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Top 5 CRM Features for 2020

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Jul 12, 2019 8:06:13 PM

CRMs allow business the ability to track a consumer’s sales history and monitor your sales efforts from a single dashboard that is designed for increasing efficiency of your sales department. However, as the market continues to grow, a modern CRM system needs much more than a client and sales preview.

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Topics: Lead Response & Management Customer Retention CRM

A little about Fast Response and your Marine Business

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Jul 9, 2018 2:33:00 PM

The most important manner of discussion in the issue of fast response service is that it is not a simple and basic definition. There is no one basic method of fast response, and it is developed specifically for any number of industries that are able to service customers quickly. Think about the fact that as drivers we all have memberships to services like AAA or we have purchased insurance that also provides fast response service with immediate towing, repair or assistance with other issues. There is much to be said for that in comparison to the fast response service that marine dealerships have the ability to offer their customers.

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Topics: Lead Response & Management Marketing Tips & Tricks

5 Reasons Why Fast Response is Essential to Business Today

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Nov 2, 2017 10:07:00 AM

There is much to be said for customer service in all industries today. Whether your business is based upon product or service there is always the importance of fast response in relation to quality relationships with your customers. No matter whether you sell a product, such as boats or boating products, or if you offer a service to the locals in your town, there is much for all customers to appreciate in the speedy service you may offer when they are in need.

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Topics: Lead Response & Management Customer Care Marketing Tips & Tricks

Best Time of Day to Contact Your Leads

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Jun 12, 2017 4:20:00 PM

Most businesses take prospects very seriously and converting those into customers requires knowledge of consumer patterns. This article reveals the best time of the day to contact your leads in the marine industry. Most marketers are enthusiastic when they ascertain the hour to pass essential information to consumers without it going unnoticed. It is not always necessary to wait for a persuasive event, investigate the purchaser and craft messages accordingly. Sometimes, all the marketer needs to know is the best opportunity to successfully gain the attention of their prospects. Here are some of the best times to do so.

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Topics: Call Campaigns Lead Response & Management Marketing Tips & Tricks

4 Benefits of Calling Your Customers After a Boat Show.

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on May 24, 2017 1:13:00 PM

A successful boat show is an exciting prospect, no doubt. It is a culmination of relentless marketing efforts and detailed planning. So, what happens after a successful show? After-sale services and other follow up strategies further work towards breaking new ground in boat sales and customer satisfaction. This article is aimed at exploring the benefits of calling customers after a successful boat show.

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Topics: Call Campaigns Lead Response & Management Customer Retention Boat Dealerships Marketing Tips & Tricks

How to Respond to Leads Faster

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Mar 17, 2017 5:14:33 PM

An important part of running any business venture is interaction with the clients. The best form of contact quite often is the personal one. Reaching out to the clientele on relevant subjects is as important as your marketing strategy. A key part of responding to leads involves having the necessary set up and accompanying strategies and framework. By clearly determining the dynamics of when and how the leads are transferred, you can focus on the appropriate response.

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Topics: Lead Response & Management Marketing Tips & Tricks

How Often Should You Contact Your Customers?

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Dec 29, 2016 2:54:55 PM

Making time to contact your previous customers is one of the most important and effective tasks a dealership can do to maximize lead effectiveness. The goal is to make sure you not only make contact with the customer, but to not bombard them with numerous attempts. A consistent and non-intrusive timeline will set you up for success.

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Topics: Call Campaigns Lead Response & Management Customer Retention Marketing Tips & Tricks

5 Things to Avoid When Responding to Leads

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Dec 8, 2016 4:53:28 PM


Responding to leads is a day to day responsibility in a dealership’s life. The goal is to convert those leads into sales. Whether the lead is coming from a walk-in, phone call, or an internet lead, the way you respond to that lead is essential.

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Topics: Lead Response & Management Marketing Tips & Tricks

How Many Times Should You Contact Your Lead?

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Nov 18, 2016 4:30:00 PM

There is a fine line between overdoing and doing enough, and treading that line can be difficult. There are many types of contacts so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all process anymore. A sales person can call, email, send direct mail and, in today’s fast paced era, some customers may even prefer a text conversation.

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Topics: Call Campaigns Lead Response & Management Marketing Tips & Tricks

The Top 5 Methods to Increase Customer Retention

Posted by Marine Dealer Solutions on Nov 3, 2016 5:47:44 PM

Learning the top 5 methods to increase customer retention can be one of the smartest moves you make for your dealership. Customer retention is one of the pillars of any long-standing business and any successful dealership owner will tell you, repeat customers are the lifeblood of your organization.

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Topics: Lead Response & Management Customer Retention CRM