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, dealership principals and general managers.

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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,” he said. “You’re it.” Lovely.

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With this Sales Advantage, Everyone’s a Top Performer

As appearing in AutoSuccess magazine, March 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 transportation. One casualty

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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, June 15, 2020 A best

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COVID-19 Press Release

Rapid Recon Expands Online Training Capabilities, Suspends Onsite Customer Training Due to Coronavirus. Rapid Recon, the nation’s most extensive vehicle reconditioning technology company, announced today the temporary suspension of onsite training and the expansion of its online training program. Both decisions help address health concerns for dealership customer personnel and Rapid Recon employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic travel concerns.

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More Ways to Drive Cost Out of Recon

The most direct path to better used-car gross margin is through well-ordered reconditioning. Ordered reconditioning means management practices five disciplines for driving time, delay, friction and waste from this engine of used-car profitability. Practicing these disciplines consistently helps get cars through recon in hours, not days. The common thread shared by these disciplines is measurability. As management guru Peter Drucker famously once said, “What gets measured gets managed.”

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