May closed out with powersports dealers feeling pretty good about the state of their business. According to a Powersports Business Online Learning Series poll, nearly one-third of responding dealers ranked the success level of their dealership as a 9 or 10 (on a scale of 1-10). It’s no wonder! April numbers continued their meteoric rise, with major unit sales rising 39.2 percent in April 2021 versus the previous year. With Spring in full swing and Summer just around the corner – and the rain subsiding for many – the forecast for the first half of 2021 remains very strong for both new and used units.
Despite continued inventory constraints and some concerns about labor and inflationary numbers, it looks like the powersports industry will have a banner year. But what if there was some additional profit to be had from unit sales? And not just small change, but measurable PRU? Those profit opportunities can be found in training.
This month, EFG launched a subscription-based training model which includes both digital and in-person options, delivering timely tools in a learning environment that works best for each employee. The service also supports the new digital retailing model now used by many powersports dealers. Dealer management can select their preferred subscription package across a wide variety of curriculum, benefiting from up to a 20 percent discount from standard training rates.