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LotLinx Integrates with VistaDash, a Premier Marketing Analytics Tool

Strengthens TURN and Gives Dealers More Efficiency in Tracking and Measuring Results CHICAGO, August 17, 2017 — LotLinx, the leading VIN-specific digital marketing solution for the auto industry, today announced its collaboration and mission with VistaDash to give dealers unbiased marketing metrics and greater insight into how to better achieve their business goals. VistaDash is …
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5 Shocking Stats That Will Change The Way You Sell

Reality check. We’re not living in the Information Age anymore. Newspaper and banner ads have long been forgotten across sales & marketing meetings around the world. Our most basic vehicle for communicating and information gathering, text, is now being replaced with video, emojis, GIF’s, augmented reality, and voice assistants. 1. Consumers will purchase an average of $2,276 …
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VIDEO: Choosing a Chat Provider for Your Website – A Refresh Friday Webinar

The majority of dealer websites have some kind of chat provider, whether it’s in-house, fully managed, or automated. The reason for having chat may seem obvious – to help conversions. Ninety-eight percent of visitors leave the dealership site without submitting any kind of information. If you can improve that tiny number, great, but it must …
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For Car Dealers: All Search Is Local

All Search Is Local Let’s be clear: for car dealers, all search is local. If you’re a dealer, it does no good for you to rank high nationally for obscure keywords if you’re not also ranking in the first spot for core searches like “ford dealer near me” or simply “ford dealer.” Moreover, because most …
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Drive Motors Raises $5.2 Million, Expands Online Checkout for Automotive Dealerships

SAN FRANCISCO (August 2, 2017) — Drive Motors, which builds ecommerce solutions for the largest car dealerships in the country, officially announced today that it has raised $5.2 million in total funding with the completion of its seed round, led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from existing investors: Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, Perkins Coie LLP, …
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The Enormous Untapped Potential of Live Chat for Service – Part 2

Your service department is integral to the success of your dealership. Service brings in vital revenue and often accounts for the majority of a dealership’s profit. Yet, it’s highly likely that your service department’s manpower and resources are already stretched to the max, limiting the number of service leads and appointments your dealership is able …
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The Enormous Untapped Potential of Live Chat for Service – Part I

New vehicle sales in the US came in below Spring’s market expectations, evidence the industry is starting to experience the decline analysts have been expecting despite new vehicle incentives. As new car sales flatten, the service drive will play a critical part in dealership revenue. Not that it hasn’t in the past: According to recent …
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Can a $100 Chatbot Really Replace 2 BDC Agents?

  Can a $100 Chatbot Really Replace 2 BDC Agents? Before I answer the question posed in the title, let’s agree on a few things: Facebook is not going away; Most of your customers are already there; Your kitten pictures and inventory vomits aren’t being read; and Facebook Ads work, but you need to start …