The recommended approach is to use both tactics to ensure you have an optimal presence within search results. For instance, when you first begin your SEO journey, you’ll have a large range of identified keywords that are important for your business that you simply can’t organically rank for in the top three results. So Adwords is a great opportunity to fill in the gaps and make sure your dealeship is visible.
7. Check your insurance rates on the car you’re looking to buy before you buy it. This is one that people often forget to do when car shopping, and it can really come back to bite them. Here’s an example:
Based on our pool of users, car salesmen tend to be predominately enterprising people. This is not unexpected, since, by definition, all successful salespeople are enterprising. Selling big-ticket items like cars calls for an even more pronounced dedication to initiative and resourcefulness.
We pride ourselves in being the most service-intensive agency in America. After all, we’re in the service business! Please ask our clients (and we’ll be happy to provide the names of former clients) about the level of customer service they receive from The Automotive Marketing Group’s team.
For example, suppose you used to have stellar credit and you’re used to getting rates like 1.9%. But over the last few years you’ve hit some bumps in the road, had some medical expenses that weren’t paid, been 30 days late on your car payment a few times, rang up some credit card debt, etc., and as a result your credit score isn’t what it used to be. But you aren’t aware of this when you start car shopping, because like most people you don’t pay much attention to your credit. In those circumstances, I don’t want to be the who tells you the best rate you qualify for is 14.9%. When I tell people things like that, their first reaction is to hit the ceiling. They think I’m trying to jack them up. Then they go somewhere else, hoping to get some better news. After two or three other dealers have told them “Yessir, 14.9% is the best we can do,” they finally accept reality and buy a car. But I’ve lost a sale. So I’d rather your bank or credit union set your expectations before I see you.
It’s a scam. Well, not a scam in the truest sense, but it’s an attempt to drive traffic into the dealership. As a rule, you won’t be able to buy a new car for another three to four years, depending on how long you financed it for. Maybe five. Cars depereciate, that’s just a fact of life. They’re commodities that reduce in value with use, not investments.
As is typical for retail innovators, Republic is now striving to greatly improve the car-buying and ownership experience for consumers. Republic announced in September 1998 that it was not going to sell cars the old-fashioned way in Denver. Under the Denver plan, Republic will switch to a one-price, no-haggle sales approach similar to the one pioneered by the Saturn division of the General Motors Corporation. But Republic goes further than Saturn. Republic’s customers, the company announced, are to be offered “membership-style benefits that will give them access to a wide range of automotive retailing, service and financing options, along with vehicle rental discounts and other related products and services.” As the program develops, Republic says it will “introduce an integrated e-commerce shopping alternative and a comprehensive customer service center.” Republic plans to roll out the program nationwide to the more than 350 franchises it has acquired since 1995.
Did you every have any experience with buyers who were on some sort of pre-negotiated plan? I know Mazda has this S-plan where basically the purchaser gets the car at Invoice price without the need to negotiate.
Whether you do up a few cars a year as a sideline or run a dealership, you’ll sell your autos a lot more quickly if you put some time into developing a marketing strategy. Motoring enthusiasts won’t know you’re there unless you shout about your offering, so spending a bit of money on advertising could have cars rolling off your driveway or lot a lot faster than they currently are.
This past year we saw a massive increase used automotive Internet usage (AIU) rate, as 68% of all used-vehicle buyers went online during the vehicle shopping process versus 63% in 2009. The dramatic rise has narrowed the gap between used- and new- AIU rates. There are many fac tors at work. One is the poor […]
Don’t forget that it is important to understand you customer before you build your sales strategy. One place to start is by reviewing your customer’s annual report. Here’s a quick 20 minute guide on how to read an annual report for sales insights I found yesterday by Executive Conversation http://www.conversation.com/ideas-and-insights/post/how-to-read-an-annual-report-in-20-minutes/