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I consider Gumiyo to be the best and because of that, my list is as follows:
I think it depends on the features a dealership is looking for in a mobile solution.
WEB: Most major website vendors now provide mobile friendly websites and it is certainly easier to work with the same vendor for both.
APP: If a dealer wants their own app - well, they are wasting their time - no consumer is going to bother to download a dealer-specific app and use it to get information and carry on communications.
SMS: More and more CRM vendors, and many of the exhibitors at Digital Dealer next month, are starting to support SMS from within their software so dealers don't need to get a third-party mobile solution. Gumiyo's text capabilities are greatly limited by using a single shared common short code for every dealer in the U.S. thereby limiting SMS to one-way alerts or auto-responders to keywords but text is meant to be a two-way conversation between the dealership and their guests.
Vendors with their own proprietary short code they share amongst all dealers (like Gumiyo) cannot support natural language, two-way communications and the opted-in leads end up in a silo of data that cannot be leveraged by any other vendor working with the dealership (and forces a consumer to opt-in multiple times to the same dealership, once for each vendor supporting SMS). Look for vendors on the T-Short Code platform which creates one single opted-in database by dealership so it doesn't matter where the opt-in was generated. Consumers opt-in to the dealership, not the vendor, and they only opt-in once.
Autofusion offers great mobile website solutions for car dealers - and we charge much less than any of our competitors for virtually the same exact service. We also include unlimited data exports with real-time reporting.
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But I also agree, that if you have a website provider that you are in love with that offers this solution already, probably easiest to go with that unless it's really bad.
Jireh Mobile offers mobile solutions for dealers, SMS mobile web, mobile apps( iPhone, Android)
Relevance is the key(to the customer) your venture into mobile has to be an extension of what you are currently doing to engage your audience.
Each dealer is different, cookie cutter will not work in this instance. We suggest one of our mobile marketing bootcamps.
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