Used Auto Sales Business Plan

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Integrity Auto Sales

Opportunity

Problem & Solution

Problem Worth Solving

There is a need in Lane County for a large selection of quality used cars, and Integrity Auto Sales will sell these top-quality used vehicles at a competitive price. The owner and sales manager have over 30 years of combined experience in new and used auto sales. We will continue to develop our excellent working relationship with local dealers and auctions to bring the savings to the customer.

Our Solution

Integrity Auto Sales provides a unique car buying experience to the customers in the Willamette Valley. One that focuses on customer satisfaction first. We understand that vehicle purchasing is a necessary, but sometimes unpleasant experience. Our goal is to provide the customer with an enjoyable, honest service by satisfying individual customers practical transportation needs with a quality product.

We also believe it is important to have quality vehicles at a low cost, and will back each vehicle with a 30 day limited warranty. Our company will make a profit by generating sales. It will provide job satisfaction and fair compensation to its employees, and a fair return to its owners. Hard work and performance is rewarded through bonuses and commissions. Job satisfaction is very important for employees and owners, we will create a work environment that is enjoyable and profitable for all.

Target Market

Market Size & Segments

 

Almost everyone needs a car to get from point A to B. Many families have two or more cars. Due to the recent success of the new car market, there is a large inventory of used cars available for re-sale. New car sales have enjoyed the largest single month gain in October 2001, up 24%.

4.1 Market Segmentation

Our market segmentation will consist of four basic segments; students, retired, families, and singles.

Competition

Current Alternatives

Our closest, similar competitors are AA Auto Sales, Big Apple Car Sales, Frank’s Auto Place, Guaranty, R & L Motors, and Sierra Truck, all on Hwy 99 between Eugene and Junction City.

  • The primary competitors will be those in and around Junction City. Guaranty is a large, well-established dealer, with approximately 75% of the local market share. Guaranty has a large operation with a well-trained sales staff. Our sales manager is a former Guaranty sales manager, who understands the competition’s operations very well.
  • Frank’s Auto Place offers a limited selection, and appears to be unorganized. Frank’s does not offer any competitive marketing and primarily focuses on the $1-2,000 vehicle.

Our Advantages

Used car dealers are notorious for unethical sales practices. Customers are inherently cautious and untrusting as a result. The more we can provide a high-quality sales experience, the more successful we will be. Our salesmen will provide a friendly and personal experience for the buyer. We will follow up and ensure customer satisfaction. We will rely on these customers for an excellent reference to other car buyers. This company will build an excellent working relationship with our suppliers and customers.

Keys to Success

Keys to Success

To succeed in this business we must:

  • Put together a team of experienced professionals.
  • Secure an excellent high-traffic location.
  • Establish a network of suppliers, in order to buy and sell products that are of the highest reliability and quality, at a competitive price.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by encouraging the two most important values, honor and integrity.
  • Create high morale by rewarding employee success with monetary compensation.
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