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Keep Calm And Sell More Cars

By Skip Soucie on Jun 22, 2020 11:52:38 AM

Let's face it - these past few months have been hectic to say the least. However, regardless of everything that's been going on, things are looking up, especially regarding the COVID-19 downturn.

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Long Term Loans vs. Short Term Loans: Which Should You Focus On?

By Skip Soucie on Oct 19, 2019 11:39:13 AM

What do you think makes your dealership more money on financing options for your customers - low monthly payments or less-costly payoffs? The answer likely varies based on buyer's specific needs (or at least it should), but research now shows one is likely better than the other when it comes to making more money.

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What Can Your Dealership Learn From Car Buyers?

By Skip Soucie on Aug 9, 2019 10:05:25 PM

Buyers often provide valuable insights that can help dealers sell better. Listening to and adjusting your strategy to their feedback could do amazing things for your dealership.

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Selling Cars From Your Dealership's Service Lane

By Hale Soucie on Mar 1, 2019 4:51:37 PM

Last week on the blog we discussed selling from the service lane as a way to increase your dealership's revenue. Due to the interest that post received we wanted to elaborate and lay out some examples of how your sales team can engage service customers.

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Car Buyers Say Brand And Price Are NOT The Most Important Thing

By Hale Soucie on Oct 12, 2018 5:44:36 PM

Amazon, Spotify, Lyft, Purple, Dollar Shave Club. You have heard of all these companies and chances are you use at least one of them on a regular basis.

All these products made a major splash when they debuted in the marketplace and many of them have grown into multi-million, or even billion-dollar companies. So, why are all these products so successful?

When you stop to think about it, are they really offering anything new?

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How To Be A Salesperson Instead Of An Order-Taker

By Hale Soucie on Aug 25, 2018 12:01:17 PM

A shopper comes into your dealership. They ask one of your sales people the price on a model, the salesperson gives it to them they turn around and walk out the door. Sound familiar?

The thing is, it’s really not the salesperson’s fault. With the world getting smaller and smaller and consumers having more options, car shoppers are visiting fewer dealerships and instead spending most of the buying process online. The convenience this offers them has caused shoppers to want to spend less time talking to sales people and immediately push for the end-game: what is the price?

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How To Offer Coupons And Not Lose Money

By Hale Soucie on Aug 11, 2018 9:16:35 PM

In a previous blog post we discussed Convenience as a Pricing Strategy. In that post we talked about how instead of discounting your services you can actually charge premiums by making your dealership more convenient for customers.

One of the most common questions we get from dealers (especially in response to that post), is whether or not they should be using coupons to incentivize customers with cheap oil changes and other services they offer. In the previous post we were not saying that coupons or discounts are a bad thing. Coupons can be extremely effective when used the right way.

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Customers Want To Feel Like They Are 'Buying', Not Being 'Sold'

By Hale Soucie on Jul 28, 2018 7:29:24 AM

You are a successful dealership. You've sold tens of thousands of cars. But, how many have you bought? When I say ‘bought’ I mean how many cars have you bought going through the same processes that your customers go through? Being in the car business affords you the luxury of NOT having to go through what your customer goes through and until you get that experience, you’re more in the dark than you could ever imagine.

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Convenience: The Best Strategy For Higher Dealership Profits

By Hale Soucie on May 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Why would anyone pay $6 for milk at a convenience store, when they could get the same gallon of milk at their local supermarket for less than $3? The answer? Convenience.

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What Are Your Dealership's Goals? What Are You Doing About Them?

By Hale Soucie on May 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM

We’ve seen huge changes in the industry in the last 15 or so years that have forever changed how customers shop for cars, and in turn how dealers should be engaging and selling to them.

Now more than ever it is important to have a Marketing Strategy.

DON’T CLICK AWAY JUST YET.

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