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August 2017, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

The Rise of the Consumer

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By G.P. Anderson

G.P. has a plan for dealers whose customers’ product knowledge exceeds that of their sales staff.

Tags: CSI, product knowledge, Sales Tactics

July 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

12 Steps To Selling Service

Don Reed is the CEO of DealerPro Training Solutions.

By Don Reed

The magazine’s service coach breaks down a service-selling process that can deliver a 30 to 50 percent closing ratio.

Tags: building referrals, CSI, feature benefit selling, profit, repair orders, sales, selling service, service department, vehicle delivery

July 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Millennials, Mobile And F&I

By Tom Callahan, President Ally Insurance

Technology in the hands of a skilled F&I salesperson will help empower the customer.

Tags: Consumer Buying Habits, CSI, CSI score, electronic leads, F&I process, Generation Y, Internet customer, internet sales, Millenials, technology

May 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Sales Professional of the Month: Adam Dorn

Adam Dorn, Mohawk Honda Glenville, N.Y.

By ADM Staff

“I’ve never sold a car in my life,” Dorn says. “I’ve educated people on my product to earn their trust enough to have them know that they are getting a fair deal from me.”

Tags: client relations, creating relationships, CSI, Customer Service, repeat and referral sales, sales associate profiles, top sales associate, top sales producer, Vehicle Sales

February 2013, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Supporting Fixed Operations

By Don Reed

Don Reed reminds dealers and general managers about the real opportunities that exist for service departments.

Tags: BDC, CSI, fixed operations, profits, Service, training

September 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Express Auto Emphasizes the R in CRM

At Express Auto, a five-store BHPH operation based in Kalamazoo, Mich., follow-up is the most important aspect of CRM. Management wants to cultivate relationships with all customers who submit leads because many of them are weeks or months away from buying.

By Kimberly Long

Customer relationship management can be particularly challenging for buy here pay here dealers. Express Auto has tackled this challenge by focusing on building relationships with its customers through mutual trust and respect.

Tags: BDC, bhph, CRM, CSI, Customer Experience, Customer Relations, customer satisfaction, data mining, demographics, Email Marketing, follow up, Love It or Return It, repeat and referral sales, reputation management, text marketing

August 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Technology Has Transformed Dealerships

By Joseph Clementi

Author and dealership general manager Joseph Clementi reflects on the numerous ways in which technology has impacted all parts of the dealership.

Tags: ACV, BDC, CRM, CSI, DMS, inventory, SEM, SEO, technology, using technology, vin scanning

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