Bill Goodfriend's Blog (15)

Comedy Corner

Please post one of your funny/akward videos or illustrations that recently happened on the lot. We need the humor to keep ourselves on track, in the right frame of mind as well as make others laugh. Please share and have a wonderful weekend.

Added by Bill Goodfriend on February 27, 2014 at 11:52pm — No Comments

My recent vehicle puchase...If you want to sell more product or service...quit focusing on the sale

Recently I purchased a YUKON for my wife. I dealt directly with the DP & FI guys. Great experience overall...considering?

No 'Thank you note', no 'Service or Parts Reminder's', no Coupons or discount's for anything? Absolutely nothing for follow up. Instead of focusing on the sale; shouldn't we focus on the relatonship? IMHO!

Added by Bill Goodfriend on February 19, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

I love being a techno geek now!

When computers first started making their way in the 80's, I abolished it, including my college days during floppy discs. Then came "The Worldwide Web' Still in retail mid-20's and still the youngest selling Bick/Isuzu as NCM, still blown off. I moved all the Buicks to the back & drove all the Rodeo's & Trooper's up to the front....guess what? That's right, it worked...what a miracle. Tired of being tapped on the head like a little boy, I left! I did govt. work, counted beans, all…


Added by Bill Goodfriend on December 9, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A new group on Dealer Elite is announcing its presence. 'Comedy Corner'.

Hi folks, my name is Bill Goodfriend and I have started a new group on Dealer Elite called Comedy Corner. We are still tweaking some things but its coming along very nicely. Being that there are close to 5000 car people that engage on Dealer Elite I am almost certain that in your years of business you have encountered some pretty wild, funny things. I invite you to stop by Comedy Corner, check it out, post something or if you want...just join. Let's have fun, stay positive and focused and…


Added by Bill Goodfriend on February 23, 2011 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Polk / article I found very interesting.

Polk/ Study Finds Online Vehicle Shopping Influences Dealership Choice



Added by Bill Goodfriend on February 8, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

UpLead Technology will be represented this year at NADA by...

Peter Bond, Buck Parker, and Ken Zangara. Please speak with any of these gentlemen to learn more about what UpLead Technology can and will do for your dealership; it's absolutely amazing!

Added by Bill Goodfriend on January 31, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Automotive Resource Group and UpLead Technology officially announce corporate partnership!

Peter Bond of Automotive Resource Group and Bill Goodfriend of UpLead Technology are pleased to officially announce the news of our new corporate partnership. Improving the automotive industry one dealer at a time. Automotive Resource Group + UpLead Technology = Success! + www.upleadtechnology = Succes!

Added by Bill Goodfriend on December 2, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Automotive Dealers: You now have a unique, one of a kind system to help sell more inventory to customers you didn't even know existed! It's new & it's exciting!

Visit our website to see what the newest, most revolutionary game changer is now available. This is not a want or a need. This is a 'Must Have' if you sell cars!

Added by Bill Goodfriend on November 9, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

New Technology Service System: Now Available for the Automotive Industry!

Uplead Technology helps retail, independent and BHPH dealers all across the United States and Canada. Our company is the only company with proprietary rights on our service system. We enable dealers to enhance the car buying experience for their customers while also generating more revenue for the dealer. We have the ability to capture off hours and closed day customers. You can utilize our services with all of your current means of advertising thereby incresing your floor…


Added by Bill Goodfriend on October 26, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Need your help please, please read!

To all my industry peers, I need your help with something. Have you ever heard of or worked with a company called UpLead Technology? And, if so, how has your experience been in terms of working with them? Many thanks in advance for any information you can share with me.

I need to know what your experience has been within 3 day's. They have predominately prospected throughout the West-Coast. I am entertaining National Development Officer position. Before I put my name and reputation on… Continue

Added by Bill Goodfriend on September 21, 2010 at 12:34am — No Comments

Dealership Shrinkage

The number of new-car dealerships in the U.S. declined some more in the first half of 2010. The dealership count fell to 18,223 after 258 showrooms shut their doors between Jan.1 and July 1, accoring to Detroit-based Urban Science.

So...what's it going to take to move the needle on not losing anymore? As most everyone on DE knows, especially being some of the first members; the social media impact to drive traffic, increase face to face time and ultimately close more sales is… Continue

Added by Bill Goodfriend on September 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Congratulations to!

You have effectively implemented a website that competes with Facebook and other social & professional websites that enable networking within our own peer presence. Kudos gentlemen & keep up the great work. This has proven to be a great idea and visionary process that will allow us all to exchange ideas, information and suggestions alike from non-competing environments.

Just in the last two months since I joined has proven itself to be a tremendous help to my continuing… Continue

Added by Bill Goodfriend on August 23, 2010 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Connecting now-a-day's.

Funny thing...a gentleman the other day posted something about how ever since he joined DE that a huge number of people have not responded to his connection requests. I echo'd his statement and looked today to see how many connection requests I have sent since the first of the Aug. and found 11 outstanding requests. Technology is meant for 'real time engagement' It can also be meant for so many other things, but what I find funny or ironic is that most people who say they're in the here and now… Continue

Added by Bill Goodfriend on August 20, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Are dealers embracing technology?

To all my industry peers...How crucial is it in todays automotive environment to have a solid working E-Commerce Department? I was working with an auto group in K.C. the last two weeks and they decided to stay horse and buggy. I would like to hear your thoughts and opinions. Please accept my many thanks in advance for your time and consideration and make it a great day.

Added by Bill Goodfriend on August 16, 2010 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

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