Technology & Trends For Virtual Dealers

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Technology & Trends For Virtual Dealers

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For the last 100-plus years, with the exception of early adapters, the automotive sales process and consumer behavior generally stayed the same, until now. …

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There are plenty of stories about the work being done to develop a truly autonomous car. For the most part, we focus on the …

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Over the past decade or so, the world of vehicle sales has changed in ways that have greatly concerned traditional retailers. The rise of …

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The leading provider of auto industry marketing and customer relationship management solutions that successfully drive the Sell, Service, Repeat cycle, today announced that dealerships …

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Some auto-makers face a new challenge on social media: “fake ads.” Sponsored posts and ads on Facebook have surfaced touting “new” vehicles such as …

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Intel has announced its intention to acquire Mobileye, a driverless technology company that has been linked with BMW, and until last year, Tesla. Intel …

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In the days when car listings appeared on paper and were paid for by the line, buyers had little to go on but a …

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As any dealer can attest, car shopping has changed dramatically over the last decade. Shoppers spend hours (and days) guiding themselves through the vehicle-search …

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Social media can be an incredibly useful tool for new and used car dealerships. It allows you to build an audience and engage with …

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It’s a consumer experience so many people know, yet so few love: buying a new car. Although the outcome is something to look forward …

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It’s no secret that technology is everywhere, and people are now more connected than ever. In fact, 64% of Americans and 80% of online …

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The way that consumers interact with media or social media is constantly evolving, leaving companies scrambling to find the best way to reach their …

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During the past decade, the rise in car-sharing services, urban living and college debt payments led to doubts about millennials’ desire to ever own …

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A cynic once said, “If you want loyalty, buy a dog.” It isn’t quite that bad for auto dealers, but they and the auto …

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It’s not uncommon for today’s dealerships to feel like VIP lounges, with gorgeous showrooms, state-of-the-art service centers, and waiting areas nicer than high-end coffee …

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Throw on a headset, “test-drive” a car, in the middle of a convention floor space. The merging worlds of virtual reality and automotive allowed …

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After a recent victory in Indiana, Tesla is making a push to allow its direct-sale business model in Connecticut and bypass the third-party car …

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The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Beepi has spent $150 million in venture capital and will start liquidating assets to meet creditor …

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Online shoppers: so close and yet so far. Your dealership’s future customers are out there browsing the internet for the best deals on their …

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When it comes to identifying new customers—and finding creative ways to market to them—few businesses are as nimble as U.S. automobile dealerships. They’re quick …

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Generating content for sales and marketing cannot be done in a bubble. But how can organizations resurface to start listening and engaging in a …

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In years past, the refrain among auto dealers has been “Facebook doesn’t sell cars.” But there’s no doubt that the power of social media …

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One of the best things about social media marketing is that it’s measurable. I’m still caught off-guard when I hear that some dealers don’t …

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Google stands as the key player for any business looking to get started on search, as it maintains a 68% share of the market, …

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Geolocation is the next buzzword in marketing. As brands discover the power of GPS-fueled augmented reality (think Pokémon Go), they’re finding new ways to …

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With the Millennial generation quickly becoming a more powerful force in the economy, totaling around 85 million, they’re now in their 20s and 30s, …