What’s new from Autino – Autumn edition

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 01-Oct-2021 09:51:56

As the seasons change (and of course, many businesses tick over from Q3 into Q4), the team here at Autino has been reflecting on what we’ve added to CustomerLounge in the last 3 months.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, customer satisfaction, dms, dealer software, feature updates, Customerlounge, buyer Journey, software, products, CDK Global, service, Electric Vehicles

Welcoming new arrivals to CustomerLounge!

Posted by Catherine Osborn on 27-Sep-2021 11:45:51

The Customer Success team is super busy welcoming new arrivals to CustomerLounge here at Autino this autumn. And that’s really good because the reason they are rushing around is so that aftersales teams in dealerships like yours don’t have to.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, dealer management, communication, digital, dealer software, Aftersales, automotive, sales, software, digitisation

Proactive messaging: is yours hitting the mark?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 09-Aug-2021 11:00:00

Recently, we asked consumers to tell us about their experiences with car dealerships — the good, the bad and the ugly — and one area we homed in on was that of proactive messaging. Three quarters of service customers said it was important or very important to get reminders about future work and to be able to book it online.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, dealer management, communication, digital, dealer software, automotive, software, digitisation

Thinking of upgrading your DMS comms? 5 things to look out for

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 17-May-2021 10:48:18

The communication tools your DMS offers aren’t always easy to use and don’t always give your customers a premium experience. But how do you sort the wheat from the chaff when choosing an aftersales communications platform?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, dealer management, communication, digital, dealer software, automotive, software, digitisation

Can service advisors really work from home?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 04-May-2021 10:45:00

As we emerge, blinking, out of another lockdown, is this really it? Or are COVID-19 and its variants here to stay, requiring annual vaccines and regular lockdowns? The truth is, nobody yet knows.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, IT, dealer software, automotive, customer relationships, software, service, digitisation, covid-19

Are all-in-one digital tools right for dealerships?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 12-Apr-2021 10:45:00

Many dealerships look for digital tools that can handle a multitude of different tasks in their aftersales department. The simplicity and convenience of this approach are obvious – but is it a mistake?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, IT, dealer software, automotive, software, CDK Global, service, digitisation

4 steps to switching from phone-based to digital-first communications

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 29-Mar-2021 09:13:19

If you’re ready to digitise the way your aftersales department communicates with customers, this blog will help you understand how to get started.

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Topics: technology, dealerships, dms, IT, communication, dealer software, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, software, dealer, Support, branding, digitisation, website

UK dealer groups feature strongly in top listings for Europe

Posted by Alex Knight on 19-Mar-2019 10:16:00

UK dealers figure highly in the top European listings for non-manufacturer owned groups, according to automotive research and consultancy the ICDP.

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Topics: dealerships, dealer software, buying, car buying, sales, customer journey, convenience

Dealerships: Make your buying experience as good as Amazon

Posted by Alex Knight on 13-Feb-2019 10:50:00

The buyer’s journey and experience has changed thanks to the digital revolution. Customers are spoilt for choice and let’s be honest, they can have the majority of things with a click of a button. It’s all about convenience. So, to keep the customer happy you need to make the searching and purchasing as simple and straightforward as possible. Amazon have nailed this.

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Topics: dealerships, dealer software, buying, car buying, sales, customer journey, convenience

Understand what your car buyers want when it comes to touchpoints

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 22-Jan-2019 10:01:00

45% of people want face-to-face guidance from a dealer during the car buying journey. The main elements people want guidance with is the vehicle (67%), warrantee and maintenance (68%), and finance options (37%).

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Topics: digital, car purchase, dealer software, buying

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