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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'inventory' (38)

Create Your Own Buy Cycle

According to AutoMD.com, more than three-quarters of respondents to a 2012 car-buying attitude survey found that “78% now say that 10+ years (or until it dies) is the appropriate vehicle lifespan. Most telling is that over half say that a better economy would not change their habit of holding onto their vehicle longer.” 

You may feel shackled by this reality, but in fact you have much control over how the buy cycle influences your dealership. I can make such a statement because this…

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Added by Jeff Cotton on March 4, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

That Was A BLAST : NADA 2014 Recap

 

This years NADA was definitely one for the books. Taking place in one of the best cities in America, New Orleans, LA. The times to be had were extremely fun and the information we gathered on the auto industry was insightfully eye opening.

The convention center was like a massive maze of everything auto with our friends being scattered…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 28, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments

It’s Almost NADA 2014 And We’re Pumped!

 What To Expect : Future Trends To Solve

Its that time of year again, when we all gather in the largest building NADA find and consume everything auto. As we approach one of the biggest conferences of the year we take a look at what to expect.

Technology has the pedal to…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

2013 Mobile Year In Review

A Reflection On Mobile In 2013 And Where The Industry Is Headed In 2014

Mobile has gained some major horsepower in the automotive industry in 2013, and with technology continually expanding at rapid rates, 2014 is sure to be one for the…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

MaxTradeIn Expands into Nashville, Moline, Champaign and Terre Haute and Surpasses $155 Million in Consumer Offers

INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2013)  MaxTradeIn™, the free online marketplace that gives car owners the ability to trade in or…

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Added by Rachel Boyle on December 11, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

Wearable Tech Accelerates Into The Auto Industry

Wearable Tech Accelerates Into The Auto Industry

From glasses, to watches to clothing, wearable technology is the next wave of our digital world interweaving with our automotive lives.

Technology truly succeeds when it helps us make a process or way of life more productive and beneficial and the future holds a huge market…

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Added by Josh Knutson on December 10, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments

The Great Craigslist Auto-Exodus - Why It's A Good Thing!

Some clouds are huge, with small silver linings.  Other clouds are small, dwarfed by the silver lining they bring.  This cloud snuck up on many dealers who rely upon Craigslist (CL) to generate a steady source of leads: now, all posts by dealers for their cars and trucks will cost $5 each.

Gone are they days of capriciously spamming the CTD (Cars and Trucks by Dealer) board with hundreds of ads.  And I, for one, welcome it.  Because now, gone too are the days of…

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Added by Justin West on December 3, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

When dealerships first started publishing web pages, I remember that many felt that it was not very important.

However, as many other dealers were doing it, they felt that they needed to as well. At first they were static, very basic websites, with very little information. Along came…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 31, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Manage Your Inventory Feeds (Cars.com and others)

There has been plenty of controversy about cars.com and other vendors taking dealers inventory and feeding them to some really nasty anti-dealer sites such as cargurus.com. I believe that Jim Ziegler has done a great job standing up for the automotive retail community by fighting for what is right. I am…

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Added by Stan Sher on May 26, 2013 at 10:41pm — No Comments

My Response to the Many Concerns I've Received Regarding Craigslist Block on Mass Posting Tools

Craigslist blocks on auto uploads, mass population tools and templates.  A system of checks and balances in software 'law' - Terms of Use http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use

I have no desire to build…

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Added by Penny Vettel on April 8, 2013 at 4:30pm — 35 Comments

6 reasons your dealership does not need a CRM solution

What the following reasons provide are valuable talking points to discuss opportunities with a CRM solution or problem you may be experiencing in your store. Admittedly the title to this article is very tongue in cheek, especially since I serve dealerships in my…

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Added by Jake Wirth on December 3, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auto Industry Reaping the Benefits of Increased Mobile Internet Usage

For those you that have been in the auto industry for a while, you have seen the shift in marketing strategies. It has gone, in just a few short years, from a sales lot full of streamers, banners and lurking sales people, to making room in the dealership for an IT staff to build a website for your dealership complete with links to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and any other social media account you desire. My previous experience in the automotive industry was pre-internet, so seeing the…

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Added by Crystal Brown on November 28, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Do You Know How Many VDP Views A Month Occur On Your Own Website?

It is no secret that consumers research cars online and that there is a STRONG correlation between inventory Vehicle Detail Page (VDP) views and car sales for a dealer.  

The more times a dealer's VDP's are viewed by in-market consumers, the more likely the phone will ring, an email lead will be submitted, or…

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Added by Brian Pasch on November 16, 2012 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

Buy Here Pay Here Market...Where?

Decades ago, an unprecedented idea emerged in the automotive industry—Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH)—in an attempt to offset the savings and loan crisis.…

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Added by Constance Shook on September 18, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Convert Service to Sales: Now!

RedBumper is quickly becoming the tool of choice!

 

By: Hillis Emanuelson

 

What astounds me is that many dealerships fail to recognize all of the sales opportunities that are literally running right through their service bay doors, each and every day.

Some say pushing to sell another car to a consumer in the service drive could be considered annoying. That could not be further from the truth. Especially if the tools being used allow the user to…

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Added by Hillis Emanuelson on August 23, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where Does Your Dealer Website Fit into the Mix?



If you can't tell, I wrote this on an extremely empty stomach. But enough about me, let's talk about you and your success!

As a provider of dealership website solutions, it almost seems that there are two different categories of clients that I work with. Those that utilize the tools and resources made available to them to which…

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Added by Michael Cirillo on August 11, 2012 at 1:09pm — 15 Comments

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Added by TERRY GIBSON on June 12, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

RedBumper’s New Service Drive & Sales History Equity Tools Provide Lucrative Used Vehicle Inventory Source for Auto Dealers

Dallas, TX –May 21, 2012RedBumper, (http://redbumper.com/), a new breed automotive inventory management company, today announced the release of an entire suite of Service Drive and Sales Equity tools for its dealers, SmartDrive. SmartDrive very efficiently allows a dealer to identify in real-time customers coming through their service drive that are in a…

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Added by Bruce Thompson on May 21, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

A great FREE Webinar to learn about latest in mobile inventory management from Bruce Thompson

This webinar on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. EST, 10:30 A.M. CENTRAL, 8:30 A.M. PACIFIC,is a must attend for dealers wishing to discover how to use the latest in mobile technology to turn their inventories faster and realize more profit. RedBumper, a new breed automotive inventory management company, was founded by inventory management pioneer, Bruce Thompson, former CEO and founder of American Auto Exchange (AAX). Thompson is credited for creating and pioneering the…

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Added by sara callahan on January 19, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

RedBumper to Unveil Revolutionary Smartphone-Centric Tools to Optimize Auto Dealer Inventory, Maximize Profit, at NADA 2012

Dallas, TX – January 10, 2012RedBumper, (http://redbumper.com/) a new breed automotive inventory management company, today announced that it will unveil the first true mobile inventory management system at the 2012 NADA & ATD Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, NV, February 3-6.  The new system is entirely Smartphone-centric and enables auto dealers to achieve faster turns, higher profits and volume sales,…

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Added by sara callahan on January 10, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

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