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If you believe the corporate manifestos and marketing pitches of every automotive retail-related startup for the last twenty years, then you’d think America’s car dealerships are staffed by a bunch of puppy-kicking thieves…Continue
Added by Steve Stauning on March 27, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Your Turn To Drive discusses How has technology changed car buying online? Jim Dykstra, founder of www.vinadvisor.net, has teamed up with Joe Webb of DealerKnows Consulting and Shawn Ryder of D2C Mediato discuss the…Continue
Added by Jim Dykstra on March 2, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments
But in your customer’s mind, was the long process worth it?
It’s a New World Out There
Added by Devin Koskan on February 14, 2017 at 5:29am — No Comments
The statistics are there: car buyers spend 59 percent of their time online before they purchase car, according to a 2016 study from Cox Automotive. This same study cited 88 percent of customers used the internet to purchase their vehicle and 46 percent use multiple devices to get to a dealer’s website, with 14 percent…Continue
Added by Devin Koskan on February 6, 2017 at 5:57am — No Comments
Car sales today are a whole different process from how it was in the past. A few years ago it was pretty much a given that buying a car could easily encompass most of the day. In addition, little information was available to the consumer and the dealer had the upper hand in negotiations.
As the Internet…Continue
Added by Devin Koskan on January 19, 2017 at 5:04am — No Comments
Van and Car sales have changed a lot in the past few years. Digital has a significant impact on how we buy and sell cars today.
If you have been selling cars online for a while, you’ll have observed that…Continue
Added by Tony Chips on January 12, 2017 at 3:44am — No Comments
Cars are still the main way of transportation, so their number is increasing each year. There are more than a billion cars on the planet right now. A small number of them are sports cars that offer impressive performances. A few years back, we had an opportunity to see the first ever electric sports car. It was Tesla. Now, Tesla is going to get the first rival. The name of a new car in question is the FF 91.
FF 91 has been developed by Faraday Future and it has been revealed in Las…Continue
Added by Emily Lopes on January 10, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
A question that often arises in talking about Multi-Touch Sales Attribution, one of Clarivoy’s core products, is: “How are you doing anything different from what Google Analytics already does for me?”
Well, Multi Touch Sales Attribution incorporates offline sales data and connects ALL the online AND…Continue
Added by Steve White on November 18, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments
Before the Internet people chose who to do business with based on their community and word-of-mouth. There were no review sites. Now, however, review sites are flourishing -- just about every third party listing service has adopted them and there are many stand-alone services too.
Added by sara callahan on November 9, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments
The auto insurance industry is generally competitive. The advent of the internet led to a rise in the number of agents selling auto insurance online, further complicating the nature of the competition in the industry.
However, many top agents and insurance providers are still pulling in the numbers and hitting sales targets. What have they done right that is worthy of emulation?…Continue
Added by Tony Chips on November 7, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Many just associate driving test with only the practical test and that is you are asked to drive with a personnel beside you. But there is another test which is mandatory and that is the driving theory tests. In order to get a driving license, it is important to pass the theory test as well. Before you go for the actual tests, you can take the practice driving theory tests online just as training.
Online Driving theory tests are easy…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on October 26, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments
Added by David Metter on October 24, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
In my many discussions with dealers, the one question that invariably comes up is “What is online retailing, really?” They’ll then begin to tell me how consumers can already buy a car online from them. They have a widget with which a consumer can get their trade value. They have an online payment calculator. Customers…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on September 28, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments
The automotive industry pretty much resets at the beginning for each month. I’m sure you’ve all heard the term, “hero to zero.” Well, that’s rather how it is – you are judged on your sales for the previous month.
So, what do managers do when they get nervous in the middle of the month – perhaps sales…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on September 14, 2016 at 5:53am — No Comments
If you’re looking to score an incredible deal on a used car, don’t necessarily make the first thing you do a trip to the local used dealership. Instead, take the time to research the many options you have for buying a used car online, especially services like online car auctions!
When you do, though, you’re likely to see a number of so-called “salvage vehicles” that are available for a cut-rate price. These are vehicles that have been, for whatever reason, totaled by an insurance…
Added by Fisk Automotive on August 19, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments
These days, online reviews are a big part of that decision process. If managed incorrectly, these reviews can easily flip your prospective customer away from your dealership and into the lap of your…Continue
Added by sara callahan on August 11, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
The local car dealership commercial is an advertising staple during the local news.
Your spot is still one of the best ways to profile your brand in your community, but the media landscape is changing. Younger demographics are shopping for cars differently, mostly online. In fact, two-thirds of automobile buyers…
Added by Kenneth Garcia on July 4, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
There was a time when dealerships hated the internet. I know, it’s hard to believe. What is interesting is that while most dealerships have learned to embrace the internet, many still feel it is an obstacle to overcome, a nuisance that interferes with the old adage: “Say anything you…Continue
Added by Kim Orr on June 29, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments
I frequently talk about the current industry disrupters taking sales from dealers – the Beepis, Vrooms and Carvanas, amongst others. These companies snuck up on dealers and, with little warning, jumped into the spotlight and sucked investors into a future Nirvana of car buying bliss. They are currently blasting feel good…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on June 22, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Today I want to talk to you about a potential future I believe is rolling towards our industry at an alarming speed. You see, what I do, is I peek around corners looking for trends that have potential teeth and which could impact the automotive industry.
Recently I have become very concerned, as there…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on June 7, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments