For service managers, I have found that Thursday is a good day to do a trial close as you get ready for the end of the week. By Thursday you know pretty well where you stand and if you discover problems, you still have two days to get them cleaned up.
A trial close starts with closing every Repair…
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If you're in auto sales, the term "TGIF" - Thank God It's Friday! - probably has little meaning to you. In this industry, Fridays are spent gearing up for the weekend. Speaking of which, do you know what your weekend is looking like?
To answer this all-important question, it's a good idea for General…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 30, 2017 at 10:27am — No Comments
While the automotive industry has seen massive technology changes in the last 5 years, there is a continuing trend where some OEMs partner with specific vendors and then take away the freedom of choice for forward-thinking dealers. Mandates are enforced where franchised dealers must choose between 2-3 vendors…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on May 19, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you're in dealership management you're probably familiar with the routine. No matter how great your intentions are to keep a steady sales pace all month, it’s month-end and you're playing catch up. Even worse, sometimes you believe it's going to be a great month until a nasty number shows up on your balance…Continue
Added by Josh Blick on May 18, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments
Customer experience is increasingly important in business. Retail shops now compete for customer wallets with behemoths such as Amazon. As a result, stores now have to prove to customers they will receive a superior experience more valuable than the convenience of clicking a button to…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 16, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – May 8th, 2017 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced its second national Customer User Summit, scheduled for October 11th - 13th in San Antonio, TX. The User Summit spans over three days and features breakout sessions and product experts giving in-depth training on the latest and greatest features of Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS).…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on May 8, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments
At the recent Adobe Summit, executive vice president and general manager, Brad Rencher, advised businesses that if they wish to survive in the future, they have to become “experience…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 25, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments
I absolutely love unsubscribes my from email list!
They are amazing, and I high five my team whenever I get some!
Because it means I’m getting noticed!
Let’s think about it… You only unsubscribe from…Continue
Added by Dave Benson on April 18, 2017 at 11:36pm — No Comments
In the wake of the backlash from the recent United Airlines incident, it has been widely reported that many airline CEO’s salaries are, at least in part, connected to customer satisfaction scores. In the case of United’s CEO Oscar…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
Karen Bradley Presents the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People FREE Webinar - April 18 - 1PM EST …Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 12, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments
Columbus, OH (April 5, 2017) – Clarivoy, the auto industry’s leading provider of Multi-Touch Attribution, today announced it has hired Benjamin M. Hadley, formerly Senior Sales Director at Dealer.com, as Vice President of Strategy. In his new role Hadley will be responsible…Continue
Added by Steve White on April 6, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments
Some dealership personnel tend to do things that really boil down to just CYA stuff. A customer comes into the service drive and is made to wait while their vehicle is inspected for scratches, dents or dings, which can take a few minutes --- time a customer doesn’t have.
The most valuable currency on the planet…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 4, 2017 at 9:37am — No Comments
A 78 year old famous baseball couch filled the auditorium in 1996 at Chris Sperry’s first of many American Baseball Coaches Association conventions. What John Scolinos spoke about was more than baseball. For his whole speech Coach Scolinos wore a strung up home plate around his neck and after…Continue
Added by Richard Keeney on March 30, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
So you've decided it's time to differentiate your dealership from the competition, and that video is the way to do it. Your next probable question is, do you produce, distribute and market the videos yourself, or outsource some, if not all of these functions?
The answer to this question…Continue
First time in a long time I've been able to time stamp my Good-Morning Message at 5:30 AM. .... My visit to the Back Surgeon yesterday as an outpatient has me up and…Continue
As negotiations are an expected part of the vehicle buying process, there are three strategies we advocate doing often and consistently to increase your sales gross and reduce many of deal-cutting concessions.
Depending on how you respond to a customer will determine if you get the…Continue
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