OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – Ford Credit's dealer-direct purchasing site, Accelerate, is now integrated with vAuto's Stockwave used vehicle platform, vAuto announced today. Helping save time and energy, the new integration helps eliminate the guesswork of what will sell and for how much for Ford and Lincoln dealerships through real-time local market data and pricing insights that match upstream off-lease inventory to the right market faster.
Today's car shoppers are very clear about their vehicle preferences so we can't afford to fly blind when it comes to stocking decisions.
"As new vehicle inventory remains tight in today's environment, a strong and efficient used car operation grounded in data has become a key pillar of success for OEMs and their dealer bases," said Patrick Janes, business development director for vAuto's Stockwave. "By integrating Ford Accelerate and Stockwave, dealerships can let the local market data drive their purchase decisions to help ensure that when they bring an off-lease vehicle to the lot, it will always make a profit."
In addition to automatically factoring in aspects of vAuto's Live Market View for more informed, investment-minded decisions, the integration provides Ford and Lincoln dealerships with personalized buying and stocking level recommendations based on their sales velocity and target days' supply. This allows them to communicate more seamlessly with their OEM to analyze and buy inventory more effectively and efficiently than ever before.
"Today's car shoppers are very clear about their vehicle preferences so we can't afford to fly blind when it comes to stocking decisions," said Mark Rodgers, general sales manager for Koons Ford in Baltimore. "Having vAuto Stockwave's insights and recommendations directly inside Ford Accelerate puts our finger right on the pulse of local market demand as we manage inventory."
For more information on Stockwave, visit www.vauto.com/products/stockwave/.