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I was just curious to the process to increase a floor plan limit with AFC? Anyone have experience on the process and how often you can increase the line. For example, do they run your credit again? or do they just automatically increase it? Also,…Continue
Took a call from a dealer this morning asking the following questionsIs anyone using Auction Genius? If you are can you please share your experience with us?How do you use it? How effective is it for you? How is the cost compared to the…Continue
I'm completely flabbergasted that Manheim believes they need access to ALL information on my computer.To use several services on their site you are required to use their media player, and although it's not uncommon for some sites to need specific…Continue
Hi Folks, I just opened up a used car dealership here in California and I couldn't be more excited. As I cope with all the crazy feelings and emotions bouncing around my body I'm working hard to offer my customers a great buying experience. In doing…Continue
I'm searching for a CRM/ILM for our independent used car store. I've been going through a lot of demos and it seems like there are a lot of choices on the market... Dealersocket, Elead and Car-Research are very similar and look decent, but kind of…Continue
Hey guys, right now I am the head of our Secondary department. We are pulling leads from Auto Friend Leads and Auto Credit Express. So far they are working out pretty good but I am wanting to expand our Secondary department and add another…Continue
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My son is 20 yrs old and just got bonded and started his small car lot a month ago. Mistake or success? He was in college and dropped out for the car biz. I taught him about credit and he started building it at 18 and maybe that was a mistake as a father as he would probably be in school still. Thoughts? He seems to be doing things successfully and selling cars. He has not gotten a website just a face book page and it is working. He is a unconventional dealer but maybe the new generation of…Continue
Born in the late '80s and early '90s, Gen Y, accounts for about 21 percent of the total population, and 40 percent of the car-buying population. And this doesn't even account for who they are influencing. They are the most influential car buying population after the baby boom. Not only do they influence other Gen Y buyers, but they also influence their parents.
We have seen an interesting shift in buying dynamics over the past few years. While Gen X turned to their parents for advice…Continue
I JUST OPENED A SMALL RETAIL USED CAR OPERATION IN LONGWOOD,FL. AND WOULD LIKE FEED BACK
ON POSTING RETAIL PRICES ON MY WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST. WHAT IS THE CONSENSUS. POST CONTACT
DEALER OR PUT RETAIL PRICES ON WEBSITE AND CRAIGSLIST?
I JUST OPENED 2 WEEKS AGO AND AM ON VERY TIGHT MARKETING BUDGET SO IF ANYONE OUT THERE
COULD GIVE INSIGHT ON WHAT HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO GET PHONES RINGING AND PEOPLE ON THE LOT?
I wanted to get some feedback on what Dealer applications (VIN scanner) that has worked for you successfully and what do you recommend. i came across few applications from doing my research. i would like to get something that handy and useful along with a carfax report details and pricings and pricing comparison for auction,wholesale,auto trader , and retail, trade-in value.
what has worked for you and what has not and…Continue
I am seeking suggestions on warranty companies who service VW and Audi units. thanks
In a new car and truck dealership, what is a good payplan for a secondary finance manager with 3 secondary salespeople under him? Also, how would you pay the salesperson who first greeted the customer? There always seems to be discord between the primary dept and secondary department. Are there any suggestions to bring harmony to the 2 departments?
Any and all suggestions are welcome
Part 2 - Collections Promotions
As I said in the first part of this series here, properly designed promotions are more fun than advertising. Promotions should involve your employees, your customers, friends, family, neighbors, etc. All promotions should be done in a festive atmosphere. Plan the promotions so that as many customers as possible are…