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Sometimes you should say what you will not do to make a sale

I will never forget selling vehicles online in the 80's.  After three years, I had my own advertising, my own customer base, my own phone pops, set my own hours, and got paid on everything.  Although most of my inquiries began online or with a phone call, I had the highest gross average in the store.

Just…

People and the Road to Dealership Profitability

My Company Recently launched a blog, here is an article one of my partners wrote. (Link is at the bottom)

Your People are the Lynchpins of Your Dealership

Leaving the most crucial aspect of your business for last was not by accident. Your people are the lynchpins of your dealership. You can focus on product and process all day, but people make or break the success of your business.

Throughout my career I've had the fortune to observe hundreds of dealerships, large and…

Who's Bad? The Coach or The Players?

One (bad) habit I have every single morning is to check Fox Sports News the moment my feet are on the floor… For a sports fanatic like me, it’s a priority to check in with the overnight Premier League and Champions League scores.

This week has been a big week for that!

Barcelona getting done 4-0 to PSG! What the!

And yesterday, Arsenal getting done 5-1 to Bayern! That’s insane!

As I was reading the report of the Arsenal game, I came…

Culture, Customers and Your Dealership in a Flattening Market

If you examine the average dealership’s sales since 2010, you’ll notice that they’ve steadily been growing year-over-year. Of course, the average dealer has been growing because the market has been growing; and while everyone has seen sales increases over the last several years, only a small…

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Progressive Retail Episode 22 Circle of Coaching


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On today’s show Cory discusses the Coaching Circle as part of the 7 circles of internet sales success. Cory's weekly show on CBT Automotive News. Original…

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Kim Clouse makes the Mini from 2009 come alive at Christmas for Ralph

*The Recruiter* Episode 6 What is the Job Seeker Really Looking For? How to


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http://www.automaxrecruitingandtraining.com/ The "soft Skills" that job and Career seekers are truly looking for. Appreciation for effort and results, a…

Cory Mosley - Progressive Retail Episode 20 Circle of Engagement


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On today's show Cory targets Internet Sales at Dealerships, providing positive action steps through the 7 Circles of High Profit Cory's weekly show on CBT…

The Most Important Factor to Consider When Choosing a PPC Vendor


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In this short video blog, Clarivoy CEO Steve White shares the one question that every dealer should ask of any PPC vendor that they are…
 

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Then and Now: Distractions For Drivers Through The Ages


Of the 2.5 million traffic accidents each year, it is estimated that 1.6 million of these have a cell phone involved. Despite this shocking fact, people continue to use cell phones - whether to talk or to text - while driving. Throughout the years, a variety of issues caused distracted driving - the act of taking eyes off the road or hands off the wheel or losing focus. Read on to learn more about the various…

Come on – Does Video REALLY sell cars?

Technology has drastically changed the way businesses and auto dealers operate. Hey, think about it. It was not too far in the distant past that we did just about everything via fax machine. Leads came in, financing was secured and, well, just about everything was via fax.

 

Consider this… there was once…

BOTS EXPOSED: Defining & Uncovering Your Wasted Ad Spend

Over the last several months, it’s been refreshing to see more and more automotive leaders shifting their focus from quantity to quality when it comes to their website traffic and overall marketing. Rather than holding value in the number…

Effective Marketing – Don’t Forget the Service Department!

While dealers spend a lot of money on marketing, often, most of that spend is directed at the sales department. But what about service? The largest revenue source for the dealership should certainly be worthy of a decent percentage of that budget. However, sadly that’s not usually what happens.

 

How can…

Is Simplicity Better for Advertising?

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul goes through some of the titles of sales events that we’ve all heard of…but may not really understand.

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

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Car Dealer Resource Links for Automotive Professionals

Automotive Industry Online Resources for Car Dealers and Automotive Professionals

Listed Below are several groups of useful and important links

for Automotive Professionals and Car Dealers seeking to improve

business operations, marketing and sales for new and used vehicles,

service, repairs, parts and accessories...…

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Intelligent Lead Routing; What Is It?

Have you ever been in a situation where you were able to review leads prior to assigning those leads to a salesperson?If so, and if you are a sales manager who cares about increasing sales, you most likely looked at the characteristics of each lead before deciding which salesperson to assign that…Continue

Tags: Lead Routing, Internet Sales Manager, Internet Leads, Intelligent Lead Routing, Assigning Leads

Started by Ralph Paglia in Internet Lead Management Dec 7, 2010.

