Adapting to Covid-19

The Mobile Strategy

We have been watching what dealers have been doing on our mobile app platform to get ahead of this situation and we are impressed!​ Here are just some of the ways dealerships have been proactively adapting business needs with their mobile apps.


Push Notifications

Dealers have been able to communicate with their customers right on their mobile phone lock screens. Updating customers about extra precautionary measures at the dealership, changes in hours of operation, and announcing new servicing options available.

Pick up & Drop Off Service

Depending on their area, some dealerships are affected by shelter in place mandates. Affected dealers have been able to adapt by using the native built in pick up & drop off scheduler in the app, no 3rd party service required.

Loyalty Rewards

Some dealers have been mandated to shutdown showrooms and have been operating solely in the service departments. With the shift to service, what better time could there be to retain and reward your customers for their loyalty during these critical times with the native built in Loyalty Rewards system. Dealerships have been able to customize the program on the fly to handle new service incentives.

Digital Retailing

Some showrooms may be shut down but not the mobile app! Dealers have ensured customers and potentials have been able to browse LIVE inventory, view photos, ask questions, and apply for financing all through the mobile app. Others are utilizing the custom form builder to facilitate lease returns remotely.

The Bottom Line

We are very proud of how our dealers have been using the platform to get over these new hurdles. If you are currently a DealerApp Vantage customer, please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can continue to help you navigate these new challenges. If you are not yet a customer or were in the past, reach out to us and we’ll make sure you stay ahead of this curve.