how to

disrupt your market

With a simple message  everywhere

by the 2021 Automotive Website Awards DISRUPTOR

Digital Conquesting

Captivate → Capture → FRIKIN Close

It is an art. Going after your customer with the same message everywhere they are without scaring them away.  CAPTIVATE their attention, CAPTURE their motivations, and FRIKIN CLOSE them!

In 2020, we were told to put a BUY NOW button on the website.  Customers were ready to buy online with a digital retail paperwork tool and we only needed to sit back and wait for the deals.  Um… yeah.  Buy now buttons are scary when you’re not ready to buy.

The easiest path to

Digital conquesting

Respond to Leads

You Are Here

Next

CRM Optimization

Website Calls to Action

Better Retargeting

Facebook Ads + AIA

Selling cars in Service

Surprise with speed

How soon can the customer get the car?

WOW with payments

How much is this car per month?

Do you know how hard it is to get PAYMENTS on a car?

I can barely get a price from the desk!

see no price, hear no price, speak no price

Have sympathy for your desk monkey sales manager.  We’ve done that job and it is one of constant fire-fighting mixed with having to tell each sales person how to sell a car every-stinking-time.  Seriously John, you’ve worked here for 20 years and forgot to ask about a trade again… arrrrrrgh!!!

Sorry, having flashbacks.

Getting Payments for a customer is easy

The wonderful thing you have today is technology.  

Did you know there are tools that can pencil every car in your inventory with 500 loan and lease options in under 1 second?

Be one of the trusted businesses your customers regularly use! Give before you get. Be easy, transparent, and forthcoming with quick answers to any questions they may ask. Assume they want answers to timing and pricing:

 

  1. They want to know if you have, or can get, the vehicle they want.
  2. They want to know how much the vehicle will cost them – this is a personal question to them.

Answer those two questions quickly and completely and you will instantly be ahead of the competition. The first can be answered with a picture – this is where it comes in handy to have pictures of your used AND NEW vehicles online. Even if you don’t have the bandwidth for 30 pics per new car, at least snap some exterior pics to indicate that “YES the vehicle is here, physically available at my store.”

The second is where most dealers struggle. The first obstacle for delivering engaging automotive lead responses is the philosophical struggle – we were all trained to “just get them in the door” and old habits die hard. Hopping the mental hurdle to un-learn old techniques and embrace modern retailing is a crucial first step to exploding engagement with your leads.

We have the technology!

The great news, once you embrace a more transparent approach, is that automating a first quality response from your CRM is easy. Because most customers are payment-focused, dealers must be too. We include a magic link to SALESiQ where your customer can interact with terms from all the programs available on their vehicle of interest. The perception that they have control over their deal is powerfully engaging.

The best part?

You, the dealer, have actual control over every facet of the deal. When customers and dealers are on the same page, a few interesting shifts happen:

  • There is less friction
  • Improved customer experience
  • Increased profit
  • Quicker time to close deals

3 Things to avoid in your first response

  • DON’T start with questions
  • DON’T start with a request a phone call or test drive
  • DON’T use more than two or three sentences

How soon can I get the car with the features I want?

If you don’t have the car in stock, let them know the next closest thing.  And also let them know you can get it if it is a new vehicle.

How much is it for me?

How much is a personal question.  Every customer thinks they wants a special deal, but 87% of them want a payment.

💡Most customers are payment buyers.

Tools for Automation

Our team has automated lead response for our own dealerships and thousands of dealers across the United States.

Most dealers engage less than 20% of their internet leads because of poor lead response.  Dealers who use our FREE email templates see an immediate bump.  Dealers who use our SALESiQ Magic Link automation are guaranteed a 30% increase in the first month.