Walser Hyundai Earns 2022 DealerRater Minnesota Hyundai Dealer of the Year Award for High-Quality Customer Experience

February 16th, 2022 by

 

Walser Hyundai Earns 2022 DealerRater Minnesota Hyundai Dealer of the Year Award for High-Quality Customer Experience

Across Minnesota, Walser Hyundai is Best-reviewed by Hyundai Shoppers

Brooklyn Park, MN – 2/16/2022 – Walser Hyundai is awarded a 2022 Dealer of the Year Award in Minnesota by DealerRater, a leading car dealer review and reputation management platform and company of Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS). The Dealer of the Year Award recognizes auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada that are evaluated first-hand by shoppers and report best-in-class in customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing, and overall experience in their reviews in their state.

“DealerRater.com experienced record consumer review volume in 2021 – more than 1.1 million. This is a strong testament to the ability of dealers and their teams to adapt quickly to new shopping expectations. They’ve stepped up in a big way to meet consumer needs with outstanding service, and Walser Hyundai stood out among its peers,” said DealerRater General Manager Jamie Oldershaw. “It is imperative, not just during challenging times, but also when our industry returns to normal to deliver above and beyond customer experiences to car shoppers and Walser Hyundai provided superior customer service in 2021.”

 

Top-reviewed dealers engage in digital-first services.

Home delivery and virtual appointments were powerful drivers of positive reviews. Winning dealers who offered these services scored on average a 97% positive review rate, nearly 5 percentage points higher than dealers without.1

The Dealer of the Year Award indicates the value car shoppers place on dealers’ adaptability to provide the very best service even when the industry is challenged by inventory shortages and increased car prices.

 

Successful dealers engage with customers, a critical component to their success.

The digital engagement of employees at dealerships proved especially critical this past year as car shoppers conducted the bulk of their research and vehicle purchases online. Award-winning dealers on average responded to customer reviews over five times more frequently than non-winning dealers.1 Dealers that go above and beyond traditionally respond within 24 hours.

Additionally, about 91% of winners provide their staff with Employee Profile Pages on DealerRater, which allows car shoppers to ask questions and connect with individual salespeople at a dealership before ever stepping on the lot.1

 

DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award Methodology

The DealerRater Dealer of the Year Awards are presented annually to the top U.S. and Canadian car dealers with 25 or more reviews based on categories such as customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing and overall experience, key drivers of repeat and referral business. The scoring algorithm considers the dealership’s average DealerRater star rating as well as the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2021 calendar year.

1 DealerRater Internal Data, January 2022

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