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My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

Meet Kristy Elliott, the Dealer Operator at Sunshine Chevrolet and check out her dealership story. Learn how Kristy came from the non-profit world to …

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

DrivingSales was so excited to have David Mead as a keynote speaker during Presidents Club. David works at the Start With Why foundation with Simon Sinek, …

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

As much as you try to avoid employee churn, you’ll always need to hire someone. It might be to replace a staff who’s moved on in their care…

6 Tips for Better LinkedIn PPC Advertising

6 Tips for Better LinkedIn PPC Advertising

With a little over a year’s experience with LinkedIn Advertising and some insights from a connection at LinkedIn, I’ve put together a list of 6…

The 3 Laws of Extreme Ownership

The 3 Laws of Extreme Ownership

“These are all things that may help you justify your results. But is your dealer any happier because of this?” I just finished reading a…

3 Ways to Ensure Women Shoppers Return to Your Dealership to Buy

Surveys indicate the top reason women do not purchase at a dealership on their first visit is they are still looking. However, only 4 in 10 of those “shoppers” who leave a dealership without buying a car will ever return to the dealership. Given that women shop at 30% more dealerships than men, it is important to create an environment that welcomes a return visit. Here’s how:

1. Establish trust and respect. Women place “respect” and “trustworthiness” as the top two reasons to buy from a sales advisor. Treating a potential buyer with respect and establishing trust at the onset of the sales process will create a positive environment and relationship, which increases a woman’s confidence in her buying decision. She will remember that trust and it will create a strong reason to return to your store.

2. Understand what a woman buyer is looking for. During the initial visit, a sales advisor should ask the right questions to understand her priorities. Are certain features non-negotiable? If the right model and features are not available right away, how quickly can it be located? Taking the extra step toward finding the right fit can bring a buyer back to the showroom.

3. Create an efficient buying process. Women nationally report the average time spent purchasing a vehicle is 3 hours and 20 minutes. Reducing this time lets customers know you respect their time and creates a positive feeling that will encourage return visits, positive reviews and referrals. So can a 3-Day Guarantee Return Policy; it’s all about making customers feel safe, confident and comfortable in doing business with your store. Women have different selection criteria than men when deciding on a car. Understanding the differences can help women reach a decision more quickly, making it less likely she will feel the need to visit a competitor.2fdec47288c07a5804b44fe7d5834392.jpg?t=1

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