Internet Sales Managers; What is the Biggest Challenge You Have Faced Lately?

We would like to hear from some ISM's out there about what it is like being an Internet Sales Manager today and What is the Biggest Challenge You Have Faced Lately?

Tags: Lately, You Have Faced, Biggest Challenge, What is, Internet Sales Managers

Started by Ralph Paglia in Internet Sales Department Aug 3, 2010.

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Youtube & CPA related most important question.

I want to promote cpa offers via youtube.Most of the methods I found are same.People make video for one cpa offer and use fake view to rank the video.But I want to rank the video naturally.That's why I decide to make some Marketing automation video for one youtube video.But I donot know how much video is…

FCA's plan to add stores riles dealers

Fiat Chrysler's plan to add about 380 dealerships to its U.S. network of around 2,500 stores has run into opposition from dealers who say the move is a threat to their existing businesses.

Some have complained to state authorities, two citing a proposed FCA store in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner, La., that would be built on a vacant lot hemmed in by a massive swamp on one side and Lake Pontchartrain on another. The problem, local dealers say, is that three…

Honda, Hitachi form JV to develop, make electric motors

Honda Motor Co., aiming to make electrified vehicles account for two-thirds of its global sales by 2030, agreed today to form a joint venture with Japanese supplier Hitachi Automotive Systems to develop, produce and sell the motors that make those vehicles run.

The company, to be established in July, will be 51 percent owned by Hitachi Automotive Systems and 49 percent owned by Honda. The partners are investing 5 billion yen ($44.5 million) in the project. The joint venture does not…

Does anyone here use Payment Streams?

Hey Guys,

I have been working with a finance company called CAR Financial. They offer something called PIPP for in house finance notes.

Basically they offer an advance on your clients monthly payments. They advance you 82% of client payments (6months worth)Social Media analytics video…

Two new Think With Google studies with lots of insights for dealers.

Two new interesting studies to take a look at from Google that were released this week:…

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20 Rules of Salesmanship: Rule 17

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The sales profession delivers the highest rewards to those who master its many disciplines. Part of those disciplines are the 20 Rules of Salesmanship. If you desire to be the absolute best you can be in the sales profession, mastering and following…

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Progressive Retail Episode 25 - Training Circle

On today’s show Cory highlights the 7 Circles of High Profit High Volume Internet Sales Success, emphasizing the Training Circle. Cory's weekly show on CBT A...

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Craig Lockerd posted a blog post

Automotive Parts Manager – Spirit Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Spirit Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM – Automotive Parts ManagerNOW HIRING:AUTOMOTIVE PARTS MANAGER SIX FIGURE PLUS INCOME POTENTIAL!Spirit Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM is currently looking to hire an Automotive Parts Manager! We are looking for a qualified applicant to head our Parts Departments and are offering competitive pay and full benefits. Previous Automotive Parts Management experience IS A PLUS BUT NOT REQUIRED! WE ARE ALSO WILLING TO SPEAK WITH PARTS SALES REPRESENTATIVES or PARTS COUNTER PERSON LOOKING TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN THEIR CAREER!We are in the business of selling new and used vehicles and providing exceptional service to those vehicles. Our Dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. Our customers appreciate the way we do business, and we know you will too. If you want to work for a successful organization where you can make a difference, then this is the place for you. SPIRIT CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM1945 King’s HighwaySwedesboro, NJ APPLY TO THIS AD TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME OR WORK HISTORYWE WILL CONTACT YOU FOR YOUR CONFIDENTIAL PHONE INTERVIEWWe Offer:We offer top pay for qualified applicants!Benefits available include medical, dental, vision, & paid vacations!Ongoing training and development!Comfortable working environment!Strong, supportive team work environment!Responsibilities:Properly staff department; including hiring, training, and monitoring the performance of all parts department employees.Create and oversee an annual operating budget for the parts department.Work with the service department, collision repair and wholesale account representatives to ensure inventory is available when needed.Establish competitive pricing in various categories while generating profits and maintaining high CSI.Determine appropriate inventory levels and ensure periodic parts turnover.Adjust stock to eliminate accumulation of unused or old parts.Confirming that parts are appropriately coded so the dealership can claim a complete refund for unused factory stock.Review sales, costs and stock monthly to ensure budget is met.PREVIOUS AUTO PARTS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! Apply now to submit your resume. Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be 18 years or older and be authorized to work in the US. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. © AM 2016 RequirementsPrevious Automotive Parts Manager Experience is a PLUSPrevious Auto Parts Sales Experience is REQUIREDMust be able to Pass a Comprehensive Background Check and Drug ScreeningMust have Proven History of being a TOP PerformerProfessional Appearance And Communication SkillsIntegrity, A Positive Attitude And A Strong Work Ethic RequiredWilling To LearnBe A Team PlayerReceptive To New IdeasAPPLY NOW!!See More

