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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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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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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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Maintenance from Your Door | Tips for using valet service and repair to drive fixed ops revenue

Best Practices & Tips Blog Contactless Sales & Service

May 1, 2020
The Autotrader Team

Needless to say, the auto industry has seen enormous change in the last couple of months, but some things remain the same: Keeping service bays full is still essential for […]

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Tips for delivering satisfaction and sales with local home vehicle delivery

Best Practices & Tips Blog Contactless Sales & Service

Apr 13, 2020
The Autotrader Team

In recent posts, we’ve discussed the value of live video walkarounds and at-home test drives and shared best practices for making the most of these virtual sales strategies. Now, let’s focus on local […]

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Tips for using at-home test drives to win customers and sell cars

Best Practices & Tips Blog Contactless Sales & Service

Apr 8, 2020
The Autotrader Team

For a lot of dealerships, test drives from home are a new selling tool, one that you may have started using sooner than you intended! With many consumers stuck at […]

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