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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 computers and browse a dealer’s inventory on their website…Continue
Once you set a barrier of your choosing you can then create a Push notification that will…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 need. In reality, I shop more than my wife and kids… they just don't go…Continue
Added by David Metter on May 12, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments
Our marketing universe is quickly becoming untethered as smartphones and tablets gain a broader share of web access to information and entertainment. The mobile marketing world is still new to many dealers and we’re experiencing a learning curve about how to market, manage, and leverage this new landscape. Here are 6 Quick Info Insights to help dealers get a quick course in Mobile 101.
1. Mobile is Exploding
29% of web traffic page views are…Continue
The Truth About ‘Mobilegeddon’ and the Impact On Your…Continue
You believe you finally have this e-Commerce thing down pat and you're getting serious about this m-Commerce thing (mobile) because you heard Google is going to start penalizing those sites that are not mobile optimized. Let me introduce to…Continue
Over the past few months, my team and I have been figuring out a way to effectively communicate the benefits of mobile advertising to auto dealers. Our answer finally came in the form of an infographic. Let me know what you think!…Continue
Video, and especially mobile video, is fast becoming the media of choice for consumers of all ages. From the cable-free movie, to online streaming services, to the latest and greatest phone apps storming the scene, we are all consuming data at a record pace. According to a…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on April 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
In this edition, learn what 3rd party vendor is changing its brand identity, how to get ready for…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 20, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments
I am not sure the folks at Edmunds.com would want you to remember, but most dealers still recall back in October the advertisement Edmunds launched on YouTube, entitled “Absurdity of Haggling” which, with no disguise, belittled car dealers by showing a grocery clerk trying to gouge shoppers on items such as bread and squash. Dealers quickly recognized this and tagged it in social and conventional industry media, and, after…Continue
Added by Elena Ciccotelli on March 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments
The new Google study reveals insight on the digital impact on in-store shopping. We all know that the growth of smartphones and access to online information has changed the way we shop in stores, but how is this actually affecting brick and mortar retail?
Today's consumers are more informed than ever before. They want information throughout the shopping process, driving their use of…
Added by Josh Knutson on March 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY, N.Y. – February 2nd, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the launch of a new website with more dealership management system (DMS) educational resources for auto dealers. The new website is easier to navigate and optimized for mobile devices, so dealers can access the latest company news and DMS information on the go.…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 2, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY, N.Y. – January 19th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today launched Option/Mate™ Mobile, a mobile-optimized version of its advanced F&I menu solution for auto dealers. F&I managers using Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS) can now offer customers at their auto dealerships a variety of menu presentations on a mobile tablet. Option/Mate Mobile allows the…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on January 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Minneapolis, MN – AutoMotion, the leader in mobile app technology for the automotive market, today announced integration of beacons into its Location Targeting technology.
Added by Josh Knutson on January 19, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments
Compared to a couple of years ago, the number of dealers who have some sort of mobile strategy is exponentially higher. As an industry, we're starting to really understand just how important mobile is, but there needs to be more action and less discussion, in my humble…Continue
|by Bill Cress, Performance Improvement Consultant|
According to the Movable Ink US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q1 2014, as of April, 2014, 47.2% of all emails…Continue
Added by Josh Knutson on December 10, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is conducting a survey on the usage of mobile tablets in the dealership. How many of you are using mobile tablets in the sales process, in the F&I process and in fixed ops? We would like to find out and we appreciate your input!
We're inviting all auto dealer personnel to participate. Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a random drawing to win a $400 Visa gift card. In less than ten minutes--or the time it takes to finish…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 18, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments
A couple generations ago, if you didn’t carry cash on your person, perhaps a personal check was accepted at your favorite store. Then credit cards became an option, followed quickly by debit cards. And now, with technology changing seemingly overnight, two new payment options are becoming available to consumers at select and very notable retailers.
Added by Mike Gorun on November 7, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments