Customer Experience Tips for Auto Dealerships in 2019

We’ve always known customer satisfaction is important for businesses. What we didn’t exactly know, is by how much it can affect sales. So last year, we analysed our data, to find out how customer experience has been driving sales for used car dealerships.

The results of our research have been phenomenal. We found out that promoter scores have a direct correlation with used car stock turnover –improving vehicle sales by several days with a 5% increase in satisfaction rating. Moreover, we’ve identified which parts of the customer journey matter most in improving Continue reading

“Don’t believe everything people say about car salesmen!”

JudgeService is continually analysing data to discover the key drivers of customer care, retention and what turns car buyers into what we call raving fans, those people who are extremely likely to recommend a business.

The result of surveying customers for over six years has seen us being able to analyse hundreds of thousands of rows of data and verified answers and, with the help of data analysts and ‘the Voice of the Customer’ we have been able to bring this data to life.

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Validated, trustworthy reviews breed confidence

The availability of unbiased reviews about local companies, to help customers make the right choice, has never been more important.

Verified ratings and reviews can drive conversion and quicken the purchase journey. Customer interactions can actually convince prospects at that critical point of purchase.

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At JudgeService, we believe in trust

At JudgeService we believe in trust, and as an independent review provider we are dedicated to bringing unbiased, honest and accurate customer reviews. Clients can choose to use our research for internal purposes only but where we publish any reviews we publish them all – good or bad. Reviews are published on Google, Facebook, our client’s websites, our website, and across numerous strategic partner websites.

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At JudgeService we are proud that we publish all appropriate reviews

Traditional British reluctance to complain about poor service is being swept away as multiple internet channels enable consumers to become more ‘opinionated’. It’s not realistic to expect everyone to be happy and bad reviews lend credibility. And companies should learn to see the value in negative comments.

Negating a negative is a genuine thing and, of course, two negatives make a positive! At JudgeService, if you choose to publish your testimonials, we publish all of them (unlike some other review providers that cherry pick and only show the good ones to fudge the results).

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In any business, it’s crucial to know what your customers are thinking

Even in this day and age, there are still companies who don’t collect feedback. Here, we look into why this can have an adverse effect on your business.

All businesses, no matter the size, should be collecting feedback as standard.

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Enhance your online presence by sharing your customer rating, instantly

A Picture speaks 1000 words.

And what better picture to share than the moment the keys are exchanged for a shiny new car!? Now you can snapshot your handover, get a star review instantly and share it with the world! With JudgeService’s Snap ‘n’ Share this couldn’t be simpler, with customers being able to give you an instant star rating at the touch of a button.

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Your customers’ voices are getting louder!

Customer experience is how customers perceive their interactions with your company.

So why has customer experience become such a hot topic today? We are in an era where trust is at a premium, consumer expectations are higher, word of mouth travels faster. Word of mouth is one of the most powerful tools a company can wish for today, and in this digital age, customer’s opinions are available instantly, through social media, review sites and search engines.

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A clear view of your business

Part of the problem with measuring your customer services process and customer satisfaction is that the areas that lead to dissatisfied customers are often subtle and difficult for staff to pinpoint.

For example, perhaps a customer was disappointed by what they received in part exchange, or perhaps a particular turn of phrase used by the salesperson was taken the wrong way. One particular mistake that’s often made by the staff at dealerships is failing to follow up on a lead, due to having assumed the process was concluded, when the customer may have been waiting for a call.

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