Scrappy Marketing on a Budget: Benefits of Dynamic Email Campaigns

Being scrappy with resources doesn’t mean a dealership’s marketing strategies should suffer. Even on a tight budget, commercial dealers can maximize exposure, cultivate a sterling reputation, develop a leading voice, and become a powerhouse in sales. In Part 5A of our Scrappy Marketing on a Budget series, we’re discussing the Benefits of Crafting Dynamic Email Campaigns. … More Scrappy Marketing on a Budget: Benefits of Dynamic Email Campaigns

Sea of Opportunity: Tips for Organizational Networking

Here’s a fun fact: bottlenose dolphins and “false-killer whales” (which happen to look like orcas) are distinct species, but often form interspecies “super-pods” to coordinate hunting, with dolphins eating first and making way for the false-killers to prey upon smaller mackerel schools that hide among larger fish. In fact, dolphins and false-killers not only hunt together, but socialize, travel, rest, and even babysit in groups, forming … More Sea of Opportunity: Tips for Organizational Networking

Successful Selling: Internal Metrics That Help Maximize Website Data

Welcome to Part 1 of our commercial dealership Successful Selling 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 that end, today we’re talking about internal metrics … More Successful Selling: Internal Metrics That Help Maximize Website Data

Leverage

Webster’s Dictionary defines leverage as “a mechanical advantage gained by the use of a lever.” Applying that definition to dealerships, leverage is a sales advantage gained by creating and exerting influence over an intended target. I think the key to successful sales, therefore, is knowing how to develop and apply leverage … More Leverage

Discover Local Vehicle Dealerships with “Find a Dealer”

Searching for a vehicle on the Internet can provide many options – we should know, people find the perfect vehicle for themselves every single day on Commercial Truck Trader!! But sometimes you just want to go to a local dealership and look at a truck, van, or other commercial vehicle yourself. Kicking tires and looking under the hood can’t be done on a computer (at least not yet!). … More Discover Local Vehicle Dealerships with “Find a Dealer”

Cost Per Lead

In prospecting for new customers there are many ways to target.  Three important measures successful companies use to evaluate the effectiveness of any successful marketing campaign are “cost per prospect,” “cost per lead,’ and “cost per sale.”  Let’s look at all three terms and then talk about the most effective ways to gain new customers … More Cost Per Lead