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No one denies that culture makes us what we are. Our behavior, our likes and our dislikes, are largely governed by where we come from and the society that surrounds us – that is what psychologists and experts say and we all probably know to be true. So, eCommerce sites should…
Added by Rob on September 29, 2019 at 8:04am — No Comments
Central Florida’s first autonomous shuttles are on the road in Lake Nona, Orlando’s fastest-growing community. The fully electric, driverless shuttles will operate daily on an inaugural fixed route connecting the community’s entertainment district with residential communities. Together, with mobility solutions provider …Continue
Added by John Sternal on September 26, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments
Inovatec Systems Corp. has chosen CARFAX Canada VIN Scan to help power their industry-leading, cloud-based lending software solutions. The partnership enables Inovatec users to adjudicate lease and finance applications with greater efficiency and accuracy.
CARFAX Canada has billions of data records from thousands of unique sources, including data that can't be found anywhere else. VIN Scan leverages this information to provide high-level insight into key vehicle attributes. The system…Continue
Added by John Sternal on September 25, 2019 at 9:02am — No Comments
Amid Ongoing General Motors Strike, the Cadillac Escalade Payment Increases by Nearly 40%
Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of September. While the majority of automotive brand prices remained steady into September, some GM models saw price increases.
The Cadillac Escalade increased in price by $326.94 this month, bringing its monthly payment to $799 per…Continue
Added by John Sternal on September 25, 2019 at 6:10am — No Comments
The Shibuya Crossing holds the title of the world’s busiest intersection. Based in Tokyo, the intersection claims that more than 3,000 people cross in one traffic light cycle. A quiet, motionless countdown quickly consumes the street as a chaotic experience which some like to the equivalent of marbles falling…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on September 24, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments
BURLINGAME, CA, September 23, 2019 – Zonic Design, a certified vendor to CDK Global and Reynolds and Reynolds, is urging auto dealers to begin reviewing their vendors’ privacy and data security measures ahead of the January 1 deadline for compliance with California’s Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).
While CCPA is California-specific legislation, its requirements affect dealers and dealer groups having stores in the state,…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on September 23, 2019 at 1:51pm — No Comments
In a business where speed wins, first steps can lose.
Reasoning being—the distinct possibility—like is the case in any race—that you could jump the gun. Sure, creating a market sounds exciting, but in today’s fragmented,…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on September 20, 2019 at 6:48am — No Comments
Several manufacturers, including Tesla, have rolled out some “innovative” features that include self-driving technology. At first glance, consumers like this type of vehicle technology because it typically means that these vehicles are fuel-efficient, use advanced technologically and are, frankly, cool. However, there are hazards involved with this advanced…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on September 19, 2019 at 7:24am — No Comments
Lease Approval Ratings Drop Slightly in August Following Increase in July
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 68.9% approval rate in August, a slight dip from the July rate of 69.1%.
August experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease, as well as the highest number of applicants year-to-date. The month had a slightly lower approval…Continue
Added by John Sternal on September 18, 2019 at 12:48pm — No Comments
New case study shows how Reed-Lallier Chevrolet leveraged this one-of-a-kind CPO program to increase used vehicle sales 30% YOY as local market saw declines
Los Angeles, CA – September 18, 2019 – SureSale Certified today released a new case study conducted with North Carolina’s Reed-Lallier Chevrolet that offers a compelling snapshot of how one dealership…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 18, 2019 at 9:11am — No Comments
Today’s customers expect and demand an amazing customer experience. The dealership with the right vehicle and the best experience will ultimately win the business. To deliver the best experience possible, you must maintain expertise about your customers and their shopping behavior.
The average consumer today visits only one or two dealerships…Continue
Added by Bill Wittenmyer on September 18, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments
With the digital revolution in full swing and the simplicity of government regulations on gaming, the sports gambling industry is undergoing dynamic transformations during the last couple of years and consequently surging in popularity around the term, the revenues of several world's leading sports betting companies are also growing significantly year on year.
Today, sports gambling has become among the fastest-growing industries throughout the world, offering immense potential for…Continue
Added by Blazho Gjorgiev on September 15, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments
Added by Courtney Evans on September 13, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Tom Brady makes $15 million per year. A few months ago Dak Prescott turned down $30 million a year. Financially speaking then he’s at least 2x the value or the player Brady.
Not necessarily. Analytics matter in today’s competitive industries.
Touchdowns. Interceptions. QBR. Percentage of completions. The numbers are endless, but…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on September 13, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments
Instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. Basically, it's the Veruca Salt complex. Whatever you want, you want it now. Businesses that embrace solutions designed to satisfy…Continue
Added by Christine Plunkett on September 12, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments
AutoAp, the foremost vehicle safety-recall, monitoring, intelligence and reporting company, announced today availability of Safety Recalls: Think You’re Covered? – Mitigate Your Liability and Increase Profitability, a most-timely and indispensable reference guide…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on September 12, 2019 at 6:40am — No Comments
Here is the most recent auto loan and lease origination data and trends from Equifax.
Key Highlights: The percent of subprime to the total originations is at the lowest point since 2011 (currently at 20.7%).
Auto Loan Originations Observations reported through April 2019
Added by John Sternal on September 11, 2019 at 11:26am — No Comments
If you ain’t first you’re last.
I never would have thought that any valuable internet sales training information would result from a Will Ferrell movie, but here we are. Reese Bobby got it right when he mused that being FIRST is all that matters. Especially…Continue
Added by Christine Plunkett on September 11, 2019 at 8:03am — No Comments
Cyberattacks are on the rise. In the first six months of 2019, the number of data breaches has increased by 54% compared to the same period last year. As of July, more than 4.1 billion customer records have been exposed in approximately 3,800 publicly disclosed data breaches.
If your dealership hasn’t already been targeted, chances are it will…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on September 10, 2019 at 4:36pm — No Comments
SEO and SEM are used interchangeably by the novice marketer and the unknowing client. SEM and PPC are used interchangeably by the adept agency and experienced client-side marketer.
This separation of church and state is starting to blend. It used to be that organic and paid search were undeniably, uniquely…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on September 10, 2019 at 5:04am — No Comments