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Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency - Rapid Recon

Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine - May, 2022Sober Scalability and Truthful TransparencyBy Dennis McGinnIf 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
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From NADA: Deliver Transparency, Prep for Margin Compression - Rapid Recon

From NADA: Deliver Transparency, Prep for Margin Compression – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine - April, 2022From NADA: Deliver Transparency, Prep for Margin CompressionBy Dennis McGinnA personal delight for me at this year’s NADA was a discussion with digital retail pioneer Chip Perry. He dropped by the Rapid Recon booth to record
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Shop Efficiency Jones Recon Article - Rapid Recon

Shop Efficiency Jones Recon Article – Rapid Recon

Fixed Ops Magazine – March 1, 2022​ How to Find an $80,000 Labor DeficiencyBy Dustin JonesMy 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
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Measure Twice, Cut Once Recon Article - Rapid Recon

Measure Twice, Cut Once Recon Article – Rapid Recon

February AutosuccessMeasure Twice, Cut OnceBy Dennis McGinnA 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
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The Power of Transparency Separates The Winners - Rapid Recon

The Power of Transparency Separates The Winners – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine – February 2, 2022​THE POWER OF TRANSPARENCY SEPARATES THE WINNERSBy Dennis McGinnA 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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Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression

Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression

Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the February 2022 edition of AutoSuccess Our old nemesis, margin compression, is revisiting this spring. It’s possible not to notice if you’re continuing to operate under bull-margin
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Why the Writing on the Wall Recon Article - Rapid Recon

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
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Enjoy Worldclass Recon On A Budget Recon Articles - Rapid Recon

Enjoy Worldclass Recon On A Budget Recon Articles – Rapid Recon

December AutoSuccess Enjoy World-Class Recon – On any Budget By Anthony Martinez As an Iraq War Army combat veteran, one of the most valuable skills I learned was having the proper process for the task ahead. Those involved in the
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Sales-Ready Speed

Sales-Ready Speed

SALE-READY SPEED Recon Workflow is a Major Indicator By Dustin Jones Originally published in the November 2021 edition of Fixed Ops Magazine If you manage a reconditioning operation, how you structure the flow of cars through that process makes a
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Tackling Used-Car Challenges

Automotive News – November 2022 Tackling Used-Car Challenges New and innovative strategies that are helping dealers navigate the used-car shortage By Dennis McGinn & Cam Hitchcock As new-car sales dropped during the last year due to supply-chain disruptions, so did vehicle trade-ins, leaving dealers to

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Why Honda of Downtown LA Switched Its Recon Software

Why Honda of Downtown LA Switched Its Recon Software By Jim Leman Originally published in the October 2022 edition of AutoSuccess Online “No room for error” summarizes used car operations at Honda of Downtown Los Angeles. Staff continues sharpening skills and creativity to source and

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Putting Cards on the Table With Used-Vehicle Shoppers

Putting Cards on the Table With Used-Vehicle Shoppers By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the October 2022 edition of WardsAuto More dealers are turning to used vehicles in the 5- to 7-year-old range, costing between $10,000 and $15,000. That leads to a logical question: How

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Guest Commentary: How to Build Trust With Vehicle Buyers

Automotive News – September 2022 Guest Commentary: How to Build Trust With Vehicle Buyers How can dealers build trust with customers when so much of the vehicle shopping process has moved online? By Dennis McGinn How can dealers build trust with customers when so much

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OpenRoad Auto Group Follows The Facts to the Money

AutoSuccess Magazine – September 1, 2022 OpenRoad Auto Group Follows The Facts to the Money By Jim Leman Originally published in the September 2022 Dealer Service supplement to AutoSuccess Magazine OpenRoad Auto Group is the largest-volume automotive retail group in British Columbia, Canada. Since 2000,

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Stand By Your Recon Heroes

Stand By Your Recon Heroes By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the August 2022 edition of AutoSuccess How you recondition your cars, including the methodology you adopt, the metrics you measure, and the discipline of your recon team, affects so much of your business, including:

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