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The Used Car University is looking for a select group of new dealers who have been in business for two years or less for a special pilot program. This program will focus on the challenges and opportunities of a new dealership and will include the…Continue
I just started my new career as a car salesman for a local Ford Dealership. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice, tips or suggestions that might help me in this new career? I am making a website that shows some of the vehicles the…Continue
free advertising for the little guys..wowContinue
They guys from dealer speed leads came to offer their CL posting services. before I commit I would like to hear what the good people of the forum have to say.quick Google search brought only one previous post on here from over a year ago, and I'm…Continue
Hello everyone, I have almost completed the move I posted about last month and am now fine tuning the details which leads me to this question. What are you independent dealers doing for key storage/safety while your dealership is closed? We have…Continue
To most independent dealerships, buying leads is not an option.Would you share with us how you are able to generate leads for used cars, on the cheap side.Thank youWarrenContinue
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Born in the late '80s and early '90s, Gen Y, accounts for about 21 percent of the total population, and 40 percent of the car-buying population. And this doesn't even account for who they are influencing. They are the most influential car buying population after the baby boom. Not only do they influence other Gen Y buyers, but they also influence their parents.
We have seen an interesting shift in buying dynamics over the past few years. While Gen X turned to their parents for advice…Continue
I JUST OPENED A SMALL RETAIL USED CAR OPERATION IN LONGWOOD,FL. AND WOULD LIKE FEED BACK
ON POSTING RETAIL PRICES ON MY WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST. WHAT IS THE CONSENSUS. POST CONTACT
DEALER OR PUT RETAIL PRICES ON WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST?
I JUST OPENED 2 WEEKS AGO AND AM ON VERY TIGHT MARKETING BUDGET SO IF ANYONE OUT THERE
COULD GIVE INSIGHT ON WHAT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO GET PHONES RINGING AND PEOPLE ON THE LOT?
I wanted to get some feedback on what Dealer applications (VIN scanner) that has worked for you successfully and what do you recommend. i came across few applications from doing my research. i would like to get something that handy and useful along with a carfax report details and pricings and pricing comparison for auction,wholesale,auto trader , and retail, trade-in value.
what has worked for you and what has not and…Continue
I am seeking suggestions on warranty companies who service VW and Audi units. thanks
In a new car and truck dealership, what is a good payplan for a secondary finance manager with 3 secondary salespeople under him? Also, how would you pay the salesperson who first greeted the customer? There always seems to be discord between the primary dept and secondary department. Are there any suggestions to bring harmony to the 2 departments?
Any and all suggestions are welcome
Part 2 - Collections Promotions
As I said in the first part of this series here, properly designed promotions are more fun than advertising. Promotions should involve your employees, your customers, friends, family, neighbors, etc. All promotions should be done in a festive atmosphere. Plan the promotions so that as many customers as possible are…
It is easy to sell more cars in the Buy Here-Pay Here industry. All you have to do is say “Yes”. The challenging parts are knowing which customers to say “Yes” to and how to collect the balance of the loan.
In order to make that decision, there are 10 Key Characteristics that are important…Continue