We all know that just having a website, no matter how great, is not enough to make sales in the automotive industry. LEARN MORE
I've talked to several sales managers at other stores and all of them have been pretty shocked to find out that we get no compensation from selling accessories.
Our accessories department pre-loads full accessory packages, bed-liners, tints, clear bras, and other items all the time on our new inventory. We get billed full retail to the cost of the car on any accessories that they put on the truck. We can't really mark those accessories up and create some profit for ourselves due to the fact that they are charging us full retail. So we sell all of these new cars that they have accessorized and don't get a dime for any of it (not even a thank you!). Also, in a lot of cases the trucks that have full accessory packages end up aging since they cost so much money. When they age, we take a lot skinnier deal with regard to gross and they get the same full retail that they charged us for the accessories. Doensn't really seem fair to me...
As I mentioned, both sales managers and sales people don't get any percentage of the gross made by the sell of these accessories. I was just wondering what the standard in the car business is and see if anyone is willing to share that part of their pay plan with me? Let me know your thoughts.