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Does Your Dealership Back Your Marketing in the Showroom?

Posted by Clark Rutledge on 12/8/16 4:16 PM

Your showroom equals your brand. What story are you telling? Consistency is key; whether you’re baking a cake, perfecting your golf swing, or promoting the branding of your dealership. If you don’t think consistency is important, I’d like to sway you.

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Topics: Automotive, Retail Automotive, Automotive Strategy, Automotive Marketing

The Importance of Appointment Setting for Car Dealerships

Posted by Clark Rutledge on 12/2/16 4:21 PM

Consumers today are looking to streamline everything they do. Making a large purchase, such as a vehicle, is included in that streamlined-hopeful process. Quicker is better. What many consumers may not realize is that the car buying process can be streamlined, with appointment setting. Whether early on in the search process or the day of the purchase, setting appointments ensures that customers wants and needs will be acknowledged and met.

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Topics: Automotive, Internet Sales, Retail Automotive, Automotive Strategy

Why Dealerships Are Losing 20% of their Customers

Posted by Clark Rutledge on 11/1/16 7:00 AM

At any given moment, there are hundreds of things going on at your dealership. Paperwork, sales, test drives, phone calls, meetings, the list goes on. It’s easy to look around and see all these things happening around you. But, what about all the things that are happening that you can’t see? Namely, the customers contacting you through your website — those ever-present internet leads.

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Topics: Automotive, Internet Sales, Retail Automotive, Automotive Strategy

Your Dealership Has a Sales Problem

Posted by Clark Rutledge on 8/12/16 8:00 AM

Selling vehicles is a tough job, you hear one yes after multiple no’s. Or a couple you thought was interested in a car was only window shopping. Each day takes thick skin and the desire to strive for that yes; you know this, your salespeople know this. However, occasionally your team just can’t seem to bounce back from that no. It’s been a tough week on sales and it’s affecting most of your sales team. You’ve hit a slump at the dealership — they are underperforming and you need to turn that around ASAP. Whether it’s low morale, high turnover, or they’re in need of a refocus on motivation, something needs to change.

If your sales department is experiencing some issues, here are four tips to fix those problems.

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Topics: Automotive, Automotive Strategy, Retail Automotive