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November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Car Shoppers Looking for Deep Discounts, SUV/CUVs on Cyber Monday, Survey Shows

Jumpstart Automotive surveyed approximately 2,500 consumers to gauge their interest in buying a car on Cyber Monday. According to results, 33% of men and 35% of women would be most interested in shopping for SUVs/CUVs on Cyber Monday.

Tags: Cyber Monday, Dealerships, Jumpstart Automotive, Online Marketing

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Wins Seventh Consecutive 'Best Place to Work' Award

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has been recognized as one of the 30 “Best Places to Work” in New York State’s Capital region by the Albany Business Review, the company announced today.

Tags: Auto/Mate, Awards, Dealerships, DMS

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

Gubagoo Adds Facebook Integration

Gubagoo has announced that its dealer solutions are now fully integrated with Facebook Messenger, allowing Facebook users to chat with dealerships just like they would with friends.

Tags: Dealerships, Facebook, Gubagoo, Mobile Applications, technology

June 27, 2016 - Industry News

Helion Gains UCSE Tier 1 Support Certification

With its new certification, Helion Automotive Technologies is now authorized to work with auto dealers to design, program and implement custom UC systems, as well as provide support for day-to-day operations and perform high-level troubleshooting.

Tags: Communications, Dealerships, Helion Technologies, ShoreTel

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

DealerRater Releases iOS Version of Mobile App

The app is designed to help dealerships build trust, lower apprehension, and accelerate a successful showroom by allowing employees to communicate with customers earlier in the sales process.

Tags: Dealer Review Sites, Dealerrater, Dealerships, Mobile Applications

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

TrueCar Releases Plans to Win Back Dealers

On Easter Sunday, TrueCar announced plans to alter its business model in an attempt to win back dealers after a tumultuous 2015. Company CEO Chip Perry reassured dealers in a video posted on the company’s site that things will be different this time around.

Tags: Customer Relations, Dealer Relations, Dealerships, TrueCar

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: Ride Sharing Not an Imminent Threat to Dealerships

A new study from Kelley Blue Book concludes that the growing popularity of ride- and car-sharing services does not pose an imminent threat to dealerships.

Tags: Dealerships, KBB, Ride-Sharing, Study, Survey

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Pickup Rate Not Keeping Up With Rise in Inbound Calls, Survey Shows

Eighty-nine percent of dealers surveyed agreed that having a comprehensive process for handling inbound calls was important; however, only 40% were confident they were managing incoming calls effectively, according to a survey conducted by CallSource

Tags: CallSource, Dealerships, marketing

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Acquires 7-Rooftop Group

The seven-store addition is the biggest acquisition in the dealer group’s history. Officials say the purchase further solidifies the group’s commitment to expansion.

Tags: Acquisition, Dealerships, Dean Fitzpatrick, Larry H. Miller Dealerships

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

AutoNation to Acquire Six Texas Stores

AutoNation acquires Audi, Porsche and three Volkswagen Stores in the Dallas market from Boardwalk Auto Group, as well as Spring Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Houston. The stores generate about $575 million in revenue per year.

Tags: acquire, Acquisition, AutoNation, Dealerships, Texas

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

MediaTrac Offers Free E-Mail Campaigns for Sandy-Affected Dealers

MediaTrac is coming to the aid of dealers affected by Hurricane Sandy by offering them free e-mail campaigns to reach customers.

Tags: Dealerships, e-mail campaign, e-mail marketing, Hurricane Sandy, Jeff Shenk, MediaTrac, Service

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

GSFSGroup, The Cole Group Announce Alliance

GSFSGroup has connected its Hiring Winners systems to The Cole Group’s Dealership Screening Program to help streamline the recruiting and hiring process for dealers.

Tags: Dealership Screening Program, Dealerships, GSFSGroup, hiring, recruiting, The Cole Group

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