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Digital Retailing is Not About Technology

At NADA many exhibitors hyped their digital retailing solutions to support online vehicle transactions. While no one has cracked the code for a complete, seamless online transaction, there are several great solutions that provide enough functionality to meet consumer demands. After all, consumers are not asking for a 100% “digital…

Hottest New Models

The hottest new models in the automotive space aren’t relegated to cars anymore.

 

Cars are key, but statistical models are catching favor and acclaim. Rightfully so.

 

The Houston Auto Show recently debuted the 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition at their Havana Nights Charity Preview Night. With a carbon fiber…

The best profitable automotive ideas

The automotive industry is getting expanding day by day. Lots of new business ideas are now popping up every day. This particular industry is indeed a vast one – covering up aviation, locomotive and automobile industries together. So, if you are interested in this automotive field and want to start a business, try to grab the best opportunity now. if you don’t have any inkling regarding what you need to do, consider the most effective business ideas here.…

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Effective Tips to Keep Employees Engaged and Happy in Dealership

Employee engagement means a lot in car dealership business. Engaged employees can make your business and disengaged employees can't only decrease the sales but can also lead customers' dissatisfaction and efficiency in organizational tasks. In this forum posts, I am going to tell you some effective tips to keep your employees engaged. 

  • First of all, as a boss of a car dealership business, you must need to understand the significance of employee engagement. You can read quality…

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…

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Free Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

Posted by Samuel on February 16, 2019 at 6:13am 0 Comments

Photoshop is an impressive piece of software, but it comes with quite a high price. If you're an enthusiast or freelancer on a budget plan, there are a number of totally free alternatives…
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Digital Retailing is Not About Technology

Posted by Scot Eisenfelder on February 15, 2019 at 10:05am 0 Comments

At NADA many exhibitors hyped their digital retailing solutions to support online vehicle transactions. While…

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Hottest New Models

Posted by Jim Flint on February 15, 2019 at 9:48am 0 Comments

The hottest new models in the automotive space aren’t relegated to cars anymore.

 

Cars are key,…

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The best profitable automotive ideas

Posted by Maria Watson on February 15, 2019 at 3:32am 0 Comments

The automotive industry is getting expanding day by day. Lots of new business ideas are now popping up every day. This particular industry is indeed a vast one – covering up aviation, locomotive and automobile…

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Write Service Podcast: Episode 59- Why I'm the Most Expensive

Posted by Jeff Cowan on February 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

This week, Jeff addresses a growing concern within the industry- price! He discusses why Pro Talk is worth the investment, what you get in terms of results, and how we compare to others. At some point, you will have to eventually INVEST in your…

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Make News

Posted by Rob Gehring on February 14, 2019 at 10:58am 0 Comments

Let me start off by saying we know there are two kinds of news that people hear about. The first is mostly…

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Make News

Posted by Rob Gehring on February 14, 2019 at 10:58am 0 Comments

Let me start off by saying we know there are two kinds of news that people hear about. The first is mostly…

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Spring Car Shopping Demand May Be Smaller Due To Lower Tax Refunds

Posted by Black Book on February 14, 2019 at 10:01am 0 Comments

Vehicle pricing analyst firm, Black Book, believes there may be slightly lower demand for car shopping this spring due to lower tax refunds issued to Americans. Spring is typically among the busiest times of the year for car shopping since many…

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Making Your Training Sessions Pay Off (Podcast)

Posted by Sally Whitesell on February 13, 2019 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Sally Whitesell, president of sw Service Solutions, joins the AutoSuccess Podcast to discuss how you can…

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When Car Sales Slow Down, Change is Necessary

Posted by Eric M. Schlesinger on February 13, 2019 at 9:45am 0 Comments

Just one month into 2019, and we've already received the dire prediction (from NADA) that …

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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, 2018. 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

Tags: care, self-driving, cars, autonomous

What about the other 90%

Started by Lizelle Landino in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Les Gusky Aug 6, 2018. 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, 2018. 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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