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Regional COVID-19 automotive consumer trends and what they mean for your dealership

Blog Contactless Sales & Service Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Sep 17, 2020
The Autotrader Team

Well, folks, it has been six months since the world came to a grinding halt due to COVID-19. Everyone from the East Coast to the West worked on flattening the […]

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How vehicle sanitization and disinfection can drive sales and fixed ops revenue

Blog Contactless Sales & Service Digital Marketing Strategy

Aug 19, 2020
The Autotrader Team

Early on in this pandemic, shelves were emptied of cleaning supplies, we were warned to wipe down our packages upon delivery, and handwashing became the hottest topic on social media. Basically, the world […]

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Creating demand: How to drive car sales and get more used-vehicle inventory

Blog Digital Marketing Strategy Vehicle Trade-ins

Aug 5, 2020
Jade Terreberry, Director of Dealer Sales Analytics, Autotrader

Every dealership I’ve talked to lately has had the same couple of things on their minds: how to get more used-vehicle inventory and how to get consumers to buy now. […]

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Inventory is scarce and expensive. So, let’s build a proactive acquisition plan.

Best Practices & Tips Blog Digital Marketing Strategy Industry Trends, Reports & Research Vehicle Trade-ins

Jul 22, 2020
Kevin LeSage, Director of Digital Marketing

Dealers in many areas have witnessed increased shopper demand over the last couple of months, in some cases leading to record sales months. That sounds great, but there’s a downside […]

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A focus on priorities: Time is money, so let’s make the most of it.

Analytics, Reporting & ROI Best Practices & Tips

Jul 10, 2020
Jade Terreberry, Director of Dealer Sales Analytics, Autotrader

From sitting in my highchair watching my dad prepare for Honda’s National Walkaround competitions to being called “Parking Lot Princess” taking lot ups in rain and snow in Northeast Tennessee, […]

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Driving more vehicle sales by selling outside your local market

Best Practices & Tips Blog Contactless Sales & Service Digital Marketing Strategy

Jun 25, 2020
Kevin LeSage, Director of Digital Marketing, Autotrader

Whether we like it or not, dealers today are competing with most companies in the e-commerce space. Clients look at me funny when I say that, but it’s pretty clear […]

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Lead Quality and Why It Matters More Now Than Ever.

Analytics, Reporting & ROI Best Practices & Tips Digital Marketing Strategy Industry Trends, Reports & Research Vehicle Listings

Jun 24, 2020

Like so many industries, Covid-19 hit ours hard during the first half of 2020, taking its toll on dealer close rates, sales, and of course, profits. A worldwide pandemic causing […]

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How to accelerate contactless car sales with digital retailing

Best Practices & Tips Blog Contactless Sales & Service Digital Retailing

Jun 10, 2020
The Autotrader Team

Undoubtedly, your dealership is now relying more heavily on virtual and contactless vehicle sales tactics. From the first chat with shoppers to the virtual walkaround and home test drive, dealerships have […]

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Autotrader Debuts New Ad Campaign to Promote Safety and Social Distancing for Car Shoppers

Consumer News Contactless Sales & Service

Jun 8, 2020

An all-new commercial debuted today from Autotrader showcasing how to alleviate consumer concerns surrounding car buying during the pandemic. The “Still Moving’” spot highlights the various home services now offered […]

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Now and beyond COVID-19: At-home vehicle shopping, sales and service

Best Practices & Tips Blog Contactless Sales & Service Digital Marketing Strategy

May 18, 2020
Kevin LeSage, Director of Digital Marketing, Autotrader

COVID-19 has forced the automotive industry to shift business strategies at an unprecedented rate to meet consumer needs. Seemingly overnight, Americans received shelter-in-place orders and non-essential businesses were mandated to […]

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