Sandown Group has become the first dealer group to integrate the Keyloop DMS with Marketing Delivery’s digital marketing tools.
The Mercedes-Benz dealer group, rated 62 in the Motor Trader Top 200 Dealer Groups with annual turnover of £259.7m, said it is seeing upturn in conversions and customer retention in aftersales as a result of the integration.
The software has been implemented at all 13 of its Mercedes-Benz and smart locations across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.
Marketing Delivery joined Keyloop’s international Partner Programme last summer.
Keyloop integration means Sandown doesn’t need to manually check every MOT date to see if it is correct. The system automatically cross-checks the dealer CRM data against DVSA records and updates the DMS database, then contacts the customer via email with a well-timed reminder.
Keith Jackman (pictured), head of marketing and CRM at Sandown Group, said: “The MOT integration has been a massive help and saved an enormous amount of time within our contact centre. The need to check every MOT date and customer information is no longer necessary. Our reminders are now much more accurate – right message, right time.
“The level of reporting that Marketing Delivery provides is also key to our continued success. It allows us to see who we have and haven’t contacted, update records and keep accurate GDPR compliant data to improve the customer experience.”
In addition, the Marketing Delivery Lost Sales solution is driving Sandown’s conversions for new and used car sales. If a lead is marked as ‘lost’ by sales staff because a sale cannot be concluded, the prospect stays within the system and is contacted again automatically should another vehicle matching their requirements become available. Marketing Delivery data illustrates that 46% of prospects marked as lost were actually still in the market for a car.
During 2021, Sandown sold over 200 extra cars to customers who were a part of the eCRM cycle and received Car Alert emails. This equates to an 11% conversion rate. Prior to the sale, these customers had either been open enquires for more than seven days or marked as lost by the sales team.