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7 Ways to Win Google’s “Near Me” Search Wars at Your Dealership

“Near Me” Searchers Buy the Same Day Did you know that 50% of consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphone visit that business within a day? Interesting is the fact that 18% of those visit will make a purchase that same day. Even more stunning, is the fact that Millennials will buy 29% […]

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10 Sites You Shouldn’t Ignore when Sourcing Used Cars

If you have been in the car business for any length of time you have faced the dilemma of how to buy used cars. Do I go to auctions? Do I visit private dealers? At Auction Simplified we think you need to be always looking for cars and visiting every venue.   10. Hemmings This site is often overlooked by car […]

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The Important Question To Ask Dealer Software Vendors? Hint:Not DMS Integration

The Core Question? If you draw concentric circles around your dealership accounting office you will probably find several software packages attaching themselves to your DMS. Everything from inventory managers, compliance software to CRM’s and service schedulers. Each supplier probably had a booth at NADA where they showed off their bells and whistles and colorful graphs […]

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With VDP’s A Photo is worth a 1,000 words.

Now that you have picked the layout the next thing to do is get a good digital camera. There are hundreds of cameras to choose from, make sure you get one that lets you change the pixels, a common size is 1024×768. While you don’t need a $3000 Nikon -, I would tell you to […]

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Where Can Dealers Find Cars for under $10,000

So where do you start looking for cars under $10,000. The most common answer is “head to the auction”. Although going to the auction to stock your used car lot is a necessary evil it can’t be your only go to move. This is where we separate the people that make things happen from the […]

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Used Car Profit Hacks

When it comes to used car profit, dealers constantly consider the resale value of their inventory. Having a profitable, well maintained inventory can make a huge difference when it comes the speed in which you turn your used car lot. Here are some simple tips on how to increase the value of your Used Car […]

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Pricing Used Cars

What’s Your Strategy for Pricing Used Cars?

So you have picked your pricing strategy and set your targets now its time to outline your plan. If you need a little jump start here is a 70 day and out Used Car Pricing plan. Additional Reading: 10 Sites You Shouldn’t Ignore when Sourcing Used Cars If you have been in the car business for […]

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How to Stock Used Cars Customers Want to Buy.

& How to Stock Used Cars Salespeople Will Sell! Buying Used Cars For Your Lot is Easy: Stocking your used car lot is easy, Right? You can load up on as many cars your lot will hold, fill every spot and you could have it done today. The auctions are loaded with all kinds of cars. […]

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Should Dealer Groups Have a Centralized Buying Center? 

Why Centralize your Purchasing? If you’re serious about reducing the amount of time you spend at the car auction consider a centralized buying center. Central buying or central purchasing, is the practice of relocating the authority and responsibility of a small purchasing team for individualized stores to one location for a whole group. The consolidation of […]

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Top 10 Tips to Encourage Employees to Utilize the CRM

It’s Sad, I Know, But Your Average CRM Utilization is: Getting Your Team to Use Your CRM Having a new customer relationship management system (CRM) won’t grow your business until you figure out how to get everyone to use it. Your CRM needs to be EASY and make sense for your manager and their team. CRM […]

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