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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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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Customer Acquisition Can Be More Effective When You Spend $0

in Jun 26, 2019

Customer retention is typically much less expensive than customer acquisition. However, with the advent of the internet, consumers are changing.  Now, I’m not saying that your dealership should ditch retention and loyalty strategies – not by a longshot. You need both retention and acquisition to grow. But what if I told you there is a customer acquisition strategy that costs ZERO dollars? Interested? I thought[…]

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Successful Performance Loyalty Group Dealers Featured Twice in Automotive News!

in Feb 18, 2019

Performance Loyalty Group is privileged to have been included in not one, but two recent Automotive News articles outlining the success our auto dealer clients experienced using our products to gain and retain customers, build stronger relationships and drive more revenue. The first was in May 2016, and highlights the spectacular results H&H Chevrolet experienced[…]

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Are Your Salespeople Evergreen or Shedding Customers?

in Jan 16, 2019

An excellent article on Customer Experience Insight shared an analogy that resonated with me as it can be applied to automotive salespeople. The article compares salespeople to trees and states that only 10 percent of salespeople are considered evergreen; are strong and productive no matter what business and/or the economy is like. They nurture their relationships with[…]

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