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AdAgencyOnline.Net Features ecarlist on Automotive Advertising Portal

AdagencyOnline.Net is known as “The One Stop Site For All Of Your Automotive Advertising Needs.” The blog talk radio station hosted on the free automotive advertising resource / networking portal is focused on the auto industry. The station, “WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time” anchors “call in” talk radio shows that allow access to auto industry insiders representing a diverse group of automotive advertising vendors.

ecarlist is an automotive advertising vendor with a variety of applications that drew the attention of the automotive advertising agencies that support AdAgencyOnline.Net. The company provides a comprehensive inventory management application and appraisal tool tied to internet sourced market data as well as web site designs and support services.

Len Critcher, the President of ecarlist, will be interviewed by Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C and host of AdAgencyOnline.Net, on the site’s blog talk radio show, “Automotive Advertising Experts.” The show is scheduled for Friday, November 14th 2008 between 12:00 Noon EST and 12:30 PM EST.

Len Critcher is a dealer principal of eCarLink.com, a leading Internet dealership and CEO of ecarlist.com, a dealership software company in Dallas, TX. For five years, eCarLink.com has consistently sold over 1,000 vehicles per year exclusively through online marketing.

Critcher has been profiled in Forbes Magazine, CBS News, American Way, and the Dallas Business Journal for his work. He is often asked to consult dealerships on best practices in selling/marketing online. Critcher’s dealership is currently ranked #8 nationally of ‘pre-owned retailers’ by Auto Dealer Monthly

ecarlist serves +/- 500 auto dealerships, including the largest Chevy dealership and the largest pre-owned Lexus dealership in the nation. They have been marketing their product for less than 2 years but they have recently expanded their offerings to include the following features and benefits described on their website http://ecarlist.com ;

Inventory Listing Management
ecarlist provides more than just inventory management capabilities. They are one of the most powerful listing tools available. ecarlist provides multiple ways to input inventory including feeds from a 3rd-party dealer service vendor, integration with an auto dealer’s legacy DMS, or vehicles can be entered manually making the process as painless and intuitive as possible.

Powered by Chrome Systems, one of the most powerful and accurate VIN decoders available, after the initial decode all auto dealers are required to input in most cases is the price, mileage and description (if desired). Their VIN decode even provides available OEM colors and options for that particular make and model. Total and seamless integration with both CARFAX and AutoCheck allow the option to choose the source of a vehicle’s history report, and ecarlist is one of the first platforms to provide a quick-view CARFAX Highlights summary directly from the vehicle’s inventory page. No more wasting time opening and reviewing CARFAX reports!

ecarlist’s description builder develops a seemingly-customized description about a vehicle without spending all of the extra time. Simply choose the categories to describe, click the check box by the respective description and finalize the arrangement of the descriptions. One of the things that make their description builder unique is the ability to save custom phrases and paragraphs—no more opening up word documents to copy/paste favorite openings or paragraphs. Simply type them once, save them to the ecarlist description builder and access them for all future listings. Their description builder will even update the year, make, model, price and mileage automatically into customized paragraphs, which will save even more time!

Auto Dealers can preview their ad and send their inventory to all of the major sites using some of the most recognizable and acclaimed templates available with just one click. If an auto dealer prefers a unique, or more customized template, or they feel that there are some better web sites that they would like to use to advertise their inventory, ecarlist will help them achieve what will work best for their dealership.

With ecarlist's integrated, ‘multi-site’ lead management system, auto dealers can view and reply to leads from many of the most popular marketing mediums directly from their ecarlist account. Auto dealers can choose to view leads based on date received or by vehicle. Even monitor all email communications in thread based formatting.

Email Lead Management
Their included E-mail Lead Management system also allows auto dealers to respond to customer questions, accept/reject/counter eBay Best Offers, and avoid unwanted spam e-mails, which will ensure that auto dealers only receive e-mails that pertain to their business.

