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Stocking & Pricing Inventory: Interview With Brian Finkelmeyer

Stocking & Pricing Inventory: Interview With Brian Finkelmeyer

Brian Finkelmeyer, Direct of Business Development at vAuto, discusses the dos and don'ts of pricing and stocking inventory. …

How to Engage "Ready to Buy" Shoppers

How to Engage "Ready to Buy" Shoppers

The stakes are high: sales are slipping, your competition is stiff, and today’s shoppers are the most savvy yet. But there’s good news – there are a…

Upcoming Webinar: Use Your Showroom to Show, Not Sell

Upcoming Webinar: Use Your Showroom to Show, Not Sell

Ecommerce is on the rise, and today's customers walk into your showroom better-informed than ever before. 9 out of 10 customers are more likely to…

Interview with Shannon Crane: Building a Successful BDC

Interview with Shannon Crane: Building a Successful BDC

When Shannon Crane, founder of BDC PowerConsulting, started out as a BDC Manager at a local dealership, she was “as green as it gets.” Not only…

Why Security Is More Important than You Think for Your Business

Why Security Is More Important than You Think for Your Business

Having a business means that you’re likely going to have to keep security in mind. Whether you are looking to increase customer trust or you want to …

Demand GPS on Your Mobile Site and App Directions Feature

There's something missing on most automotive mobile websites and apps. Everyone has "Get Directions". Most attach to the device mapping app to allow for navigation, though some still rely on sending people directly to Google maps, not navigation. The portion that's missing from many mobile sites and apps is the ability to get directions from device's current location.

This is an absolute must. You should demand it of your provider or move on. Here's why:

There are statistics that show that people who visit mobile version of car dealer websites buy a car within 24 hours. This is due to being in "buying mode" when they visit mobile sites. They may be out and about. They may be on their way to a day of car shopping.

They may be having a bad experience at a competitor's dealership. It's for these people that you want to make directions as easy as possible to get. They are less likely to ask their salesperson, "What's the address here?" Don't make them ask. Give them the option of getting directions to your store regardless of where they are. If they can be found on GPS, they should be able to get to your location.

Make it easy. Use an app or a mobile site that works directly with their GPS. You'll get more leads, visitors, and sales as a result.

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