South Plains Implement Stays Ahead of the Curve with Dealer Spike

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Mesquite, New Mexico, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With fourteen locations in Texas and New Mexico, South Plains Implement is an agricultural equipment powerhouse. Today, South Plains Implement is the result of two top-notch dealership groups that merged in February 2018 – the original South Plains Implement established in Denver City, Texas in 1998 and BE Implement established in Brownfield, Texas in 1963. Now united, the 280 employees between all locations live out the dealership slogan “Where Farm Meets Family” by treating both customers and each other like family. A technology-driven company, South Plains Implement is focused on a mission to provide quality products and services and maximize return through relationships, integrity, and innovation.

The goal of innovation is a focus for Marketing Manager Meagan Robertson, who oversees all marketing efforts for South Plains Implement. She acknowledges that her dealership is ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and particularly digital marketing strategy. “It works out for those of us in the industry that are ahead, because we’re taking advantage of what’s going to help our business and get customers in the door,” Robertson says.

Robertson calls digital marketing “incredibly important” to her business. “It’s where the world of advertising is going,” she says. In her opinion, mobile phones are beginning to replace desktop computers. “People are always out and about on their phones, especially farmers out in the field running equipment,” she explains. “Many industry professionals are still holding on to print media, newspapers, and magazines - and I think there’s a time and place for those, but they are not something to spend all of your advertising dollars on.”  

It was the responsive website platform Dealer Spike offered that prompted the dealership’s change to the web provider in the first place. “Our previous provider did not have the ability to create that for us,” Robertson says. One of the biggest benefits she mentions is the ability of her sales team to pull up the dealership website on a mobile device when out in the field with a customer and show them different pieces of equipment. And beyond that, with so many people accessing websites via mobile, a non-responsive site that doesn’t function correctly or at all on a mobile device could lose business for the dealership. “If people can’t find equipment quickly, they’re not going to stay on your site,” Robertson says.

While BE Implement has worked with Dealer Spike for website solutions since March 2015, Robertson spearheaded the effort to keep the merged dealership, now together known as South Plains Implement, on the Dealer Spike platform when the two companies combined. Robertson says that some of the main reasons for her insistence to keep BE Implement’s web provider included Dealer Spike’s abilities to create custom pages and to provide a custom design for her website, along with the fact that she can easily get ahold of the support team.  

When asked how important the dealership website is to day-to-day business, Robertson says that the daily update of inventory is a major benefit. While lead tracking was not in place on the dealership’s former website, the dealership’s leads have climbed throughout the three years with Dealer Spike. Robertson mentions the “Customize Your Compact” package form, a custom tool built by the Dealer Spike team, as a major avenue for bringing in high-converting leads.

Robertson says that she appreciates the support and Customer Relations teams at Dealer Spike, who go “above and beyond” and are always quick to help. Just like South Plains Implement takes the approach of treating customers like family, Dealer Spike aims to do the same.

About South Plains Implement

South Plains Implement is a multi-store John Deere dealership in west Texas and New Mexico. Between fourteen different locations, the company provides new and used equipment inventory as well as a parts inventory and a service department. As implied by the dealership’s slogan “Where Farm Meets Family,” the company states that customer satisfaction is of utmost priority.

https://www.southplainsimplement.com/

About Dealer Spike

Dealer Spike is focused on driving online leads and in-store sales for dealerships in eight industries. The company provides powerful and distinctive web solutions and tools to thousands of dealers worldwide. Dealer Spike’s expertise comes from real-world dealership experience and a passion for listening and responding to dealers’ needs.

https://www.dealerspike.com/agriculture

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