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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

November 2007, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Are Performance-Based Sales Events For You?

By Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey - The buying atmosphere created at these events ... will increase the front and back grosses significantly

Tags: inventory

November 2007, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Planning To Avoid Wholesale Losses Keep 'Em Or Cut "Em?

By Randy Barone

Randy Barone - All too often, buyers get distracted by vehicles that they have a “gut feeling” will do well on your lot.

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Let's Get Something Done

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Thomas B. Hudson, Esq. - Pick up your buyers order and the retail installment sales agreements you use, and follow along...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Eliminate Chaos In Accounting

By David Keller, CPA, CFE

Daivd Keller - However, it is necessary to follow essential procedures that are in the best interest of your dealership, so paperwork can be properly completed...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Retention University 201: Non-traditional Advertising

By Andrew Wolfe

Andrew Wolfe - By taking a totally different look at advertising you can have higher retention rates with lower out of pocket expenses...

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September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Inside The World Of Wholesale Auto Dealers

By John Carroll

"the ability to be able to have a working relationship with a lot of dealers. Thinking long-term, that’s probably the key."

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Putting The Sizzle In Online Sales

By John Carroll

John Carroll - "When someone is online, they do have a choice," says Rosenthal, so forget bad cars with high miles and ugly colors...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

DriveTime 93 Used Car Stores And Counting CEO Ray Fidel Named 2006 Independent Retailer Of The Year

By John Carroll

He fully expects to hit right around the 60,000-vehicle mark -- a pace that easily qualifies the company as a market leader...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Recruiting Service Advisors - Make It Easy For Candidates

By Rick Boudreau

Rick Boudreau - When placing your ad, include the name of the dealership, the personality of the position, contact person, phone number,...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Establishing Credibility To Increase Online Leads And Sales

By Ali Amirrezvani

Ali Amierrezvani - Web sites hosted on free servers are not taken seriously; customers will take their business elsewhere...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Search Engine Marketing: Make It Work For You

By Ali Amirrezvani

Ali Amirrezvani - A well-rounded online marketing plan should include more than just one technique...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Industry Leaders Cite Important Areas of Focus For a Stronger 2006

By Harlene Doane

They will continue looking under any rock to find profit opportunities for their other profit centers.

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Hiring Success Based on Skill-Based Interviewing

By Justin Spath

Justin Spath - Require a candidate to explain how they have reacted in the past and how they would react in the future to common situations that may occur ...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

What Great Leaders Do

By Sean Wolfington

Leaders set higher standard values... they model those values themselves and use charismatic methods to attract people.

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Oops! Someone is Sleeping

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Thomas B. Hudson, Esq. - I’ve frequently have to point out to people in the car business that the Truth in Lending Act doesn’t apply to many credit transactions...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Buy Here Pay Here Pay Plans that Produce!

By Jim Rhoads

A BHPH pay plan that is weighted too heavily on sales gross is downright dangerous...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Realizing Dreams - Growing and BHPH Operations

By John Carroll

He compares his management strategy to the old carnival routine where performers race around spinning plates on a stick...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Expensive Theft Schemes in Dealerships

By Rex A Collins

Rex Collins - Internal theft is big business. It is estimated that the cost to each employer is $9 per day per employee...

Tags: inventory

September 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Warranty Audits: Keeping your Dirty Dozen Clean

By Rex A Collins

Rex Collins - Dealers should remember that a technician is supposed to perform the appropriate documentation, not a service advisor.

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Today Is The Day

By Adam DeGraide

Adam DeGraide - One of the secrets to truly having a lasting positive effect on people is to first value yourself. It has been said that you cannot give what you do not have, and that is definitely true...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Becoming A Servant leader - Part Three

By Adam DeGraide

Adam DeGraide - Change is a given, it will happen. Your organization will adapt or die. Leaders can ease the transition by understanding the seven reactions people have to change...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Becoming A Servant Leader - Part Two

By Adam DeGraide

Adam Degraide - If the journey of Servant Leadership starts in the heart with motivation and intent, it then must travel through another internal domain, that of the head...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Becoming A Servant Leader - Part One

By Adam DeGraide

Adam DeGraide - Servant leadership begins in the heart by seeking to lead for a higher purpose...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

How to Ensure Deals Clear Funding Fast

By Aaron Tankersley

Aaron Tankersley - Use a lender-provided checklist to ensure all the required documents are included ...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Direct Mail vs. Internet leads The Real Cost

By Charlie Crowder

Charlie Crowder - Look at Internet leads. Many companies sell them for around $25 per lead. Buy 100 leads, and your CPL is simple.

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Keep those Old Insurance Policies Forever

By Donn Wray

Donn Wray - Assume that your property is contaminated with gas that leaked from the underground storage tanks, and will cost $500,000 to clean up. What do you do?

