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
The way cars have been bought and sold across the globe has not changed in decades. Sure, the internet arrived in the late 90s and provided consumers with improved levels of information and transparency, but the actual process of purchasing a car has not really changed significantly. That is, until very recently. Two new industry … Continue reading The Automotive Retail Revolution Is Well Under Way. Can Traditional Dealers Blaze A New Path?
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.
The Digital Retail Manager (DRM) will spearhead the dealership’s transition to, and administration of, digital retailing technology and related processes. The DRM is effectively the dealership’s “digital retailing champion,” establishing clear objectives in conjunction with the Dealer Principal and/or General Manager. Continue reading WARNING: The Most Important Position At Your Dealership Remains Unfilled
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
The holidays are upon us, and like most companies, we are putting a bow on the year– reflecting on our successes and challenges so that we can be an even better collective organization in the years to come. One thing that rang true in this reflection was how impactful our partnerships have been and how grateful we are for each and every one. Continue reading 5 ways dealers have shaped Roadster (and why we are grateful)
A go-to-market strategy goes beyond just a marketing message and where you spend your ad dollars, it fuels everything you do — the value proposition to your customers, how you treat your employees, how you are seen in the community — and it touches every part of your business. Continue reading Does The Food Match Your Menu? Developing a Go-To-Market Strategy
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
Car-buying behavior is changing, driven by customers’ desire for modern convenience. Much like the way they shop for most anything else, more and more customers are going online to complete at least some portion of the car buying experience. As a result, the role of the dealer is changing, too. To stay competitive, progressive dealerships … Continue reading Omnichannel Commerce – The New Norm of Car Buying