I was asked recently why some dealerships are wildly successful with digital retailing and others are not. It was a fair question and one that a lot of dealers who onboarded with a digital retailing solution over the past few months are probably asking themselves right now. Immediately, people start to pontificate during these discussions … Continue reading The Missing Ingredient in digital retailing is YOU!
It has been 20 days since the world as we knew it was pulled out from underneath us. So many devastating things are happening to people I know and care deeply about, both on a personal and professional level. Local businesses have been shut down and people are being laid off or furloughed, many of … Continue reading COVID-19 Impact: Catastrophizing or Optimizing?
NADA is always a whirlwind for everyone involved — meetings, networking, workshops, parties, and more. So what should we make of it all? When someone asks, how was NADA, what will we all say? Now that I am back home and no longer experiencing the Las Vegas haze, I have had time to reflect. #NADA2020 … Continue reading NADA Recap: It Smells Like Progress
In a world where it feels like every industry pundit has provided their 2020 predictions, we wanted to hear directly from those who hold the purse strings — dealer executives responsible for running dealership operations day in and day out. So, we interviewed some of our top dealer partners to see what they had to … Continue reading Top Automotive Retail Predictions for 2020
Ready for digital retailing? The assessment provides an output of three simple readiness classifications: High Readiness, Moderate Readiness, and Low Readiness. It covers areas such as your current website offerings, pricing strategy, belief systems, team structures and processes for change management. Continue reading Digital Retailing: 10% Technology, 90% Process
When you think of amazing omnichannel experiences, do Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Apple make the top of your list? They did for the 1,000 people we surveyed who regularly shop both online and in-store. The goal of the survey was to understand which industries provide omnichannel shoppers across the country the best and worst … Continue reading Omnichannel Retail And Its Impact On Loyalty
A few weeks ago, our COO Rudi Thun wrote a blog post on the most important role in dealerships that often goes unfulfilled. He called it a Digital Retail Manager, but call it whatever makes sense to you—it is about having someone with the political capital to drive process change across all departments within the … Continue reading Every Visionary Needs A Champion. The 4x Power Of Champions.
Customer satisfaction significantly drops every time the salesperson leaves the customer’s side. Continue reading Please Don’t Leave Me: The Upside to Sales Empowerment
Remember the old adage “You get out of it what you put into it?” Tiger Woods is a great example of this. He believes wholeheartedly in putting in the effort and logging your time to get the results. In fact, after the U.S. lost the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, Woods said he had … Continue reading Becoming a Digital Dealership: The path to omnichannel retail success
If you read my latest blog post, you will remember my Starbucks analogy. What if you ordered your coffee on the Starbucks app, just to find out that you still had to get in line when you got to the store? Wouldn’t that be frustrating? While there are elements of the online purchase that still … Continue reading The Elephant in the Digital Showroom: The Sales Process Evolution