Top 8 Reasons why Car Dealers need a Mobile App

Top 8 Reasons why Car Dealers need a Mobile App

How a Mobile App Benefits Car Dealers

The global pandemic has changed the world, and many of those changes are here to stay. We’re now doing much of our business from home, and that includes working, schooling, and shopping. Smartphones have become the new shopping mall, and that’s the main reason why every retailer, even car dealers, need a mobile app of their own. Contact us today to schedule a demonstration!

1. Attract Views

These days, “window shopping” means shopping on a Windows (or Android, or Apple) device. People are staying home; they’re not going to car dealers’ lots to kick tires and see how they look behind the wheel. No, they’re clicking the links that catch their attention. If you want your links to be the ones clicked, then you’re going to have to know your market and what they’re looking for. The right mobile app platform can help you do that with geo-targeted digital marketing campaigns. Contact us to schedule a demonstration today!

2. Convert Viewers to Shoppers

Getting prospective buyers’ attention is obviously the first step to making a sale; however, you have to convince them not only that they want to buy a car, but that they want to buy from your dealership! Again, here’s where geo-targeted marketing strategies come in. The app platform can notify your sales staff when the prospect triggers a geofence, and your salespeople can step in with a personalized pitch. Let us show you how this works.

3. Give Shoppers Information

Making the customer aware of what you have to offer is the first step, but it’s the first step in a long journey. Most of today’s shoppers want to do a lot of research before making a purchase as large as an automobile, and you want to make it as easy as possible for them to do this. A good mobile app designed for car dealers puts all of this at their fingertips. They can look up makes, models, trim lines, options, incentives, and more on their own time and in their own way. Contact us today to learn more!

4. Make the Transaction Easy

Buyers may want a specific vehicle, but they also want an easy transaction. This means that they want and deserve transparency as far as pricing, incentives, financing options, warranty and service options, and more – and a lot of them want it presented in the dealer’s mobile app so that they can review it without feeling pressure in a dealership office. Let us show you how to make that happen with a demonstration of our mobile app.

5. Schedule Service and Maintenance

Yay, the buyer has bought the car! Now you want to keep them coming back to you for scheduled service and maintenance, and the best way to make this happen is to make it easy for them. By now, your customer should be completely familiar with your mobile app, so encourage them to browse the service department menu and schedule all their service and maintenance that way.

You can target them with special offers based on the recommended maintenance schedule, and you can increase customer spending by presenting complementary offers as well. This keeps your customer in your showroom and ensures that you will be top of mind for all automotive-related needs. Contact us today to schedule a demonstration of the mobile app that can make this happen.

6. Offer Rewards and Notifications

Car dealers can set up loyalty programs through their mobile app so that customers receive loyalty points for scheduling service or completing other activities, such as writing reviews of the dealership, making referrals, or any other related activities. They can trade in these points for discounts on service or dealership swag, which is also great for keeping your name and logo visible in the community.

You can also set your app to notify customers of events such as sales, new inventory, dealership events, manufacturer recalls and notifications, or anything else that you think they’d be interested in – and the app can even help you figure out what might interest the customer! Schedule a demonstration today to see more.

7. Sell and Service More Vehicles

This is the bottom line, right? All things considered, car dealers with a good mobile app are going to sell and service more vehicles – which is what every dealership needs to improve their bottom line. Contact us today to schedule a demonstration of the most comprehensive mobile app in the automotive industry.

8. Know That You’re in Good Company

If you think that this all sounds too good to be true, read what some other car dealers think about this mobile app.

“Delivering a superior experience across our dealerships is at the very center of our digital strategy. As our customers continue to move toward a mobile-first approach, Mobile Dealer helps us to deliver the best mobile customer experience when they buy and service from our family of dealerships.” –  LAND Auto Group, Kelsey Bilyk, Group Marketing Director

 

“Mobile Dealer has boosted our inventory views by over 110,000 over the past six months which has helped us to drive more sales growth. Over 75% of buyers that visit our lots already have the app downloaded. Each time I push an offer or new listing to our app, our sales call volumes increase two fold. Mobile Dealer delivers INCREDIBLE value to our digital marketing program.” – Ohio Trucks Group, Mike Linder, Marketing Manager


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Is Your Auto Dealership Ready for Digital Retailing in 2021?

