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AutoTrader releases groundbreaking statistics on the future of the automotive shopping experience.
Millennials have the pedal to the mobile metal and are shaking up the automotive…
After decades of working in, and consulting with, the marketplace I’ve become convinced that the vast majority of people who miss their potential are not lazy; they are unfocused. Many put their hearts and energies into building a great career, business and life, yet never rise above mediocrity. Others become wildly successful, but still fall far short of what they could have accomplished had they focused their time, energy, talents and resources more intensely on a daily…
Daytona Beach, FL – August 19, 2014 –DMEautomotive (DMEa) today released new research proving that mobile app users become more frequent visitors to a dealership’s service department after they download the app. The study looked at 307 dealerships nationwide that offer a…
ADP Announces Post-Spin Name of its Dealer Services Business
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – August 19, 2014 – ADP Dealer Services, Inc., a division of ADP®
and a leading global technology solutions provider dedicated to helping dealerships and manufacturers drive
measurable results, is pleased to announce that Dealer Services’ new company name will be CDK
Global, Inc., once the…
Today’s Women’s Wednesday we are focusing on the up$ide of reviews and what they really boil down to with women shoppers, prospects and buyers.
While you know that women buy almost half of all cars purchased and influence even a much higher number, are you aware of the real upside in selling more cars to women by…
Does your staff gravitate towards drama? We all have overheard at one time or another our staff talking about customers. What is your action plan to eliminate drama in your dealership?
Click the link below not only to hear the consequences of allowing drama in your shop, but also how to combat it!
More than 37 million vehicles have been recalled so far in 2014. Will these recalls have an adverse impact to lender portfolios? I’d like to see if you have time to review new research from Black Book Lender Solutions that takes a closer look at what lenders might expect. Click here to download the report.
While safety has understandably been the main concern with these and most…Continue
After decades of working in, and consulting with, the marketplace I’ve become convinced that the vast majority of people who miss their potential are not lazy; they are unfocused. Many put their hearts and energies into building a great career, business and life, yet never rise above mediocrity. Others become wildly successful, but still fall far short of what they could have accomplished had they focused their time, energy, talents and resources more intensely on a daily…Continue
Your goal as a manager isn't to be each employee's best friend, but it also isn't to be feared and reviled. Here are a few outward signs that may indicate your employees see you as a bad boss.
Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™
In addition to all of your achievements, you're sure that you're also a great boss. After all, your leadership skills have helped you climb the…
Acme, Mich.— U.S. auto sales will remain healthy for the next four years, economists said Tuesday.
Speaking at a panel on the second day of the Center for Automotive Research’s annual Management Briefing Seminars, forecasters predicted about 17 million new cars and trucks will be sold annually in the coming years, a number that should remain consistent through 2018 as consumer confidence improves and buyers look to replace old cars.
“I think today, things are going generally…
General Motors just can't seem to avoid controversy in 2014. Of course, there has been a continual run of recalls throughout the year, and now, its GM Financial division is under investigation for possibly violating the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, according to Reuters. FIRREA gives the DoJ the power to examine and potentially sue companies that are found to be acting fraudulently. In…
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There are five laws when it comes to selling. Follow these natural laws and sales begin to happen immediately. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling online or offline. These five laws are your five keys to unlocking the door to massive revenue growth for your business.
Related: How Your Attitude Can Win You Sales
1. The law of value. Consumers only buy products and services that benefit them.
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When an employee takes style direction from higher-ups, "the company looks at it as a sign of emotional intelligence," says an Emory…
Your goal as a manager isn't to be each employee's best friend, but it also isn't to be feared and reviled. Here are a few outward signs that may indicate your employees see you as a bad boss. Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™ In addition to all of your achievements, you're sure that you're also a great boss. After all, your leadership skills have helped you climb the ladder of success. But some of the world's top companies…Continue
Mobile phones have become engrained in our everyday lives, changing our daily habits, the way we communicate, and even the car buying experience.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™Dealers have seen shoppers in their showrooms with their phones. They walk the floors, smartphone in hand, comparing the pricing information they’re seeing on the sticker with offers from competing dealerships’ websites. This behavior represents the…Continue
The “Gift of Gab” does not hold the virtue it once did in sales. Old school sales philosophies told us to bring out the extrovert from within and have lots to say. Nowadays, everything has changed. Prospects no longer want to be talked at by some smooth and slick sales stud. In fact, prospects have grown tremendously weary of this once-hailed approach. In the current market, prospects simply want to be understood and listened to, so the salesperson’s job becomes asking effective questions to…Continue
YONGIN, South Korea (Reuters) -- South Korean smartphone camera makers are tapping the surging yet more technologically demanding market for vehicle cameras to dull the impact of slowing growth in global handset sales.High-end cars can carry as many as eight cameras to visually aid parking or trigger emergency brakes. That number could reach 12 when cameras replace side-view mirrors, according to Mcnex Co., a phone camera supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. and Korea's biggest car camera…Continue
I'm working on a Classified Intelligence Report article about the changes to the Carfax listing platform - most notably its ability for shoppers to filter by things such as one-owner and no wrecks.If your dealership is advertising your pre-owned vehicles there I'd like to talk to you about how well (or not well) it does for you, and how important these filters are - if they are. Of course, we'll link to your site.You can send me a message here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text…Continue
Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™"Think Possitive, Be Possitive, And Possitive Thinking Will Happen"What do you think? Is this something you can benefit from or do you have a few tricks up your sleeve that are just as powerful? Make your voice heard by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to hit the share button if you know others who will find this post useful.I.C. Collins ~ Author and Educator: Has One Simple Goal Improve…Continue
Internet radio is starting to look like a must-have infotainment feature, judging by the number of Pandora users.This fall, 150 car and truck models will have infotainment systems equipped to play and display Pandora, says George Lynch, vice president of Pandora Media Inc.'s automotive business development.The company in Oakland, Calif., now counts 76 million users, including a large and growing number of motorists. The company's expansion into the automotive sector "really went crazy in the…Continue
Pretty much everyone buys a car at some point in time. Car dealers face folks from all walks of life that come into that showroom.Most of the time a dealer will help a buyer select a car, go on a test drive, and negotiate pricing, but sometimes some real characters make their way onto the lot.Jalopnik asked dealers that work in the business to share their craziest, wackiest, most off-the-wall customer stories. Here are some of the best.RichardNixon72 who either has the best screen-name for a…Continue