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Ian Wittig

Ian Wittig Account manager

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Ian Wittig

That's a good point, Scott. There's plenty of dealers that are thriving with the current systems. There's also a lot of data indicating that that's the exception, not the norm. The majority of dealerships have very, very bad employee churn, even worse customer loyalty, and are struggling to stay competitive. The majority of car buyers expect the process to be a hassle.

For the dealerships that are currently thriving, I agree: ain't broke, don't fix it.

For those who aren't: They clearly need some updates.

Ian Wittig

That's a good point, Scott. There's plenty of dealers that are thriving with the current systems. There's also a lot of data indicating that that's the exception, not the norm. The majority of dealerships have very, very bad employee churn, even worse customer loyalty, and are struggling to stay competitive. The majority of car buyers expect the process to be a hassle.

For the dealerships that are currently thriving, I agree: ain't broke, don't fix it.

For those who aren't: They clearly need some updates.

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