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Pete MacInnis is founder and CEO of eLEND Solutions, a company that is focused on providing a more efficient sales and finance process for the entire automotive industry. eLEND Solution’s patented platform streamlines
digital retailing

Promises and Pitfalls of Migrating Financing Online

You’ve heard the pitches. And it’s true that the technology is impressive. Yet, when digital retailing vendors attempt to sell to dealerships what they...
technology

The 3 Things Technology Should Do for You

Technology is supposed to make things simple. That’s about as clear and concise as it gets when the debate turns to the application of technology...
transparency

Lacking of Transparency is Selling Bottleneck

Both the U.S. Senate and the House recently approved a resolution to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) dealer participation guidance (at this...
blockchain

Bored with Blockchain? Take a Closer Look

Right about now, blockchain technology might seem like the Wizard in Oz: lots of flash, difficult to understand, and slightly overrated – to put...
blockchain

Blockchain Technology Really Could Be the Next Big Thing

Sparring technology providers makes the blockchain opportunity less clear You’ve heard all the hoopla about cryptocurrency values — the  currency you can’t touch. It’s all...
digital retailing

Digital Retailing: Disconnects and Opportunities

You count yourself as a progressive dealer, a champion of trends, with an eye on streamlining your process and creating a customer-first experience. You...
technology

Solving the Transaction Time Challenge with Mobile Devices

Here is an experiment: in your next auto industry conversation, bring up blockchain technology, autonomous vehicles, IoT, connected cars and anything to do with...

First Step to Connected Car-Buying: Pre-Qualification

It’s more effective than Pre-Screening By Pete MacInnis We’ve all seen the endless data about consumer dissatisfaction with the car-buying process, particularly with how lengthy it can...
id drive

ID Drive’s Finance Pre-qualification Abilities Shorten Sales Times

Better Closing Rates and Customer Satisfaction Among the Benefits By Pete MacInnis Dealers and their F&I managers are always looking for an easier and quicker way to...
complete credit applications

F&I And Sales On Same On Same Online Platform

If customers can complete credit applications and finance paperwork before coming to the dealership, the benefits are tremendous. BY PETE MACINNIS Today’s digital shoppers expect a...
mind the gap

‘Mind the Gap’ Between Acquisition and Retail Ready

For 50 years, loudspeakers in London subways have cautioned riders to watch their step when boarding and de-boarding. This omnipresent “Mind the Gap” alert...
service contract

Why Purchase a Service Contract?

We all know that the VSC as Johnny Garlich would call it, “is the engine that pulls the train.” If you learn how to...
F&I officevideo

WardsAuto’s Steve Finlay on Today’s F&I Process

In recent years, new technology has been re-defining the F&I office. How are you adapting to these changes in your dealership? In today’s segment,...
phone

The Phone is Ringing: Yesterday, it was an Inquiry; Today, it’s a Buyer!

The phone is ringing. It’s a sales prospect. They’re not calling to chat. They found your vehicle on the Internet and (by calling you)...
black friday

How To Market Your Dealership To Win On Black Friday?

Black Friday is typically one of the busiest shopping days of the year as it kicks off the holiday season. Around 30% of the...

Upselling Customer Pay Revenues

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig talks about upselling customer pay revenues and how to use show and tell methods...

The F&I-Sales Relationship

On this week's episode of Progressive Retail, Cory Mosley is joined in the studio by Shaka Dyson, President of Dealer F&I University, to talk...

Don’t Take the Bait

Nobody can offend you without your consent. If anybody says or does anything to try and get under your skin, don't give in. On...

What’s the Real Secret to Success?

"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team." On today's episode of Kain & Co., David goes over this quote and...