Finding prospective customers is an important task every salesperson must perform. In a car dealership, it is important to prospect customers inside the company as well as outside. By cold calling, networking, and contacting referrals, sales people can grow their customer base as well as their profits.
The first step to prospecting customers is searching for customers willing to buy cars or sell their cars within your own dealership. You may want to start by asking other departments in your workplace if they have any contacts which are looking to buy or sell a car. By working within the dealership you may get more direct communication with prospective clients and thus a more successful selling experience.
After exhausting your contacts within the dealership, you can move on to prospecting outside of the dealership. One way to do this is through contacting customers whom you have worked with in the past. After going through your contacts, you may find some repeat customers. The most simple way of prospecting new clients is through traditional marketing techniques. By creating video marketing ads and commercials you will be able to inform the public about your business.
Other forms of marketing such as brochures, newspaper publications, and email newsletters will also broaden your number of contacts. Social media is a more simple way to advertise to larger population. Running Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for your dealership and regularly promoting and posting new deals will increase your visibility and chances for a sale. Reaching out to other car related business owners and similar businesses to help you promote your business goals can also be a helpful source of new clients.