Chris Vitale
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Let the Good Times End?

There's nothing sweeter than looking at a hot P&L statement. Sitting back in the chair throwing air hoops for a job well done. Or maybe you’re browsing online for another Rolex to add to your collection. All of this is well and good. In fact, it's fantastic. What's not so fantastic are the problems dealers will face in the coming months. It's a telltale sign when vendors come in hot with their latest tech products to assist your dealership. Offering much of the same products they have been…See More
Wednesday
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Every Shopper is a Buyer

We’ve all come across the “just looking” tire kicker that hits our lot on a sunny Saturday afternoon or the one calling around every dealership for a deal but won’t disclose their timeframe to buy. They have what feels like a million questions or no questions at all, they want to drive your entire inventory, or they just want to peek into a window or two and not be bothered. Each person is different regarding their purchasing process and prowess and how they warm up to a sales professional.…See More
Monday
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

They Say Ignorance is Bliss. But I Find Yours Disturbing...

Ouch! Let's preface this article by saying it isn't about beating anyone up. It's about offering realistic insights into the struggles we're currently facing. If we don't tackle the issues we face head-on, we're asking for a rude awakening in the coming months. For those living under a rock, according to a recent NY Times article, auto sales in 2023 will be at a low that we haven't seen since 2011. Sure, with the increased…See More
Monday
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

What is the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Sales for Your Dealership?

Artificial intelligence is one of the current buzzwords in business. Everywhere you look, articles and posts talk about how artificial intelligence can redefine your operations. Artificial intelligence has quickly become one of the most important tools your dealership can use to increase sales and the customer’s overall impression of your dealership and the sales process. …See More
Jan 28
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

They Say Ignorance is Bliss. But I Find Yours Disturbing...

Ouch! Let's preface this article by saying it isn't about beating anyone up. It's about offering realistic insights into the struggles we're currently facing. If we don't tackle the issues we face head-on, we're asking for a rude awakening in the coming months. For those living under a rock, according to a recent NY Times article, auto sales in 2023 will be at a low that we haven't seen since 2011. Sure, with the increased…See More
Jan 26
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

Fomo or no FOMO

Who doesn't like a nice front-end gross profit? Most of us would be lying if we said otherwise. In the last three years, things have been different, right? For the first time in years, we consistently held a healthy front-end gross profit on new vehicles. Something that seemed to be of a bygone era. Previously, we'd focus on how much we're willing to lose to hit the stair-step program from the OEM. It has been refreshing,…See More
Jan 25
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Fomo or no FOMO

Who doesn't like a nice front-end gross profit? Most of us would be lying if we said otherwise. In the last three years, things have been different, right? For the first time in years, we consistently held a healthy front-end gross profit on new vehicles. Something that seemed to be of a bygone era. Previously, we'd focus on how much we're willing to lose to hit the stair-step program from the OEM. It has been refreshing,…See More
Jan 25
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Take it or Leave it...

“Take it or Leave it” has been a very common theme occurring in the auto industry over the past two to three years. While it seems to be that customers are evolving and adapting to this moniker (or reality), is it something that we should be allowing to stay as a practice in our place of business? Those of us that are taking a look at the bigger picture know that this…See More
Jan 23
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

5 Skills That Can Help Appease Difficult Phone Customers

Difficult phone customers are the most nerve-wracking thing to deal with as a sales agent or customer service representative. Even if you have years of experience, having someone get upset or yell at you can just ruin your day. Luckily, there are skills that you can develop that make these calls easier and can even help you deescalate the situation successfully. Don’t…See More
Jan 23
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

5 Skills That Can Help Appease Difficult Phone Customers

Difficult phone customers are the most nerve-wracking thing to deal with as a sales agent or customer service representative. Even if you have years of experience, having someone get upset or yell at you can just ruin your day. Luckily, there are skills that you can develop that make these calls easier and can even help you deescalate the situation successfully. Don’t…See More
Jan 21
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

Who Needs a Consistent Sales Process? (hint, we all do!)