Is Your Auto Dealership Ready for Digital Retailing in 2021?

Digital Retailing Goes Big

The world in general, especially auto dealerships, is going to look a lot different in 2021 than it did just a few years ago. Online shopping and digital retailing has been growing at approximately 20% per year, according to Adobe Analytics and the National Retail Federation.


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Trends in Car Shopping

Driven in part by 2020’s lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, people are doing more and more shopping from their smartphones in the comfort of their own couches. We’ve all gotten used to browsing online, paying electronically, and having the goods delivered to our doorsteps.

Well, the big brown trucks aren’t likely to become car carriers any time soon, but there’s every reason to believe that digital retailing is the way for dealerships to grow and thrive. Consulting firm McKinsey & Company reports that fewer than one-third of younger drivers plan to buy their next cars in person at a dealership lot, and many would prefer to have absolutely no contact with any sales people at all (it’s not you, though, it’s them, we promise!). Cars.com surveys show that these buyers would prefer to handle all negotiations online, and this includes obtaining financing as long as they can also get full disclosures and accurate quotes.

The digital retailing train has pulled out of the station and you can make sure that your dealership is on it by scheduling a demonstration of our mobile app today.

The Industry Is Ready

The automotive industry is prepared to embrace the trend toward digital retailing. There are now platforms that leverage big data, analytics, and technology to provide both dealers and consumers with a seamless online car shopping experience from “window shopping” through contracts, financing, taxes and tags, and everything else that goes into getting ready to drive away.

Some of the automotive industry sectors that these platforms cover include:

Manufacturing: Information is collected on every make, model, and trim line offered by every manufacturer. Information is also collected on every possible rebate or incentive, including VIN-specific, option package-specific, region-specific, and dealer-specific offers, as well as whether these incentives can be combined or stacked.

Lending: Complete information is available for every published program offered by every lender in the country, for borrowers ranging from subprime through excellent credit. This includes all factors that could influence a purchasing or lending transaction, including parameters, policies, and other program-specific criteria.

Dealership: This includes information on every dealership’s required terms and conditions, including individual price rules, fees, lender relationships, reserve policies, and anything else that might be relevant. This is extremely useful when considering how your dealership should position and present itself to consumers.

Consumer: Information is available on all consumer credit bands and how they are classified, collected, and considered by every lender or manufacturer financing program.

Municipal and Government: This includes everything that any dealership needs to know about state, county, and local legalities such as laws, rules and regulations, tax percentages, calculations, registration fees, and other Department of Motor Vehicles Information.

Dealerships that are considering moving into or strengthening their digital retailing strategies – and that should be every dealership! – would do well to make sure that they can access all this information to make their online showrooms more attractive and accessible to potential buyers. Schedule a demonstration of our mobile app today so that you can see how easy and convenient it can be.

Is Your Auto Dealership Ready for Digital Retailing in 2021?

Is Your Auto Dealership Ready for Digital Retailing in 2021?

Is Your Dealership Ready?

The country is opening back up again, which means that people will be working and driving and buying and spending. But 2021 is going to look very different from 2019, and one of the changes that looks as if it’s here to stay is “from home.” Going forward, a lot of us are going to be working from home, worshiping from home, schooling from home, and shopping from home – even for cars.

It’s true that it’s a sellers’ market now, but this doesn’t mean that all sellers and all markets are going to come out on top. You are no longer competing with just the dealership down the street; the market is wide open and geography is not the limiting factor that it once was.

Dealerships need to get with the times if they don’t want to be left behind. This includes creating attractive virtual showrooms, figuring out how to arrange test drives and deliveries, and most importantly, presenting potential buyers with all the information they could want or need right on their smartphones.

Today and tomorrow’s buyers demand complete access and transparency. They want to know how to get the best car, with the best options, at the best price, on the best terms, with the best financing. Learn how to make this kind of digital retailing happen for them by scheduling a demonstration of our mobile app today.