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Toyota Salesman Attracting Customers Nationwide

Posted by Whitney Williams on May 7, 2019 12:30:00 PM
What do Motor Trend channel, Jay Leno’s garage, and Toyota Jeff have in common? They’re all successful YouTubers.
 
Don’t know Toyota Jeff? Looking him up may change your automotive career and leave you with a few tidbits that sprung this Carolina salesmen’s following to over 21,000 loyal subscribers. We caught up with Jeff to see what’s building his brand and attracting Toyota enthusiasts from all over the country. 
 
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Topics: Customer Retention, Increase Profits, Marketing, Toyota, Dealership, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, sales team, brand loyalty, accessories installations, customers, drive, relationships, tips, creative, YouTube, fred anderson toyota, salesman, building

Learn How Dealers Can Leverage YouTube To Sell Accessories

Posted by Jason Lancaster on Dec 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

YouTube offers tremendous opportunities for dealers. By observing a few Internet video best practices, you can promote vehicles, sell accessories, and build a fan base from this one platform. Here are two examples of auto dealers that promote vehicles and sell accessories with video that we can all learn from.

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Topics: Sales Best Practices, Customer Retention, Increase Profits, Marketing, Toyota, Dealership, Subaru, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Luther Brookdale, Adventure Subaru, creative, content, social media, YouTube

The A.R.T of Automotive

Posted by Trey Bodwin on Jul 17, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Changes made to image. Courtesy of  Haiden Goggin. license information here

Car buyers like to feel good about their investment - and if you’re running a dealership you wouldn’t have it any other way. Customers in the market for purchasing a vehicle have more buying options than ever before. The convenience of the internet has led to streamlined transactions, rather than a car buying experience.

Subaru of Clear Lake Parts manager Nick Heidaker expresses the importance of an accessories program at his store, “Our customers find value in personalizing their vehicles—it also gives us a chance in parts/service to meet the customer before their first service appointment.”

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Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Customer Retention, Increase Profits, Toyota, Dealership, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, accessory program, Educate, customers, Best Practice, success, sans marcos toyota

OnTrack 1.0 is Here;Toyota Dealers Upgraded First

Posted by Whitney Williams on Aug 1, 2017 3:28:05 PM

Insignia customers, you are about to be upgraded.

The Insignia's OnTrack 1.0 will release August 7 and you’re going to love what you see. A sleek, modern new interface that’s easier to navigate-because you deserve it. We’re proud to introduce OnTrack to our Toyota dealers who number close to 20% of TMS stores. This is our first step towards a complete revamping the system to more closely align with your showroom process.

You read that right--when our customers give us feedback on what isn’t working in real-life accessory presentations, what would make vehicle personalization sales that much better, and what this system looks like in a perfect world, we listen.

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Topics: Accessories System, Presentation Tools, Accessory News, Increase Profits, Marketing, Toyota, accessories, Showroom, sales, Millenials

Toyota of Portland: Vehicle Personalization Gives New Hire Chance to Succeed

Posted by Whitney Williams on Jul 27, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If you thought middle school gym class was nerve wracking, how about your first day in car sales?

Being the fresh face on the sales floor can be intense. There’s a lot to be learned and plenty of competition. While healthy dealerships foster a team atmosphere that builds each individual up, a desire to prove oneself is prevalent in the showroom.

With incentive checks, recognition, and promotions at stake, it’s no wonder that every good salesperson wants to be number one. When that need to achieve is nurtured in a good-natured environment, these highly motivated salespeople lay a sturdy foundation for profitable dealerships to build upon. But how do dealerships acculturate the new guy (or gal) to the competition without discouraging them?

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Topics: Accessory News, Increase Profits, Process Training, Toyota, Dealership, accessories, staff, sales team, sales, accessories installations, Educate

Remarkable insight at the Mark Miller Toyota pep rally

Posted by Whitney Williams on Jun 22, 2017 2:02:53 PM

“This is absolutely a team effort,” says General Manager Bill Niemann, surrounded by his showroom staff and accessories team

Mark Miller Toyota of Salt Lake City, Utah, reached a milestone in 2016. For the first time in the duration of their accessory program, the dealership clocked over one million in accessory sales in the showroom. Reaching this level requires diligence, and as per norm, we were interested to find out the driving force in this store. As the entire sales team gathered for the presentation of the Insignia challenge coin, the inspiring support within this store proved itself evident as the foundation for success.

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Topics: Increase Profits, Toyota, Dealership, Challenge Coin, accessories, sales team, Mark Miller Toyota

Tufankjian Toyota: Loyalty Builds a Lasting Foundation

Posted by Whitney Williams on Jun 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

We have all seen the empires built in a day: pop-up fads bringing mega success that are here today and gone tomorrow. The lure of getting rich quick can lead organization’s astray from taking the proper steps, like adequate preparation and training, before launching a new program.

Toyota of Braintree in Braintree, Massachusetts didn’t take the bait. From the beginning, the Toyota dealer committed to waylaying fast results and laying a solid foundation to build upon. Month over month, the dealer built their personalization program--and their labor hasn’t been in vain. Toyota of Braintree, the longest standing member of Insignia’s million dollar club, just marked their sixth year of over a million dollars in accessory sales in the showroom.

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Topics: Accessories System, Increase Profits, Toyota of Braintree, Toyota, Dealership, Challenge Coin, Vehicle Personalization, Showroom, sales

Sonic dealership continues high-volume pace using accessories strategy

Posted by Whitney Williams on May 23, 2017 2:10:00 PM

If there were a school for how to master this car dealership thing, you’d read about Denver’s Mountain States Toyota in the history book. Consistent vision. Unrivaled dedication to the success of each team member. Well over two million dollars in accessory sales for two years running.

General Sales Manager Sean Kramer reflects on the incredible accomplishments of Mountain States Toyota.

"We’ve seen tremendous growth in sales volume and accessory sales since implementing our Insignia process about two and a half years ago,” Kramer explains.

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Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Accessory News, Increase Profits, Process Training, Marketing, Customer Success, Toyota, Dealership, Challenge Coin, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, Mountain State, Sonic Dealership

It takes more than a frog to sell accessories!

Posted by Whitney Williams on Apr 21, 2016 12:37:19 PM

Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs before you settle on the prince. Rudy Luther Toyota, of Golden Valley, MN, can attest to the difference in trying other accessory selling systems in comparison to the Insignia system. After settling in with Insignia, the dealership found this system fit its style and streamlined communication among departments. When they found their rhythm, the store personnel also found themselves in the million dollar club.


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Topics: Toyota, Challenge Coin, Vehicle Personalization, accessories

Strategy for Volume Dealer Goal for Colorado = Vehicle Personalization

Posted by Whitney Williams on Mar 31, 2016 10:30:00 AM
Sometimes headlines write themselves.
 
That's what happened when we sat down with Sean Kramer, New Car Director at Mountain States Toyota of Denver, CO. Kramer was visiting Insignia's hometown of Charlotte, NC, for Sonic Automotive General Manager Training. (This guy is going places.) He recounted why Mountain States decided to get in big with selling accessories.
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Topics: Toyota, Dealership, Challenge Coin, Vehicle Personalization