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...

Accessories Sold This Teenager A Minivan

by Whitney Williams on Jun 29, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Eighteen-year-old Samantha Dorton is fresh out of high school. With a spirit of optimism, she initiated plans to leave the nest. Her first stop on the road to independence was a local dealership. Samantha’s mother, Khrystal Dorton,...

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...

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 To Lose The Wait In 2020

by Whitney Williams on Jan 17, 2020 1:15:00 PM

It’s the most common New Year’s resolution year after year: lose the weight. Shed that which is unwanted and not serving you. Lean out, get stronger, increase longevity. This annual commitment resounds all over the world and it’s no...

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...

Fair Oaks Chantilly CJDR - Plays The Numbers Game

by Whitney Williams on Nov 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Fair Oaks Motors in Chantilly, Virginia is playing the numbers game—and playing it well. Using Insignia’s digital accessory selling system, the front of the house is presenting accessories at the point of sale to 100% of their...

Insignia Announces The Opening Of A Second Location

by Whitney Williams on Sep 6, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Many moons and almost two decades ago, a twenty-something David Stringer opened Insignia Group with a grand vision, a flip phone, a pager and dial-up Internet—ready to soup up Pontiac Grand Prix’s. Fast forward to the age of Alexa,...

The Dreaded "No" Isn't So Bad When You Have A Plan

by Whitney Williams on Aug 15, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Isolating and overcoming objections is a key component of any sales process. The process of presenting and selling accessories at the point of sale is no different. Although we strive to make Vehicle Personalization a relaxed shopping...