Welcome to the Autumn issue of Independent Dealer. As you are going into that final quarter of the year, there is no time for complacency – the market may experience its seasonal slowdown, but the September plate-change has ensured there are rich used car stocks for the picking.
The data now at the fingertips of large and small independent dealers, thanks to the support of their suppliers, means it is no longer enough to rely on gut feel for what will fit well on the forecourt and make a tidy return.
If you buy well in the first instance, you’re part way to that healthy profit. However, the remaining steps – marketing well, winning the sale and keeping the customer happy and engaged in the longer run – are just as critical. Which is why we’ve gathered advice from experts in these areas to help you understand where your business can improve and ultimately outperform your competition.
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