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Don’t Buy CRM Software Without Asking These Questions

You’ve decided to get a CRM or replace an existing one. Now what?

 

A CRM system should help your staff connect with customers, increase sales productivity and provide actionable insights to deliver the great experiences that create long-lasting customer relationships.

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on May 29, 2020 at 9:31am — No Comments

Shopping for Used Cars? Here's What You Need to Know

If you're interested in saving money on the purchase of a vehicle, used cars are the way to go. Part of this has to do with their lower cost when compared to new cars, but the other reason behind buying used is that a new vehicle's value depreciates considerably in the first year of ownership. While you likely aren't buying a car as an investment and instead consider…

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Added by Derek Crowden on May 29, 2020 at 4:58am — No Comments

4 Useful Tips on How to Get Rid of the Unpleasant Smell in the Car

Many car owners have faced a problem of an unpleasant odor in the car. A universal solution to this problem still doesn’t exist. It is necessary to determine the source of the odor and only after appropriate disinfection or treatment, it will be possible to completely solve the…

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Added by Amelia Grant on May 29, 2020 at 1:22am — No Comments

Supercharging Vehicle Sales During the Recovery Phase

As auto sales start to rebound across the country, auto retailers may be tempted to slowly ramp up their marketing investment until customers return in larger numbers. Our research into the state of recovery in the auto industry during the COVID-19 crisis identified some specific challenges with the wait-and-see approach that may stifle a fast recovery. Affinitiv evaluated the sales trends across 1,800 auto retailers in the US to understand the current level of recovery and to help retailers…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on May 28, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Walmart Is an Ecommerce Winner During Pandemic

Walmart's US ecommerce sales are expected to rise 44.2% to $41.01 billion this year, a significant bump from 2019’s stellar 36.8% growth—and an increase from our January 2020 estimate of 27.0%.…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 28, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 Things About COVID Consumers in 60 Days

Two months ago, the world as we know it changed. COVID-19 became up close and personal in the first week of March. Virtual Retailing, Digital Retailing, Distance Retailing -- call it what you will -- arrived. 
Social norms evolve. Consumers adjust. My three big takeaways as we glance back before moving…
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Added by Jim Flint on May 28, 2020 at 7:13am — No Comments

5 Tips on How to Make Your Car Look More Expensive

When you make a decision to sell your old car, you will have to take a critical look at it. You should understand that it can have defects that you don’t pay attention to during daily use. However, they can spoil the buyer’s impression and lover the car’s price.…

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Added by Amelia Grant on May 28, 2020 at 1:36am — No Comments

Digital Motors Integrates eLEND Solutions’ Digital Financing Into Automotive ‘Buy From Home’ Online Retailing Solution

Car buyers can instantly apply for financing directly from a dealer’s online store, finalizing transactions, including F&I, from the safety and comfort of their homes

 

Irvine, Calif., May 27, 2020Digital Motors®, which is revolutionizing the way car dealerships sell their vehicles online, today announced a strategic partnership with digital financing innovator…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 27, 2020 at 7:41am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Adds 18 New VARs and 1,000+ Dealership Customers During COVID-19

Auto dealers turn to video to stay in touch with customers & stay competitive in downturn

 

Urbandale, IA—May 27, 2020— When social distancing guidelines went into effect, demand for video marketing and video communications solutions skyrocketed. In the two and a half months since businesses across the country were shuttered due to COVID-19, Flick Fusion has added 18 new customers to their network of value-added…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 27, 2020 at 7:33am — No Comments

8 Awesome Tips to Create an Effective Marketing Campaign With a Minimal Budget

It is the goal of any marketer to create a successful marketing campaign. However, sometimes budget restrictions increase the complexity of your efforts. Having budget restrictions the marketer can make some mistakes that will spoil a marketing campaign. …

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Added by Amelia Grant on May 27, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

SURESALE WINS GOLD STEVIE® AWARD IN 2020 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS®

SureSale’s automotive certification-as-a-service platform was named “Innovation of the Year”

 

Los Angeles, CA – May 26, 2020 – SureSale, the gold standard for quality used vehicles and purchase protection, won the Gold Stevie® Award in the “Innovation of the Year” Business Services “category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®.  The category recognizes singular innovations in product development.

 

“The SureSale team…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 26, 2020 at 9:25am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Introduces Remote Payments for Repair Orders and Parts Invoices

New feature allows dealership customers to pay ROs & parts invoices remotely

Albany, N.Y. – May 26, 2020Auto/Mate, a business unit of DealerSocket, has introduced Remote Payments, a new feature that allows customers to pay service repair orders (ROs) and parts invoices without having to step inside the dealership. Dealership personnel can now send emails to customers that…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 26, 2020 at 6:25am — No Comments

Your Grand Re-Opening Plan

As we move forward with the grand re-opening of your city or state, customers will look for new evidence in the way of operational advertising for your store. 
It's more than a brand promise. Viewed through the consumer lens--It's more or less--"What will you do for…
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Added by Jim Flint on May 26, 2020 at 5:11am — No Comments

Moving Forward with SEO: Preparing for New Marketing Normals

Car Dealers have tremendous potential right now to entertain, assist, educate, and inform automotive consumers. Here are six ways to leverage SEO in preparing for the new normal...…



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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 23, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Baking the Cake of Virtual Retailing: How to Interact as We Transact

It’s no April Fools’ joke that Apple became a company on April 1, 1976. In 1984 telephone companies as we knew them began to break-up. A subsequent window opened to advance how we communicate. As such, Apple evolved from an early start in computers and connected the dots to personal…
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Added by Jim Flint on May 22, 2020 at 6:55am — No Comments

How to Measure a Dealership's Content Marketing Success

How to Measure Content Marketing Success for Your Dealership Using Google Data Studio

Looking for a way to measure whether your content marketing is successful? Here’s how you can use Google Data Studio to calculate the ROI.…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 22, 2020 at 1:30am — No Comments

Do you Need Insurance for a Car That Doesn’t Run?

If you have a car that doesn’t run and it’s on a high-deductible policy, you may want to postpone repairs, especially if they are going to be costly. You may choose to leave your car in its present state and not use it for a while. Since it will be in your garage, you may be thinking about dropping your car insurance. Would it be a wise decision on your part? The answer will…

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Added by Derek Crowden on May 21, 2020 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Will Digital Retailing Stick? Why You Should Adopt an Integrated Sales Process

As states continue to loosen stay-at-home restrictions, will people continue to shop online for vehicles?

 

What I’m hearing from dealers is that…

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on May 20, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION MAKES ONLINE DEALER TRAINING INSTITUTE AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Online Training Program Helps F&I Personnel Elevate Skills to Improve Profit and Customer Satisfaction Levels

 

CHESTERFIELD, MO (May 20, 2020) – Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, has made available its library of professional development training courses to all dealership personnel and agents. This…

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Added by John Sternal on May 20, 2020 at 5:56am — No Comments

Boost Acquisition Partners with Recall Masters, Adds Critical Recall Data to its Offering

Partnership drives much-needed dealership service revenue by facilitating  recall repairs at no cost to private-party vehicle sellers

Laguna Hills, CA, May 19, 2020Recall Masters,…

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Added by Dan Beres on May 19, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

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