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How Do I Stack Up to My Competition? - Session at Digital Dealer

This session presents an opportunity to learn how your dealership performs against industry averages in SEP, PPC, and social media, as well as how to use data to increase traffic and conversions. It does so by posing two important questions that most dealership owners, general managers,…

Auto/Mate Integrates DMS with DocuBizz

Invoice workflow solution streamlines accounts payable processes in auto dealerships

Albany, NY – October 15, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has integrated its dealership management system (DMS) with DocuBizz, experts in automated invoice workflow solutions. Auto/Mate customers can now streamline their accounts payable process with DocuBizz’s intelligent and intuitive workflow solution.

 

"DocuBizz is an…

Why to conduct design aptitude test for recruitment?

For any business to grow be it a small scale or a large scale, there needs a team. Talking about the team it should consists of members that are quite experienced qualified and hold good knowledge in the field for which they…

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How Do You Define Management Competency?

Successful dealerships strive to recruit, hire, and retain the best-available management talent. Once that talent is on board, effective performance management processes must be in place to provide these yet-unproven (to us) managers with feedback on their work results and to ensure that they are receiving the tools and support to become high achievers. So I always ask my potential client-dealers to describe their method of evaluating the overall competence of the…

Are You Looking at This the Right Way?

When I was teaching the Sonic Dealer Academy from 2001 through 2008, my co-instructor, Steve Hallock, became famous for asking each class, “Why do you think we spend so much time talking about the Service Department? It’s because, at a 75% gross profit margin on labor sales, this department offers, by far, the greatest incentive to increase sales. That was then, and many dealership owners and managers looked at service gross potential that way.

These days, however, I’m coaching my…

What about the other 90%

How do you maximize your website and website traffic to the fullest? Spending so many ad dollars and funds to acquire website traffic is such a investment for dealers.  Let's say you are awesome and your website traffic converts "at best" at 10%, what do you do to capture the other 90% of online shoppers you have yet to identify? I think fishing in a big pond vs catching the fish already in your pond is where you have the most missed opportunities to identify.

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How Do I Stack Up to My Competition? - Session at Digital Dealer

Posted by Dane Saville on October 15, 2018 at 10:19am 0 Comments

This session presents an opportunity…
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Auto/Mate Integrates DMS with DocuBizz

Posted by Mike Esposito on October 15, 2018 at 9:46am 0 Comments

Invoice workflow solution streamlines accounts payable processes in auto dealerships

Albany, NY – October 15, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has integrated its dealership…

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Ways To Escape The Black H*** Of Technical Debt

Posted by Harris Scott on October 15, 2018 at 6:25am 0 Comments

Traditional software programs will have phase-based approach to the development. Those are feature development, alpha, beta and even golden master. Each release is going, to begin with the phase where new features are always built and ideally,…

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How to Prepare a Car for a Long Trip

Posted by Tyler Newport on October 14, 2018 at 9:09am 0 Comments

When you’re preparing for a long trip, it’s best to consider preparing your car as well. This is especially true if you have an older car or a car that had major issues before. This doesn’t have to be an expensive…

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Move Your Car Easily Via Booking Best Car Shipping Service

Posted by Samuel on October 12, 2018 at 10:58pm 0 Comments

In case you are going to shift from your location, you have a few choices with regards to shipping your car. You can secure more cash with a car…

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Where Oh Where Has the Service Department Gone?

Posted by Brett Sutherlin on October 12, 2018 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Arguably, one of the most important marketing channels any…

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Using Customer Service as a Marketing Tool

Posted by Todd Smith on October 12, 2018 at 10:10am 0 Comments

It hasn’t been that long ago that customers were only able to handle…

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Write Service and Write Your Own Paycheck Podcast: Episode 48- Taboo Topics

Posted by Jeff Cowan on October 11, 2018 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

This week, Jeff talks about how to handle the taboo topics while on the service drive. Sex, religion, and politics are three topics that often come up when building rapport, but you cannot take the bait! Stay tuned to hear how to redirect the…

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Robots make material handling easier

Posted by Simon Hopes on October 11, 2018 at 9:50am 0 Comments

In every industry, movement of material from one spot to the other is a very common occurrence. It is not only tiring but it can get boring because of the monotony. Movement of material from one place to the other also requires a lot of human…

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Google Launches Auto Insurance Comparison Tool

Started by Mike Elliott in Automotive Industry Future - Predictions. Last reply by Reynalda Lor Sep 3. 1 Reply

With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at how the Swedish capital's transport grid could be transformed. A fleet of shared self-driving cars in…Continue

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What about the other 90%

Started by Lizelle Landino in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Les Gusky Aug 6. 1 Reply

How do you maximize your website and website traffic to the fullest? Spending so many ad dollars and funds to acquire website traffic is such a investment for dealers.  Let's say you are awesome and your website traffic converts "at best" at 10%,…Continue

Tags: Conversion, In-Market-Shoppers, Retention

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

Started by Mark Dubis in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Tim Pendergast Jul 19. 89 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…Continue

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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…Continue

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Do women make better Car salespeople?

Started by aaron kominsky in Women in the Auto Industry. Last reply by Ben Misra May 6, 2014. 77 Replies

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

CRM advice needed, Small VW Dealership in Northwestern Pa

Started by Andrew Kappler in Dear Abby (dealerELITE) - Advice Needed. Last reply by Michael Robinson Ragsdale Mar 21, 2012. 72 Replies

   I am currently needing advice with regards to CRM software for our dealership, we have something sort of close but very antiquated, that said, I thought that I understood the functionality of said software however I may have been sort of blind to…Continue

Tags: Internet, Manager, Leads, Business, Development

Autotrader, Cars.com, what is your favorite 3rd party lead provider?

Started by Robert Hildreth in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by MANNY LUNA Sep 27, 2011. 58 Replies

We have agreements with about everyone....had a terrible experience with Carsdirect 72 leads 0 sales...and customers seem to use it as a wish lists...for new or used...not to mention I hate that they have a site to tell me how much I should be…Continue

Tags: Dealix, Carsdirect, Cars.com, KBB, Zag

Finish this Sentence.....

Started by NANCY SIMMONS in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Justin Wade Bagwell Aug 13, 2011. 58 Replies

If I was a new dealer opening up a new car dealership today, I would...............Continue

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