Market Price Analysis
The days of only monitoring a competing dealer’s specials down the street are over. The dealership of today must understand the National marketplace and must buy/price their inventory accordingly. There is an old saying, “profit is made on the buy, not the sale”. With ecarlist’s integrated Market Analysis system – dealerships are better equipped during the buying stage as well as the marketing and pricing stages. Auto dealers can use ecarlist to assess trade values looking at many forms of data including Black Book and eBay Motors Market Data. Auto dealers can compare inventory with ‘real-time’ VIN matched vehicles selling online and see exactly what competitors are asking.

A new feature to be added to ecarlist in the near future is their “Classified Market Analysis” including Auto Trader and Cars.com. Also, improved inventory monitoring and inventory price alerts.

Free Inventory Export to Multiple Sites
From eBay Motors and AutoTrader, to Cars.com and Edmunds, auto dealers can list their vehicles to all of the most popular online advertising platforms with just one click.

Free Window Sticker Creator
Auto Dealers can access customized window stickers and buyer's guides, on demand, with their Window Sticker Creator. No more waiting for 3rd-party providers to put stickers on inventory, no more waiting for graphics companies to deliver stickers a week after they are ordered and no more paying someone else for something that auto dealers can do themselves for ¼ of the cost; simply click and print.

eBay LOCAL Integration
ecarlist is one of only a handful of eBay Motors Preferred Service Providers out of the 30,000+ vendors that eBay works with.

Free craigslist Integration
Auto dealers can easily send all their inventory to one of the world's largest free, online marketplaces. With more than 7 billion page views per month and an opportunity to selectively market vehicles in most of the country's largest metropolitan areas for free, craigslist is something auto dealers will definitely take advantage of. A full color ad, branded with dealership banners will ensure that vehicles get the attention they need from potential buyers.

AutoTrader Tag Line
The eCarList AutoTrader Tag Line, provides the ability to precede each ad with a customer, sales-person specific greeting, that should increase the likelihood that a potential customer knows who to ask for to eliminate confusion on the showroom floor.

Integrated Lease Quoting System
Auto Dealers can populate their ads with auto-generated lease quotes using generic, make-specific or franchise-specific lease criteria (money factors, residuals, terms, etc.). No more manually entering terms on the back-end, no more guessing what the lease payment might be—ecarlist does the work for the auto dealer.

DMS, CRM or Other 3rd-Party Integration
Duplicate entry, switching back-and-forth between various web pages, reconciling an auto dealer’s inventory and corresponding leads all take up valuable time that should be better spent selling vehicles and making money. That is why ecarlist works so diligently to provide integrations with all of the necessary sources that auto dealers utilize on a daily basis. However, ecarlist goes one step further by ensuring the data from/to these sources are seamlessly integrated into the auto dealer’s account, so the dealer can manage and access everything they need from ecarlist without compromising functionality or accuracy.

Manheim's Online Vehicle Exchange (OVE) Integration
Lower transaction costs, guaranteed payment, exposure to a national audience of buying dealers…if an auto dealer wholesales any of their inventory, OVE is a necessity. eCarList is proud to be one of the first 3rd-party partners of OVE by providing their auto dealers the ability to list and manage their vehicles directly to this new auction marketplace. All auto dealer clients need to get started is an eCarList account and their Manheim user-name and password.

24-Hour Technical Support
At ecarlist, customer support is paramount. From their technical support and sales representatives, to their executive officers, their goal is that virtually anyone and everyone on their team is accessible when their dealer clients need them most.

Customized "Framing" Upon Request
Framing is a great way to make ads stand out, establish an online image and preserve dealership-specific branding. Additionally, framing decreases the likelihood that a dealership's 'likeness' or vehicle photos will be used in a fraudulent manner by making it difficult for individuals to steal photos without spending a prohibitive amount of time editing them for use as their own.

VIN Explosion Back-up
Although, ecarlist took great care when researching and partnering with the most robust and accurate VIN decode company available, no VIN decoder has 100% success decoding VIN's. That is why ecarlist is the first, and to their knowledge, only company around that cares enough about their auto dealer client’s time and the accuracy of their listings to employ a back-up VIN decode system. In the event an auto dealer’s initial VIN decode fails, eCarList will automatically generate a VIN decode request with their back-up VIN decode partner, VinPOWER.

