It’s a dilemma. Should retailers be delivering cars that have been sold online (or indeed in showrooms before ‘all this’ kicked off)? On the one hand, you could argue that you can get just about...

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Car makers have set out their stall for the new quarter, with offers across the different fuel types, in contrast to the previous quarter that seemed to be all about diesel. The offers from the German...

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Despite the relative quietness of the automotive retail industry as we head into the heart of Q4, I believe that the opportunities are still out there, but too many are slipping through the net....

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Consumers are open to influence much further into the car buying process than previously thought, presenting significant opportunities for retailers and manufacturers alike. The complex nature of the...

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How to assess your staff’s use of time, and make sure it is paying its way By Brent Wees Some analysts are seeing a slowdown in car sales month over month in 2017, and this could be by as much as 4%...

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After a challenging second quarter where the targets from some manufacturers were completely unrealistic, in Q3 we’re now seeing a much more sensible and pragmatic approach. So says Ken Savage,...

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The UK new car market declined in May, with private registrations dropping by 14% over the same month last year while fleet registrations dropped 5.3%. The falls mean that the overall market...

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The average UK motor retailer produced a marginal profit of £600 for the month of April showing a marked slowdown from the end of March. This fell behind the performance in April 2016, where the...

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Online car sales are set to cost 27,000 automotive sales jobs by 2027, as new research from online review community Trustpilot and the Centre for Economics and Business (CEBR) reveals motorists...

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Vertu Motors has launched a full, end-to-end, online sales platform for used cars, including part exchange capability and finance capability. The company believes it is the first in the market to be...

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Auto Trader is rolling out video advertisements for auto retailers, with the company saying they should benefit from greater engagement rates with prospective buyers. Users of the service will be able...

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Mediahawk has just published a white paper with Autotrader based on a comparison of telephone calls into over 100 multi-franchise car dealerships against search visits on the Autotrader website. ...

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Eastbourne Motoring Centre had its best ever retail month in March this year, and managing director Mark Lambird attributed this largely to a six-month leadership development programme taken by...

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One lucky customer at Mercedes-Benz of Chelmsford got more than they bargained for when picking up their new car recently. Unbeknown to his wife Beverley, Paul Speirs had arranged to replace her...

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The results of a survey by What Car? make alarming reading. Only a third of some 48 dealerships visited were able to provide the magazine’s researchers with their choice of test drive vehicle....

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The Now Vauxhall group enjoyed a strong September this year, with new car sales up 30% on September 2012 and well ahead of target with around 500 units sold. One useful addition to the total came from...

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Pulman SEAT has been the brand’s Dealer Of The Year for the past two years, despite having only held the franchise for three. With around 25 staff led by site manager Chris Slater, the...

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While some dealerships will be reducing stock during December to minimise inventory at year-end, others will be taking the opportunity to stock-up for an expected boost in demand for used cars come...

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