Technology creates virtual connection between dealership staff and car shoppers. - Photo courtesy of Flick Fusion

Technology creates virtual connection between dealership staff and car shoppers.

Photo courtesy of Flick Fusion

URBANDALE, Iowa – For a limited time, Flick Fusion is offering auto dealerships a free, no obligation 60-day trial of StreaMe, its live-streaming video communications application. At a time when car shoppers aren’t visiting dealership showrooms, StreaMe enables dealership personnel to connect with and engage car shoppers and current customers, regardless of which operating platform the callers are on.

The usage of live-streaming video communications has soared since the COVID-19 stay at home recommendations, which means that more consumers are becoming comfortable with live-streaming video as a form of every-day communications.

“The StreaMe app makes it easy for salespeople to do real-time, virtual vehicle walkarounds. For car shoppers, StreaMe mimics the experience of standing right there with the salesperson on the lot, looking at the car,” said Tim James, COO of Flick Fusion. “The usage of live-streaming video communications has soared since the COVID-19 stay at home recommendations, which means that more consumers are becoming comfortable with live-streaming video as a form of every-day communications.”

With StreaMe, dealers can embed a click-to-call button anywhere on their website, including Vehicle Details Pages (VDPs).  The call can be answered by any member of a dealership’s team that is logged into the StreaMe app via a round robin connection. The customer is then instantly connected to the team member in a one-way, live-streaming video call, allowing the dealership employee to be seen and heard, while the customer can be heard but not seen. This allows the caller to remain anonymous, if desired, although they do have the option to engage in a two-way video call as well.  StreaMe can also be integrated into VidMail, Flick Fusion’s video email and video texting platform. When video emails or video texts are sent to customers, all the customer has to do is click on the StreaMe button to initiate a live video call that is only directed to the sales person who sent the video email and/or text.

Additionally, VidMail is a great tool for the service department. VidMail makes it easy for service advisors to video a multi-point inspection (MPI) and send it to the customer with recommended repairs. If the customer is still hesitant, you can request them to initiate the integrated StreaMe live video call to talk to the mechanic and see the needed repairs first-hand. There is no better way to increase recommended services acceptance rates while building a higher level of customer trust than ever before.  

StreaMe is a multi-platform application that can be used on both mobile and desktop devices. Most commercially available video chat applications require that both parties download an app or use designated access codes and log-in credentials. StreaMe enables cross-platform “one-click” video calls with no customer facing apps or log-in requirements. All your shopper, lead, or customer has to do is click the Video Call button to utilize StreaMe, regardless of the device they are using.

Additionally, all StreaMe communications can be captured and stored, eliminating any "he said, she said" scenarios, and providing sales and training managers with access to every video call exchange.

To see a short demo of StreaMe, click here.

To learn more, contact [email protected] or call 515-333-4337.

Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today

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