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Jim Leman

Jim Leman Writing about dealer operations

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How to Make (and send) VR Videos

How to Make (and send) VR Videos

After my "best idea" win at DSES (thank you again, Driving Sales!) I've got lots of messages about how to capture customers from coast to coa…

A Birthday You Do Not Want to Celebrate!

A Birthday You Do Not Want to Celebrate!

Birthdays are supposed to be a great time of the year, it's your birthday after all, no? But one Birthday you want to avoid is the vehicles on your dea…

Why Sales Needs a Dedicated Service Technician

Why Sales Needs a Dedicated Service Technician

The average time it takes to recondition a used car is 10 days. A vehicle depreciates approximately $10 per day. I’ve personally seen the process…

What is the 'Right' BDC Solution?

What is the 'Right' BDC Solution?

Ask 10 different dealers for their opinion on automotive business development centers and you will likely get 10 different answers. We’ve seen it all…

Facebook’s Get Ready, Get Set, Go Groups!

Facebook’s Get Ready, Get Set, Go Groups!

On a recent trip to NYC, I noticed Facebook had a Times Square advertisement—with an estimated annual cost of $1.5 million--that really wasn&rsqu…

Dealers are Leaving OEM, Vendor Incentive Dollars on the Table

No dealer today can tolerate lost margin, yet dealers’ difficulty in managing and using OEM and vendor incentive funds costs them thousands of dollars a month in lost opportunity and sales.


The unused portion of an OEM or vendor sales program incentive fund (spiff) is referred to by sales and marketing as “breakage.” This represents opportunity for dealerships.

How to leverage this breakage to improve margin is a core theme of “Are You Leaving Money on the Table?” a presentation at theInnovative Dealer Summit 2016 in Denver by Sean Ugrin, founder and CEO of Colorado-based Spiffit, an end-to-end incentive dashboard application.

At the March 15–16 Summit at the Denver Conference Center, Ugrin will share best practices for increasing spiff utilization and optimization in service, sales, accessories, parts, and F&I departments. Read more.

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