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How to Create a List of VIP Service Customers

VIP List of Service Customers in Automotive Dealership
Article Highlights:

  • Your VIPs are the ones with the highest lifetime value for your business.
  • Use the Customer Service History Reports to track them.

It’s important to do a great job with all of your customers, but it’s especially important with the ones who’ve spent the most at your dealership over time.

These are your VIPs, the ones with the highest lifetime value for your business, and the most potential to make large expensive purchases with you.

It makes good business sense to ensure they get the best service you have to offer.

To find these customers, you can use Customer Service History Reports to track them over time.

Here’s what you would do:

Step 1: Add a report.

Go to Service (Options) – Functions – Define Customer History Report – Define Customer History Report. Create and name your new report.

VIP Service Customers History Report

 

Step 2: Define and set up the report in the Customer History Selections screen.

Go to Service (Options) – Functions – Define Customer History Report – Customer History Selections. Make the following entries:

Option: SVCDOL-DRV.

This option selects service dollars spent in the service drive by each driver.

(+/-): +

Values: CUS, XXXXXXXXXX – 9999999999

XXXXXXXXXX represents the lowest total service dollars spent by one driver for which you want to select records. The entry of CUS selects customer pay dollars. Other possible selections include:

WAR – warranty.
EXT – extended service contracts.

Press F12.

VIP Service Customers Customer History Selections

Step 3: Determine what prints on the report in the Print Layout for Standard Reports screen.

Go to Service (Options) – Functions – Define Customer History Report – Print Layout for Standard Reports. Choose the data you’d like the report to include.

 

Step 4: Request the report in the Customer History Report (CV) screen.

Go to Reports – Household – Customer History Report (CV), and request the report.

VIP Service Print Layout Settings

Conclusion

After you’ve run this report, take some time to brainstorm ways to exceed expectations for the top 10 customers on the list. Even something as simple as a hand-written note can go a long way with your best customers, and it can mean significant additional revenue for you and your business over the long run.

For more great information about how to use your Reynolds system, check out the upcoming web-based and in-class training available from Reynolds Software Education.

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Jennifer McReynolds has worked in Software Education over 15 years. In addition to overseeing the training of her instructors, Jennifer reviews and updates course materials to match recent software changes.

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