Automotive vertical search provider CarsDirect licenses ContactAtOnce! chat service to increase interaction between consumers and car dealers.
ATLANTA, GA – September 21, 2009 – ContactAtOnce!, (contactatonce.com) a leading provider of car dealer chat and other internet marketing tools that move online shoppers into live conversations with car dealers, today announced that CarsDirect, a leading online automotive shopping service and lead provider, has licensed the ContactAtOnce! chat service.
“CarsDirect has always excelled at connecting consumers shopping for new and used vehicles online with reputable dealers,” said Ken Potter, Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Sales and Industry Relations at CarsDirect. “Adding car dealer chat features to our rich portfolio of products and features makes it even more convenient for our users to ask questions and set appointments and as a result, we are delivering more qualified leads to our dealer partners.”
ContactAtOnce! powers presence-aware “drop-in business cards” that appear on CarsDirect web pages alerting shoppers when dealer personnel are available to answer questions about the specific car shown on the web page. Shoppers may then initiate instant communications whenever they choose. The ContactAtOnce! car dealer chat system automatically measures advertising effectiveness, helping both CarsDirect and dealers constantly improve their businesses.
“CarsDirect is a pioneer among automotive website providers,” said John Hanger, President & CEO of ContactAtOnce!. “We are honored to have been selected as their provider of car dealer chat services.” ContactAtOnce! chat features are available immediately, at no additional charge to CarsDirect customers with the premium advertising package.
CarsDirect (www.carsdirect.com) is a leading online automotive shopping service, research portal, and lead provider, providing new and used automobiles and related products and services, such as loan and lease financing. CarsDirect is a division of Los Angeles-based Internet Brands
(www.internetbrands.com), a leading operator of community and e-commerce consumer websites.
Contact At Once!, LLC is a leading provider of car dealer chat and internet marketing tools for automotive sales, apartment leasing, and other industries where consumers conduct research online before visiting a dealership or office. The ContactAtOnce! service typically moves at least 25% more website visitors into live conversations with sales people by utilizing a suite of technologies such as presence, IM/chat, VoIP telephony, video chat and text messaging, resulting in increased revenue and a better return on marketing expenditures. ContactAtOnce! is the only solution with features specifically for vertical search websites and over 35 such sites, along with thousands of merchant businesses, are using it today. www.contactatonce.com