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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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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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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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Tips for Buying Cheap Used Cars

Buying cheap used cars is a battleground, every used car dealer in your town is your buying competition. Thats why we put together this short list of buying ideas. As you Travel, Keep Your Eyes Pealed for Cheap Used Cars I know this is basic, but it still amazes me how many bargains I can buy on the […]

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44 Questions to Ask Before Buying A CRM

Will I love my CRM? and 37 other questions before you buy a CRM Additional Reading: Top 10 Reasons you need an Easy CRM “Do I need a CRM?” is the most common question we hear. First let me ask these questions; do you want a system to help… Top 10 Tips to Encourage Employees […]

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