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Increase Your Revenue Through Our CustomerVue

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 16-Oct-2018 14:09:00

According to AutoVHC’s research, failure to complete vehicle health checks cost the average franchised dealership £11,000 in aftersales revenue last summer. AutoVHC’s business unit director Chris Saunders added that service departments are “simply throwing away revenue opportunities”.

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Topics: CustomerVue, revenue, dms, dealer software, online, digital

B2B Selling Strategy... Shudder

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 09-Oct-2018 11:50:00

B2B Selling Strategy- A discussion point that came up at a convention recently. The phrase alone left me cold. In 20 years of selling I’ve taken a number of prescribed selling courses, apparently honing my skills in modern selling. After applying and adapting these skills over hundreds of sales meetings I’m convinced that by far the most critical element is almost completely lost on all course providers.

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Topics: selling, technology, b2b, sales, customer relationships, communication

Does your DMS match your expectations?

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 03-Oct-2018 11:46:00

I’ve said it before, the DMS will be the heart of your dealership. But, what I want to know is, does it match your expectations?

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Topics: dealer software, digital, dms, technology, integration, data, data alignment

Achieve More Aftersales

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 27-Sep-2018 10:32:00

Are you up to speed?

The aftersales industry is worth £99 billion* in the UK so it makes sense to invest the time to get your aftersales approach on point. But are you up to speed with the how the market is changing?

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Topics: Aftersales, revenue, communication, customer experience

By ignoring the digital customer, you’re ignoring revenue.

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 18-Sep-2018 13:24:00

There are a lot of stages to the modern car-buyer journey. The majority of the process is now online, with customers coming into dealerships only when they have a clear idea of what they’re buying, at the end of their buying journey.

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Topics: communication, integration, customer satisfaction, technology, customer experience, car purchase, dealerships, buyer Journey, personalisation, Customerlounge

How To Maximise The Value Of Your Leads

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 12-Sep-2018 11:36:00

The word CRM often brings a shiver down many people’s spine, but let’s be honest, if you have a CRM that’s organised and holds clean data, it’s a highly valuable asset. A CRM that is managed and used correctly has the ability to streamline your entire dealership sales process and improve performance of each of your leads.

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Topics: crm, technology, profit, process, lead tracking, lead nurturing, retention, digital

Are you meeting customers on their terms?

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 06-Sep-2018 10:44:00

We now live in a fast-paced world where technology is forever transforming our daily lives. Within the automotive sector I feel we have embraced technology and used it to our advantage in creating new car designs and models that not only look and perform better but also take into consideration the environment. 

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Topics: Aftersales, dms, customer experience, technology, automotive

Is your dealership software really right for you?

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 24-Jul-2018 07:42:00

Software gets outdated. There’s always going to be an update or a way your dealership needs to improve. Unfortunately, this is standard procedure but there is a way to spot if your software is really right for you ahead of time.

This is a quick blog that highlights a few points that I think are key when it comes to knowing if your DMS is really allowing you to reach full potential and profitability.

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Topics: dealer software, upsell, communication, process

How good is your customer retention?

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 19-Jul-2018 11:53:00

Hopefully your answer to the above question is “great!”. If it is, then good for you but you should read on because it could always be better. If your answer wasn’t quite so positive then welcome, this quick blog is here to help.

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Topics: retention, lifetime value, loyalty, upsell

Do you upgrade your DMS or switch?

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 10-Jul-2018 09:35:00

I know that your Dealer Management System is at the heart of your dealership so when it comes to thinking about switching your provider it’s no easy task. Your entire dealership will be comfortable with your current system and know it like the back of their hands, so the idea of new technology and change can often be met with some resistance and no doubt a bombardment of questions. Then you also have the anxiety of the whole process itself, will the data transfer correctly? What will the down time be? These are just a few common questions that will naturally spring to mind.

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Topics: dealerships, dms, dealer software, digital, technology