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If your dealership is not already working with one of those lead-providing services that require “upfront pricing,” I'm sure you've been approached by them. Why do these services push dealerships in this direction? Because of the mistaken belief that “upfront pricing” is the only way to get consumers to walk in your dealership’s door.
Boy are they wrong.
Upfront Pricing is Bogus Pricing
We all know it’s impossible to give accurate upfront pricing.…Continue
Added by O Mayfield on February 6, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Not every dealership and buying experience is the same, so why should you settle for a homepage that is exactly like the rest? Having one that stands above the rest helps to ensure your name, brand, and business stand above the rest.
Reason number one: dealerships are…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on January 29, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
AS A DECENT HUMAN BEING AND A PROFESSIONAL IN THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, I THOUGHT I WOULD TAKE A MOMENT TO EXPRESS MY PERSONAL OPINIONS OF EDMUNDS.COM AND THE THINGS THEY CHOOSE TO PUBLISH ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY.
For Many Years Now Our Friends at Edmunds.com have gone out of their way to publish a series of articles on their consumer website to inform Consumers that Car Dealerships are Scum of the Earth Crooks and that We Are Criminals. At Least, That's How I…Continue
MARILLO, Texas, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The automotive industry is extremely competitive, and for that reason, it comes as no surprise that many vehicles on the market offer similar capabilities. The likeness between vehicles gives consumers more options, but it can also make the shopping process more difficult as it can be more challenging to decipher the differences, and therefore the advantages between…Continue
Added by Bradley Paschal on June 29, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY, N.Y. – May 18th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it has received a Platinum award in the 2015 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This year marks the second time that Auto/Mate has received a top ranking in the publication's annual award program, which recognizes the industry's best product and service providers. Winners of the Dealer's Choice…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on May 18, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Urbandale, IA--April 6th, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, announced today that Tim James, Vice President of Sales with Flick Fusion, will present a "Step-by-Step Guide To Successful Video Marketing: How to Implement and Maintain a Scalable Video Marketing…Continue
ALBANY, N.Y. – March 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced that Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources at Auto/Mate, will present "Social Media in Hiring and Employment" at the upcoming Innovative Dealer Summit in Denver, CO on April 7th and 8th, 2015. In his presentation Druzynski will share the current laws and practices that impact a dealership's use of social media in the hiring process.…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on March 16, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments
I have exciting news to share with my automotive family but want to show nothing but respect for my friends at DealerOn. I have officially resigned my position with DealerOn to join Dealer Authority in 2015. My decision to leave DealerOn was very difficult for me personally. I have sold websites for Reynolds and Reynolds, ADP, Dealer.com, and TK Carsites (KPA). DealerOn by far had the best offering of any of those companies when it comes to websites. The people behind them are amazing. I…Continue
Just like in the blockbuster series “The Lord of the Rings”, the Eye of Mordor is always open. Until now, its focus has been on larger battles and more interesting things. Then a Hobbit found a golden ring and slipped it on his finger. And the Eye started paying attention to this…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on December 22, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
A few months ago, myself (@michaelacirillo) and Robert Wiesman (@yourhyundaiguy) set out to create a free helpful resource for our fellow automotive professionals in the form of a podcast.
We've been so fortunate to sit down with heavy-hitters in and out of the car business. Grant Cardone,…Continue
ALBANY, N.Y. – July 28th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com), a premier dealership management system (DMS) provider, has received a "Platinum" award in the 2014 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This year marks the first time that Auto/Mate was honored with a top ranking in the magazine's annual award program that recognizes the industry's best product and service providers as selected by hundreds of…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on July 28, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments
Special Toyota OEM Deal For Toyota Dealers In The Boston Region for Internet Sales 20 Group…
Added by Sean V. Bradley on June 9, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments
Key Tools to Navigate in the Social StratosphereContinue
MSADA & Toyota Are Aligning For Internet Sales 20 Group 6 In Boston - September 22 -24 - Automotive Sales…
Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 24, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 5thannual Innovative Dealer Summit. I’m always happy to assist in educating dealers and being a part of events that encourage it. I had never attended this event and looked forward to participating in the only event of this size organized by a state auto dealers association. The event itself was held in a super-cool venue – Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Being an avid sports…
Added by Jennifer Payne on April 18, 2014 at 5:18am — No Comments
Added by Manny Luna on April 6, 2014 at 3:11pm — No Comments
“I have no idea what you are talking about.” That was the response of the dealer who currently signs my paycheck. This was in a board meeting of approximately twenty people who were discussing a planned expansion of the dealership’s operations. Of course this included a renewed push…Continue
Finding the right channel partners is essential when starting a new business that relies on relationships. That's why it gives me great pleasure to announce the first Dealer Authority partnership with a long-standing and respected company, Internet…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on December 13, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
CAN THE LINCOLN FRANCHISE SURVIVE?
uh-oh! This promo video I cut today accidently got released all over the Twitterverse before the article actually came out. I never dreamed when I put it on YouTube that people would pick it up and re-broadcast it on Social Media. it wasn't until the phone calls started coming in…
So once again I ask the question at the heart of the matter.... Mr./MRS Car Dealer PAY ATTENTION HERE.... How many Vendors are YOU Paying who are Selling your Customer Data to Other Vendors for Cash? AND... is your customer information ultimately being sold by vendors you paid to other car dealers who are your competition?