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Better tools for Small/Mid-Size Dealers

Started this ADM discussion. Last reply by Matt Watson Jan 14, 2010. 1 Reply

The tools available to large dealers today are amazing. Inventory Optimization, Dealer Management Systems, Lead Generation Services, etc... But smaller dealers often can't utilize these services,…Continue

How to market an innovative new service?

Started this ADM discussion. Last reply by Josh Hixon Dec 30, 2009. 7 Replies

Hi. We've created an innovative new service than uses a mobile phone's camera to scan (read) a VIN and return pricing guide and vehicle history information. The product is very fast, affordable and…Continue

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Matt Watson replied to Thomas Marr's discussion Better tools for Small/Mid-Size Dealers
"We have lots of customers who are small franchise or independent dealers. I think there are vendors that work with smaller vendors currently."
Jan 14, 2010
Thomas Marr posted a discussion

Better tools for Small/Mid-Size Dealers

The tools available to large dealers today are amazing. Inventory Optimization, Dealer Management Systems, Lead Generation Services, etc... But smaller dealers often can't utilize these services, because of cost, time required to learn and use effectively, not knowing what system is best for their particular business, and other reasons.So, I'm curious to know if an opportunity exists to bring some of these technologies to smaller dealers in an affordable and easy to use solution. For example, a…See More
Jan 13, 2010
Josh Hixon replied to Thomas Marr's discussion How to market an innovative new service?
"There are plenty of free Press Release websites that will post to MANY other sites. Type up one good one and post it to all of the FREE PR sites that you can find. SEO will go up dramatically! Also, make sure that you put plenty of links in the…"
Dec 30, 2009
Thomas Marr replied to Thomas Marr's discussion How to market an innovative new service?
"Thanks Gentlemen for the responses. It's an interesting problem really. Since our service is new, we really need to "reach out" to potential customers and let them know we exist. However, there's not many acceptable/affordable…"
Dec 30, 2009
Josh Hixon replied to Thomas Marr's discussion How to market an innovative new service?
"Looks like an awesome service. When I was buying cars I was looking into the different services utilizing a Palm device. $200 device + Setup Fee + Monthly Fee + Contract +++++= I gave up haha"
Dec 30, 2009
Josh Hixon replied to Thomas Marr's discussion How to market an innovative new service?
"I tried using websitegrader a few weeks ago and it kept saying that the url was invalid (or something along those lines). David, by chance have you read "Inbound Marketing"? All of the information you just listed (including websitegrader)…"
Dec 30, 2009
Brian Pasch replied to Thomas Marr's discussion How to market an innovative new service?
"@Thomas Your problem, like many new products, is that people are not searching for your service. There are no keywords, in volume, that describe your new product. SEM and SEO are actually not going to work for you until you BRAND the technology and…"
Dec 29, 2009
David Robertson replied to Thomas Marr's discussion How to market an innovative new service?
"One way to go about this is to look hard at what keywords you 1. Can Achieve 2. Are Relevant and 3. Get you the desired traffic (targeted traffic that you can plan for as an audience) Try using http://www.websitegrader.com to give you some ideas to…"
Dec 29, 2009
Thomas Marr replied to Bruce Hartz's discussion Pro's & Con's of a Home page talking Avaitar
"I think most users don't like them (personal view). However, I've investigated the issue myself and some website owner's definitely report positive results. If you have a specific message you'd like to communicate to all…"
Dec 28, 2009
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Dec 28, 2009
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How to market an innovative new service?

Hi. We've created an innovative new service than uses a mobile phone's camera to scan (read) a VIN and return pricing guide and vehicle history information. The product is very fast, affordable and easy to use. The service can be viewed at http://autoniq.com.Currently, all marketing is "word of mouth." We generally receive rave reviews from Dealers and this approach has worked well. However, it's time to take a more proactive approach. What are your suggestions…See More
Dec 28, 2009
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REQUIRED: Name of Your Dealership, Business or Organization:
autoniq.com
Location
Purcellville, va
REQUIRED: Auto Industry Business Segment or Affiliation (check all that apply):
Technology Professional
REQUIRED: Your Business Phone Number
5712237120
REQUIRED: YOUR Business Website URL (ie; www.CourtesyChev.com)
http://autoniq.com
YOUR Email address for business contacts
support@autoniq.com
Your Mobile Phone Number, Direct Business Line or Alternate Number
5712237120
Select All franchises/brands you are associated with
Not Applicable
ADM is a Professional Network, describe YOUR Value Proposition... "Why should anyone do business with you?"
Autoniq uses your phone's camera to scan VIN's and provide pricing guide and vehicle history information.
What will YOU contribute to the ADM Community?
We help dealers win!
CAR DEALER or OEM Website you recommend (ie; www.MelloyNissan.com)
http://autoniq.com
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http://autoniq.com
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DEALER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DMS) You use
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At 1:42pm on August 2, 2012, Danielle Davis said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS!!!

 
 
 

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