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.
Dealership Success Stories
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
*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.
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
**While this success story is from 2019, it has been updated at the bottom with numbers for 2021!
The Twin Cities Carlson Toyota is kicking accessory sales into high gear with a strategy focusing on best practice tips. Carlson Toyota has been on Insignia Group’s Everything Plan accessory sales program since 2016. The program joins dealer and local Vehicle Personalization Expert in the quest for a sustainable, profitable personalization process that unfolds over a period of months, and is continually nurtured by our skilled consultants.
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
At Minnesota’s Rudy Luther family of dealerships you’ll find a family...really an actual family. Peppered across Luther’s two Toyota stores and a Chrysler store are stepfather, mother, and two sisters - all working in different facets with a common allegiance to the Luther brand.
That’s right--Luther Automotive presently employs the entire Cline family; a driven, passionate, [auto] enthusiastic group that any company would be fortunate to have. Toyota salesmen, Mark works alongside his wife and delivery coordinator Jennifer in Brookdale; while daughter Niki sells Chrysler's next door. Sister Amanda is just a skip away in Golden Valley personalizing Toyotas in the showroom.
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.