Tag Archives: ROI

How not to frustrate customers out of their new-car excitement

Buying a new vehicle is an exciting experience––or at least it should be. Most would agree they enjoy the pleasure of choosing their favorite model, picking out colors, adding accessories, and driving their new vehicle off the lot. But that’s not usually all there is to it, unfortunately.

Are your on-hold messages really getting through?

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.

Why customer experience is the new competitive edge

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.

Is your website driving your best leads away?

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.

Take control of your customer experience by breaking down your data silos

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?”

The surprising effect charity work has on your bottom line

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.

Increase Your Marketing ROI with 3rd Party Data

Every individual is unique, and your marketing should be too. Using third-party data is a very cost-effective way to make your marketing campaigns more timely, relevant and customized—all of which returns a higher response rate and ROI.

Customer Loyalty is Created in the Service Lane

As front-end gross margins continue their decline, savvy dealers must rely on fixed ops for future revenue growth. But you can’t expect growth doing business the same old way.

Why do customers skip their service appointments?

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.