Do you know what the ideal customer service experience looks like?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 11-Jan-2021 11:17:50

There’s no question that what customers expect from dealerships is changing when it comes to services, MOTs and repairs. But do you know what your customers are actually looking for in their dealings with you?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, online, digital, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, consumers, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, convenience, digitisation, retail, trust, transparency, conversation

Mind the gap

Posted by Alex Knight on 16-Dec-2020 16:39:57

Our latest research revealed that 72% of customers think it's important to communicate digitally when it comes to car servicing. Yet 82% of service advisors still reach for the phone every time. How do you bridge the gap?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, online, digital, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, consumers, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, convenience, digitisation, retail, trust, transparency, conversation

Five crucial ways to build trust online

Posted by Alex Knight on 25-Nov-2020 11:24:02

With online being the first and most comprehensive source of research when buying a car, the dealership’s ability to create trust online is fundamental to future business success.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, online, digital, car purchase, automotive, buyer Journey, consumers, personalisation, sales, customer relationships, dealer, car sales, convenience, digitisation, retail, new car, website, trust, transparency

Getting the digital car buying experience right

Posted by Alex Knight on 20-Oct-2020 09:57:19

Today's car buying experience is now a digital one for practically everyone, with 95% of us using websites in the buying journey, and we are increasingly completing more of the process in a virtual space.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, online, digital, car purchase, automotive, buyer Journey, consumers, personalisation, sales, customer relationships, dealer, car sales, convenience, digitisation, retail, new car, website

Treating customers as individuals

Posted by Alex Knight on 12-Oct-2020 12:44:26

If there’s one thing operating in the aftermath of a global pandemic has taught us, it’s that customers are individuals and need to be treated as such.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, online, digital, car purchase, Aftersales, automotive, buyer Journey, consumers, personalisation, sales, customer relationships, dealer, car sales, convenience, service, digitisation, retail, new car, workshop

Vehicle subscriptions - a new way forward?

Posted by Alex Knight on 11-Sep-2020 15:47:12

With consumers already comfortable with subscription services in many areas of their lives, could their car be the next big thing?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, online, digital, car purchase, Aftersales, automotive, buyer Journey, consumers, personalisation, sales, customer relationships, dealer, car sales, convenience, service, digitisation, retail, new car, workshop, vehicle subscription

7 steps to better dealership experiences

Posted by Alex Knight on 03-Sep-2020 10:57:27

More than ever customer experience is the key to a dealership’s success. And with the UK economy facing its biggest challenge since the 2008 financial crash, dealers will be keen to secure every piece of business possible.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, integration, communication, online, digital, car purchase, Aftersales, automotive, buyer Journey, consumers, personalisation, sales, customer relationships, dealer, car sales, convenience, service, digitisation, retail, new car, workshop

Drive customer retention with these two loyalty gems

Posted by Alex Knight on 28-Jan-2019 11:21:00

A study by DMEautomotive noted customers who develop a habit of maintaining their vehicle at a dealership are 86 times more likely to purchase their next vehicle from you.

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Topics: customer experience, loyalty, customer satisfaction, communication

Customer retention tips for 2019

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 13-Dec-2018 11:19:00

Customer retention is the end game- it’s what all dealerships are looking to nail and this is becoming increasingly hard. Doug Van Sach, AutoLoop’s Vice President, put it perfectly when he said, “the hard truth for dealers is most consumers have redefined what it means to be loyal in the digital age.”

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Topics: retention, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, millenials, car buying, customer loyalty

A guide to increasing customer satisfaction in your dealership in 2018

Posted by Nathan Elliott on 21-Nov-2018 11:17:00

The digitalisation of the buying process has particularly effected the automotive industry. Customers are carrying out most of the buying journey online and, in most cases, only come into the dealership when they have almost made their purchase decision. Everything is quick, easy and optimised and this is what has become the norm. Anything that doesn’t hit the mark with those points sticks out like an underperforming sore thumb.

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Topics: retention, loyalty, customer satisfaction, digital, increasing customer, car buying, dealer

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