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Snackable Digital Dealership Tips

Getting consumers to your showroom instead of the competitors is always challenging. With resources devoted to sales, service, and administration it’s hard to allocate time and personnel to Social Media. It’s certainly hard to measure ROI without link tagging and Google Analytics setup. The only catch with shorting Social Media activities is that’s where your customers are. Social media isn’t necessarily hard, but you need a plan. Digital Dealership Tips are meant to give you quick “snackable” tips that can be applied right away.

Ideas, Product

Kicking Fake Offers to The Curb: Get the REAL Deal

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.

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NADA2019 Show Attendees: Great Places to Visit While in San Francisco

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.

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News, Product

Are You Scrambling Eggs When Customers Set Appointments?

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.
It’s go-time.
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.

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Ideas, Marketing, Product

Does Your Dealership Website Drive Conversions? Add Online Lending Options!

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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Ideas, Product

Online Car Purchasing and the Modern Consumer

The modern consumer is driving changes in online car purchasing. Technology seems to evolve faster and faster as time goes on. Once we get used to one gadget, there’s something new. There’s a continuous learning curve, and it’s not always easy to keep up. While some of us are happy […]

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Ideas, News

Three Challenges Dealerships Face

How to Overcome Car Dealership Challenges For car dealerships, some challenges remain the same: competition, a haggling reputation, and attracting new customers. With the economy and technological innovations in constant flux, it can be difficult for business owners in all industries to keep up with changes and meet challenges head-on. […]

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Marketing

Omnichannel Marketing and the Future of your Dealership

Move aside, Baby Boomers: U.S. Census Bureau projections suggest that Millennials will be the largest generation in American by 2019.  The Millennial Generation, whose pivotal years coincided with the incredible surge in digital growth, has changed the face of marketing. More and more, businesses need to respond with a tailored […]

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6 Social Media Tips: Your New Water Cooler

Social Media and Your Water Cooler In days gone by, people used the yellow pages or newspapers as part of their research process. Dealerships showcased their cars in brochures. People thumbed through brochures to compare and contrast their choices. Car dealers advertised using traditional methods like print or television to […]

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A Nice Recommendation

We’ve been working hard since 2015 building an unparalleled technology that facilitates the online car buying experience for the consumer. We receive many accolades for our tool, but this one really means we’re making a difference for the dealership’s we serve and their customers. Thanks, Marcus Harris from Gary Crossley Ford.