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Implementing Corporate Benefits Programs (CBP) to employees of small/large corporations is nothing new. Manufacturers have been doing it for some time -- Ford’s X-Plan pricing, for example. But, typically, these corporate discount programs are isolated to large national corporations with which the OEMs have…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on March 24, 2016 at 6:19am — No Comments
Today's new-vehicle buyers are considering fewer and shopping fewer dealers. What are the reasons for these shoppers to purchase vs. avoid?
Added by Kris Rosychuk on March 8, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
The car-shopping journey has become primarily virtual. Consumers now do most of their research online and learn about dealerships via the internet, and in turn,…Continue
Added by Joey Little on December 11, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
For consumers, the car shopping journey has morphed into an online, cross-device journey. Now that you’re able to appeal to consumers who are taking the cross-device journey to purchase their vehicles, it’s important to continue that momentum by bridging the gap and pulling more consumers into your dealership. As discussed in Part I, it’s…Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 13, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Showrooming, according to businessdictionary.com, is purchasing an item online, or elsewhere, after looking at and inspecting the item in-store.
In other words, consumers will…Continue
In the largest buy back action in U.S. history, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Fiat-Chrysler America (FCA) have agreed that, in addition to paying a $105 million fine, FCA will offer to buy back 500,000 RAM pickup trucks from consumers. The value FCA has to pay consumers for…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 7, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
If your dealership has a mobile website, you are probably aware that 30 to 50 percent of your total website traffic are mobile users. You also know these mobile users are performing actions with their smartphones that are aligned with serious shopping behavior. In a…Continue
Consumers have been showrooming in retail stores for quite some time now and, while many retailers don’t like it, they’ve pretty much resigned themselves to the fact that it’s going to happen. However, one surprising argument posted in…Continue
A 2014 study by Autotrader showed that consumers are visiting fewer dealers in their car shopping than ever before. This is certainly a by-product of the availability of information. No longer do consumers have to visit multiple dealerships to find the right vehicle. They simply sit in front of their…Continue
As a husband and father to 5 daughters, the cartoon above is, at times, a pretty accurate description of my life. I’m sure all men in similar situations have found that couch or chair they inevitably get placed in while the females in their lives try on shoes, clothes or whatever they may…Continue
Added by David Metter on May 12, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments
Swapalease.com executives recently analyzed the difference in how Hollywood leverages cars today versus during the 1970s and ‘80s. The difference is obvious.
During the 1970s and ‘80s, Hollywood went to great lengths to showcase iconic cars and trucks in popular TV shows and movies.
Since the late 1990s,…
Added by John Sternal on April 29, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments
Added by John Sternal on April 22, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Consumers looking to purchase lease takeovers will utilize WeGoLook to complete auto inspections prior to the transaction.
WeGoLook announces it has…
Added by John Sternal on April 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
Volatility Remains for Lease Applicants Due to Increased Attention on Secondary Market
CINCINNATI, OHIO (April 14, 2015) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals for March tumbled to just 60.0% of lease transfer applicants, with the 2015 average off the average healthy pace at just 63.4%.
Lease credit approval volatility has been apparent over the last six months, with every other month surging above or below…
In the digital world, your merchandising takes place on your VDP Pages, making your VDP Pages one of (if not “the”) most valuable…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on April 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation's largest online lease marketplace, compared truck inventory and consideration data from 2014 against 2012 and found that there has been a significant increase in the number of shoppers driving truck leases, and those looking for truck…Continue
Added by John Sternal on February 20, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – In truth, there may not be 50 different shades, but 80% of the cars and trucks in the Swapalease.com auto lease marketplace are in the gray family (including white and black). Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed colors of its entire online ecosystem and discovered that the grayscale dominates the automotive landscape.
Specifically, the colors black (31.4%), white (19.6%), silver (13.1%), dark grey (9.1%) and grey…
Added by John Sternal on January 28, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals for 2014 ended with a rate of 69.0%, down from the 2013 approval rate of 77.7% approvals. December 2014 specifically ended with a monthly approvals rate of 60.9%, down from the previous December that saw 73.3% approvals in 2013.
“The year ended much the same way it progressed, with turbulence as the approvals theme for the entire 2014 campaign,” said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of…
Added by John Sternal on January 22, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed four of today’s most popular fuel-sippers against four of today’s most popular large trucks/SUVs to see if low gas prices are impacting consumer demand. The company analyzed search and consideration data from 2013 against 2014, when gas prices fell continuously through the end of the year.
The analysis showed that some small cars remained in healthy demand, while others did not. The analysis showed the same for…
Added by John Sternal on January 20, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments