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For the Parts Managers in the Room – Let’s Talk Idle and Obsolete Inventory

For the Parts Managers in the Room – Let’s Talk Idle and Obsolete Inventory

Rows upon rows of parts line your department, some are pristine and clean while others gather dust. Every month, quarter, semi-annually, or annually, y…

social media ads.....what works?

social media ads.....what works?

 Lets talk a little about social media. The dealership that I have worked at has always focused on Facebook in this area. We would do a dail…

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

One of the most important things that small businesses need is a marketing strategy that is affordable and produces a high return on investment. There are …

Be More Than A Salesperson

Be More Than A Salesperson

Ease the anxiety and create an experience that is stress-free, encouraging and hopefully ends with sending them home in a new set of wheels. Leverage the …

Car Sales Advice For New Salespeople

Car Sales Advice For New Salespeople

When I started selling cars five and a half years ago there were 3 pieces of advice given to me that have helped me succeed in this business. I want to sha…

Grading Your Dealership’s Competition

In marketing for auto dealers around the country, we spend time analyzing their competition to see how they’re doing with everything from social media marketing to website lead management. In order to beat your competition out in sales, your dealership needs to take the time to look at what competitors are doing. Here are a few quick tips to analyze other dealerships:

  • Look at their website. Is it a customized site, or are they using a generic auto dealer website provider like Dealer.com? What are they doing to drive conversions?
  • Pretend to be a car shopper and fill out some forms. How soon do you get a response? Do they email, call, or both? Are all the emails automated, or do any of them look personally written?
  • Search in Google for brands and models that they sell. How well do their listings rank? Are they running or posting press releases or online videos?
  • Find their dealership’s Facebook business page, if they have one. What kind of content are they posting, and how often? Are they just blasting out sales and inventory or starting conversations and personal interaction?

Take some time to analyze your competition. You can see the areas in which you are strong and also what you need to improve.

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