If Vehicle Personalization were personified, he’d be a man in his 30s. Think — former military, total gearhead, unmatched drive (pun intended), and always learning. We’d name him Grady Cooper. Actually, his mother named him Grady Cooper. Meet the Special Projects Manager at Step One Automotive Group in Crestview, Florida. Yes, the embodiment of Vehicle Personalization is not a myth, but a man, and he hails from the Sunshine State.
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 something else. The Twin Cities offers a concentrated population of dealerships who have embraced the Insignia system, strapped it to their snowmobile, and sped across the frozen tundra.
Topics: Sales Best Practices, Increase Profits, Toyota, Dealership, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Jeff Belzer, Chevrolet, Subaru, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales team, Rudy Luther, success, Accessories sales, tips, Insignia Group, increase sales, preload, building, midwest, Gross profit, morrie minnetonka subaru, customer experience, Inner Grove Toyota, Harry Brown's Chevrolet, Dodge of Burnsville
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
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
Nashville, Tennessee--the city of expression. The city that gave us Carrie Underwood now gives us better, more beautiful Jags and Land Rovers that put your base model to shame. Imagine that. Shaming a Jaguar. We’ve seen it all, folks.
Country music, famous hot chicken, the Parthenon and the Tomato Art Festival are only a few of Nashville’s unique qualities that beckon you to get to know her. Whether it’s songwriting, street art, or painting a school bus hot pink and starting a tour business, Nashvillians are true individuals. Nashville Jaguar Land Rover cashed in on that fact.
Topics: Sales Best Practices, Presentation Tools, Increase Profits, Dealership, accessories, staff, sales team, Educate, JLR, Best Practice, Accessories sales, Land Rover, Jaguar, reatailers, increase sales
Long ago when the Mayflower landed, weary pilgrims climbed out of the boat and onto Cape Cod. It is rumored that this location is where famous explorer John Smith prophesied that Massachusetts would be the home of a wise ruler who would lead his people to automotive greatness with diligence and commitment.
This prophecy was (obviously) fulfilled in Bryan Scarpellini, General Manager, at Hyannis Toyota in Hyannis, Massachusetts. (Disclaimer: There is potential that a portion of this history lesson was fabricated.)
Working together with Insignia Vehicle Personalization Expert, Jason Ludwig, Hyannis Toyota quickly absorbed the passion for pizzazz and all things personalization were born.
Topics: Accessories System, Word Tracks, Presentation Tools, Improve CSI, Reducing Turnover, Increase Profits, Process Training, Toyota, Dealership, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales team, sales, Best Practice, success, drive, relationships, Accessories sales, Hyannis Toyota, tips
Could creating a highly profitable accessory program in your store be as simple as following best practice tips?
Hurlbert Toyota is the epitome of success in the making. This won’t be the last you hear of this store. In fact, this is only the beginning. Maybe you’re the type of person who likes bullet points or a handout; someone who thrives on a plan. This story is for you. Take your copy of Insignia’s best practice tips, and follow along step by step as the magic unfolds.
Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Customer Retention, Presentation Tools, Improve CSI, Increase Profits, Process Training, Toyota, Dealership, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, accessory program, customers, Best Practice, Hurlbert Toyota, success
In the smallish town of Newark, Delaware, there is a seasoned salesmen relaxing on his day off, feet up, smile on his face, surrounded by grandiose feelings of success and stacks of crisp bills fastened with rubber bands.
Though the likelihood of fabrication in that description is high, Newark Toyota World’s Ken Steen is news you don’t want to miss. Ken is leading his dealership in total gross per unit already this year, which is really no surprise at all.
Images from www.newarktoyotaworld.com