5 marketing tactics to increase your truck dealership sales
Truck dealerships differ from other sales lots because they cater to a specific niche market in the automotive industry. If you want to increase your truck dealership’s sales, then you have to know how to attract that niche market by understanding who they are and where they live. A truck is a special buy – more so in some regions than in others. So knowing where to find potential truck buyers is going to be essential to increasing the number of trucks you move off of your car lot.
If you are experiencing a slump in sales or just want to increase your numbers, these are the five best marketing tactics to increase your overall sales and to drive traffic to your truck dealership.
Don’t shy away from being cheap
There are times when you don’t want to present yourself as the “cheap” alternative in the automotive sales industry, since many consumers equate “cheap” with “low quality.” If you are offering a product at too low a price, then you risk the perception that you sacrificed quality. However, if you already have a positive brand perception, then it is reasonable to offer competitive prices to jump-start your sales during a promotion period – just to create buzz, but not so long that it feels like a “fire sale.”
Up your service
Selling a truck is great, but if you want to increase your stream of income and to increase sales, then you might want to further develop your service center. If you can get those who already own trucks to come to your service center – even if they didn’t buy their truck from you – then you will get them in the door. If you can get them in the door, you have a higher likelihood of creating loyalty and increasing the probability of Langley trucks for sale, in the future. Build a top-rated service center, and they will come – and spend money, which is the key.
Offer warranties and stand behind them
People are sometimes wary of dealerships, so to build your rapport and your reputation, offer warranties that are more than what the manufacturer is offering and stick to them. Nothing will get someone to buy a truck from your dealership rather than someone else’s more than knowing that your word is your bond and that you will stand behind your product. Giving them security builds a relationship that will increase the likelihood of not just the first sale, but repeat sales in the future.
Let them know who you are
If you want to increase traffic to your dealership, then you have to start with your website and how it presents you to the world. Not many dealerships understand that a website is typically the first introduction you make to the consumer. Tell the story on your website of who you are by introducing your staff, giving your mission statement, and creating a relationship with potential buyers before they even walk through the doors. If they get a positive sense of who you are, they are likelier to get in their car and come and see what you have to offer.
Use all the technological mediums you can
In this new age of technology, it is not enough to live by word of mouth. There are a ton of free resources where you can gain exposure and a place to reach various audiences that you might not otherwise. If there are free resources – like social media – available, you would be a financial fool not to make a presence everywhere and in every way that you can. Not only will you want to create your own mobile app to make it easier for potential clients, but you will also want to make sure that you are on other mobile apps that have an established market hold.
If you want to increase your truck dealership sales, you can’t sit back and wait for potential consumers to come to you. If you offer a quality product at a fair price, back it up with your word and stand behind it, you will quickly see your numbers increase, and your dealership brand will spread to the places where you will reach the most potential consumers.