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How SEO Impacts the Service Department

How SEO Impacts the Service Department

Digital marketing in the dealership often is viewed and conducted solely from a sales perspective. But the service department, often called the "backb…

What 89% of salespeople are failing to do...

What 89% of salespeople are failing to do...

  According to Dale Carnegie only 11% of salespeople ask for referrals. We all know how valuable referrals are but when it comes time to ask for a …

Why Your Online Shoppers Don’t Take the Bait

Why Your Online Shoppers Don’t Take the Bait

You think you’re dangling an enticing lure in front of your customers’ eyes. You plan to set the hook and reel them in. But what you don&rs…

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

It's obvious that dealers need to spend time cultivating customer relationships. We'velearned a lot about how to make customers happy and develop emotional buy in. We know the steps to creating lasting relationships between dealerships and consumers, but the piece of the puzzle that we talk about here is too often overlooked ; Happy, long-term employees help create happy customers. Let's look in more depth at a couple of ways to retain employees and consequently save your dealership money. Offer relevant training from the start One of the most effective ways to develop relationships with consumers is offering value. Offer value to your employees as well! If they see your dealership as a place to grow and learn, and are offered compensation for their progress, they'll begin to "buy in." If they see your dealership as their dealership, they will be much more convincing sales people and in a better position to develop relationships with customers. Allow job expansion Even if you're not thinking about your employees next steps, they are. Unfortunately, when employees feel underappreciated or bored, their next steps will often be out your front door. And, if they're good at what they do, they may very well take several customers with them. Offering rewards for hard work and showing that you care will help your employees invest emotionally in your company. Ultimately, their investment will bring you more loyal employees and customers alike.

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