Secondly, you want to give customers a clear picture of your dealership and stay with them until they buy. The top Internet dealers in the country never drop a prospect! You can do this by using an e-newsletter. Make sure you abide by current spam laws and include a place to opt out of receiving the communication. Use the newsletter to talk about you, your dealership and the cars on your lot. Tell the story effectively, use photos, and offer an incentive if they print it out and bring it in. This way, even if potential customers don’t come to the lot right away after they e-mail you, you keep yourself in front of them. Remember that these people are prospects until they are buyers.
Third, you always want to exceed expectations. If an e-mail prospect writes to ask you about a particular car, send them a photo (not as an attachment but in the e-mail) of that car. In fact, take a new picture of yourself with the car and say, “Here it is, waiting for you. For more information call me and come see it!” That exceeds the expectations of the person who wrote you about that car and motivates them to choose you in their shopping process.
The e-mail process is about taking control and getting customers to come to the lot to see what you have to offer them. It’s about taking them from e-mail to phone to showroom. Once you get them to your dealership, you know what to do from there.
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