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

Rethinking VHCs with digital tools

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 06-Apr-2021 10:45:00

Vehicle health checks (VHCs) are valuable tools for aftersales departments. But there’s a world of difference between a good VHC and a great one. Digital tools may hold the answer.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, IT, Aftersales, automotive, software, service, eVHC, VHC

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

Rethinking the relationship between digital and personal

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 22-Mar-2021 11:00:00

Many people argue that digital tools and services are inferior to the service that a genuine human being can offer. But the relationship between digital and personal services is more complicated than that.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Customerlounge, automotive, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, digitisation

4 tips to make service more personal

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 15-Mar-2021 11:00:00

83% of dealerships agree that customer satisfaction increases significantly when customers receive tailor-made services. How can aftersales teams deliver the personal touch at scale when they’re so busy all of the time?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, customer loyalty, digitisation

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