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The used car market often attracts a lot of bad press. We have all read stories of poor hapless buyers ending up out of pocket after buying a car that didn’t exist, or one that was the subject of a bad debt with a hire purchase company. The truth is there are always dodgy dealers and disreputable individuals who are looking to part a fool from his cash, but if you go looking for a used car with your eyes wide open, you are far less likely to be conned or saddled with a lemon. So what should…Continue
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Back in 2011, more than three out of 10 US new-car buyers said they were likely to purchase online... What Happened?
New-car sales virtually never take place online, despite growing interest among consumers and manufacturers, according to a new eMarketer report, “Automotive Ecommerce: Late to the…Continue
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Are You Selling or Are You Buying?
Have you ever had this conversation?
For Car Dealers, QR Codes are the Most-Used Mobile Channel for Engaging with Automotive ConsumersContinue
Car Buying Behavior: The Case of Demotorization
written by Jenny Darroch
Marketing strategy expert at Claremont Graduate University
A couple of articles have caught my attention lately. In the October 9 issue of the Los Angeles Times, Martin Zimmerman…
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In December, Compete released its first ranking of automobile manufacturer websites based on shopping engagement. Mini, Kia, Mercedes, Pontiac and Hyundai were all brands that finished in the top 10. Shopping engagement is defined as the percentage of overall site visitors that visited one of the following key shopping tools:
- Request a Quote
- Locate a Dealer
- Payment Estimator
Why is shopping engagement important?…
Added by Ralph Paglia on January 15, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments