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Where Does This Chip Crisis Go?

Where Does This Chip Crisis Go?

By Phil Spagnoli, Regional Sales Director, Elead It’s popular to talk about the chip shortage – and for good reason. The blows just keep coming. First, the slash in vehicle production. Dealers who typically inventoried 600 to 700 new cars now have fewer than 50. I...

Navigating 2021: The Three Things Your Dealership Must Do

Navigating 2021: The Three Things Your Dealership Must Do

By Chris Martin, SVP of Customer Development, Client Command "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean While we are sitting in a vastly different position than we were a year ago, for many of us...

Having Trouble Sourcing Used Vehicles? Get Creative!

Having Trouble Sourcing Used Vehicles? Get Creative!

By Travis Peterson, IT Manager & Product Owner, One View A drive around town quickly identifies an odd reality: dealers’ lots are bare bones. It is honestly shocking how few new cars are on the ground. As new car inventory continues to fall, consumers are turning...

3 Major Benefits to a Hybrid Sales Model

3 Major Benefits to a Hybrid Sales Model

By Greg Uland, Marketing Director, Reynolds and Reynolds For years, digital retailing was all the industry talked about. As consumers’ lives became more digital, dealerships and other retailers needed to keep up. Though the automotive space had some strong roots in...

Top 3 Digital Enhancements for Independent Dealers

Top 3 Digital Enhancements for Independent Dealers

By Phil Spagnoli, Regional Sales Director, Elead The independent dealers I’ve talked to are killing it right now. They snapped up inventory before the chip crisis that continues to make finding quality used vehicles like finding a needle in a haystack. Consumer demand...

e-Contracting: A Game Winning Strategy Without a Playbook?

e-Contracting: A Game Winning Strategy Without a Playbook?

By Travis Peterson, IT Manager & Product Owner, One View I know from my time as a Controller that digital contracting sounds like a no-brainer for the dealership. The benefits are there: less paperwork, less storage costs, faster funding, and delivering that...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

The COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

By Wayne B. Meyer, Founder, MeyWayLLC What a tumultuous year 2020 was! A grim sense of pessimism gripped the industry, and the outlook was certainly frightening. This was different from the last financial crisis as the entire world was engulfed by the pandemic,...

Why General Agents Should Love One-Person

Why General Agents Should Love One-Person

By Doug Reeves, Business Development Manager, A2Z Sync A General Agent’s (GA) job isn’t easy. It’s threatened daily by other agents, large national product providers, and of course, manufacturers who pressure dealers to sell their products. Furthermore, it’s...

Texting Dos and Don’ts at Your Dealership

Texting Dos and Don’ts at Your Dealership

By Billy Reynolds, Regional Vice President, Elead What’s the most iconic noise of our time? I’d argue it’s the text message alert sound associated with the iPhone. No matter where you are – the grocery store, Home Depot, a wedding – if you play this sound, people...

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