Leverage These Strategies to Prepare Your Car Dealership for Tax Season
The holiday season is here, and with it comes Americans’ readiness to shop the best deals of the season. While it’s common knowledge that US shoppers are ready to throw down serious cash for Christmas presents—around $1,000—it’s also true that they’re far and away more likely to buy a car at this time: Automotive sales spike in the end-of-year holiday season for both luxury auto brands, such as Tesla, Land Rover, and Lexus, and non-luxury brands:
As we continue into the second decade of the 21st century, there’s no denying that marketing has changed, especially in the auto industry. In years past, a dealership could put up a billboard or record a radio commercial and call it a day. However, today’s consumers are demanding more—more social media presence, more mobile-friendly websites, and more online reviews. And unfortunately, as soon as your dealership falls behind in those demands, your competitors will gladly take up the slack.
I think we would all agree that, at its core, effective marketing requires a clear understanding of who you are marketing to and what is important to that particular audience.
We are thrilled to be attending the National Automobile Dealers Association in Las Vegas this year. This will be EDIFICE Automotive's 14th year in attendance, and the 35th year in attendance for Founder and CEO, Skip Soucie.
It's no secret that the internet has changed how consumers research, shop for, and buy products. Our industry is no exception, as shoppers are more informed than ever before about the vehicles they want to purchase.
A lot of car dealers are taking advantage of the opportunities to catch shoppers higher in the sales funnel by using paid search advertising or SEM such as Google Adwords.
One of the biggest trends in 2019 that is continuing to shape the automotive industry is with used car sales. So what does this mean for dealers?
Car dealerships are constantly looking for innovative ways to put their name out in the marketplace. One dealership has developed an interesting strategy benefiting from the popularity of transportation networking company, Uber.
When a customer does business with your dealership, they expect that they are not just paying for your service, but are also paying to have a good experience. In today’s digital world, that simple truth applies not only to the human interactions buyers have with your brand representatives, but also to how easily they can navigate your automated processes.