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Automotive Retail Disruption: How Process Would’ve Made a Difference

Automotive Retail Disruption: How Process Would’ve Made a Difference We all know good habits are learned in bad times, and bad habits are learned in good times. For virtually every car dealer in America, the good times started sometime around 2011, and ended suddenly in mid-March 2020. An industry disruption no one could’ve predicted. So, …
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The Kumbaya Strategy – Why Your Ineffective Internet Team/BDC Thinks They’re Doing a Good Job

The Kumbaya Strategy – Why Your Ineffective Internet Team/BDC Thinks They’re Doing a Good Job Imagine a world where no one ever told you “no.” Relaxing and enjoyable, right? Now imagine working on an internet sales team or in a sales BDC and never hearing a prospect tell you “no” over the phone.
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It’s the Boring Stuff that Sells Cars

It’s the Boring Stuff that Sells Cars As you and your team review your sales plans for 2019, it’s important to remember that the dealers growing market share use the same websites, tools and marketing sources you use. Just like you, they’ve yet to discover a magic bean or digital secret that can sell vehicles …
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Why Can’t Your Classifieds Site Perform Like CarGurus?

Why Can’t Your Classifieds Site Perform Like CarGurus? To be clear: CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) is not perfect. In fact, dealers have plenty of legitimate issues with the company (I’ll detail a couple here). But, when it matters, CarGurus more often than not delivers results for dealers. CarGurus, you see, easily passes the DISC Test (Does …
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Will Someone Please Copy the Domino’s Pizza Tracker?

Will Someone Please Copy the Domino’s Pizza Tracker? I’ll be brief: Will someone please copy the Domino’s Pizza Tracker for dealers to use with their service customers? If you’ve never ordered Domino’s Pizza online, then you’re probably not familiar with the best thing to happen to delivery pizza since the invention of the automobile. The …