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Over 254,000 Tons Of Waste Unleashed By Credit Card Processing

Over 4,000,000 Trees

Every year retailers, institutions, and small businesses use more than 254,100 TONS of paper to print non-recyclable receipts on thermal paper using a standard credit card terminal.

Considering it takes 17 trees to make 1 ton of paper, it only takes a simple calculation to realize that's 4,318,000 trees we're cutting down for paper receipts each year (254,000 x 17) - trees that could be…

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Added by Virgil Stanphill on March 26, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Broad Strength In The Market

Introducing the new Black Book Market Insights, a weekly report capturing the latest vehicle valuation trends straight from the auction lanes and reported as it happens by Black Book’s team of editors. The data, trends and insights delivered weekly in this report will help you make the right decisions to identify growth opportunities and maximize profit potential. This week is the second issue, covering the latest trends and data impacting the automotive industry here in late…

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Added by Black Book on March 26, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

Retention, Loyalty or Acquisition Marketing?

We all want new customers. And it’s certainly mandatory to retain a customer to create a loyal one. But how we market our dealerships is increasingly important -- as each form of marketing will deliver different results. The three terms: loyalty, retention and acquisition marketing, all have their own distinct…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

“FUTURE OF CAR SHOPPING” SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED WITH INTERESTING FINDINGS

Shoppers Want More Creative Thinking in Leasing; Not Interested in Autonomous Driving



CINCINNATI, OHIO (March 24, 2015) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, released its latest report addressing the future of automotive trends as told by car shoppers and consumers. Swapalease.com surveyed more than 2,500 drivers and car shoppers across the U.S. to find out how they’d like to shop for cars in the future, among other car-related findings. Among the findings,…

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Added by John Sternal on March 24, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Guerrilla Marketing For Sales People

  • You need 20 points of engagement a day if you want people to notice you.
  • Learn what kinds of messages get the best responses.
  • Follow the 3 tactics in this video and you will see results in 90 days.

Added by Paul Potratz on March 24, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Jameson Irish Whiskey Takes Video Marketing to the Next Level

Jameson Irish Whiskey has taken video marketing on Instagram to another level – “the first brand to successfully utilize 3D video for advertisements on Instagram and Facebook,” according to a recent article in the Independent.  

 

The video itself is very simple, and suggests that you slide a shot to your friend. It then proceeds to…

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Added by Brian Cox on March 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Best Credit Card Processing For Multi-Location Dealers

Computer vs Credit Card Terminal

Auto dealers can realize significant benefits from computer-based processing (vs. a terminal), because the typical dealership has a least 3 departments they're getting transaction data from each day - the big 3 are sales, service and parts. Often, there are even more departments, e.g., body shop, rental, finance and/or miscellaneous (some dealers even have refreshment areas complete with coffee bars, etc. ... which of course means even more credit…

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Added by Virgil Stanphill on March 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wayne Reaves Adds CarStory Market Reports to its Nearly 2000 Dealer Websites

               

 

The partnership marks the second customer-wide rollout of the reports by a dealer website provider and grows the CarStory dealer network to more than 3,000 dealerships nationwide.

 

Austin, Texas – March 23, 2015CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicle pricing and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 23, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

Auto/Mate and DealerPeak Integrate DMS and CRM Solutions, Boosting Profits For Enterprise Dealer Groups

ALBANY, N.Y. – March 23rd, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that DealerPeak, a leading provider of enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM), lead management and website solutions to auto retailers, has completed integration with Auto/Mate's Dealership Management System (DMS). Auto dealership groups using both Auto/Mate and DealerPeak…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 23, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments

The Dealership Leaders of Today and Why I Only Hire Car Guys

I learned something very important this week. Everyone who has the automotive industry in their blood is a "car guy". It has nothing to do with your gender. In the 21st century, most gender roles are meaningless, even in our industry.

We've had the pleasure of hiring two of the best…

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Added by Tyson Madliger on March 20, 2015 at 2:21pm — 5 Comments

This Concerns A Major Demographic In Your Market

In just a few months, the Automotive Industry is going to see an increase of 1.5 million potential customers in their market. On this week's Hard Facts, find out what you can do to capitalize on this opportunity.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 20, 2015 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and News for Auto Dealers: March 14 - 20

Congrats, Auto Professionals -- you made it to Friday! Before going into weekend mode, don’t forget to catch up on the latest automotive news and blog posts!



In this edition, learn what 3rd party vendor is changing its brand identity, how to get ready for…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 20, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Bad credit car loans - Reasons for disapproval

Bad credit car loans can be referred to as loans or financial products that are designed especially for individuals that have an impaired credit history. If you are planning to opt for these loans, you can be assured that you will be offered loan of up to at least 150% of the value of the car. This holds true for car loans for bad credit rating in Melbourne and also across the whole of Australia. This percentage of the loan…

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Added by Satyajit Seal on March 20, 2015 at 4:18am — No Comments

Tax Season Strength Starting To Pick Up

Introducing the new Black Book Market Insights, a weekly report capturing the latest vehicle valuation trends straight from the auction lanes and reported as it happens by Black Book’s team of editors. The data, trends and insights delivered weekly in this report will help you make the right decisions to identify growth opportunities and maximize profit potential. This week is the inaugural issue, covering the latest trends and data impacting the automotive industry here…

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Added by Black Book on March 19, 2015 at 7:40pm — No Comments

CallSource is a Finalist for DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Award

CallSource will present “Fine Tune Your Fixed Ops Phone Skills: Inbound Call Handling Secrets Revealed,” based on original research, at the DrivingSales Presidents Club in New York City March 31-April 1, 2015

Westlake Village, Calif. and Salt Lake City, UT - March 19, 2015 - CallSource, the U.S. leader in call tracking, management and training, has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 DrivingSales Most Valuable…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 19, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What Exactly Happens To My Junk Car?

The Facts

 

Most people look at old junk cars only as a waste of space. To the trained professional, however, that same heap of junk is a goldmine of materials. It is also true that this is not a well-kept secret. Recycling cars is such a common practice that it has pushed junk cars to the number one spot for the most recycled product in the United States.…

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Added by guy shamir on March 19, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler, still a very popular Jeep Model!

Despite very few changes, the Jeep Wrangler remains a top choice by Jeep enthusiasts and holds a very good resell value! Many of us here have either driven one, know someone who owns or owned one, or are hoping to acquire one. The Jeep Wranglers are just that popular!



A few reasons as to why the 2015 Jeep Wrangler should be your next…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on March 19, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Connecting car buyers to car dealers

Connecting car buyers to car dealers

 

 

    Today’s car buyer is spending more and more time not only researching their next purchase, but also going deeper into the purchase process on the internet. Today’s car dealer is using the internet more and more to reach and win over those buyers. So…

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Added by Brian Amberg on March 19, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

The Science Behind Dealer Chat

Dealer chat isn't rocket science. It's not brain surgery. It's pretty straight forward. However, there's more that goes into the development and improvement of chat than most dealers know.

It's not a static concept. In other words, one does not simply build the perfect chat solution. There are…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on March 19, 2015 at 3:55am — 5 Comments

The Road to Successful Marketing

With all the marketing resources available to us today, you would think marketing would be easier than ever.  The truth is, because there are so many options it is just that much more difficult to find the marketing tactics that work for your business.  Specific marketing techniques do not work for every type of business, and there is a lot that company owners have to analyze in order to choose the right marketing strategies without wasting valuable money.  There are marketing guidelines,…

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Added by cassy carter on March 18, 2015 at 8:50pm — No Comments

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