Over the last few years, we’ve been hard at work developing an end-to-end commerce solution. You may have heard the term ‘digital retailing’. There are many meanings floating around. It could be a confusing term. Let’s unpack what it really means. At AutoFi, digital retailing means a platform that can transact with customers, in real-time.
On behalf of AutoFi, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Our City by the Bay.
When I moved from Boston, I worked in the Financial District. After work, I’d typically walk five blocks to a parking garage. During this walk, I had an eerie feeling something was amiss. I couldn’t put my finger on it for months. I noticed clean streets, approachable outlooks, but people didn’t have movie star complexions. Aren’t Californians supposed to have beautiful tans? I’ll get to that one in a bit.
A smooth in-store experience is paramount to successfully running with a digital retailing strategy. A smooth online experience should follow them when they show up to take delivery.
If everything is prepared and ready, the customer continues down their painless digital path. If they show up and everyone is scrambling, it further reinforces the negative stereotype that you’ve worked so hard with your digital process to distance yourself from.
Imagine what would happen if your shoppers could experience a digital retail solution right on your website. If the customer could price, structure a deal, value trade-ins, include your protection plans, and select a car conveniently from a mobile device or in-store, how would that change your business? What would happen if your website could also convert those shoppers to buyers with an integrated lender decision?
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