Our commitment during COVID-19. Everyone is processing an influx of information on the coronavirus—and it’s a lot. We want to take a moment to let you know that we are taking COVID-19 seriously, while also doing what we can to help you maintain your business. Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, […]
Regardless of why a customer is calling, it’s important to remember that what they’re really in the market for is an outstanding customer experience. If they feel valued and respected during every interaction with your dealership––including while on hold––they will be far more likely to reward you with their business.
In today’s saturated market it’s more difficult than ever to stand apart. That’s why, beyond vehicle sales or service, you should be selling unparalleled customer experience (CX). Gain a key differentiator over your competition with a few CX basics. Here’s a quick look at what nailing it looks like––and what to avoid.
Looking at your website through the eyes of prospective customers can be a real eye-opener. Instead of thinking of your website primarily as a tool for selling, turn it into an indispensable research resource for your customers.
Over the past few years, subscription services of all types have become increasingly popular with today’s consumers. Big names like Netflix and Amazon leverage them to offer optimized, often instantaneous access to their goods. Now, it’s the auto industry’s turn, with the rising popularity of vehicle subscriptions.
Any sales or service professional knows the importance of a flawless first impression. Eliminating data silos in favor of a smart, integrated approach can upgrade that first interaction from “Hi, how can I help you today?” to “Hi, Bill, let’s test drive that F-150 Platinum you’re interested in” or “Hi, Diane, do you want to book your next service appointment at your usual time on Monday morning?”
Community involvement has always shown a strong correlation with successful businesses. A study published in Strategic Management Journal found that philanthropy was associated with increased sales growth.
While it’s nice to have room in your shop’s schedule to handle walk-ins and other unexpected work, a service lane no-show isn’t the ideal way to get that extra time. Rather, no-shows throw everyone off and can take quite a toll on both your shop’s workflow and your bottom line.