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Will COVID-19 dealership CERTIFICATION become a thing?

COVID-19 Certification I believe this is potentially coming if this pandemic becomes a long-term situation within the United States or becomes a recurring annual issue. This certification would entail dealerships meeting a strict set of protocols to maintain the health and safety of not only their employees but the general public visiting the dealership. The …
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Cars.com Tracks Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Auto Industry: Car Buyers Are Embracing More Online Shopping Activities and Increasingly Putting the Brake

CHICAGO – Leading automotive digital solutions provider CARS Inc. (NYSE: CARS) announced today new insights from its research to determine the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. automotive industry. The company found that while many dealerships are experiencing historically low foot traffic and many have closed showrooms completely, tens of millions of people are still …
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Google just announced a $800 Million relief program for SMBs

Hello DealerRefresh community, Please check this program from Google during this time. The Google team asked us to share with the communities we are involved. COVID-19: $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response Our commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses, health organizations and governments, and health workers. blog.google Hopefully you can apply …
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Automotive Retail Disruption: How Process Would’ve Made a Difference

Automotive Retail Disruption: How Process Would’ve Made a Difference We all know good habits are learned in bad times, and bad habits are learned in good times. For virtually every car dealer in America, the good times started sometime around 2011, and ended suddenly in mid-March 2020. An industry disruption no one could’ve predicted. So, …
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It’s 7:13 pm PST. My phone rang six times today with spam calls

This has happened to you, right? Articles and headlines like this and this tell similar stories — spam calls keep increasing. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) says these unwanted calls represent their top consumer complaint and highest priority. Good news – you’re not alone. Various players are trying to fight the madness. Phone carriers are …
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HOW TO: Automate Your Dealership’s Google My Business Posts

Most car dealers understand the importance of Google My Business Posts but don’t have the time or resources to dedicate to it. Today, I’m going to show you how to fully automate the process of regularly posting to your Google My Business profile! Essentially we’ll be taking the best content you’re already posting on Facebook …