Dealership Success Stories

Land Rover Knoxville: Skeptical Dealer Turned 2nd In The Nation

Posted by Whitney Williams on Oct 4, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Land Rover Knoxville is a recent addition to the Insignia Family and an adoption that was hard to come by. Vehicle Personalization Expert, John Anzivino recalls the store’s General Sales Manager being a bit skeptical at first.

John continued to show GSM, Anthony Pellitier, the proven methods of presenting accessories at the point of sale, and eventually won his business. Beginning in April of this year, John and Anthony pursued adding gross profit to the front of the house together.

 

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Topics: Accessories System, Showroom, staff, sales, Best Practice, Accessories sales, Land Rover, Jaguar, increase sales, we-owe, Gross profit, profit, retailer, consulting, cash

Tripled Sales Leads To Adventure Subaru's Graduation

Posted by Whitney Williams on Jul 24, 2019 4:00:00 PM

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.

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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

Fred Anderson Toyota Raises The Bar In Dealership Success

Posted by Whitney Williams on Jun 13, 2019 10:30:00 AM

*Updated on 2/8/2021 to include

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.

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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

5 reasons why Hyannis Toyota is a prime example of how accessory sales should work

Posted by Whitney Williams on Aug 17, 2018 11:30:00 AM

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.

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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

Hurlbert Toyota: Success in the making

Posted by Whitney Williams on Jun 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Could creating a highly profitable accessory program in your store be as simple as following best practice tips?

Well, yes.

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.

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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

Adventure Subaru is ALL IN; sales assoc. takes home $2k in just two months

Posted by Whitney Williams on Sep 21, 2017 12:38:16 PM

The famous marketing adage that quips “a good product will sell itself” holds a lot of weight in the vehicle personalization realm. Automotive accessories are a multi-billion dollar industry; any step in this giant’s direction will yield a few bucks.

When Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville, Arkansas, reviewed profitability on their accessory program, they saw that it was good. Without much concerted effort, General Manager Tim Hurd reported the dealership “stumbled over $20,000 in accessories each month.” Approaching Insignia Vehicle Personalization Expert, Kurt Daughtery with this finding, Hurd challenged Kurt with using the Insignia system to double monthly accessory profit. Kurt’s reply? “No pressure!”

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Topics: Accessories System, Presentation Tools, Increase Profits, Dealership, Subaru, staff, Educate

Morrie’s Subaru: Snowball that can’t be stopped

Posted by Whitney Williams on Jun 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Evolution: (noun) The gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

Management at Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru took the desire to add front end gross in their showroom and set it in motion. Starting with will, direction, and thorough training, the desire developed into a more complex form as a process unique to the store was realized. This Minnesota dealer is one to watch, as its success in accessory sales snowballs.

We talked with management about the birth of this process, and the impressive gains enjoyed over the last twelve months. A common theme emerged: the team is playing together. Comprehensive support for Vehicle Personalization laid a healthy foundation and allowed for continual, methodic growth that hasn’t slowed down.

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Topics: Accessories System, Improve CSI, Increase Profits, Process Training, Customer Success, Dealership, Subaru, Vehicle Personalization, accessories, Showroom, staff, sales

Luther Brookdale Toyota: 'Be our guest...not our hostage'

Posted by Whitney Williams on May 2, 2017 10:59:07 AM

Step into the dealership showroom at Luther Brookdale Toyota, and you’ll be swept away with hospitality. Every car buyer will meet one of two personable, professional delivery coordinators. The delivery coordinator will get to know the customer more personally as the buyer enjoys a tour of the facility. The buyer gets familiar with the place to which he or she will return for service for years to come. By the time the customer is familiar with the entire store, he or she will be familiar with the tour guide, too. That comfort and relaxation translates right into the accessory presentation, tucked away in the quiet of the coordinator’s office.

 

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Topics: Accessories System, Sales Best Practices, Challenge Coin, Vehicle Personalization, accessories