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, augmented reality and Teslas, you’ll find Insignia operating on cutting edge digital platforms, boasting a nationwide presence and opening up a second location. Introducing, “Insignia West.”
Vehicle Personalization can be a profitable endeavor for every department. Getting your sales team excited about your Vehicle Personalization program requires a consistent commission structure. How can your dealership decide what’s right for your team? Consider one of our proven structures to get everybody motivated.
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 experience, we know as the sales professional that your ultimate goal is to make a sale.
That’s why you need a plan to overcome objections from the customer who is unengaged or opposed to spending another dime. We believe that accessories, when handled correctly, can almost sell themselves.
Topics: Dealership, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales team, sales, accessory program, Best Practice, success, Accessories sales, tips, Insignia Group, increase sales, salesman, dealer, profit, consulting
Remember Adventure Subaru, Fayetteville, the dealer who tripped over a loose board in the showroom otherwise known as $20,000 in accessory profit? This income came by sheer customer demand and no process.
Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Customer Retention, Customer Success, Dealership, Subaru, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales team, brand loyalty, sales, Educate, Adventure Subaru, Best Practice, Graduate, graduation
In 2016, Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru in began their accessory journey with Insignia. Vehicle Personalization Expert, Kurt Daughtery, and the dealership all agree that Jen Burns is the cornerstone of their accessory success. She is a force to be reckoned with and every dealership would benefit from this kind of girl power in the showroom.
Topics: Dealership, Subaru, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales team, sales, accessory program, Best Practice, success, Accessories sales, dealer, guided, profit, morrie minnetonka subaru
When it comes to selecting an accessory champion for your dealership, there are about three good ways to skin a cat. Dealers should examine their process and store volume to determine who to lean on as their expert in vehicle personalization.
Whether you go the route of a dedicated accessory manager, utilize an emerging leader from your sales team, or mix the two methods together, the key to your success is a well-laid process.
Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Customer Retention, Word Tracks, Reducing Turnover, Increase Profits, Vehicle Personalization, staff, sales team, accessory program, accessories installations, F&I, Best Practice, Accessories sales, increase sales, we-owe, preload, Aftermarket, OE, salesman, building, guided, profit
Customer satisfaction is at the top of the short-list of goals at Minnesota’s Dodge of Burnsville and it shows. Dodge of Burnsville is the King of RAM and the first stop for vehicle shoppers in St. Paul, Savage, Minneapolis, and Lakeville. With years of service catering to the community, Dodge of Burnsville is committed to keeping the client happy—and will do whatever it takes to make sure that happens.
It’s no secret to anyone in the accessory game that implementing a new step in the sales process can often be a challenge on the showroom floor. Whether it’s opposition from the sales staff or back of the house, even the most well-organized dealership has experienced a hiccup or two with new programs.
In fact, getting the sales team and all appropriate departments on board has been one of the dealership’s biggest hang-ups to getting involved in vehicle personalization regardless of brand or location. The good news is, it’s really a misconception needing to be debunked with a bit of creativity--and Jaguar Land Rover Charlotte took the initiative.
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Since 2019, Fred Anderson Toyota has had Sean Mehaffey take the helm as the new General Manager. Congratulations, Sean!
Despite COVID-19 causing many dealerships to lose sales this year, Fred Anderson Toyota only had a minimal difference in accessory sales year-over-year, we congratulate you for maintaining your accessory sales in a rollercoaster year!
In sunny North Carolina, nestled amongst ancient oak trees, sits one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Fred Anderson Toyota has its roots in the city of Raleigh, NC and matches the capital's rapid expansion with ease. Raleigh’s famous Toyota dealer is home to Toyota Jeff, a monstrous service department, and a team selling accessories with the same enthusiasm as they sell cars. Sit down on the porch with us and have some sweet tea—this southern dealer’s tale is worth the read.
Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Increase Profits, Marketing, Customer Success, Toyota, Dealership, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales team, accessories installations, Best Practice, success, Accessories sales, fred anderson toyota, dealer
Harry Brown’s Family Automotive in Faribault, Minnesota skipped crawling, felt no need to walk, and went directly from rolling over to sprinting as an infant client. This Guided Development customer is the new child prodigy as they make leaps and bounds in record time. Vehicle Personalization Expert, Kurt Daughtery, is the proud father and is already predicting this kid puts himself through college as we all stand in awe of the remarkable progress they’ve made in their first full month using the program.
Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Customer Retention, Improve CSI, Service Conversions, Reducing Turnover, Increase Profits, Dealership, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales team, sales, salesman, dealer, mopar, guided