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14 Jun 2018

Embrace the digital revolution or get left behind

Before the digital age changed the way we shop, buying a car was a long process of more than five dealer visits and a lot of questions, answered mostly by the dealership.
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13 Jun 2018

How well do you know your millennial customers?

Nothing stands still and neither does the customer landscape. Millennials are classed as people born between 1980 and 2004, and they are entering the car buying market at high speed. It’s been reported* that by 2020 Millennials are expected to capture 40% of the new car sales market.
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13 Jun 2018

Is your DMS increasing profitability?

I’ve got some questions… Your DMS is there to measure, report, input jobs and provide clarity and transparency when it comes to your internal processes and communications, right? But, what about the customer?
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13 Jun 2018

4 reasons why you need to update your dealership communication tools

It’s almost 2018. Everything’s digital, everything’s multi-channel. I’ve seen so many cases where car dealerships don’t seem to be able to keep up with this and eventually, this will catch up with them.
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16 May 2018

GDPR and your dealer software

The new data protection regulation is just around the corner so everyone’s asking the question “Are you ready?”. Despite being quite ominous, the question is an important one. Dealerships hold a lot of data in their CRMs and DMSs and there needs to be a few changes before the 25th May.
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16 May 2018

Are you making the most of your face-to-face customer interactions?

Face-to-face interactions are far less frequent in our digital world. But face-to-face interaction cannot be beaten in terms of delivering customer service, we’re all humans and have a basic need for connection and relationships. This will always be the case.
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16 May 2018

Customers have the final say when it comes to dealer revenue

When it comes to your dealership I know you’re looking to drive engagement, revenue and ultimately retention, and service is where it all happens- that’s where the margin is. Take the diagram below for example, service allows you to make the margin profit, which drives customer loyalty and loyalty drives repeat sales. But for all this to happen customer experience is key.
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15 May 2018

5 top tips for looking after your DMS

When it comes to DMS systems, there’s no questioning their value to dealerships. That’s why I’ve created this short blog that outlines some tips that will be useful when it comes to looking after your DMS server.
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15 May 2018

How do you increase customer loyalty in aftersales?

I know that enhancing the ownership experience for your customers is a key priority but the modern customer has higher expectations. They now require and expect immediate information, personalised services and offers and consistency, which is imperative to the customer-dealer relationship.

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