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Customers Are Texting Your Marine Dealership: Are You Responding?

Technology continues advancing, making it easier for consumers to research, purchase, and communicate with businesses wherever and whenever they want. Marine dealers need to evolve to meet customer expectations. Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer report reports that two in three customers want companies to interact and respond to them in real time. A study from Twillio found nine out of 10 people surveyed wanted to talk to brands using text messaging, but less than half of companies had the technology in place to offer that option.

Topics: Appointments Dealership Sales Phone Metrics texting Caller Experience

Three "Must Have" Dealer Phone Skills

Topics: CRM System Phone Leads Customer Satisfaction Dealership Sales phone training Scripts Dealership Performance Phone Metrics listen

Design Your Phone Strategy in Front of Your First Touchpoint of Your Caller’s Journey (2 of 2)

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Design Your Phone Strategy in Front of Your First Touchpoint of Your Caller’s Journey (1 of 2)

Missed calls and poor call routing mean more than just a missed opportunity to connect with a customer or prospect. When customers can’t connect with a business, customer churn increases, brand perception decreases, and the overall caller experience is tarnished.

Topics: CRM System Phone Leads Customer Satisfaction Dealership Sales phone training Scripts Dealership Performance Phone Metrics listen

Selection and Hiring Dealership Employees for the Phone

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HIRING & SELECTION PROCESS

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Let's Try That Again - Missed Phone Opportunities

THE HIGHEST PERFORMING DEALERSHIPS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON.

Topics: Customer Satisfaction Dealership Sales phone training Scripts Phone Metrics listen

Relationships Start with Connections

Only 4% of dealership employees state their first and last name when receiving a phone call. Compare this to the 90% of employees who state their first and last name, and often title in their voicemail greeting. We tend to get focused when recording our voicemail greeting. We often change our voice inflection and record the greeting 3 or 4 times before we are happy with it. Why don’t we take that same conscious approach to handling our customers phone calls?

Topics: Customer Satisfaction Dealership Sales phone training Scripts Phone Metrics listen

The Right Metrics For Measuring Phone Success In Your Dealership

Data can be overwhelming and looking at the wrong data can be disastrous. It’s very important to know which phone metrics require your attention and how those metrics drive profit and culture change at your dealership. Unless you have the right benchmarks in place for comparative purposes, you’re just collecting data. Is your dealership improving performance on the phone? Setting more appointments? Making the confirmation, follow-up and outbound calls they need to make? Are you gathering contact information for CRM, driving CSI up? The metrics you look at can give you valuable insight into what's happening on the phones right now and how you can improve the success you're having on the phones.

Let’s define your “success metrics.” These are “gauges on the dashboard,” that you should constantly review and improve. They are below in red.

Topics: phone skills phone process Dealership Sales Phone Metrics