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.
Your service department could be making money on recommended work – if it was actually recommended to the customer. We said “IF.” One of the common reasons services show as being declined is, the customer did not know about it – either because the service advisor failed to tell them or because the wrong person […]
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.
Dealerships are missing out on as much as $99 billion in annual service revenue due to lack of customer retention. Only about 30% of consumers take their vehicles to dealerships for repairs, while about 50% of consumers get repairs done at independent repair outlets, tire stores and quick-lube shops. The remaining 20% use the services […]
Keeping the lines of communication open with employees and customers at a busy automotive dealership is challenging when you have so many other areas to consider. While communication may seem like a minor issue, a gap in it can become extremely costly.
The best communications platform in the world will not work for your dealership if it is too complicated for some of your staff to learn or customers to respond. Time is money, and the more time they have to spend learning the system and asking questions about it, the more potential revenue goes down the […]
Sending videos of recommended repairs to customers using the new TEXT2DRIVE™ mobile app increases customer pay by $125 per repair order (RO). Average customer pay when videos are sent: $276.64 Average customer pay when videos are not sent: $151.84
To serve as an effective dealership 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).
Better Communication, Better Training We know how it is. As a sales manager, it is your job to make sure your salespeople are doing their job properly and that new additions to the sales team are receiving the right level of training. Both are much easier said than done.