Dealership Success Stories
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In Madison, Wisconsin, Wilde East Towne Honda has over $190k in accessory sales revenue. How do they do it? By following best practices of course! In the digital age, dealerships are finding it harder to push accessories when customers are shopping online. However, Insignia Group’s system makes it easier than ever to shop for accessories online and see how they’ll look on their new vehicle.
Insignia Group had the pleasure of speaking with the general manager, Peter Bothe, about how his dealership acquired its accessory sales magic.
Setting Aside Time for Training Makes a Difference
Over the past year, Five Star Subaru of Grapevine, in Texas, has significantly boosted their accessory sales—a 154% increase to be exact! Five Star Subaru of Grapevine is one of our top accessory sales dealerships, and we were ecstatic to interview their parts manager, Kale Engelhardt to share how this dealership boosted its accessory sales.
How Consistency Creates Cash Commission
Texas is typically known for its Alamo–did you know that it’s also known for its dealership success? Superior Subaru of Houston has an astounding accessory sales track record that makes other dealerships jealous. Superior Subaru has leveled up, from the previous year, with a whopping 72% increase in average monthly sales revenue. We spoke to sales manager Naser Maraghi from Superior Subaru to take a closer look at their accessory sales process.
How an Accessory Manager Sells 70 Items A Month, Single-Handedly
In the heart of Texas there is a dealership that shines under the sun, with accessory sales sparkling brighter than their vehicle sales. Gillman Subaru Southwest in Houston, Texas, is a diamond in the rough with unmatched accessory sales. When you sell accessories, what is your method? Do you have one? Do you show your customer a list of the most popular items for that vehicle? Ask them their driving habits or daily routine? Gillman Subaru Southwest found their secret recipe to success—and after speaking to their accessory manager, Aldo Cortes—we were lucky enough to decipher it. Cortes has mastered his accessory sales process and we sat down for an interview with him to help others sell accessories just as effortlessly!
How They Sold Accessories with Low Inventory
In Burnsville, Minnesota there’s a CDJR store called Dodge of Burnsville and they’ve been with Insignia Group since November 2013; they have really upped their accessory sales process over the past few years, starting with signing up for the Everything Program (called Guided Program then) in January 2019.
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.
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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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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.
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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.