When was the last time you really looked at your website? Have you ever visited your competitors’ websites? Pull up any website today, and you’ll probably see a little more than just an inventory listing and online brochure. Over the last few years, dealers have significantly improved their websites with the online shopper in mind, adding online credit applications, trade-in evaluation tools, payment calculators, and more. However, the proverbial phrase “build it and they will come” does not necessarily apply online. There’s quite a bit more that needs to go into your digital presence to turn website visitors into viable customers.
The Cox Automotive Car Buying Journey research revealed consumer satisfaction with the car buying process declined in 2022 for the second straight year. According to Isabelle Helms, vice president of Research and Market Intelligence at Cox Automotive, “while buying a vehicle is a complicated transaction, it does not have to be frustrating for the consumer. With the right digital tools and systems in place, car buying can be a highly satisfying activity, and as efficient and streamlined as consumers want it to be.”
“While buying a vehicle is a complicated transaction, it does not have to be frustrating for the consumer.”
Bingo! That’s the key. The right digital tools and systems can make the difference between a sale – or a frustrated customer who vows never to purchase a vehicle from your dealership. How do you know whether your dealership has the right digital content?