Privacy is Key
Internet users are concerned with their privacy, and you should be too. Create a page on your Web site called Privacy. This is the place where you let your visitors know how you will be using the information you collect. Answer the following questions on your privacy page: How do you plan to use this information? Is the information sold or shared with a third party? Why do you collect e-mail addresses? Why do you track their IP address? Do you have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under your control? If so, let your visitors know. It is also important to let visitors know how they can opt out of your mailing list. Customers will become annoyed if they continually receive information they don’t want and can’t figure out how to stop the onslaught.
Share Your Successes
A great way to build credibility is to showcase your successes through testimonials or case studies. Most satisfied customers are happy to share their experiences. Soliciting testimonials can also be a great way to pinpoint your product or service missteps; customers will let you know if they were disappointed, giving you a chance to correct any problems. With each case study and testimonial, be sure to include the customer’s name and Web address
Showcase Positive Coverage
Along the same lines as posting case studies and testimonials, be sure to include any media coverage you’ve had. Have you been written up in print or featured on radio or television? Most people assume that if you’ve enjoyed media coverage, you’re not only legitimate but outstanding in your field. Maybe you hold an annual toy drive around the holidays your local media covers; let your customers know! Not only will this information inspire confidence in your company, but it will also show that you give back to your community.
Actively Seek Questions and Feedback
Your customers will have questions about your dealership; make it easy for them to ask. Make sure you have a prominently displayed ‘Contact Us’ link on every page so that when a customer sends a question or comment, your sales or service staff are notified immediately. Rapid response time is the key to insuring that potential customers don’t jump to a competitor’s Web site.
Your Web site can be an effective generator of leads and sales – as long as you take into account the wants and needs of your potential customers. Remember that visitors to your Web site want to trust that you are legitimate; make it easy for them by following these tips. There are many companies in the automotive space who can help you to design and run an effective and credible Web site. Seek them out to boost online leads and sales.
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