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.
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?”
Today’s consumers are asking significantly more of all retailers. And automotive dealers have the unique responsibility of shaping the majority of the vehicle ownership experience—so they should do their best to tilt that experience in their favor.