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The Modern Sales Team as a Driver of Inventory Turn

The Modern Sales Team as a Driver of Inventory Turn

Auto Dealer Today Magazine – December 14, 2020​ The Modern Sales Team as a Driver of Inventory Turn By Nicole Renninger PALO ALTO, CA Sales departments that interact closely with their dealership’s reconditioning function put more “sold” units on the
Filling the Gap in Dealer - Vendor Coordination

Filling the Gap in Dealer – Vendor Coordination

AutoSuccess article for December 2020 Filling the Gap in Dealer - Vendor Coordination By Dennis McGinn We’ve been asking dealers for several years now how they manage the workflow assigned to their various vendors. Their responses pointed to opportunity. What
Start Accountable, Transparent Relationships with Your Vendors

Start Accountable, Transparent Relationships with Your Vendors

AutoSuccess – November 30, 2020 Start Accountable, Transparent Relationships with Your Vendors By Dennis McGinn Most dealers want a “trust-but-verify” relationship with the vendors who support their vehicle reconditioning. You can achieve this level of comfort and confidence by creating
What Speed to Sale Means to the Customer Experience

What Speed to Sale Means to the Customer Experience

AutoSuccess – September 2020 What Speed to Sale Means to the Customer Experience By Dennis McGinn A couple of years ago, we coined the term “speed to sale.” We then began talking and writing about its meaning for group operators,
Know it, Find it, Sell it - Dennis McGinn

Know it, Find it, Sell it – Dennis McGinn

As appearing in AutoSuccess magazine, July 2020 KNOW IT, FIND IT – AND SELL IT By Dennis McGinn While shopping recently for a new car, one of our teammates asked the young sales associate how much training he’d received. “None,”
How Performance Ford Drives 150% Efficiency From Internal Service Technicians

How Performance Ford Drives 150% Efficiency From Internal Service Technicians

HOW PERFORMANCE FORD DRIVES 150% EFFICIENCY FROM INTERNAL SERVICE TECHNICIANS By working with Rapid Recon, Performance Ford improves its efficiencies, communications, vendor relations, and billable hours. By Jim Leman AutoSuccess Dealer Service, June 2020 Performance Ford said today its internal
Selling Smartly Post Covid-19

Selling Smartly Post Covid-19

As appearing in AutoSuccess magazine, June 2020 Selling Smartly Post Covid-19 By Dennis McGinn Most, if not all, dealers reduced headcount in response to COVID-19-driven business weakness. One Ford store reduced its headcount from 140 to 60. Such staff cuts
How Car Dealer Paperwork Can Gum Up Reconditioning Process

How Car Dealer Paperwork Can Gum Up Reconditioning Process

As appearing in WardsAuto, June 15, 2020 Car Dealer Paperwork Can Gum Up Reconditioning Process Risks increase when vehicles are spot-delivered and then finance is slow in submitting loan paperwork, or there’s ex-spouse-signature trouble. By Jim Leman PALO ALTO, CA,
With this Sales Advantage, Everyone’s a Top Performer

With this Sales Advantage, Everyone’s a Top Performer

AutoSuccess – April 1, 2020 With this Sales Advantage, Everyone’s a Top Performer By Dennis McGinn No one yet knows the lasting impact of recent events on dealership operations. What we do know is that people will still need reliable

Reducing Worries for Dealership GMs

Reducing Worries for Dealership GMs By Dennis McGinn, AutoSuccess As the founder and CEO of a major technology company, my daily focus shifts between multiple demands on my time and attention, peppered by frequent surprise interruptions. As mentally ambidextrous as I want to think I am, I

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Rapid Recon + Velocity Automotive = Recon Revolution

Rapid Recon + Velocity Automotive = Recon Revolution The two companies arrive at NADA 2024 nearly a year after their acquisition. Here’s what they’ve been up to since. By Jim Leman, AutoSuccess Two highly competitive vehicle reconditioning companies have stopped eating each other’s lunch and come together to

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Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive Close the Trade Appraisal Gap

Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive Close the Trade Appraisal Gap Reduces appraisal risk, delivers predictable profit per vehicle LAS VEGAS, NEV, February 1, 2024 Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive, driven by Vehlo, announced today at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention ’24 a multiparty system for closing

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Vehlo Announces Record Breaking Growth in Dealership Software Division

Vehlo Announces Record Breaking Growth in Dealership Software Division KNOXVILLE, Tenn., January 26, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–Vehlo, which provides technology solutions for the vehicle repair industry, announced strong growth and momentum during 2023, driven by new customers, retention, and acquisitions. With the impressive growth during the year,

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The Two Anthony’s Workshop Returns to NADA ’24

The Two Anthonys Recon Workshop Returns to NADA ‘24 KNOXVILLE, TN, January 04, 2024 The Two Anthonys, experts in vehicle reconditioning best practices for auto dealers, make their third NADA workshop appearance soon at the NADA ’24 annual convention on February 1 in Las Vegas. In this workshop, “Building a Reconditioning Operation”,

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Used Car Sourcing and Predictable Appraisal Accuracy

Used Car Sourcing and Predictable Appraisal Accuracy By Anthony Greenhalgh, AutoSuccess “All used car managers share a big fear – making a mistake.” Dealerships in 2024 will continue to face used car sourcing challenges. A recent Automotive News article by reporter CJ Moore netted the issue: “Dealers

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