Five Steps to Elevate Your Dealership Website

With print publications and other traditional media outlets on the decline, today’s car shoppers are heavily reliant on the internet to help inform their decisions. As seen across other industries, failure to stay up to date with digital trends and to evolve can lead to extinction. A great example would be Blockbuster, which dominated the movie rental industry in the 90s and early 2000s. Then Netflix came along, and took Blockbuster’s business model and improved upon it through digitizati...

What is a DMS (Dealer Management System)?

‘DMS’ is a widely used acronym in the auto dealer industry that stands for dealer management system. A DMS is traditionally known as a software platform dealers use for managing their vehicle inventory, deals (cash, finance, wholesale, buy here pay here (BHPH), etc.), customer information, credit reports and printing paperwork. In the past, many dealers found the need to login to separate software systems to truly run their business. On top of a traditional dealer management system platfo...

Does a good VIN scanner make a difference?

So we tested the DealerCenter mobile app with built-in VIN scanner at the Adesa Auction, and here is what we found:   1. Scanned the VIN of a moving car in less than 2 seconds When you’re at the auction, everything is fast-paced – and your mobile app must be too. If you can scan a VIN of a moving vehicle, consider this a win! 2. Booked the vehicle in less than 12 seconds Don’t you want to know your future vehicle’s official valuation before you place your bid? We thought so!...