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Pat McKemy commented on John Sternal's blog post People Change Cars Like They Change Their Phones
"Yes, I agree with you. People these days change their cars as often as they change their cellphones because a huge percentage of the population uses cars for daily usage. Many prefer buying a used car as they are cheaper. But it is also essential…"
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Anne Fleming commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer
"A total acknowledgment of the entire Kelly Ford team, and ALL of the dealerships nationally that participated. Not just in the contest, but, like Kelly Ford and all Certified Dealers -  on a day to day basis, every day of the year! Making a…"
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Shawn Ryder replied to Frank Renaldi's discussion Text Messaging Campaign....
"Hi Frank - I work specifically the automotive industry to automate communication with email, voice and text messaging. Which can include merge fields to personalize the content, based on the data collected - can certainly work within your budget.…"
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Mathew Koenig replied to Frank Renaldi's discussion Text Messaging Campaign....
"SMS is great for lead generation but there aren't any good quality programs that also protect the legal needs of your dealer in that price range. I'd be happy to show your dealer what we have but you can take a peek at…"
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Chris Saraceno commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer
"I know The Entire Kelly Ford team worked very hard to WIN The  Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer "
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Anne Fleming commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer
"Brian -- thanks for the note. I better add that, yikes! :) And, we have a good Women Wednesday being distro'd in the morning. And, very glad you are looking for them. Thank much, Brian! "
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This is the 25th Anniversary of Stephen Covey publishing The 7 Habits.

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.See More
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Text Messaging Campaign....

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…See More
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David Lewis Presents his weekly Sales Meeting: Why the Average Salesperson Sells 10-12 Cars per Month Part 7: Leaving the Customer Alone at Negotiations

Why the Average Salesperson Sells 10-12 Cars per Month: Pt 7

Why the Average Salesperson Sells 10-12 Cars per Month Part 7: Leaving the Customer Alone at Negotiations DAVID LEWIS shares with you innovative ways to incr...
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Brian Bennington commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer
"Geez Ann, I didn't know you are the president of Women-Drivers.com.  It's not in your DE bio.  And, as it's Tuesday, I'm not even sure if this is your official "Women Wednesday" post.  Regardless,…"
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Compliance Companies

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.
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Text Messaging Campaign....

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…See More
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Accept or Reject: You Need More Salespeople - by Paul Stowe

Written by Paul Stowe. Originally published on the Up to Speed blog.The rapid growth of both new and used vehicle sales over the past three years is stunning. Because of this, you need more salespeople. Recruiting, training, and retaining new sales talent into our business is difficult and challenging. But you simply have two choices: Accept this fact and take action… or reject it and do nothing.The…See More
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Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer

Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly DealerReviews Show Consistent, Extraordinary Experiences by Women Congratulations to Kelly Ford! Here is the press release that was sent out. Wanted to showcase this on dealerElite!Last year, women purchased an estimated 27.5 million vehicles – an impressive 75,000 units a day at new and used car dealerships. Women-Drivers.com , the premier car dealer review site focusing on women car buyers, has recently…See More
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Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer

Posted by Anne Fleming on April 15, 2014 at 5:30pm 5 Comments

Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer

Reviews Show Consistent, Extraordinary Experiences by Women 

Congratulations to Kelly Ford! Here is the press release that was sent out. Wanted to showcase this on dealerElite!

Last year, women purchased an estimated 27.5 million vehicles – an impressive 75,000 units a day at new and used car…

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Top 5 Best Practices when posting to eBay classifieds

Posted by Jason Turner on April 15, 2014 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

Top 5 Best Practices on eBay Classifieds

With any new product and marketplace there’s a learning curve and we’ve recently gained more knowledge about what it takes to manage the “art” of posting to eBay classifieds. We want to share the Top 5 Best Practices we’ve learned over the last few weeks with you:

1.)  New eBay accounts require some “Seasoning” similar to the historical…

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Do You Have Multiple Streams Of Income?

Posted by Paul Potratz on April 15, 2014 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

Do you have multiple streams of income? On this week's Think Tank Tuesday: learn how to uncover revenue opportunities you already have, build a long term strategy that is sustainable and create financial peace for your family. 

Ten Tips to Retain Talent

Posted by Dave Anderson on April 15, 2014 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

At a Fortune business conference in 2003 a moderator asked Indra Nooyi, now Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo: “As a leader, what keeps you awake at night?”

Without a second’s pause Nooyi replied, “Retaining my talent.”

Any leader wishing to measurably grow their organization is wise to list the same concern at the top of their list. Following are ten tips to retain talent;…

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Not lost...just undiscovered.

Posted by Joe Clementi on April 15, 2014 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

Hello Manager; I am the salesperson you just hired.  I know very little of the products I’m supposed to represent, nothing of the dealership I’m representing and nothing about what your processes are.  I have been sitting in back watching factory sponsored videos and taking tests on a…

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Gubagoo’s Fast-Growing Chat and ‘Total Engagement’ Solution for Dealer Websites Goes Mobile

Posted by Crystal Hartwell on April 15, 2014 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

Dealerships can now track – and precisely target – the 40% of their site traffic that comes through smartphones and tablets; 1,100 dealers using Gubagoo report even higher chat-to-lead rates on mobile (74%) than on desktops

 

West Palm Beach, FL–April 15, 2014 Gubagoo announced today that its behavioral analytics-based chat and website engagement platform for dealer websites is now fully optimized for…

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New Research: 1 in 6 Car Buyers Skips Test-Drive; Nearly Half Visit Just One (Or No) Dealership Prior to Purchase

Posted by Crystal Hartwell on April 15, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

DMEautomotive study provides fresh evidence that dealership avoidance is a new car buying “normal”

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – April 15, 2014 – It may be the second most expensive purchase of most people’s lives, but new research from DMEautomotive (DMEa) reveals that a growing number of Americans are bypassing test-drives – and making strikingly few visits to dealerships – in their car-buying process.

 

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Text Messaging Campaign....

Started by Frank Renaldi in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Shawn Ryder 5 hours ago. 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

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

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

Started by Matt Page in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category yesterday. 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

Lexmark Printer vendors

Started by Jason Mitchell in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category yesterday. 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

Compliance Companies

Started by Greg Epps in Legislation, Regulations, Compliance and Legal Issues 7 hours ago. 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.

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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