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recon

Calibrate Recon to Increase Used Car Profitability, Dealers Say

Since hitting the automotive retail market in 2010, software for calibrating reconditioning efficiency has revolutionized how auto dealerships get used cars ready for sale....
Balance

Dealers & Experts Discuss Inventory Holding Cost Erosion

Whatever the differences among franchise, independent, and Buy Here-Pay Here dealerships, asset depreciation erodes margins for all. Dealers must manage two forms of depreciation –...
newscast

AutoNation’s Mike Jackson Ends His Tenure As CEO After Almost 20 Years

After 20 years of overseeing the largest chain of auto dealerships in the country, AutoNation's CEO Mike Jackson will step down, and transition to executive...
Mike Jacksonvideo

Mike Jackson Stepping Down as AutoNation CEO

The automotive world received a jolt today as AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson announced his decision to step aside after nearly 20 years with the...
Tesla

AutoNation’s CEO Mike Jackson: There Will Be a “Day of Reckoning” for Tesla

Just a few days after Bloomberg published an article quoting Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk as saying, “We’ve gone from production hell to...
script

Is it Time to Update Your Phone Script? Here’s What it Should Include

Despite all the emerging technology, cold calling remains one of the most powerful tools in a salesperson’s box. Though customers are increasingly looking to...
digital retailing

Promises and Pitfalls of Migrating Financing Online

You’ve heard the pitches. And it’s true that the technology is impressive. Yet, when digital retailing vendors attempt to sell to dealerships what they...

Designing Your Career with Clear Goals

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis speaks to you about one of the most important actions and habits to develop if...

Be a Problem Solver

   Don't think about selling something. Don't think about results. Don't think about closing. Every customer comes into your dealership with either a "wants" problem...

The 7 Circles of Internet Sales Success – The Coaching Circle

On today's episode of Progressive Retail, Cory Mosley discusses how to increase your sales by using the 7 Circles of high profit, high volume...

5 Ways To Improve F&I Profits

Today, Becky talks about building a relationship with your sales staff, the proper "meet and greet" and more.