7 Tips for Maximizing Your Trade Show Attendance

It can be funny to see how over-the-top comic-book fans can be at events like Comic-Con, but then you realize people can be just as passionate about attending certain events in the commercial vehicle industry. Okay, most of us don’t show up in costume, but trade shows, expos, and conventions are still a huge deal.

Trade shows are a unique opportunity to be surrounded by professionals and other individuals in your field, where conversations about work are easy and don’t require lengthy explanations about industry terms. This makes industry events fantastic opportunities to make connections, find that product that will take your business to the next level, and of course, compete with your colleagues for who can find the best giveaways.

Of course, convention and expo attendance that is truly successful requires some level of strategic planning. Below are our tips for maximizing your trade show attendance: Continue reading “7 Tips for Maximizing Your Trade Show Attendance”

Back to Basics: Strategic Benefits of Market Analysis

Strategic Benefits of Market Analysis

New smartphones. New website widgets. New privacy policies. Sometimes we can get so caught up in what’s new in technology and in marketing that we forget the fundamentals that effectively put our inventory in front of potential buyers. Sometimes we have to go Back to Basics!

Welcome to Part 4 of our commercial dealership Back to Basics blog series, produced through a partnership between Commercial Web Services, Commercial Truck Trader, and Equipment Trader. As leading providers of innovative solutions that connect buyers and sellers in the equipment and trucking industries, we’re committed to using this blog series to help dealers reach more customers.

To check out the previous entries in the Back to Basics series, just click on the titles below:

Today we’re talking about the strategic benefits of market analysis. Continue reading “Back to Basics: Strategic Benefits of Market Analysis”

10 Tips for Creating an Ideal Sales Day

As a salesperson, your job is to get in front of decision-makers and facilitate productive conversations that lead to a commitment for business. Previously on the blog, we’ve discussed what it takes for a salesperson to put together an Ideal Sales Day that is constructed to maximize opportunities for networking and sales. The real point of the post was that organization and planning are the keys to your success. Continue reading “10 Tips for Creating an Ideal Sales Day”

New Reporting from Commercial Truck Trader is a BIG DEAL

We’ve got some huge news to share: Commercial Truck Trader is launching new reporting tools for dealers who sell their commercial vehicles through CommercialTruckTrader.com!!

This is a BIG DEAL. These reporting tools will provide dealers with a more advanced understanding of how buyers are interacting with their listings, how their inventory is performing, and how their inventory listings compare to competition in local and national markets, and more. Continue reading “New Reporting from Commercial Truck Trader is a BIG DEAL”

10 Vehicle Dealership Tips for Working Smarter

2018 has so far been a breakthrough year. Our commercial sales training program has had more telephone calls in the last two months from dealerships who suddenly want to get into commercial sales than in the last five years combined. Over the last few years, sales have hit records as an improving economy, rising wages, and low interest rates have driven consumers to invest in new vehicles. Continue reading “10 Vehicle Dealership Tips for Working Smarter”

4 Tips for Optimizing Inventory Listings

There’s a reason Commercial Truck Trader is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling commercial vehicles. Well, actually, there are a few reasons. Today we’re going to talk about one that really excites our dealers: the opportunity to optimize their inventory listings so that they can more quickly and efficiently connect with the buyers who are most likely to be interested and make a purchase. Keep reading to explore a Tips for Optimizing Inventory Listings!! Continue reading “4 Tips for Optimizing Inventory Listings”

The Trade Show Paradox

Concrete trucks are spinning on the show room floor. Virtual reality headsets are transporting people to worksites around the world. Cranes are taking turns lifting gigantic rocks. Screens and signs are filled with fun, dynamic graphics. Business cards are exchanged for chances to win smart-tablets and gift-cards. And the Commercial Truck Trader table is handing out our famous color-changing cups (blue when warm, purple when cold).

The scene of your typical trade show is pretty well known, but it also demonstrates a compelling and complicated paradox that we don’t always talk about, related to just how important the set-up of your booth really is. Continue reading “The Trade Show Paradox”

Providing Vehicle Upfit Information: 3 Awesome Advantages for Dealers

Plumber Or Electrician Standing Next To Van

A quick definition: Upfits are additions and upgrades to standard commercial vehicle bodies which make the vehicle better suited for a specific vocation or task. Examples range from simple ladder racks to comprehensive body overhauls.

Trucking. HVAC. Farming. Utility. Catering. Fleet Management. There are countless drivers, workers, and technicians across multiple industries who each have unique jobs and perform different tasks. These various workers require a wide range of vehicles and equipment, which makes vehicle upfits very popular. In fact, upfits are so important, that Commercial Truck Trader encourages dealers to include upfit information for all upfitted vehicles listed on our website!! We’ve previously described how making upfit details available provides some Big Benefits for Buyers. Today we’ll discuss how Providing Vehicle Upfit Information delivers 3 Awesome Advantages for Dealers!! Continue reading “Providing Vehicle Upfit Information: 3 Awesome Advantages for Dealers”

Providing Vehicle Upfit Information: 3 Big Benefits for Buyers

Electrician With Service Truck

A quick definition: Upfits are additions and upgrades to standard commercial vehicle bodies which make the vehicle better suited for a specific vocation or task. Examples range from simple ladder racks to comprehensive body overhauls.

From transportation to construction to utility operations, there are countless drivers, workers, and technicians on the road and at jobsites. These individuals perform tasks that are unique to each person and project and, therefore, require a wide range of vehicles and equipment. Such diversity is what makes vehicle upfits so popular. Because upfits are a key feature that commercial consumers look for when purchasing vehicles, Commercial Truck Trader allows dealers to include upfit information for vehicles listed on our website. Why do we do it?? There are many advantages to Providing Vehicle Upfit Information, including 3 Big Benefits for Buyers!! Continue reading “Providing Vehicle Upfit Information: 3 Big Benefits for Buyers”