Death to the Auto Responder

Jeffrey Byrge
Just because you said it, it is a great idea and I intend to add it to my list! We don't believe in "auto-pilot" where I work, but we do have some features that have always been there that shouldn't be.
Matt Lowery
Yes I agree. I turned off autoresponder about 2 years ago and have never looked back. All it does is annoy people. Every communication you have with your customer should provide relevant information for the customer.
Amy Taggart
Great idea - and I like the fact that you're putting limits on it: the autoresponder only goes out after hours when no one is available. Side question: does your dealership use chat, and are they active on that as well? I have a pet peeve where people implement chat on their websites (dealers aren't the only ones guilty of this) and then don't have anyone manning it ever so it always shows up as "offline," regardless of when you visit. Just curious!
Shannon Hammons
I totally agree. Been arquing that here at our stores (to no progress) for a while now. To me it makes you lazy and it kills that chance for a first impression.
Stan Sher
The auto responder is only annoying when it is a generic template without engaging content. I have implemented a powerful auto responder message in every dealership that I have consulted and worked at only to find tremendous results. You get the customer responding back and engaging in a conversation which ultimately helps to build a relationship and a sale.
Mark Franklin
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