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8 Steps for Smart Sales Hiring

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Few things are more critical to the health of a company than the ability of its salespeople to bring in profitable business, yet too many companies in the automotive specialty-equipment industry consider sales traits and skills last when hiring salespeople. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. This article is focused on helping you hire salespeople for the right reasons—and in the right way.

The aggregate level of selling skills in the specialty-equipment industry is low in comparison with other industries of similar types and compensation.

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New Study Examines Pickup Truck Market

The U.S. light-truck market is incredibly broad. Used for general transportation, commercial applications and recreation, light trucks comprise the single largest category for businesses in the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Indeed, trucks and the accessories built for them are so popular that they have laid claim to their own exhibit hall at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. While the light-truck market encompasses vans, crossovers, SUVs and some specially constructed vehicles, pickups make up the lion’s share of the market for SEMA members. The nation’s first and second top-selling vehicles are—and have been for years—the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado pickup lines.

Accessories Influence New-Car Sales

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A new study commissioned by SEMA indicates that aftermarket products influence about a million new-vehicle sales each year. The automotive marketing research and consultancy firm AutoPacific collected and analyzed consumer data to quantify the effect that accessorization has on the sale of new vehicles. The resulting report, “Influence of Accessories on New-Vehicle Sales,” details the findings.

The study looked at the persuasive effects created by accessory products, including which ones are likely to create the greatest influence. 

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Retail Store Displays

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Retail stores should be well-organized and use clear, easily understood signage so that shoppers can find the products they are looking for while also being led to special offers and promotional items. But unless you have vast experience in the design of retail spaces, it’s undoubtedly best to work with a consultant in setting up your store for maximum accessibility and the resultant sales.

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Specialty-Equipment Industry Benchmarking Program

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Now more than ever, companies need to be able to react to changing market and business conditions. Tough economic times will continue to bring new challenges to specialty-equipment market businesses, forcing many to make tough decisions that will impact their company’s future operation and growth. The recently launched Aftermarket Industry Benchmarking Program gives SEMA-member companies the industry-specific financial data they need to succeed in this dynamic business environment.

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