What do Dealership, Gambling, and Porn websites have in common?

What do Dealership, Gambling, and Porn websites have in common?

In 2001, I was handed the reigns to my dealer group’s website. Back then, showing a list of cars like a spreadsheet was a big deal. Photos? Ha! Those were untenable due to cost. Third parties weren’t much of a thing, but neither was the online shopping experience. The...
Digital Retail is missing something:  YOU

Digital Retail is missing something: YOU

Every car deal involves numbers, the dollars and cents of the deal. When numbers are presented, customers react. This has been happening since the first car was sold. With current automotive digital retail tools, we lose the rudimentary act of gauging a...
Spoiled Rotten Car Shoppers

Spoiled Rotten Car Shoppers

Instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. Basically, it’s the Veruca Salt complex. Whatever you want, you want it now. Businesses that embrace solutions designed to satisfy human impulsiveness will...
Digital Retailing: Just A New Objection?

Digital Retailing: Just A New Objection?

A few years ago, tech company managers were sitting around a room, and someone started lamenting about a bad experience they had buying a car… and someone else nodded their head… and by the end of the meeting, they had decided that customers don’t want to buy cars...
D.I.S.T. – Does it save time?

D.I.S.T. – Does it save time?

“Have you ever thought about selling cars? You’d be great at it!” “No way, the hours SUCK!” He’s not wrong, you know. So, how can dealers recruit, nurture, and retain quality salespeople and managers? It’s all about the most precious asset we all share: Time. Choosing...