Dealerships all over are using videos as a way to wow prospects and customers. And why not?
Statistics show that, after watching a video, 49% of shoppers visited a dealer (according to the Milward Brown Digital/Google Vehicle Shopper Path to Purchase Study, September 2013), and video sells more cars (according to a recent article in Automotive News).
Given these trends, how can your dealership further differentiate from competitors who are also using walkaround videos?
Here’s a tip: Do it right.
Yes, there’s a big difference in life between doing something, and taking the time to learn how to do it right. If you are interested in getting the biggest bang for your buck with walkaround videos, it makes sense to learn learn from others that are doing it right!
Here are 3 examples, direct from those who are doing it right:
There are many best practices working in this video. James Versiackas from Prime Motor Group showcases the immaculate condition of Toyota Highlander by leaving enough room to walk around, showing the tire treads, paint and interior, all in excellent condition. James calls his customer by name (“Hi, Joseph!”) and leaves his phone number for the customer to schedule an appointment for a closer look and a test drive.
Stage the Vehicle
In this video, Brandon Price of Cavender Toyota does a great job staging the Toyota Tundra before shooting. First, he made sure the vehicle was clean and in a well lit, quiet location. Then he pre-opened the passenger side doors, so as he walks around, we get an effortless look into the interior. He completes the video by returning to the starting point.
Chet Navey of Jeff Wyler begins his video from the driver’s seat of the Kia Optima to show how, with one touch, the vehicle “comes alive.” After letting us see several great features in action, he hops out of the vehicle to show off the “sharp” features from the front. Rather than turning the camera on himself, he keeps the focus on the car.
Remember to be yourself. Everyone has their own personal styles and techniques! Your videos should reflect you and your personality.
Incorporate these great examples into what you’re already doing, and the competition won’t stand a chance!
What would, or do you add to your walkaround videos?
What do you do to make your videos stand out?
What do you add to your videos to help brand yourself?
Sound off in the comments!