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Don't Confuse Friendship for Business

By Stuart Landsverk

Would I keep an employee who was late to meetings, left early, etc?

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Squeeze The Most Out Of Every Incoming Call

By Tom Azbill

Tom Azbill - A dealership can’t let a month or week go by if one or more members of the BDC are struggling to set appointments...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Used Vehicle Profits - Going, Going, Gone?

By Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson - Dealers have a renewed opportunity to generate activity with used vehicle inventory ....

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Tips for Successful Credit Data List Usage

By Shelly Thompson

Shelly Thompson - Individually scored credit-based lists can be a very effective tool for a dealership in generating non-prime and prime leads ...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

The Art of Appraising

By Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson - The appraiser. The decisions this individual makes can swing a dealership's sales 35 percent or more;...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Don't be Afraid; it's Just a Little Technological Growth

By Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson - Many dealers are holding back when it comes to investigating and installing the tools for enhancing operations and sales.

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Technology And The Safeguards Rule

By Sandi Jerome

Sandi Jerome - There are four things that you must do regarding technology to protect your dealership against a violation of the safeguards rule

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

CRM Success: West Herr Nissan

By Jennifer Rincon

West Herr Auto Group began over 50 years selling Ford vehicles in Hamburg, N.Y. Building on the success of their original 1950 Ford dealership, They have become the largest automotive group in New York, selling 21 brands of vehicles and employing over 1,100 people. With that much activity, they must know something about Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Many Dealers Remain Confused About Taxability of Demonstrators

By Rex A Collins

Rex Collins - If the employee provided the use of a demonstrator automobile is not a full-time salesperson, the full exclusion...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Management

By Rick Boudreau

Rick Boudreau - Management is about leadership: establishing priorities, setting goals, getting things done and making things happen.

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August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Sheehy.com Increases Leads Over 300 Percent in 60 Days

By Sean Wolfington

Sean Wolfington - Sheehy sold an additional 414 cars in one month online while decreasing their advertising costs...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Schomp Automotive Sells 100 Extra Cars in One Month

By Sean Wolfington

Sean Wolfington - Respecting the customer starts with selling according to the needs of the customer and saying goodbye to high-pressure...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Herb Chambers Creates own Regional Online Buying Service

By Sean Wolfington

Sean Wolfington - Herb Chambers began their regional online buying service by creating an e-CRM Business plan to outline their goals...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

What's My Car Worth (Handling Trade-Ins)

By Darin B. George

Darin George - ... the customer will still listen to you and follow you all around the dealership. Because you’re the first sales person that has told them what they have been waiting to hear. They love you ...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Dick Hannah Targets Sub Prime to Dominate Market

By Sean Wolfington

Sean Wolfington - Dick Hannah in Portland, Ore., became a dominate force in Internet retailing by rethinking their marketing strategy and recognizing there is a lot of money to be made in special finance online.

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

What's Your Best Price, Bottom Line

By Darin B. George

Darin George - If there were a prize for the most asked question in car sales, “What’s your Best Price?” would get it hands down. How you handle this question will determine IF you sell the vehicle and IF you maintain any gross profit ...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Courtesy Chevrolet Uses Internet Marketing to Sell an additional 85 units a month

By Sean Wolfington

Sean Wolfington - One of the reasons Courtesy Chevrolet has a lot of success on the Internet is because they have become masters of e-mail marketing...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

How did They Do it? Case Study: Herb Chambers Sells 600 Vehicles Online.

By Sean Wolfington

Sean Wolfington - Herb Chambers drives revenue to service and parts department through e-marketing...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Ask not What your Salespeople can Do for You... <br/>Ask What You Can Do for your Salespeople!

By Sean Wolfington

Sean Wolfington - Many managers are always thinking about what their sales people should be doing for them to sell more cars,to sell more cars ...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

A Primer On Delinquency

By Chuck Bonanno

I have yet to encounter any dealership whose delinquency rate is substantially different than the delinquency goals of that dealer...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Think Beyond the Results To The Keys That "Deliver" Internet Sales Success

By Al Amersdorfer

Al Amersdorfer - Professional, personal and financial rewards will only come as the result of a consistently solid best effort...

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

What Dealers Need To Know About Automatic Car Washes

By Bud Abraham

Bud Abraham - Keep in mind that some systems will still require labor because they will not wash the vehicle thoroughly or completely.

Tags: inventory

August 2006, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Appraisal Guesswork Gone, Transformed with Proven Results

By Randy Barone

Randy Barone - Buying and selling pre-owned vehicles has never been an exact science. For instance, how much is a trade in really worth?

Tags: inventory

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