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Salesperson ONLY online CRM tool.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Smith Apr 4, 2013. 1 Reply

I would appreciate anybody who has the time to give me an idea of the best , easy to use and easy on the wallet CRM online tool. I am going back to the sales floor after 10 years of management (to…Continue

How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Mickelson Feb 16, 2013. 24 Replies

                 I have been in the car business for 16 years and currently a Sales Manager at a Buick GMC store in Pennsylvania. I am the only Manager here and obviously where lots of hats (New ,…Continue

 

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Mar 21
Scott Smith replied to John Armstrong's discussion Salesperson ONLY online CRM tool.
"John- I'm new here, and this is actually my first post. Apparently nobody else knew what to tell you... I was in the same boat years ago when I was a salesperson. The dealership didn't have a CRM, so I purchased Act! 2000. It wasn't…"
Apr 4, 2013
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Salesperson ONLY online CRM tool.

I would appreciate anybody who has the time to give me an idea of the best , easy to use and easy on the wallet CRM online tool. I am going back to the sales floor after 10 years of management (to make more money with half the "Agg.") Since our business has changed so much some good , some bad, I'd like to take advantage of my own CRM tool for more organized short and long term follow up. Let me know who you guys think and why. Thanks JohnSee More
Mar 29, 2013
Jason Mickelson replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"John, Are your people using more than one number when they call internet prospects?  Robert Hildreth brought up a great point about leaving messages not being a requirement of the business on the first call.  Our team will always…"
Feb 16, 2013
Robert Hildreth replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"Time is somewhat of a factor but actually not the most important......It is first one to a relationship...not first one to respond. We take deals from stores all the time and were not the first to speak to the client. #1 You need to have a process…"
Feb 16, 2013
John Armstrong replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"Thanks Zachary for opening up my discussion! You seemed to start a great discussion and I've received many terrific best practices,processes and tips from many great salespeople who taken the time to reach out. Thanks again John"
Feb 13, 2013
Mat Boyle replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"John, Here's my take on the situation, it may be a little blunt but I mean no offense. In order for you to increase your results from your internet leads the first thing you need to do is start considering them i nthe same light as a walk in…"
Feb 12, 2013
Jason Mickelson replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"John, I had another thought.  You might try asking your team what they plan to accomplish when they call a new internet lead that has not been contacted.  If they are unclear of their mission, they will fumble the call.  Call me if…"
Feb 12, 2013
Adam Denault replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"John,  there is a lot of great advice here, so no reason for me to repeat what has been said.  One thing I did was to check my process vs the competition.  I set up a dummy email account and sent in a sales lead to our…"
Feb 12, 2013
Joe Pistone replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"Mr Seyler - Well done."
Feb 12, 2013
Drew Spink replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"Yes I can empathize with your predicament. Some questions you may want to ask. What is  our reaction time? What are the statistics leads given to closing ratio?r Who is the most successful person in the dealership in the dealership handling…"
Feb 11, 2013
Jeffrey Seyler replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"Mr. Armstrong, Your troubles begin here: 'We hand the lead off to a sales person and they go to work". Internet Sales and Retail Auto Sales are two different animals, or they at least they should be and the later appears to be dying a slow…"
Feb 11, 2013
Jason Mickelson replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"John, Great questions John.  It is fair to say that internet leads handled improperly are a waste of time.  When handled properly, there is money to be made.  Money is only made if you are willing to put in the hard work. …"
Feb 11, 2013
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How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?

                 I have been in the car business for 16 years and currently a Sales Manager at a Buick GMC store in Pennsylvania. I am the only Manager here and obviously where lots of hats (New , used , certified , desk deals , appraisals , advertising , customer service , buying , selling ,  auctions , training , etc, )you guys know what I'm getting at...... The business has changed as far as how we interact with customers and engage with them in past years. The BIGGEST thing I'm struggling…See More
Feb 11, 2013
Scott L Pope replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"The first question I have is who get the initial lead. The manager, an operator, someone in the BDC? What is your process. Here's what I did, and I haven't found anything better yet. Get a volunteer that wants to handle all…"
Feb 11, 2013
James Bunting replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"Here are some basics, with apologies if they're a little too basic: Are your competitors sending prices? If so, are you? Is your pricing competitive? Time is money and the average guy who submits one iLead submits several iLeads. If you are at…"
Feb 11, 2013

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