Why Consumers Are Navigating Away from Traditional Customer Service

in Jul 31, 2019

In a very interesting dynamic shift, consumers are increasingly changing how they want to interact with businesses for customer support. Just five years ago, think about how irritating it was to navigate through phone trees, just to finally reach a support agent, explain the problem,then be transferred to another agent, repeat your story and hope they are the right person to resolve the problem. We[…]

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Don’t Eat Tomato Soup with Chopsticks

in Jul 29, 2019

As a dealership there are many ways you can identify if you’re losing customers. Through data, you can see that John Smith used to come into the dealership regularly for service but then disappeared without a peep. Why did John Smith stop coming in? Do you know? You could certainly reach out to John and see if you can get any[…]

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Communication Makes Everything Easier

in Jul 26, 2019

In our fast-paced society, some of the things done just a short time ago to impress and retain customers no longer work. Today, business owners can’t always keep on top of the latest and greatest ways to keep their customers loyal.  However, there is one thing that hasn’t changed much over the years – personal[…]

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Don’t View Questions as a Weakness

in Jul 24, 2019

A recent article on CustomerThink explains how many companies view requesting customer feedback as a weakness. However, by asking questions you can optimize the results of your CX experience and save money because, sometimes what WE think should improve the customer experience isn’t what the customer wants. If you don’t consult with customers about what THEY think is wrong with the experience, then craft solutions to solve those issues, you can end up like a fortune teller, attempting to read the minds of your customers without really having a[…]

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You Don’t Have to Be Company 2nd to be Customer 1st

in Jul 12, 2019

While today’s businesses understand the need to provide an excellent customer experience, many don’t truly understand what customer experience means. What’s more, some don’t even realize they already have most of the things needed to provide a truly great customer experience. According to an article published by Which-50, 61% of marketing leaders stated that their company has a CXO (Chief Experience Officer), or equivalent position. This alone illustrates the importance[…]

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Information is a Powerful Loyalty Tool — if Used Properly

in Jul 03, 2019

In today’s retail automotive climate, customers have more access to information than ever before. Quite often, a properly prepared and researched customer comes into the dealership armed with more knowledge than the salesperson. This can cause friction as the customer interprets the salesperson as deceptive when, in fact, they may truthfully just not have the information.    In the past, sellers had a distinct advantage[…]

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Does your Dealership Have an Employee Retention Problem?

in Jul 01, 2019

The automotive industry, in general, has an employee retention problem. A BIG one. And especially big in dealership’s sales departments. Sure, there are exceptions. However, NADA reports that sales turnover in dealerships averages 70 percent. That’s a lot!  I’m sure that dealerships would rather not have this issue — so why is it happening? Well, an article  I recently read in Forbes shines[…]

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