Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are becoming the most sought-after generation by businesses. At the end of 2015, they had spent $2.45 trillion. By 2018, they’ll spend greater than $3.4 trillion – more than the previously coveted baby boomer generation. Each day, over 10,000 people turn 21. But here’s the rub. Millennials possess a very different purchasing mindset versus previous generations. If you want to sell to them, you must understand them – and likely change how you sell. Heads up powersports dealers – the times they are a’changing!
What Motivates Millennials?
Numerous labels have been attached to the millennial generation. But just as the Depression formed the World War II generation, the Millennials are a product of the 80s, 90s and 00s sociology. Let’s consider a few traits that should impact your sales efforts.
Millennials have the highest education rate of any generation to date. They’re smart and focused on research, taking nothing at face value. For a powersports dealer, this means you better have the facts to substantiate the claim that bike X is better than bike Y. Continue reading