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Why Auto Sales People Need to Understand How Their Dealer' Floor Plans Work

In the auto industry, there are many pieces that make up the whole market -  from manufacturers to dealers to parts suppliers to distribution and transport to the financing of all these operations on many different levels. I come from the banking side of the industry. Specifically, how new car franchises and private dealers "floor plan" both new units from manufacturers or used units from auctions, dealer trades or trade ins.One of the biggest inefficiencies in a dealerships operations is the…See More
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With May right around the corner, what is your dealership doing to make sure that you're targeting these 1.5 million potential shoppers? Learn who this audience is and how to target them with innovative strategies across multiple platforms. Get the Hard Facts from Samantha Cunningham at POTRATZ, and learn what your brand should be doing to capture new shoppers.See More
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In the year 2012 I have made the goal to read more. My goal is to push myself to expand my knowledge through books. I plan to devour a book a week and then review what I have learned here in this group.  I plan to read a mix of Motivational, Biographies, and How to .I would like to invite all to join me read a book, post a review.See More
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Where oh where can the salespeople be ,oh where oh where could they be?

Where are they,how can you attract ones that are committed, that will stick,that can be developed,trainable, passionate.Salespeople that can and will help your business grow.Let's discuss plans,the tail not wagging the dog.What resourses can we use?
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Why Auto Sales People Need to Understand How Their Dealer' Floor Plans Work

Posted by Brandon Macomber on April 18, 2014 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

In the auto industry, there are many pieces that make up the whole market -  from manufacturers to dealers to parts suppliers to distribution and transport to the financing of all these operations on many different levels. I come from the banking side of the industry. Specifically, how new car franchises and private dealers "floor plan" both new units from manufacturers or used units from auctions, dealer trades or trade ins.

One of the biggest inefficiencies in a dealerships…

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May Is Coming, Are You Ready?

Posted by Paul Potratz on April 18, 2014 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

With May right around the corner, what is your dealership doing to make sure that you're targeting these 1.5 million potential shoppers? Learn who this audience is and how to target them with innovative strategies across multiple platforms.



Get the Hard Facts from Samantha Cunningham at POTRATZ, and learn what your brand should be doing to capture new…

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J&L Marketing at the Innovative Dealer Summit

Posted by Jennifer Payne on April 18, 2014 at 8:20am 0 Comments

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 5thannual Innovative Dealer Summit. I’m always happy to assist in educating dealers and being a part of events that encourage it. I had never attended this event and looked forward to participating in the only event of this size organized by a state auto dealers association. The event itself was held in a super-cool venue – Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Being an avid sports…

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Dealer Service & Loyalty Boost Highlights Importance of Customer Experience

Posted by Richard Holland on April 17, 2014 at 9:34am 0 Comments

The recently released J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Customer Service Index Study produced some interesting, and very promising, results. The report concluded that customer satisfaction with dealer…

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Do you know everything?

Posted by Timothy Marvel on April 17, 2014 at 7:01am 0 Comments

I don't know about you but I get excited knowing that there is a lot of things that I don't know and I get the chance to learn today!

Have…

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Temporary Worker Injury Documentation

Posted by Rebecca Ward on April 17, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

OSHA regulation requires dealers to document when your own employee is injured on the job, but what happens if your temporary worker is injured? When you employ a temporary worker, both the staffing agency that supplies them, and you, the host employer, are responsible for them.

How does this play into recording temporary worker injuries? To clarify this situation, OSHA has issued guidance on who is responsible for documenting temporary worker injuries.  In regards to injury and…

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Text Messaging Campaign....

Started by Frank Renaldi in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Shawn Ryder on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Question to the car Gods....I am new to this business transitioning from a successful career in real estate where self promotion and product promotion fell solely on my shoulders.  One of my most successful ventures was my Goomzee Text Message Campaign and Lead Capture.  I am an individual and not looking to implement a dealership program so my funds are modest at this point.  Any success stories from Sales Reps using programs like this?  I am in a budget of 50/60 dollars a month.  Any advice…Continue

Tags: newsales, textcampaigns, SalesReps

This is the 25th Anniversary of Stephen Covey publishing The 7 Habits.

Started by Matt Page in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category on Monday. 0 Replies

This is the 25th Anniversary of Stephen Covey publishing The 7 Habits.We can take this in many directions, but they are:Be ProactiveBegin with the End in MindPut First Things FirstThink Win-WinSeek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodSynergizeSharpen the SawWe need to work on all of these, but which three do we need the most help with?There are many directions we can take this, but realize how can we apply them to our lives, then our industry.Continue

New Employee Training

Started by Brian Hy in Sales Forum. Last reply by Timothy Marvel on Sunday. 2 Replies

I am wondering if any dealers out here have a set program in place to train new hires. I am a newly re hired manager at a medium sized Chevrolet dealership that is looking for a process to put in place for new hires. We do use a sales process training system, (APB) at our store, but what I am asking for is to see examples and processes of what successful dealers use to train a new sales person from start to finish. Looking forward to your comments. If you do have a example process to share,…Continue

Tags: vehicle, Chevrolet, Used, vehicel, Sales

Compliance Companies

Started by Greg Epps in Legislation, Regulations, Compliance and Legal Issues on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions for compliance companies? Looking for front end F&i compliance as well as back end OSHA, EPA, etc. I have looked at KPA and Automotive Compliance Consultants. Just wondering if anyone has other suggestions. These 2 companies offer packaged solutions for both areas. Not sure if I am better to go with a packaged solution or if I am better to go with a front end compliance company and another for back end safety and environmental.

Lexmark Printer vendors

Started by Jason Mitchell in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category on Monday. 0 Replies

If you are a Reynolds DMS dealer, then you probably use Lexmark printers.  When they mess up or go out, please do yourself a favor and stay away from www.theprinterdepo.com.  They have the worst customer service of any printer company we have ever seen.  Their RMA process is a complete joke, and the customer service reps could care less if the customer is happy or not.  Just a warning.ThanksJasonContinue

Tags: vendors, Printer, Reynolds, Lexmark

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?

Started by Bobby Compton in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Willis Williams Oct 18, 2013. 87 Replies

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?I've found that there are different environments, climates and demographics that call for traditional advertising! Although Social Media is on the move and in my opinion will be sooner than later, the #1 source to reach a customer, traditional advertising must not be counted out!In some towns the paper is still King, while in others a local T.V. station is King and believe it or not in some towns Radio is King.While the hot topic of…Continue

Tags: BOBBY, COMPTON, LIVE, AUTOS, dealerELITE

You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .

Started by Mark Dubis in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Tom Gorham Feb 14. 78 Replies

We all know many dealers still make money the old fashioned way, in spite of themselves. If we want to attract top notch professionals to our industry we need to be able to quickly identify attributes of the poorly managed and not employee focused stores.   Lets put together our Top Ten (or 20) Ways to know you work for a bad dealership.  Keep responses down to two brief sentences.  Mark Continue

Tags: for, auto, retailing, environments, work

Do women make better Car salespeople?

Started by aaron kominsky in Women in the Auto Industry. Last reply by Sally Whitesell Apr 17, 2013. 76 Replies

What  characteristics differentiate  the differences between a woman vs a man in selling autombiles  in today's marketplace?Continue

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