Lizzie Weakley posted a blog post

Lizzie Weakley posted a blog post

The Good Life: How to Find the Perfect Luxury Car

One of the main perks of life is driving a luxury car, which can make a long commute more enjoyable and will allow you to have a boost of confidence. Luxury cars are known for their innovative features and sleek design, making for a fun mode of transportation. When you want to find the perfect luxury car, you'll need to take a few steps that will prove to be effective. Test Drive Different Models One of the best ways to get a feel for the right luxury car that you'll enjoy long-term is to test drive different the latest models. Getting behind the wheel and determining how smooth the road feels while driving in the car will allow you to determine how comfortable you feel. Visit a location like Audi Brooklyn where you can discuss the features and controls of each model with an expert. You can also test out the turning radius and how fast the horse speed is by driving on the highway or side streets. Read Reviews Look up reviews of different car models to get an understanding of their performance and safety ratings. The reports that you find will make it easier to determine if it's a quality car that other drivers are happy owning. You can also compare the fuel efficiency of the vehicle to other cars and how long the particular model is expected to last before it begins having issues that can develop. Research the Features Knowing the different features that you want with your next car will make it easier to narrow down your options. You may want to have a seat massager or a steering wheel warmer. Some luxury cars include granite trim, and others come with wool floor mats. Know what's available to ensure that you can feel pampered with the purchase. Consider Your Needs It's important that the luxury vehicle accommodates your needs and lifestyle to ensure that it's functional and convenient to drive. You may need a car that can seat your large family, which may lead you to purchase an SUV. Other drivers may want a car that is fuel efficient to save gas on their commute to work each day. When you want to find the perfect luxury car, you can enjoy a smooth and fun process by taking the right steps. You'll not only make the right purchase but can show off the car on the road while getting a taste of the good life.See More

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Rachelle Wilber posted a blog post

Shopping for a New Ride? 4 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Having a new car is fun and exciting, but the process of buying one is not. It can be a very stressful and unpleasant experience, and it can be made worse if you make a mistake and wind up paying too much or getting a car you don't really want. Here are four mistakes you don't want to make when shopping for a new car.Not Checking Out Financing Options Ahead of TimeMost car dealerships, especially new ones, offer financing programs for those who buy cars, but dealer financing is not always the best deal. To make sure you get the best interest rate possible on a loan, check out financing before going to the dealership. Apply to get pre-approved at a bank or credit union. That way, you know whether what the dealership is offering is a good deal or not.Don’t Fail to Do Your ResearchIt goes without saying that you should research the car you are buying, but you also want to research the dealer as well. Do online searches to see what people are saying about the car and the dealer on ratings sites and social media. Talk to friends and family who own that type of car and have done their homework. If the car or the dealer has a bad reputation, go look somewhere else.Look AroundIt's easy to get tunnel vision when buying a car. If you have your heart set on a certain model, such as a Nissan, it can be hard to consider others. But even if you are set on one car, it's important to visit more than one dealer, because even dealerships selling the same brand of car can have slightly different deals. Some companies, like Bay Ridge Nissan, know that if you live in a big city, this shouldn't be a problem. If you live in a smaller city, you might have to travel to another city to visit a dealer.PaymentsMost people finance at least part of their car purchase and they often get fixated on what the monthly payment will be rather than what the actual cost of the car is. Doing so can mean you don't get as good of a deal. Try to be flexible on what your payment number is to get the best deal on a car.These are just a few of the most-common car-buying mistakes. Avoiding these will help your buying process go more smoothly and help you get the best deal on your new car.See More
 
 
 

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