A product overview of ecarlist is available by clicking on the link below:
http://www.ecarlist.com/product_overview.pdf

About AdAgencyOnline.Net:

AdAgencyOnline.Net has and audience comprised of automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers and O.E.M representatives that frequent the site to take advantage of their free automotive advertising resources. The blog talk radio shows on the portal include the “Lunch With Phil - Discussing Automotive Advertising” the “Lunch With Ralph – Discussing Automotive Advertising”and the “Automotive Advertising Experts” show. The shows run weekdays from 12:00 noon to 12:30 PM EST. They all allow call-in questions to the guests or they can be downloaded anytime at http://adagencyonline.net/ or www.blogtalkradio.com/adagencyonline .

AdAgencyOnline.Net provides solutions to automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers and O.E.M. representatives who turn to the automotive advertising site to solve common problems discussed on WAAOL. AdAgencyOnline.Net also hosts an online Dealer 20+ Group sharing best practices with senior automotive advertising account executives from Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. who monitor the portal to offer free advice.

Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. preferred automotive advertising vendor clients featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net include LeadConverter, Ai Dealer, Laser Stream Video, BZ Results, ADP, NeoSynergy, CarFolks.Com, Gumiyo, EveryCarListed.Com, DealMaker.Com and SiSTeR Technologies Video CarLot. The Detroit Trading Company and R. L. Polk & Co. are said to be pending approval.

Many of the preferred vendors on the site also have consulting agreements with Philip Zelinger including, but not limited to, DealMaker.Com , EveryCarListed.Com, SiSTeR Technologies with CityTwist being the latest addition with their online “self serve” email application to auto dealers and a variety of other retail industries.

AdAgencyOnline.Net has interviewed a variety of nationally recognized automotive advertising representatives since its launch at the NADA Convention in San Francisco in February of 2008. Previous guests included Clayton Stanfield from EBay Motors , Mark Boyd and Mark Dubis from CarFolks.Com, Jared Hamilton from DrivingSales.Com, Dale Pollak from vAuto, David Wassmann from NeoSynergy, Jerry Daniels from Automotive Broadcasting Network, (ABN), Terry Alling from Kihon Media, David Marod from LeadConverter, Mike Parsons from Laser Stream Video, Brian Hoecht from Ai Dealer, Ralph Paglia from ADP and host to the auto industry social networking community ADM, Jim Ziegler, motivational speaker and consultant to the auto industry, Jeff Kershner, ecommerce director for The Mile One Automotive Group and host of the auto industry social networking forum DealerRefresh.Com , Jeff Raab from the Detroit Trading Company, (DTX), Tim Zierdon from JMsolutions AAX™, Mike DeCecco from Dealer.Com, Ken Schwartz from CityTwist, Michael R. Spadafore from R. L. Polk & Co. and Kevin Schwartz and Rick Rochon from AdSymetrix. Bruce Cerbone from Argistics is scheduled to appear on the “Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising” show on Monday, November 17th 2008 to discuss his new AutoTransaXion application.

For additional information on AdAgencyOnline.Net automotive advertising agencies, auto industry vendors and auto dealers can visit the portal at http://adagencyonline.net/ , contact Philip Zelinger directly at 888-796-2228 or email Philip at pzads@bellsouth.net. To quote Philip Zelinger, “Help is only a click away!” ###

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Comment by Philip Zelinger on November 13, 2008 at 5:01pm
Hey Matt, you should listen and or call-in tomorrow but the answer is based on the vehicles on the Internet at the time as it is drawn from comparable inventory for sale. Also, if you go to the site - ecarlist.com they have some very informative videos that cover all of the applications.
Comment by Blaine Twilley on November 13, 2008 at 2:59pm
Thanks Phil!

If anyone has any questions about ecarlist, please feel free to contact me directly. As always, an online demo is always available.

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DIRECT 214-722-8209 | MOBILE 310-486-7176 | FAX 214-550-2550
www.ecarlist.com | blaine@ecarlist.com

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