Tag : Training

Ask The Expert

Ask the Expert with Joe Webb on Manager TO’s

Hello Joe, What is an average % of fresh opportunities that get T.O.’d to the Sales Manager to discuss objections that can’t be overcome by our rebuttals? (ie. overall condition of the vehicle, smoker, rebate break down, etc.) Katie W. Business Development Manager __________________________________ While I know I answered your question in earnest before the holiday weekend, ... Read More

DealerKnows Challenges Accepted

5 Steps When Shoppers Challenge Your Online Pricing

Customers want answers and they want it now. At the same time, we are considered one of the least trustworthy professions so they question what we tell them as well. That very well could be why consumers do their due diligence by researching 26 different websites before purchasing. (Google data) Your teams and your pricing are being questioned. Have you trained them on how to respond to those ... Read More

direct mail

7 Ways Your Direct Mail Should Be Digital

This is out of the ordinary, I know. Me… a guy who achieved success in retail from being an early advocate of Internet lead management, video, and digital marketing… talking about the benefits of a traditional marketing medium. Stranger things have happened.  Just because I believe in the power of online influence in the retail sales industry doesn’t mean I turn up my nose at traditional ... Read More

Chat

How Much Chat is Too Much Chat?

It is turning into the Times Square of today’s website homepage. A constant barrage of invites to chat blinking away, distracting your attention. Is it noise? Is it just smart conversion tactics? Chat is getting a bit gratuitous. While speaking at a NADA 20 Group last week, I was live reviewing dealership website experiences, along with mystery shopping results, as I get called on to do. One ... Read More

volley

One Crucial Step to Lead Management: A Professional Volley

A real email conversation between a former ISM of mine and his prospect: Customer: Hello (Name Excluded), Everything you sent looks great. Do you have any on your lot in the Salsa Red Pearl color with taupe interior? My ISM: No. Customer: Well… what colors do you have in-stock? My ISM: I dunno   lemme check. Yes…. Yes, I really found this back in the day as a “discussion” between an ... Read More

industry

5 Steps to Becoming Your Own Industry

As small business owners, we often feel like we are small fish in big ponds. We don’t have the budget, reach, database, personnel, and marketing departments necessary to compete with the conglomerates and giants within our segments. It can sometimes feel like an uphill battle staying relevant and finding a voice within your field when opposing the multi-million dollar corporations that generate ... Read More

weaksauce

Weaksauce

That’s what we used to call our fellow coworkers on the showroom floor when they couldn’t close a deal. “WeakSauce”. It was a put-down. Naturally, this happened at the end of the showroom visit with a customer. The salesperson would attempt to walk them through the sales process, showing off the car, taking them on a demo drive, maybe asking for the sale too late. Then, during the ... Read More

Havanese puppy

Social Media, the Puppy

My wife recently decided it was high time to get a pet dog for the family. I had been delaying this decision since my wife and I first moved in together (years and years ago). I just wasn’t ready for the responsibility. (And, on top of that, I’m allergic). Nonetheless, almost 15 years and two sons later, I acquiesced and began researching a suitable breed. Long story short, we decided upon a ... Read More

Coach's Corner with Renee Stuart

Is Your Personal Brand Fishy?

A quick note from Bill: Over these past few years, Facebook has morphed from a friendly place to share personal updates to an easy place to share a pseudo lifestyle. As a salesperson, you have to be adept at the art of perception. However, if you’re truly “friends” with those on Facebook, why feel the need to keep selling? “Always Be Closing” should apply to ... Read More

General Motors BDC Assessment

Your General Motors BDC Assessment Guidebook

Hello DealerKnows’ General Motors dealer clients, As you know, General Motors has been conducting a BDC assessment of all of their dealers. We think it is great the OEM has given dealers a baseline for the processes and scripts they should be employing. However, we don’t want you to get nervous about all of the critical elements you need to have in place (and in writing) to ... Read More