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The Wrong Way to Increase Service Revenue

In search of service revenue, dealerships turn to randomly scheduling service appointments regardless of shop capacity. Or they take everyone that drives up. This can easily overwhelm the service department. It leaves customers frustrated and causes a LOSS in service revenue from both new/drive-up customers and customers with appointments.

 

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Added by Dan Beres on December 12, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments

Ship your logistics internationally with the most trusted agency

Transportation of goods between countries takes place for many reasons. The majority, however, is for reasons of increasing the value of the goods. With the rapid growth of e-commerce, a large number of smaller businesses now require international transportation. In this article, we aim to explain the different steps you should be aware of before you book your first shipment.

Booking agents, shipping lines, customer house…

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Added by Maria Watson on December 11, 2019 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Beep Appoints Clayton Tino as Chief Technology Officer

Extensive Experience in Engineering, Platform Design and Software Development

to Innovate and Scale Mobility Platform

Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced it has appointed Clayton Tino, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Tino will focus his efforts on defining and managing Beep’s product strategy and delivery.

Tino has extensive technology experience in platform design and software development. Prior to joining Beep, he…

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Added by John Sternal on December 11, 2019 at 10:13am — No Comments

Do Moore, Be Moore, 4 Moore

I've never done a podcast episode quite like this one. In it I share a touching, real life story of inspiration and perspective - with much pain and many lessons - and a chance for you to make an impact. Listen at https://bit.ly/2LHE7Eg

For all those who have listened and would like to help support the Moore family during this difficult time, and donate to the Howard Moore Family Fund, please visit our Facebook page at…

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Added by Dave Anderson on December 10, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments

DealerBuilt Appoints Successful Finance Professional Brian Marshall as Chief Financial Officer

Grapevine, Texas, December 10, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on December 10, 2019 at 9:54am — No Comments

Stimulate More Interest in Your New and Used Cars | KPI Cafe Season 3 Bonus 2

Host Dane Saville dives into the details for creating diverse new and used car campaigns for your dealership's paid Facebook strategy.

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Added by Dane Saville on December 9, 2019 at 11:57am — No Comments

How Your Dealership Can Have Social Media Mania, Brother! | KPI Cafe Season 3 Episode 3

Host Dane Saville conjures up the power of Hulkamania to talk about a remarkable paid social media strategy that speaks to varied audiences with tailored ads and messaging.

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Added by Dane Saville on December 6, 2019 at 10:38am — No Comments

Who’s Got Next?

In a race to bring leads to dealerships, Facebook and Google – via YouTube, too—are next into the leads space.

On the surface, it’s more or less the right thing to do. Until you go below the surface--where it’s a fast track to competing and swimming with Autotrader, CarGurus, and…

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Added by Jim Flint on December 6, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments

Some Smart Dealers Say the Darndest Things by Richard Keeney

First, I’ll preface by saying I have great admiration for managers, upper management and dealers.  They are usually very intelligent, courageous, and have worked hard all of their lives.  They are usually great stewards of the money and got where they are making a lot more good decisions than bad.  Read further…

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Added by Richard Keeney on December 5, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Outbound Calls

It’s that time of year when many dealerships struggle to keep repair order count high. My favorite way to build repair order counts is to perform outbound calls with open safety campaigns. If this is a daily exercise repair order growth never seems to be a struggle and customer retention is never a concern. During a recent…

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Added by Rob Gehring on December 4, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

Top Performing Dealerships Using Intelligent Social | KPI Cafe Season 3 Bonus 4

Due to a technical error, we had to delete and repost the latest KPI Cafe -- but it's back!

