerful? Simply put, everyone loves a good story. Customer reviews are a great way for customers to tell their story and share it with a larger community. The long tradition of storytelling to exchange social information means auto dealers can’t ignore the value of customer reviews when it comes to engaging with potential customers and … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Improve Your Customer Reviews