Rewards Programs Mean More than Just Rewards

in Nov 02, 2021

Customer loyalty programs are indisputably a staple in common society. Most retailers have them and consumers have come to expect them. The problem is that most retailers view rewards programs as an expense, rather than a revenue generator. Sure, there are discounts and other things that come along with rewards programs – and those are[…]

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The Key to Modern Customer Loyalty

The Key to Modern Customer Loyalty

in Nov 02, 2021

As times change, so do consumer desires. What hasn’t changed are the fundamental business practices which have led to customer loyalty for hundreds of years. That small shop owner in the early 1900’s kept his customers coming back through friendly and familiar customer service. Granted, those customers didn’t have as many choices as today, but that’s why businesses need to work harder these days to create[…]

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Improving Dealership Customer Loyalty

in Oct 22, 2021

The never-ending question is… what does it take to your retail customer loyalty. Of course, the answer changes all the time and that is what makes loyalty so confusing and difficult. Improving dealership customer loyalty may be simpler than you think. As technology continues to develop and improve, consumers have more access to information and[…]

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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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Ways To Increase Productivity

in Jun 28, 2019

Let’s face it. The car business can be brutal. Many in auto retail find themselves working long hours, under stressful conditions, with hardly any free time to see their families or enjoy other activities.  In our industry, many managers are under a lot of stress. The stress of production can wear a person out– whether that’s sales goals to be met, or service revenue targets. As a[…]

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Communication Helps Increase Productivity

in Jun 21, 2019

In many businesses, it is typically frowned upon when an employee goes over the head of their immediate supervisor, or directly to another department, to get questions answered or problems solved. This easily creates animosity between the employee and their direct supervisor and is frowned upon as it is a failure to follow chain of command. This system of following a hierarchy has been in[…]

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Consumer Attention Spans Are… Declining

in Jun 19, 2019

If you haven’t already noticed, human’s attention spans, in general, are decreasing. A deluge of short soundbites, marketing messages and social media has created a society that simply won’t listen… if you talk too long. Do you have a friend who, when they want to tell you a story, you immediately ask them how long it is? If so, I’m sure you understand. According to[…]

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Text Communication

in Jun 17, 2019

Texting is by far the most popular form of communication for consumers – especially with younger generations. However, because of the many compliance rules and laws that have to be followed, many dealers are hesitant to adopt text messaging — they simply don’t want to risk it.  Consumers prefer to communicate via text because it’s short, to the point and non-intrusive. Have you ever[…]

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