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Getting More Out of Used-Car Reconditioning - Rapid Recon

Getting More Out of Used-Car Reconditioning – Rapid Recon

WardsAuto – October 21, 2021 Getting More Out of Used Car Reconditioning By Dustin Jones If you manage a reconditioning operation, how you structure the flow of cars through that workflow makes a significant difference in recon's contribution to sales.
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3 Auto Retail Insights My News Show Guests Shared For Your Ears - Recon Article

3 Auto Retail Insights My News Show Guests Shared For Your Ears – Recon Article

AutoSuccess – October 20, 2021 3 Auto Retail Insights My News Show Guests Shared for Your Ears By Dennis McGinn This month, I am reporting three insights from retail auto business leaders, which they shared with me for your ears
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Transparency and Value-Building Start with Displaying Added Investments - Recon Article

Transparency and Value-Building Start with Displaying Added Investments – Recon Article

AutoSuccess – September 16, 2021 Transparency and Value-Building Start with Displaying Added Investments By Dennis McGinn This month, I’d like to share here about a new competitive advantage that takes vehicle merchandising and value-building to a new level of customer
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Speed to Sale and Selling Buyers - Recon Article

Speed to Sale and Selling Buyers – Recon Article

July AutoSuccess Speed to Sale and Selling Buyers By Dennis McGinn When I write here about bringing speed-to-sale benefits to your dealership, I’m speaking of considerable advancement in why customers choose to buy their used cars from you. As I
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Customers Can’t See Value You Hide

Customers Can’t See Value You Hide

AutoSuccess – August 27, 2021​ Customers Can’t See Value You Hide By Dennis McGinn I heard this said Friday, “You can’t see value in something you know nothing about.” It makes sense. Think in terms of the used cars you
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The Best of Times

The Best of Times

AutoSuccess – June 4, 2021 THE BEST OF TIMES​ By Dennis McGinn Hasn’t this been a remarkable run in retail automotive? Profits are huge. Demand is something else, and customers have been more flexible than ever. So, what’s the worry?
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When Converting Silos to Seamless Workflow, Software's Not Just Software

When Converting Silos to Seamless Workflow, Software’s Not Just Software

May AutoSuccess – Rapid Recon When Converting Silos to Seamless Workflow, Software’s Not Just Software By Dennis McGinn Last month’s column asked dealership execs to consider that software is not just software when evaluating purchase options. For example, when evaluating
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Inventory Frontline Available or Sale-Ready — Does it Matter Today?

Inventory Frontline Available or Sale-Ready — Does it Matter Today?

MARCH – CBT NEWS Inventory Frontline Available or Sale-Ready — Does it Matter Today? By Dennis McGinn It’s a great time to be selling used cars. Dealers tell us the vehicles on their lots appreciate a point or two a
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Tech Efficiency, Not Headcount

Tech Efficiency, Not Headcount

Fixed Ops Magazine – March 1, 2021​ Tech Efficiency, Not Headcount By Anthony Greenhalgh “You need more techs!” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that when I ran the body shop and reconditioning for my former
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Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine – May, 2022 Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency By Dennis McGinn If you are shopping for vehicle reconditioning software, it should be easy for you to understand the product’s core benefits, features, and advantages. No one should have to acquire more power or

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Shop Efficiency Jones Recon Article – Rapid Recon

Fixed Ops Magazine – March 1, 2022​  How to Find an $80,000 Labor DeficiencyBy Dustin Jones My specialty is helping dealers squeeze every ounce of performance from their reconditioning. I do this to help them get more cars sale-ready faster to save money and meet

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Measure Twice, Cut Once Recon Article – Rapid Recon

February Autosuccess Measure Twice, Cut Once By Dennis McGinn A homebuilder friend shared his success model: measure twice, cut once. A car dealer’s equivalent might be the irrefutable yardstick we like to refer to as transparency, accountability, and profitability, which make up the measure twice,

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The Power of Transparency Separates The Winners – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine – February 2, 2022​ THE POWER OF TRANSPARENCY SEPARATES THE WINNERS By Dennis McGinn A recent report from Deloitte comments, Trust is the new measure of success.    What builds trust is transparency. With relationships, transparency means earned reliability. You go where you

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New Executive Summary Recon Article – Rapid Recon

Palo Alto, CA, December 02, 2021 New Executive Summary of Critical High-Level Operating Data from Rapid Recon™ Now Auto-Delivered to Dealership Executives, Company Also Upgrades Its New Online Vehicle Description Tool Rapid Recon announced two new features to give users of its industry-leading reconditioning communications

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Why the Writing on the Wall Recon Article – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess – December 2021 Why the Writing on the Wall is Good for You By Dennis McGinn As dealer groups grow in store count and acquire a diverse range of operational processes, cultures, and technologies, store individuality must yield to group-wide standardization and consistency. Just

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