Sanderson Ford knows how to give customers what they want – transparency, efficiency, and convenience when shopping for a car. Powered by AutoFi’s digital retail solution, Sanderson Ford can cover a vast geographic territory. They’ve extended their brand to include Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and parts of Utah. They’ve even delivered cars to California!
The buyer’s experience is a critical component of any retail experience; by 2020, it will surpass product and price as a vital consideration of purchase. Buying anything, particularly a big-ticket item like a car is an emotional experience. Human beings are emotional creatures.
In today’s world, people are finding themselves busier than ever before. In some ways, technology has made our lives more comfortable, and everyday tasks that used to take hours now happen within a fraction of the time. As technology has made parts of our lives faster and easier, we’ve responded by filling our time with more and more activities.
Selling ancillary products is paramount to dealership profitability. Driving results in the F&I department has become central to the modern dealership strategy. The importance of F&I earnings increases as front-end margins compress, interest rates rise, and SAAR cools. With the adoption of digital retail, F&I is moving upstream in the customer buying process.
The automobile industry has historically used traditional marketing methods such as TV advertising, print or blow up gorillas on rooftops. However, in the current digital age, the auto brands cannot afford to invest in traditional media marketing alone, it has to go digital too.
Getting consumers to your showroom instead of the competitors is always challenging. With resources devoted to sales, service, and administration it’s hard to allocate time and personnel to Social Media. It’s certainly hard to measure ROI without link tagging and Google Analytics setup. The only catch with shorting Social Media activities is that’s where your customers are. Social media isn’t necessarily hard, but you need a plan. Digital Dealership Tips are meant to give you quick “snackable” tips that can be applied right away.
Imagine what would happen if your shoppers could experience a digital retail solution right on your website. If the customer could price, structure a deal, value trade-ins, include your protection plans, and select a car conveniently from a mobile device or in-store, how would that change your business? What would happen if your website could also convert those shoppers to buyers with an integrated lender decision?
Move aside, Baby Boomers: U.S. Census Bureau projections suggest that Millennials will be the largest generation in American by 2019. The Millennial Generation, whose pivotal years coincided with the incredible surge in digital growth, has changed the face of marketing. More and more, businesses need to respond with a tailored […]
Social Media and Your Water Cooler In days gone by, people used the yellow pages or newspapers as part of their research process. Dealerships showcased their cars in brochures. People thumbed through brochures to compare and contrast their choices. Car dealers advertised using traditional methods like print or television to […]
Your website is the place to connect with shoppers on a personal, relatable level before they ever set foot on your showroom floor. Fresh, relevant content like blog posts, downloadable articles, infographics, high-quality photos, and videos help you increase search engine rankings. It also makes your customers feel that your dealership is run by people they can trust.
The millennial generation has brought about sweeping changes in many industries, and the auto industry is no different. It’s become necessary for car dealerships to change their marketing tactics in order to interest millennials and make sales among this generation. Read on to learn more about how to effectively market […]