When it comes to sales communications, standardizing them is critical for quality control and maximizing sales conversions. The results of studies by TAS Group and the Harvard Business Review have revealed that businesses that implement a sales process outperform businesses that do not. 70% of the companies that follow a structured sales process are high […]
Chargebacks due to fraudulent transactions cost the auto industry over 6 billion dollars* per year. Dealership fraud was at an all-time high even before COVID struck: A hacking attack occurs every 39 seconds.* In 2018 credit card fraud reached $6.8 billion in the US.* New account fraud is up 13%.* Account takeovers […]
People are extremely hesitant to part with their money during a time when many have been laid off and businesses are dealing with a soft market. However, they also need their cars and they need them to function. Therefore, your service department has a demand it can fulfill. The trick is getting customers to trust […]
The Coronavirus outbreak has given the United States economy a gut punch. Industries are reeling from mandated shutdowns and thousands of people have lost their jobs. Naturally, this has caused consumer spending in some sectors to grind to a halt.
Powerful & Advanced Fraud Protection FraudProtect™ from TEXT2DRIVE™ partnered with Kount, an award-winning company that uses the advanced fraud prevention approach, to offer your dealership a virtually complete defense against fraud. Kount was voted one of the top 10 financial fraud protection solutions of 2018 and 2019. Advanced fraud protection examines 400+ data points and […]
Customers Spend $125* More When Videos Are Sent A robust audience of dealership personnel had everything to gain when they joined the TEXT2DRIVE™ video communication webinar that was held on November 14th, 2019. Using the video app, service technicians can easily record and send videos to customers in which they point out repairs that need […]
There are compelling reasons why text messaging has become one of the main ways that people communicate. It is fast, convenient and can be done anytime and in just about any setting. Text messaging does not discriminate; people who are hearing or speech impaired or deaf can read and respond to a text without any […]
Are vehicle safety recalls a problem for your service department? Wait, how is this possible? Between being mandated by law, issued by manufacturers and no additional cost to the consumer, safety recalls are a gold mine for any dealership. The problem is, this gold mine is largely untapped by the majority of service departments.
15.37%* Of Customers Who Received Reminders Had Service Performed In Less Than 30 Days Trying to keep track of multiple OEM schedules as they pertain to each customer’s vehicle perfectly illustrates the conundrum that many service departments find themselves facing. Recommended maintenance is a solid potential source of revenue for dealerships, but traditionally, capitalizing on […]
Showing A Customer Necessary Repair Work Using Video, Suburban Volvo Obtained An Approval For $4,000 In Recommended Repairs Suburban Volvo discovered firsthand how powerful video can be when it comes to obtaining customer approval for recommended repairs. This is significant. Getting approval from customers for repairs recommended by your service staff can be tricky.
Dealerships Enjoy An Average 6.5% Show Rate Increase Due To Automated Service Appointment Reminders Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential revenue to gain, far too many dealerships are missing the mark when it comes to winning over and retaining repeat business. The process starts with encouraging customers to use their service department and […]
When it comes to turning around recommended work that customers decline, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important is the possibility that the vehicle owner was never informed in the first place. This can happen for several reasons. For example, someone other than the vehicle owner may have picked it up […]
Previously Declined Service Reminders Increase Service Dept Revenue by $6,643 on Average 12.65% of customers contacted about declined recommended repairs open a repair order (RO) within 30 days at dealerships that use TEXT2DRIVE™. This response amounts to an additional $6,643 on average from January 2019 to February 2019 due to automated declined service reminders.
Using Video Increases Service Revenue, Boosts Sales & Improves Customer Service A whopping 96% of Americans own cell phones, and of this vast group, 81% own smartphones. The majority of smartphone owners use their devices to engage in two activities: text messaging and watching videos. It makes sense, then, that a full-featured communications platform that […]
Consumers have many options when it comes to transportation these days. Uber and Lyft, taxis, public transportation, electric cars, the future adoption of self-driving cars and high gas prices have made it enormously tempting to ditch their vehicles altogether. This reality can make keeping up with vehicle sales seem nearly impossible at times. Factor in […]
There is one simple yet powerful step your sales staff can take to increase the number of vehicles they sell: text message shoppers videos of cars in which they have already expressed interest or that meet their preferences.
You have enough going on in your service department without wasting time on ineffective communication tactics that leave customers unhappy and put your staff behind schedule. At the same time, an adequate amount of communication is critical for keeping your customer satisfaction index (CSI) scores up. So, does this leave you stuck between a rock […]
When it comes to selling cars, you can never get too much time. Every minute gained is time you can invest in pursuing qualified prospects and making another sale. Communicating with customers throughout the selling process and following up with them after a car sale is time-consuming, yet critical to the success of your dealership.
Did You Know Text Messaging Recall Notices To Customers Increase Service Revenue & Decrease Time Between Open Repair Orders? Well it is true! Safety recalls are one of the most significant sources of revenue for your service department – when they are completed. 80% of manufacturer mandated recalls are never actually serviced.
To serve as an effective communication platform that meets today’s consumer standards and the unique needs of automotive dealerships, a communication platform must integrate seamlessly with your dealership management system (DMS) and business development center (BDC).
Improved Access & Convenience Of Service Department Coupons Is A Revenue Generating Powerhouse! TEXT2DRIVE™ is a sales and marketing solution tailored to the needs of both dealerships and customers. The first of its kind in the automotive marketplace years ago, the tool facilitates seamless communication with customers, automating many tasks to free up your time […]
A short code is a five or six digit number (37483). A long code is a 10-digit telephone number (855-299-1099). But the difference isn’t just the length. There are various legal and technical differences in the way each number is used. There are also reasons why you should use one over the other. It depends […]
Improving Customer Satisfaction Through Text Messaging Can Better An Auto Manufacturer’s Brand Awareness & Sales While Auto Manufacturers (MFRs) rely on dealers to “rep” their products to consumers, they needn’t—and shouldn’t—take a back seat to managing the customer experience. The customer’s experience & satisfaction at the dealership directly affects the overall brand & sales of the […]
How Auto Dealers Can Avoid Potential High Fines From Text Message Marketing Lawsuits Texting is a unique and powerful marketing tool for your auto dealership. It is also subject to unique regulations which if violated can have powerful financial consequences. Not text messaging certain information can get you just in much trouble.
Text messaging is a time saver…one Volvo dealership reports that service advisors save as much as 40 hours a month using the TEXT2DRIVE™ messaging platform to notify customers of service intervals, repairs completion and follow-up in place of leaving a voicemail. What’s even better than saving time and money?
TCPA & FCC Regulations, Rules, Penalties And Examples Regarding TEXT MESSAGEs & Privacy We all know it’s illegal in most states to text and drive. We also know that effective text messaging increases your sales and promotes customer loyalty. What many auto dealers may not know, however, is there are laws enforced by the Federal […]
There’s a little-known secret in the auto industry and that best kept secret is that recalls are a huge money maker for auto dealers. In fact, 80% of manufacturer’s safety recalls are never serviced. That’s a huge chunk of revenue being left on the table for auto dealers to take advantage of.
Texting while driving isn’t very smart, but texting within your auto dealership is. If you’re an auto dealer or in auto sales this is a must read. The World Is Advancing, Don’t Get Left Behind Everyone assumes that the auto dealership is an old boys club, which hasn’t been impacted by technology, but this couldn’t […]