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18 Innovative Devices That Will Make You and Your Team More Productive and Profitable

It is August and summer is in full swing. But most of us won't be able to take a vacation anytime soon... Many areas of the country are too hot to spend much time out on the lot. So, we have compiled a list of innovative devices to make your summer…See More
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18 Innovative Devices That Will Make You and Your Team More Productive and Profitable

It is August and summer is in full swing. But most of us won't be able to take a vacation anytime soon... Many areas of the country are too hot to spend much time out on the lot. So, we have compiled a list of innovative devices to make your summer…See More
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Lease Approval Ratings Decline While Lease Applications Continue to IncreaseCINCINNATI, OHIO (August 12, 2020) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 65.1% approval rate in…See More
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SiriusXM® Subscription Now Included with Purchase of SureSale Vehicles

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Items You Must Have in Your Vehicle at All Times

You depend on your vehicle to move from place to place without much trouble. However, do you have…See More
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NEW ZIPDEAL TOOL FOR AUTO DEALERS STREAMLINES & MONETIZES GAP BETWEEN CUSTOMER “YES” AND F&I OFFICE

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Don't Ask Me Too Many Questions When I Schedule An Appointment For Dealer Service

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Survey: 80% of Automotive Dealerships Report Partnering with Fewer than Twenty Lenders, Highlighting Competitive Financial Marketplace

Posted by John Sternal on August 10, 2020 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

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18 Innovative Devices That Will Make You and Your Team More Productive and Profitable

Posted by Ralph Paglia on August 12, 2020 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

It is August and summer is in full swing. But most of us won't be able to take a vacation anytime soon... Many areas of the country are too hot to spend much time out on the lot. So, we have compiled a list of innovative devices to make your summer more productive and profitable, both at your dealership and at home.

Whether you believe in Climate Change or not, as air…

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Items You Must Have in Your Vehicle at All Times

Posted by Jessie Carolyn on August 7, 2020 at 4:30am 0 Comments

You depend on your vehicle to move from place to place without much trouble. However, do you have the right tools to bail you out of an emergency or unexpected situation?

  

You might think you have, but it never hurts to add a thing or two. In that light, here are some items you should…

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NEW ZIPDEAL TOOL FOR AUTO DEALERS STREAMLINES & MONETIZES GAP BETWEEN CUSTOMER “YES” AND F&I OFFICE

Posted by Chip King on August 3, 2020 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Creator Lindsay Automotive Realizes $800 Increase in PVR Profit and Up to 28% Increase in Protection Product Sales Using ZipDeal’s Personalized Customer-Driven Delivery Process

 

Columbus, OH – August 3, 2020ZipDeal, a streamlined, post-sale,…

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Don't Ask Me Too Many Questions When I Schedule An Appointment For Dealer Service

Posted by Ujj Nath on July 20, 2020 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Today's environment:

Sometimes when I look at an auto dealer website I sit back, scratch my head, and wonder if they have ever scheduled an appointment for dealer service on their website?

Not to mention all the…

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Want More Out of Current Leads? Lean on Your CRM.

Posted by Bill Wittenmyer on July 22, 2020 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

If your CRM helped you nurture customer relationships, could you transform more leads into loyal customers?

 

The short answer is “yes,” and here’s why:

  • Today, a great…
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Facebook Advertising -- The Map is Not the Journey

Posted by Jim Flint on July 30, 2020 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Facebook advertising gives every business the ability to precisely target their advertising with exceptional knowledge of the consumer’s behavior.

Knowing the consumer by age, behavior, interests, and location helps you optimize the metrics that matter most. Even though…

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What Digital Marketing Platform is Right for You?

Posted by Nikita on July 28, 2020 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Digital marketing can be overwhelming and confusing to new and small businesses.

You often don't know where to start or what marketing channel or channels to choose. In this article, I will walk you through the top three digital marketing…

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New Car Dealers Versus Used Car Dealers

Posted by Ralph Paglia on July 27, 2020 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Franchised and Independent Car Dealers See The Auto Industry's Future Differently

“There’s a pronounced divergence” in how the two sets of auto retailers feel, says Jonathan…
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Video Ads for Facebook

Posted by Jim Flint on July 24, 2020 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Video is arguably the hottest medium on the Internet...

Based on the most recent statistics, the average adult spends nearly one hour watching videos online every day. These users spend a great deal of time watching video content. These statistics make video the ideal tool for…

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Fisker's EV Car Company Seems to Have Nine Lives!

Started by Ralph Paglia in AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS - Discussions about Auto Industry, including dealerships, car companies and government, but not about suppliers (see cetegory) Jul 8. 0 Replies

EV bonanza allows Karma to tap lifelineKarma Automotive, maker of the Revero plug-in hybrid luxury car, has raised $100 million from outside investors as the company and its parent seek to tap into an electric-car stock surge by seeking an additional $300 million.The fresh funding coincides with at least the fourth makeover for a company formerly known as Fisker Automotive Inc. since past Aston Martin design director…Continue

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"Control what you can control"

Started by Christian Younggren in PROCESS MANAGEMENT- CRM, BDC and lead Management Processes, Emails, Phone Scripts, Facility Design, Tools and Suppliers Mar 18. 0 Replies

"Control what you can control" Have your staff take time to reach out by phone to every client in their data base....Why? 1. Your connection rate will never be higher. Your clients might actually have time to talk with you since they are likely on lock down and maybe a bit bored. Ask how they are feeling and how can you help make life easier for them? 2. Your clients will remember how you treated them during these crazy times for years to come because in a crisis people reveal their true…Continue

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BDC or Virtual BDC

Started by Peter Stratton in PROCESS MANAGEMENT- CRM, BDC and lead Management Processes, Emails, Phone Scripts, Facility Design, Tools and Suppliers Feb 26. 0 Replies

As an experienced BDC director for the last 15 years and in the car business for 30 I wanted to reach out to those who know. The audience here. Recently my GM asked if he thought we should go to a Virtual BDC and that my job would not be in jeopardy, however my staff of ten would be. The company got in the GM's ear saying that their staff will answer leads within 30 seconds and close at 20%. My team answers the lead within a minute and we close at 14%. So my questions is, "Who has had…Continue

Which e-commerce platform should I join?

Started by Camden Jones in WEBSITE CONTENT - How to Get Visitors to Interact, Engaging Content, Driving Increased Website Visitor-to-Dealer Contact Conversion Rates. Last reply by shawn jasper Feb 3. 5 Replies

Hi. I'm a newbie in e-commerce. I want to try to open an online store, but I don't know what to begin. I search and find out some platforms. Big ones are  Shopify, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce. Which should I choose to start? Is there anyone selling on these platforms? Please help!Continue

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