3 Ways To Capitalize On July's Tax Day

by Whitney Williams on Jul 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the first half of 2020, it’s that toilet paper was never the answer. That in mind, we press on, looking first to survive, then creatively thrive. July, which is about level four of Jumanji, has...

Soak Up Summer With Accessory Sales

by Whitney Williams on Jul 15, 2020 1:00:00 PM

We could all use a boost to our bottom line right now.  We could probably use a week off social media, a tropical vacation, and some yoga too, but I digress. With summer ablaze, car dealers have more than a day at the beach on their...

Attacking Margin Compression During A Pandemic

by Whitney Williams on May 7, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Margin compression matters now more than ever. As dealers adapt to selling cars digitally, or with skeleton crews, monthly sales volumes are on a slippery slope. Though our present industry reality is less than ideal, we aren’t...

You Don't Have To Be Lucky To Sell Accessories

by Whitney Williams on Mar 17, 2020 2:30:00 PM

St. Patrick’s Day has got us all toting rabbit’s feet. Donning green from head to toe, decorating our cubicles with four leaf clovers, and holding out hope for uncommon luck--all while being largely unsure of what we’re observing on...

Love Is On The Road

by Whitney Williams on Feb 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Ahh, Valentine's Day. Love is in the air—$18.2 billion worth. America is love sick, and it’s time the automotive industry snatched that love out of the air and put it on the road. Love is blind but car buyers are not, and there are...

The Twin Cities: A $12 Million Leader in Vehicle Personalization

by Whitney Williams on Jan 30, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Something special is in the air in the Twin Cities, and it’s more than just the snow. Although the hub of winter sports, the home to Winter Carnival, and the famous State of Hockey, to Insignia this snow capped metropolis is known for...

3 Ways Your Management Team Can Set Up Your Dealership's Success

by Whitney Williams on Jan 9, 2020 11:30:00 AM

The inception of a new program in your dealership can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The shock factor, followed by fear and trembling and all-out anarchy can be easily avoided when management is a united front. Save the...

3 Ways To Give The Gift Of Accessories This Holiday Season

by Whitney Williams on Dec 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The magic of Christmas is in the air, glimmering off your perfectly waxed showroom vehicles. Everyone knows that the holiday season is a beautiful time to be in the car business. The potential to boost your bottom line this month is...

3 Ways To Maximize Your Accessory Sales This Black Friday

by Whitney Williams on Nov 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The stampede is coming, and they want a popcorn machine. It’s the Black Friday crowd. It’s the end-of-the-year-gimme-the-best-deal-been-waiting-since-summer shoppers. Yes, the opportunists are pitching their tents for Black Friday...

2 Ways to Choose an Accessory Champion to Set Up Your Success

by Whitney Williams on Nov 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The task of selecting an accessory champion for your dealership can be harrowing. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach and without a compass, dealers may find their accessory program suffering. To begin, management should examine...