Host Dane Saville brings back Reunion Marketing's CEO Dave Spannhake to share the results (CPC, CTR) of dealerships using the Intelligent Social approach, which is a strategy built on these three pillars: ad…

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Added by Dane Saville on December 3, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

You Are Not Amazon, Apple, or Google! Part 2

"Back to the Future" is a fantastic film franchise. I'm just going to put my bias for it right out there from the get-go. I’m not sure about you, but I am particularly fond of 1980s science fiction movies. The 1985 classic was visionary, and the sequel where they go 30 years into the future is shockingly accurate with its technology predictions. It predicted…

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Added by Adam Swanson on December 3, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Auto Groups Overlook $230K Per Store in Used-Car Service Opportunities [PRESS RELEASE]

Study reveals that auto groups could significantly increase customer pay revenue by marketing to used off make buyers who purchase from sister stores

Chicago, IL—December 3, 2019— As auto groups continue to ramp up used-car sales in response to consumer demand and shrinking new vehicle margins, they are overlooking opportunities to service a significant percentage of their used car buyers, according to Affinitiv’s…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on December 3, 2019 at 8:46am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Introduces Dynamic Marketing Videos (DMVs) for Auto Dealers

New platform offers cost-effective, fast solution for creating videos that promote auto manufacturers’ incentives

Urbandale, IA—December 2, 2019—Flick Fusion introduces Dynamic Marketing Videos (DMVs) for auto dealerships, greatly reducing the time and expense associated with creating marketing videos that promote manufacturers’ incentives. The DMV platform allows…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 2, 2019 at 11:49am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates Dealership Management System (DMS) with Storm Kiosks Inc.’s Express Service Kiosks

Albany, N.Y. – December 2, 2019 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today it has successfully completed all dealership management system (DMS) integrations with Storm Kiosks Inc., the industry’s leading supplier of automotive express service kiosks for auto dealership service departments. Auto/Mate’s DMS customers can now seamlessly access and monitor kiosk activity including drop offs, pick-ups, promotional…

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Added by Mike Esposito on December 2, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

Is Mobile Service the Answer to Higher Recall Completion Rates?

Recall completion percentages have been increasing, but despite increased communication attempts, that increase is hitting a plateau.

 

A recent trend reveals that many vehicle owners are very interested in mobile services. Currently, the percentage of independent repair shops that offer mobile services dramatically outweighs franchised dealers.…

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Added by Dan Beres on December 2, 2019 at 10:01am — No Comments

Why Auto Detailing is Essential for Your Car?

The physical condition of your car plays a vital role in the overall driving experience. To keep your car in top shape, you need to understand the importance of maintenance. You may think that a car wash caters to all the needs of your car, but it is always not so. The reality is that auto detailing is the most important aspect of car maintenance, which involves both cleaning and…

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Added by Aadam Alford on December 2, 2019 at 1:39am — No Comments

Why Servicing Your Car Timely,Is An Important Thing To Marked In a Calendar

A car is similar to any other machine that requires regular maintenance. The cars are getting more complicated these days with more complex operations thus; the care they require is also more complicated. A less-maintained car experience untimely break down in the middle of the drive, hence, in that situation, one can call for the service in towing in Lynchburg,…

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Added by Ryan Holman on December 2, 2019 at 1:33am — No Comments

What Are The Different Types Of Truck Alarm System: Understand Their Importance

Do you own a truck? If you have one, in that case, you need to make sure that it is safe and secure and is out of reach of the burglars and thieves. Besides, you also need to ensure that the intruders are kept away and no one can cause any harm to your vehicle.

In order to take care of all these important aspects pertaining to the security of your truck, a proper and effective truck alarm system needs to be installed. Alarm…

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Added by Zoe Sewell on November 28, 2019 at 2:05am — No Comments

The Golden Rule for Game Changers

It's not just what you don't do to someone, but what you proactively do for them that creates impact. The Golden Rule advises us: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. One of the dangers of becoming successful is thinking so much of yourself and your success that you begin to regard others differently, as inferior, or incidental, or there primarily for your benefit. Game changers are concerned with impacting others, as much as they are with advancing themselves, and this episode…

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Added by Dave Anderson on November 26, 2019 at 4:56pm — No Comments

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