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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 craigslist landscape. a.)  It’s best to start…See More
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Connected Car and the Dealership:The era of connected cars is officially well underway. Automotive and technology giants recently announced substantial partnerships that will pave the future of cars and technology.Apple announced CarPlay, bringing its brand new in-car infotainment system to Honda, Mercedes, Volvo, Hyundai and Jaguar as well as a dozen committed partnerships from some of the largest manufactures in the automotive…See More
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OSHA Issues Guidance on Temporary Worker Injury Documentation

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…

Why Should You Blog?

Blogs have become a cornerstone in digital marketing due to their ability to create a casual level of communication, which in turn increases conversation. Trust is built between the blogger and consumer through this dialogue, which allows dealers to provide them with a source to learn about their products in a trust worthy, information based atmosphere. To begin building this relationship you must first provide high-quality, pertinent content. Start off with the following blog topics, to…

Want the REAL Reasons Women Buy from their Salesperson?

Welcome to Women Wednesdays!

Dealers who “get it” know that the key distinction in optimizing sales to women is having exceptional sales advisors who offer exceptional service. But what does that really look like? 
Women tell us directly through our car dealer review platform what works for them when interacting with a sales agent.  Below are their top 5 reasons for buying a car from…

Kelly Ford Named Top 2014 Women-Drivers Friendly Dealer

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…

Top 5 Best Practices when posting to eBay classifieds

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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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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How to Convert Social Media Fans to Customers

Posted by Rebecca Ward on April 16, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

You spend a lot of time updating and managing your social media sites, hoping to increase your fan base and engage past and future clients. But do you know how to convert those social friends into shoppers?  Make sure that you are doing all of the right things to convert your social media following into customers by adopting the following practices:

¨  Combine the right message with the right platform.

You can post messages on your social sites all day long, but if you’re…

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How Will Mobile Tech Partnerships Shift The Automotive Market?

Posted by Josh Knutson on April 16, 2014 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

Connected Car and the Dealership:

The era of connected cars is officially well underway. Automotive and technology giants recently announced substantial partnerships that will pave the future of cars and technology.…

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Why Should You Blog?

Posted by Rebecca Ward on April 16, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Blogs have become a cornerstone in digital marketing due to their ability to create a casual level of communication, which in turn increases conversation. Trust is built between the blogger and consumer through this dialogue, which allows dealers to provide them with a source to learn about their products in a trust worthy, information based atmosphere. To begin building this relationship you must first provide high-quality, pertinent content. Start off with the following blog topics, to…

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How To Market Yourself with Little or No Money!

Posted by Charles Sullivan on April 16, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Hi Frank

You can do lots of things without spending a lot of money. When its slow, you have less money, but more time. To get the conversation started I've listed a few ideas that are effective and mostly FREE. …

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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…

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 Proactive

Begin with the End in Mind

Put First Things First

Think Win-Win

Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Synergize

Sharpen the Saw

We need to work on all of…

The New Salespeople Schedule

Someone asked me about adding a third team at a dealership on Facebook and this is my revised solution:

Do 5! The way I would do it is to have all your sales people work 3 straight days the whole day, then have 2 straight off. Have 5 rotations, but have team dealership instead! If you have a busy day, someone can take another day off, then come in on the busy day with prior permission. This is not just a Gen Y trend, but nurses do similar things at times. This way your workers can be…

New Employee Training

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…

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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

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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

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

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.

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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We obsessively covered the 2014 New York Auto Show

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Every show, we're tasked with writing these wrap-up posts, and every time, nothing we ever come up with is as good as what our former Editor-In-Chief, John Neff, wrote back at the 2012 New York show. Besides, by the time you're reading this, we're all super tired. So for the sake of laziness hilarity, let's just put our nostalgia caps on and let this show wrap itself up with the words of Herr Neff.

The New York Auto Show has officially vomited on its shoes, stumbled out of the bar and taken a seat on the subway between a homeless person and RuPaul impersonator (actually, it might really be RuPaul). That's right folks, the party's over, and the Big Apple has told us that we don't have to go home, but we can't stay here.

Like a wasted hipster on his hands and knees scrounging loose change off the floor, we've gathered together all of the cars and concepts that debuted at this year's show. Enjoy perusing our New York Auto Show playlist while we pop a Tums and concentrate on surviving the cab ride to LaGuardia.

That's all from New York, folks. G'night!

Aston Martin shows what it does best with V8 Vantage GT, DB9 Carbon Edition

Ram's newest Power Wagon looks even more outlandish for 2014 [w/video]

2015 Infiniti QX80 gets a minor refresh, fancy new trim

2015 Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition is a pretty car for a pretty penny

2015 Sedona shows Kia hasn't given up on minivans

Dodge Challenger Scat Pack adds power and noise, with a warranty

2015 Infiniti Q70 stretches out in NYC

2015 Volvo Inscription models get classy with an upgraded leather interior

BMW offering Track Handling Package for 2 Series

2015 Dodge Challenger looks fresh, still plenty retro [w/video]

Mazda Miata 25th anniversary display is roadster heaven on Earth

Maserati surprises Manhattan with Centennial edition GranTurismo

2015 Dodge Charger shows off its new look in New York [w/videos]

Mazda reveals 25th anniversary edition MX-5 Miata alongside next-gen chassis

2015 Subaru Outback offers more room and better econ behind that new face

2016 Audi A3 Sportback headed to US under diesel power [w/video]

Ford Transit Skyliner Concept does discreet luxury in NYC

SRT Viper TA adds Anodized Carbon Special Edition

2015 BMW X4 is a budget X6

Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition marks a day we never thought we'd see

2015 Ford Focus Electric hides in plain sight

2015 Volkswagen Jetta is new, we promise

2015 Nissan Versa Sedan continues to prioritize space and price over looks

Mini lifts veil on refreshed Countryman in New York

Scion announces FR-S Release Series 1.0 in New York

VW Golf TDI SportWagen really is a concept, sort of

Subaru previews rally-ready WRX STI for Global RallyCross

2015 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe challenges the M6 in New York

2015 Acura TLX is all too familiar, despite its new tricks [w/videos]

2015 Nissan Murano is the Sport Sedan Concept of crossovers [w/video]

2015 Ford Focus sedan shows its fresh face in New York

2015 BMW M4 Convertible will give the best bad hair days

2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition pays homage to 1964

2015 Chevy Cruze brings a little nip, tuck to New York

2015 Toyota Camry ushers in 'sweeping redesign' [w/poll]

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe rides to the top

Ford overlooks the Big Apple in the 2015 Mustang Convertible [w/video]

2015 Hyundai Sonata plays a more mature tune

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible is a topless temptress

2015 Chevrolet Trax is the Encore's encore [w/video]

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept bows early on the USS Intrepid

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At an exhibit on the auto show floor here, I sat inside a Cadillac XTS sedan equipped with General Motors' new 4G LTE wireless connection. But I couldn't help but think: GM should have put the 4G demo unit in a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup.

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