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Finance Pre-qualification Added to eLEND Solutions’ ID DriveTM: Sales Process Dramatically Shortened with Soft-Pull Credit Report from Driver’s License Scan

Early dealer results show 36% closing ratios, higher customer satisfaction and a 1- to 2-hour reduction in traditionally lengthy sales process

 

Foothill Ranch, CA – March 30, 2016 – eLEND Solutions™, today announced that its popular ID authentication program now instantly and automatically converts a driver’s license scan into a consumer consented soft pull credit pre-qualification application, without even requiring a social…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 30, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

Andrew Lumsden Joins Vast as Vice President of Data Products

 

Former VP of Product for Chrome charged with further innovating Vast and CarStorys data and analytics offerings

 

Austin, TX, March 29, 2016 – Andrew Lumsden, the former Vice President of Product for Chrome, has joined Vast, as Vice President of Data Products, the Company announced today. Lumsden, an automotive data veteran who has lent his innovative…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 29, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Website Rankings and Conversions Increase with Dealership Switch to .Cars URL

 

 Study shows new automotive domain improves over 50% of search rankings

 

 

Santa Monica, CA – March 28, 2016 – A new dealership case study conducted by independent SEO experts GlobeRunner reveals that new automotive-specific domain names, .Cars, .Car, and .Auto (“.Cars”), are lifting search rankings, conversions, and traffic.

 

Since launching in…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 28, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

U.S. Dealership Buy/Sells Hit Record Highs in 2015: New Entrants Drive 29% of Sales, according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors

Dealership valuations skyrocket; Van Tuyl, Berkshire Hathaway acquisitions have major impact; new entrants outpace publics by over 4 to 1

 

Irvine, CA, March 9, 2016 – U.S. dealership buy/sell activity reached record…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 9, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dealers Seeing Huge Spike in Inbound Calls, But Less Than 40% Confident They Manage Calls Effectively

CallSource survey shows that over 1/3 of dealers

believe they lose 1 in 5 sales calls to a competitor

 

Westlake Village, CA – March 1, 2016 A new survey of dealerships from…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 1, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Vast® Closes $14 Million Investment from Capital One Growth Ventures

Austin, TX - February 09, 2016 -Vast, the data-as-a-service platform for autos and real estate, today announced a $14 million investment from Capital One Growth Ventures. Vast…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 9, 2016 at 8:53am — No Comments

.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Globally Launch into General Availability

 

Santa Monica, CA -- January 20, 2016 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced public availability of its domains ending in .Cars, .Car, and .Auto. Dealerships, manufacturers, and all other businesses can now register auto-specific domains on a first-come, first-served…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 20, 2016 at 7:14am — No Comments

3+ Hour Vehicle Transaction Times Still the Norm, But Vendor Cooperation Could Help Says Auto Dealer Survey

 

 40% of dealers report start-to-finish transaction time of 3 hours or more in eLEND Solutions survey; lack of vendor integration and data exchange seen as key obstacle to faster process by majority of dealership respondents

 

Foothill Ranch, CA – January 13, 2016 – A new survey of dealerships from eLEND Solutions™ shows that dealers continue to struggle with shortening…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 13, 2016 at 7:25am — No Comments

.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Open Registration to General Public Today

Cars Registry’s Early Registration Begins with Automotive Domains like Hybrid.Cars, Midsize.Car, and Dallas.Auto Now Available; First-Come, First-Served

Santa Monica, CA -- January 12, 2016 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced the first opportunity for the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 12, 2016 at 7:16am — No Comments

Patent Awarded to CarStory Market Reports’ Technology



 

Patent covers similarities engine that enables CarStory Market Reports to automatically generate relevant and like vehicle recommendations to car buyers, helping facilitate a better, more informed car selling/buying experience

 

Austin,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 9, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

eLEND Solutions Continues Expansion: Joins DealerVault’s Premier Network; Appoints Chief Sales Officer; Doubles Office Space

Company names Pogo Parr as Chief Sales Officer and doubles office space to manage extensive growth plans

Mission Viejo, CA – December 2, 2015 – eLEND Solutions™, a technology company delivering integrated credit, identification and finance solutions to auto dealers, announced it has joined DealerVault’s Premier Network. DealerVault is a first-of-its-kind…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Domains .Cars, .Car, and .Auto Launching Specifically for the Auto Industry

Cars Registry makes shorter and more memorable domain names available to trademark holders exclusively through January 12

Santa Monica, CA -- December 2, 2015 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced the availability of…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 2, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments

Innovative Start-Ups Friendemic, Nuve and PartPic Voted Top Business Ideas at AutoVentures 2015

Creative investment opportunities recognized at auto industry’s first innovation and investor conference; SRO conference, packed with investors, dealerships & PE firms, reviewed over 20 start-ups representing the best of the auto industry’s…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ken Garff Auto Group Adds CarStory® Market Reports to its Dealer Websites; Giving In-Market Used Car Shoppers Direct Access to Detailed Used Car Data

Auto group integrates Inline CarStory Market Reports into its nearly 50 dealership websites; information-rich reports increase consumer engagement and trust…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 29, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments

Dealer Car Search to Offer CarStory® Market Reports to Network of 5,000 Dealers



 

Reports deliver direct engagement on VDPs, reducing lead leakage from dealer websites

 

Austin, Texas – September 22, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of search and inventory data and analytics on used vehicles, today announced that Dealer Car Search is making Inline CarStory Market…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 22, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

Chad Bockius of CarStory Named to “40 Under 40” list for Remarketing & Used-Car Industry



 

Auto Remarketing list honors outstanding leaders under 40 whose innovations are making an impact; Bockius recognized for role in launching CarStory Market Reports which use big data to tell every used cars unique story.

 

Austin, Texas September 10, 2015 – Chad Bockius, Chief Marketing Officer of CarStory, the industry’s largest provider…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 10, 2015 at 9:27am — No Comments

Vehicle Service Interval Adherence Decreases by 15.6%

 

New research from DMEautomotive reveals vehicle age, and lack of awareness of manufacturer recommendations, contributing to drop in number of consumers following manufacturer recommended service intervals

 

Daytona Beach, FL – August 25, 2015 – New research from DMEautomotive analyzes the factors influencing the decrease in the number of consumers who adhere to manufacturer’s recommended service intervals for their…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 25, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

Dealerships Losing 84% of Phone-Ups

Analysis by IHS Automotive, Commissioned by CallSource, Reveals Auto Dealers are Missing Out on Important Phone Leads

 

Westlake Village, CA – August 18, 2015 Over eighty percent (84%) of a dealership’s inbound sales calls are not converted to a sale[1] by that dealership, according to recent IHS Automotive analysis…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 18, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Chad Bockius of CarStory Selected to Present at the 2015 DrivingSales Executive Summit

 

Bockius presentation Big Data Strategies to Capitalize on Your Used Car Marketing will be co-presented by Tom White, Jr. from Subaru of Wichita; Bockius and White were selected to speak by auto dealers in a highly competitive process; joining an agenda with four award-wining authors and other industry experts

 

Austin,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 17, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

DMEa to Present Breakthrough System for Forecasting Dealer Fixed Ops Revenue and Retention Rates at Auto Retailing Industry Events in 2015

Gross Revenue Optimization (GRO) to be presented to automotive dealers at four key conferences: DealerSocket User Summit; Digital Dealer Conference & Expo; DrivingSales Executive Summit and Fixed Ops Conference & Expo

 

Daytona Beach, FL – August 13, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa) today announced that Gross Revenue Optimization (GRO), its groundbreaking methodology built upon a foundation of statistical analysis…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 13, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

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