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The Easiest Thing to Do to Speed Up Your Site

    We sat down with Britney Muller, Senior SEO Scientist at Moz, during DSES to discuss all things marketing and SEO. The speed of…

Digital Finance SOS – Is Digital Retailing the Answer? (Part 3)

Digital Finance SOS – Is Digital Retailing the Answer? (Part 3)

Part Three: What is Digital Retailing's Impact on Dealers and Consumers? Digital Retailing is all about giving the customer what they want – a…

WEBINAR RECORDING - 5 Pro Tips to Beat the Competition Online and On the Lot

WEBINAR RECORDING - 5 Pro Tips to Beat the Competition Online and On the Lot

Is your business growth stuck on hold? Are you missing out on critical data that can help you make better business decisions for your dealership? Join …

Why AI is Good for the Auto Industry

Why AI is Good for the Auto Industry

  We sat down with Len Short, CEO/Founder of LotLinx, to see what his thoughts were on AI in the auto industry. He believes that deale…

6 Simple Steps to Write a Convincing Job Post

6 Simple Steps to Write a Convincing Job Post

Recruiting new talent will always be a challenge. Especially in today’s job market where unemployment has been steadily declining for the last decade…

Fundamental Attribution Error for Car Shopping

The Fundamental Attribution Error reminds us that people tend to unduly emphasize internal character, rather than external factors when trying to understand people’s motives. We tend to believe that others do bad things because they are bad people. The oft-overlooked reality is that the environment matters more, if not most.

A thief steals an upscale car from the valet at your favorite upscale restaurant while you’re enjoying your steak dinner. Is the thief a bad person? Or does he have a family too to feed at home? External factors.

A car shopper doesn’t show up at a dealership until they are ready to buy. Are they a bad person? Are they even a good person? Or do they have everything they need for shopping completely and painlessly at home? External factors.

As more and more of today’s information moves online, as more and more of today’s transactions move online, and as more and more of society’s interactions move online, a good bet is to know the external environment the consumer is in and to start bringing the products closer and closer to them.

It’s more than digital retailing, too. Anyone can see that coming. It’s humbly beyond the concept of a transaction. It’s to a place of completing the transaction on your phone and having the car delivered to you at your home, at your place of work or wherever is most convenient to you—steak dinners or otherwise.

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