Retail Front http://wardsauto.com/blog/96659/feed Blogs about automotive retailing, commenting on news impacting the business of selling vehicles. en This Is a Test, This Is Only a Test http://wardsauto.com/blog/test-only-test <div class="node-body blog-body">Car dealership test drives are fine, but not everybody wants one.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/test-only-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/test-only-test#comments Blog Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Retail Front Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:34:00 +0000 1390741 at http://wardsauto.com Jaguar Lowers Prices in Bid to Increase Sales http://wardsauto.com/blog/jaguar-lowers-prices-bid-increase-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">Jaguar sold 15,773 units in the U.S. last year. BMW delivered 395,850. “Clearly, we are not at scale,” says the head of Jaguar’s North American operations.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/jaguar-lowers-prices-bid-increase-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/jaguar-lowers-prices-bid-increase-sales#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers North America Industry Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Jaguar Management & Strategy Retail Retail Front Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:47:00 +0000 1361651 at http://wardsauto.com In a BTW, TrueCar Tells of Scott Painter Leaving as CEO http://wardsauto.com/blog/btw-truecar-tells-scott-painter-leaving-ceo <div class="node-body blog-body">Some people say the company founder is good for the industry. Some people say he is bad for it. Either way, he sure has changed it. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/btw-truecar-tells-scott-painter-leaving-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/btw-truecar-tells-scott-painter-leaving-ceo#comments Blog Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Digital Marketing F & I Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Internet Marketing Retail Front Thu, 06 Aug 2015 22:14:00 +0000 1328591 at http://wardsauto.com Sales Without End, Somebody Say ‘Amen’ http://wardsauto.com/blog/sales-without-end-somebody-say-amen <div class="node-body blog-body">What if Millennials stopped buying cars because it’s just too easy and cheap to hop into an Uber vehicle?</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/sales-without-end-somebody-say-amen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/sales-without-end-somebody-say-amen#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Analysis Industry Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Data & Insights Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Sales & Marketing Sales Results Retail Front Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:17:00 +0000 1326011 at http://wardsauto.com The Long and Short of Auto Loans Now vs. Then http://wardsauto.com/blog/long-and-short-auto-loans-now-vs-then <div class="node-body blog-body">Loans of 1-12 months once accounted for 24% of auto financing.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/long-and-short-auto-loans-now-vs-then" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/long-and-short-auto-loans-now-vs-then#comments Blog Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Retail Front Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 1313051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Steve Finlay</strong></p> Luxury Brands Have Great Cars, and Great Salespeople http://wardsauto.com/blog/luxury-brands-have-great-cars-and-great-salespeople <div class="node-body blog-body">Pied Piper Management deploys mystery shoppers to rank car dealership sales effectiveness by brand. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/luxury-brands-have-great-cars-and-great-salespeople" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/luxury-brands-have-great-cars-and-great-salespeople#comments Blog Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Retail Front Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1311261 at http://wardsauto.com Chrysler Dealers Deserve Better http://wardsauto.com/blog/chrysler-dealers-deserve-better <div class="node-body blog-body">Sergio Marchionne’s merger moves might make a good movie. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/chrysler-dealers-deserve-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/chrysler-dealers-deserve-better#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Chrysler Dealerships Retail Retail Front Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1304391 at http://wardsauto.com Car Sharing Same as Bed Sharing? http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-same-bed-sharing <div class="node-body blog-body">Zipcar cofounder tells how she described the venture to early doubters. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-same-bed-sharing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/car-sharing-same-bed-sharing#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Retail Front Tue, 26 May 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1285221 at http://wardsauto.com Let’s Rewrite This Movie’s Script http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rewrite-movie-s-script <div class="node-body blog-body">Auto dealers, the industry and car buyers rely on a form of auto financing. So, why does the government want to kill it?</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rewrite-movie-s-script" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/let-s-rewrite-movie-s-script#comments Blog Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Regulatory Agencies Retail Front Mon, 04 May 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1271581 at http://wardsauto.com Have Phone, Will Shop at Car Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/blog/have-phone-will-shop-car-dealerships <div class="node-body blog-body">The new reality: Kids sleep with their smartphones and adults wield them at dealerships.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/have-phone-will-shop-car-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/have-phone-will-shop-car-dealerships#comments Blog Dealers North America Digital Marketing U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Information Technology Internet Marketing Retail Front Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:33:00 +0000 1261951 at http://wardsauto.com