Driving sales with Facebook

Posted by Alex Knight on 09-Oct-2019 08:35:40

It's a better time than ever to use the social giant to boost engagement with your local community, drive more people to your website and ultimately increase enquiries and sales.

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Topics: technology, dealerships, social media, automotive, consumers, dealer, car sales, retail, new car, Facebook, advertising

Should you install an EV charger on your forecourt?

Posted by Alex Knight on 02-Oct-2019 11:55:22

If you’re serious about staking your claim in a motoring world which is fast becoming electrified, the answer is ‘yes’.

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Topics: technology, dealerships, buying, automotive, consumers, connected car, dealer, car sales, retail, Electric Vehicles, EV, new car

Dealers still missing opportunities through inaccurate data

Posted by Alex Knight on 09-Sep-2019 07:35:00

Research has found that a third of all data held by franchised dealers is either inaccurate or incomplete , which means they will struggle to maximise MOT and service work.

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Topics: data, dealerships, online, digital, Aftersales, buying, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, retail, MOT, independent workshops, database, data capture

New MOT sees more fails

Posted by Alex Knight on 04-Sep-2019 09:11:00

Following the introduction of new, stricter MOT tests, increasing numbers of vehicles have failed with 10 million vehicles having not met the new criteria since its introduction a year ago.

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Topics: dealerships, online, digital, Aftersales, buying, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, retail, MOT, independent workshops

Franchised dealers missing a trick with eVHC

Posted by Alex Knight on 30-Aug-2019 12:22:14

EVHC or electronic vehicle health check is a well-known workshop tool for identifying work required on a vehicle and is widely used in the franchised sector. But latest figures show thousands of pounds of work is being overlooked because workshops are not using the check at every possibility.

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Topics: profit, dealerships, revenue, online, lifetime value, digital, upsell, CustomerVue, Aftersales, buying, repurchase, automotive, consumers, dealer, service, retail, eVHC

EVs gain ground but how are aftersales departments preparing?

Posted by Alex Knight on 02-Apr-2019 11:18:00

Sales of EVs and other alternatively powered vehicles grew by more than a fifth in 2018, according to latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Topics: technology, dealerships, Aftersales, buying, customer journey, convenience, petrol

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

Lack of dealer follow-ups out of sync with consumer requirements

Posted by Alex Knight on 06-Mar-2019 10:46:00

Whilst car drivers are committed to fixing their cars to ensure they are in the best condition for the road, dealers need to up their game to deliver higher levels of customer care and boost aftersales business.

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Topics: dealerships, Aftersales, buying, dealer, customer loyalty, 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

Strong aftersales is what develops a dealership's brand

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 16-Jan-2019 11:05:00

With literally hundreds of franchise car dealerships in the UK only, it is difficult for dealers to differentiate themselves from one another. This also means that differentiation is key to stand out, especially with the changing definitions of loyalty. I’ve mentioned this stat before but it’s recent and it well worth considering- AutoLoop carried out a study called “Life After Loyalty – Learning to Embrace Customer Engagement” and found that 60% of millennial customers said they were loyal to a brand, even though they shop elsewhere. This says a lot to dealerships about their retention and means that there is a need to differentiate that is stronger than ever.

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Topics: dealerships, dms, Aftersales

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