Consumers and dealers alike have turned to digital retailing in spades as we all adapt to being virtual during these challenging times. Two digital experts sat down with AE to discuss the evolution of menu selling, the need to bridge the traditional F&I sales model with digital retailing, and best practices for agents.
August 26, 2020
The dynamics of the auto retail industry have dramatically shifted over the past few weeks. The good news here, is that while the backdrop has changed, many dealers still have the capability to work deals remotely.
May 4, 2020
Dealer software expert makes the case for following your customers online and adopting a fully digital transaction.
July 3, 2018
Digital retailing invaded the Las Vegas Convention Center in late March for NADA 2018, but its arrival did little to bring clarity to F&I’s cloudy future.
May 7, 2018
Cox Automotive’s Mark O’Neil talks to the editor about MakeMyDeal’s future, digital retailing, and the fate of the F&I office.
June 9, 2017
The explosion in smartphone usage among car shoppers put phone leads ahead of Internet leads at the close of 2014, a trend reflected in the deluge of mobile-ready offerings lining the aisles at NADA 2015.
March 9, 2015
The noise has died down since the first tablet-based F&I menu hit the market in early 2011. But for dealerships like Bowling Green Lincoln Auto Sales, the mobile menu has delivered as promised.
January 20, 2015
It was a tale of two departments at Industry Summit, where dealers, technology execs and F&I trainers discussed the progress made by sales and F&I teams to convert and finance Internet shoppers.
January 14, 2015
Dealertrack’s Raj Sundaram says the industry is in the midst of major change. He believes the company’s acquisition of Dealer.com puts the firm in the perfect position to respond.
April 7, 2014
Compliance was top of mind at the 2014 NADA Convention & Expo, with product vendors showing the way to a faster, more transparent process in the F&I office and throughout the sales process.
March 11, 2014
The F&I director at Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables says profit per retail unit increased 16% when his dealership switched from paper to an iPad-based menu. Profits have stayed strong ever since.
January 21, 2014
Executives from five technology companies say it will take the efforts of those on the front lines to get the F&I office up to speed.
November 18, 2013
Optimists at the NADA and the AFSA conferences believe the industry is primed to sell a million more vehicles this year than in 2012. But as one dealer rep said, it’s going to take a unified effort to make that prediction a reality.
April 16, 2013
Connecting F&I to the digital world was the talk at the annual dealer and lender conventions last month, and opinions varied on what the F&I office of the future will look like.
March 13, 2012
The pace of mobile technology adoption is quickening, and companies are lining up to help dealers transition to a mobile marketplace. Here’s a breakdown of seven solutions that are available now or will be in the near future.
October 7, 2011