What’s Your Boat Dealership’s CRM Strategy?

Today’s boat dealers are managing and even juggling many different areas of their operation, and keeping up with the speed of modern day business has become challenging. Gone are the days of spreadsheets and the business card rolodex to stay in touch and manage customers. Today it’s a mandatory requirement for a boat dealer to… (more)

How Tracking More Than Just Basic Metrics Can Help Improve Your Marina’s Bottom Line

One great thing about marine software is that the best ones out there are data-driven. In other words, all the information that the software collects about your business transactions and other financial activity can be used to evaluate your business performance, as well as guide you in making long-term decisions. With software like DockMaster, you… (more)

Avoid Confusing Customer Relations Management With Customer Service

by Phil Friedman, Marine Industry Consultant In one of its brochures, a leading developer of CRM software explains customer relations management in the following way: “… CRM is customer relationship management … CRM lets you store and manage prospect and customer information, like contact info, accounts, leads, and sales opportunities, in one central location …… (more)

Marinas and Boatyards Need Marketing Strategies That Fit Their Business Models

Fad Advice on Marketing Often Has Little to Do with Real Needs As I’ve said before, I don’t pretend to be a marketing guru. I have, however, been involved in marina and boatyard management for more than three decades. As a result, I have had opportunities to develop and run several marine-related marketing campaigns. Consequently,… (more)

DockMaster Online Reservations Provides Marinas A Powerful Hospitality Tool

DockMaster has made it a company mantra to seek third-party solutions in order to better serve our clients. After all, in order to provide the best marine management solutions, it’s imperative not to rest on our laurels, much like any marina would seek ways to improve operations. Earlier this year, DockMaster struck a partnership with… (more)

Thriving In A Seasonal Industry: 3 Keys To Optimize Your Boating Business All Year

Whether you are a boat dealer, marina, or boatyard you are probably familiar with the peaks and valleys of operating in a seasonal industry. But going by the numbers, there is ample opportunity to grow your boating business all year. According to research by Global Market Insights, Inc the recreational boating market is predicted to top… (more)