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Support Your Support Teams Recon Article - Rapid Recon

Support Your Support Teams Recon Article – Rapid Recon

Special to: Bobit Media Support Your Support Teams by Anthony Greenhalgh From the age of 16, I have been a guy who grew up in auto dealerships. I’ve held 11 positions over 29 years – 24 working for the same
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A Perfectly Urgent Risk to Your Dealership Recon Article - Rapid Recon

A Perfectly Urgent Risk to Your Dealership Recon Article – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess – Rapid Recon A Perfectly Urgent Risk to Your Dealership By Dennis McGinn I am a passionate but calm individual, but what's going on now in the car business has me agitated and concerned. Please digest the following risk
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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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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? This best of times won’t

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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 dealer, I’d be retired. Yes,

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Is Your Performance Edge Stalling in Your Periphery?

As appearing in AutoSuccess magazine, February 2021 Is Your Performance Edge Stalling in Your Periphery? By Dennis McGinn How well do your eyes see outside the center of your gaze? Eye doctors perform a vision test to determine how well one recognizes their front-forward world

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Whatever Your Used Car Volume, Claim the Advantage

As appearing in CBT News – January 2021 Whatever Your Used Car Volume, Claim the Advantage By Sean Carlson If you have $100 in bills in your wallet, does your money have more buying power than the $100 in your neighbor’s wallet? The benefit you

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Stop the Vending Machines from Eating Your Lunch

AutoSuccess – January 5, 2021​ Stop the Vending Machines from Eating Your Lunch By Dennis McGinn The hammers are in full swing, hoping to wreck your used car business. The hammers, in this case, are vending-machine-like disruptors who’ve redefined the used car retail model. According

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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 board. Unfortunately, few sales managers

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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 opportunity? Dealers themselves have always

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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 two-way transparency between your reconditioning

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