We'd be lying if we said we didn't enjoy the stint when cars drove off the lot faster than we could purchase more inventory. But as that winds down, we must ask ourselves, "are we prepared to sell cars again?" Let's be honest; in the last three years, we could easily overcome objections, and more so, we could even hold record levels of gross. But did we actually follow a sales process in this frenzy? Most will admit they…See More
Jan 20
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

Who Needs a Consistent Sales Process? (hint, we all do!)

We'd be lying if we said we didn't enjoy the stint when cars drove off the lot faster than we could purchase more inventory. But as that winds down, we must ask ourselves, "are we prepared to sell cars again?" Let's be honest; in the last three years, we could easily overcome objections, and more so, we could even hold record levels of gross. But did we actually follow a sales process in this frenzy? Most will admit they…See More
Jan 18
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

BDC and Sales/Service Staff: There’s a difference in their phone process… but should there be?

There is nothing better than a well-oiled machine when it comes to working efficiency. On a dealership level, by that, I mean - everyone has a set of specific tasks, they focus on completing while co-workers perform separate/similar work for the greater good as well. In theory, this is the way a great business operates and succeeds. But is that truly the case when it comes to phone etiquette and process at a car…See More
Jan 17
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Jan 17
Chris Vitale's blog post was featured

What's the ideal appointment system in the shop? Service BDC or no Service BDC?

There are a few points to consider when debating on adding a service BDC. How big is your shop? What are your primary appointments being made? Are your advisors overworked, or can they handle making their own appointments? These are all important things to consider when determining whether a service BDC is right for your shop. A large shop should be bringing in much work. That statement alone is enough to merit a service…See More
Jan 13
Chris Vitale posted a blog post

What's the ideal appointment system in the shop? Service BDC or no Service BDC?

There are a few points to consider when debating on adding a service BDC. How big is your shop? What are your primary appointments being made? Are your advisors overworked, or can they handle making their own appointments? These are all important things to consider when determining whether a service BDC is right for your shop. A large shop should be bringing in much work. That statement alone is enough to merit a service…See More
Jan 11

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Phone Ninjas
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Vice President
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http://phoneninjas.com
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http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-vitale/
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Saw Arnold's post about buying it so I support my friends.
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Extensive retail automotive experience from sales to GM/EM and most front end positions in between. Knowledgeable on the vendor side with CRM, desking, call tracking and monitoring and phone skills coaching.

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Let the Good Times End?

Posted on February 1, 2023 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

There's nothing sweeter than looking at a hot P&L statement. Sitting back in the chair throwing air hoops for a job well done. Or maybe you’re browsing online for another Rolex to add to your collection. All of this is well and good. In fact, it's fantastic. What's not so fantastic are the problems dealers will face in the coming months. It's a telltale sign when vendors come in hot with their latest tech products to assist your dealership. Offering much of the same products they…

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Every Shopper is a Buyer

Posted on January 30, 2023 at 10:49am 0 Comments

We’ve all come across the “just looking” tire kicker that hits our lot on a sunny Saturday afternoon or the one calling around every dealership for a deal but won’t disclose their timeframe to buy. They have what feels like a million questions or no questions at all, they want to drive your entire inventory, or they just want to peek into a window or two and not be bothered. Each person is different regarding their purchasing process and prowess and how they warm up to a sales…

Continue

What is the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Sales for Your Dealership?

Posted on January 28, 2023 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

Artificial intelligence is one of the current buzzwords in business. Everywhere you look, articles and posts talk about how artificial intelligence can redefine your operations. Artificial intelligence has quickly become one of the most important tools your dealership can use to increase sales and the customer’s overall impression of your dealership and the sales process. …

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They Say Ignorance is Bliss. But I Find Yours Disturbing...

Posted on January 26, 2023 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Ouch!

 

Let's preface this article by saying it isn't about beating anyone up. It's about offering realistic insights into the struggles we're currently facing. If we don't tackle the issues we face head-on, we're asking for a rude awakening in the coming months. For those living under a rock, according to a recent NY Times article, auto sales in 2023 will be at a…

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