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

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

Does your DMS Have These Key Features?

Posted by Alex Knight on 05-Feb-2019 10:40:00

An effective Dealer Management System has some pretty key features that means your processes are streamlined, your communication is optimised and you’re able to nurture and sell effortlessly.

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Topics: dms, upsell, selling

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

Your DMS Should Make You Feel Like A King

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 08-Nov-2018 11:22:00

Feel like a king

Your dealership management system is the heart and soul of your dealership, this is something that every member of staff will be using every day. This is the communication and transparency you rely on. Your DMS should make you and your dealership feel like a King. It should give you power, control and ensure you are fully informed on the goings-on of your roost.

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Topics: profit, dealerships, dms, dealer management, IT, integration, digital, dealer software, process, software

Is Your Current DMS Equipped For The Modern Customer?

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 24-Oct-2018 11:05:00

The modern customer is savvy, informed and in control. Their expectations are high and their patience is low. This is true in every industry and is particularly the case in the automotive industry and, more specifically, the car-buying and after sales processes.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, data, dms, integration, dealer software, software, dealer

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