The Road to ROI with F&I

Why Your Team Matters More Than Your Sales Strategy

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Apr 12, 2021 4:02:25 PM

Many car dealerships tend to focus most of their attention on marketing strategies. They implement quality digital strategies to build a brand, boost sales, and gain an edge over their peers. However, some fail to realize that their salespeople are the linchpin of a successful automobile dealership.

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Topics: Dealership Employees, Sales Motivation, Sales Department, employees

Three Ways to Motivate Your Dealership Team Post-Pandemic

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jan 25, 2021 9:30:00 AM

When you run a dealership, you need to motivate and encourage your employees. Doing so will help them work hard and succeed. However, many employees struggled during the pandemic, so you may wonder how you can motivate them once the pandemic ends. We have three ideas to help you out.

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Topics: Sales Motivation, Sales Department

Ongoing Training: The Key to Increased Sales

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Oct 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

For a dealer, selling a vehicle is a process, not an event. For salespeople to be successful, they need to understand all the essential parts of the sale. Each element of the sale, from building rapport with customers to understanding objections before they arise, is like adding a brick in the wall. The fortitude of those building blocks and strength of the bricks will always matter. Just how well-honed is your team at its sales process? If you want to unleash a team of unstoppable sellers onto your lot, you will need to constantly provide them with updated, empowering, effective sales training.  

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Topics: Automotive Management Training, Automotive F&I Training, Automotive Business Manager Training, automotive finance and insurance training, Sales Department

Clear Communication Flow Between the F&I Department and the Sales Desk

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Sep 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

While communication is vital to the success of any organization, keeping a clear flow of communication between the F&I Department and the Sales Desk is essential in a dealership. Negative communication can deliver a stormy impact on employee morale, the profitability of the dealership, and affect the reputation of the dealership's brand. The dealership must make sure that the communication flow between their F&I Department and Sales Desk are active and ongoing. Cohesiveness is necessary to ensure all things needed to keep the dealership in a high-profit margin and a high-level reputation of the dealership's brand. It's equally crucial to keep employee morale high and healthy.

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Topics: F&I Managers, Communication, Sales Department

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