The idea of a “product expert” gets worked into a lot of our blogs and company literature. We like to frame it as the end goal to many of our services. If you take full advantage of the software we offer, you and your sales team can all become product experts. That’s what we want you to get out of a partnership with MAXDigital.
What we don’t want is for this notion to become just another buzzword, so let’s take a moment to talk about what a product expert does and how to become a product expert.
Today, savvy car shoppers do most of their research before they stop by your showroom. They narrow down a selection of cars they want, investigate trim levels and feature lists, and carefully consider option packages. Customers want to figure out the mental math behind a vehicle’s price tag before ever hopping in for a test drive.
Now more than ever, the importance of pricing awareness hits home not just with consumers but with dealerships.
As consumer behavior evolves, so too must that of salespeople. Executing precision in the pricing of a vehicle is becoming a critical step in closing the deal. There are three major reasons why car dealerships must be extra careful with the way they price their vehicles.
The car-buying process has moved online. Most customers are doing research on a combination of OEM, third party, and dealership websites. Once they visit a dealership, they spend time showrooming, comparing the cars on your lot to your competition across town.
If you want to adapt to the digital age, protect your margins, and stop the drop, you’ve come to the right place. MAXDigital is the only provider that can help you improve your sales process every step of the way. Our software and tools use real-time data to bolster your acquisition, pricing, merchandising, and sales procedures.
When you’re doing car appraisals for your pre-owned inventory, you likely have two goals:
- Acquire cars your customers want to buy
- Reinforce your bottom line
Further simplified, you’re looking for the right car at the right price. How can you guarantee that these goals are in line with one another? Those are two birds just waiting to be taken care of with a single stone, but you need the proper tools and strategy if you want to pull it off.
MAXDigital offers just the solution you need: an exclusive Cost-to-Market Appraisal tool that lets your dealership effectively leverage data.
Let’s take a closer look at what we mean by cost-to-market appraisal and why it’s vital to your success in the digital age of car-shopping.
Smartphones have changed the way car dealerships have to think about merchandising their inventory. We’ve spoken at length about how modern car buyers engage in the practice of showrooming at your dealership. It’s a fact that as many as two-thirds of your customers are comparing your inventory to one of your direct competitors while standing on your lot.
Chicago, Illinois – July 18, 2016 – In a continued effort to bring transparency to the online car shopping experience, MAXDigital, a leading auto retail SaaS provider, today announced a partnership with CarGurus, a leading car shopping platform. The partnership provides MAXDigital’s MAX Ad users the ability to advertise their vehicle inventory on CarGurus for free, MAX Ad’s industry leading optimized format, consumer-friendly vehicle descriptions.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but how much is it worth to your car dealership? If you’re not staying on top of vehicle photos for your inventory, you might be costing yourself leads or worse.
Fortunately, we know an easy way to make sure every car on your lot has a current picture online. First you might be wondering why it’s so important to upload vehicle images to your website. We’ll talk about why you want to get in this habit, when and where you should take pictures of your cars, and how to upload them with zero hassle.
Your car dealership can’t stick to the same old playbook if it wants to protect its profit margin. The digital era has changed the game, and customers are already playing without you. If you can’t adapt to using real-time data in your sales process, you’re looking at a shutout.
Car manufacturers have a lot of control over their dealerships’ websites. If you own or operate a dealership, you may find it difficult to set yourself apart if you only work with what they give you. Achieving online visibility is easy if you know how to get started.
What people say about your car dealership is more important now than ever before. Two thirds of people who shop online base their purchasing decisions on reviews they read about products and businesses. Those reviews are left by their peers – your customers – and are based directly on their experience with your merchandise and staff.