Using A.I. Perceptive Technology in Your Virtual Auto Retail Process

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On the CBT Automotive Network today, Jim Fitzpatrick and Scott Gunnell, Vice President of Field Sales Operations and Strategy for JM&A , talk about how your company can be better at virtual retail by building your website to take advantage of and use artificial intelligence. The last...

Boost Your Sales With a Better Online Retail Presence – Marco Schnabl

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With Digital Retailing becoming more attractive for the modern day consumer, Dealers are wondering if it is just a matter of time before they are replaced by links and clicks. Joining CBT News today is Marco Schnabl from AutomotiveMastermind. We discussed how dealers can...

The 3 Things Technology Should Do for You

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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 throughout dealer systems and workflows. Sure, lots of expensive solutions do many great things. And there are many wonderful ideas that...

Dealerships are Bridging the Gap between the Future and the Now

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The auto industry has always been at the forefront of technological advancement. This has never been truer than at the current time. Self-driving cars, smart cities, and connected technologies are very exciting endeavors. At the same time, they can be overwhelming for consumers to...

VR, AR and MR in the Workplace: A Thing of the Present (Not Just the Future)

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Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) are quickly becoming mainstream technologies in our world. While we have become accustomed to these technologies in the world of gaming and entertainment, many don’t realize that they will soon be taking over our...

Using Technology to Increase Service Sales and Efficiency – Jim Roche, Xtime

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CBT's own Jim Fitzpatrick sat down with Jim Roche, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Managed Services for Xtime, a Cox Automotive company, to talk about the effect of changing technology in the auto industry. Technology has been changing fixed-ops in the auto industry across...

Buy, Sell, and Finance a Car All Through One App – Blinker

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Sometimes in the automotive retail industry, the idea of good technology that helps dealers and consumers help, buy, and sell cars comes from someone in the industry that feels like there should be an easier way to list, sell, and buy. Our guest today...

Scarcity Marketing Gets Smarter

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Automotive is getting smarter about applying a traditional approach to retail: scarcity marketing. Both dealers and customers stand to benefit. Retailers have relied on scarcity marketing for decades to attract customers, whether a dealership promotes a sale for a limited time or a clothing store...

Should Your Dealership’s Service Department Go Mobile?

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We have all heard tale of days long ago when doctors used to make house calls. This was a common practice 50 years ago. In fact, folks used to get local milk and eggs delivered to their door, along with other many other products...

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto

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Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are latest developments in the evolution of automotive connectivity. Both applications pump a small portion of your phone’s functionality into your car’s built-in infotainment system. These applications basically turn the infotainment system display into a second screen for your phone...

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Solutions That Measure and Manage Your Dealership’s Recon Process

If you’re a dealer struggling to get your used vehicles in and out of recon as quickly as possible, you’ll want to pay attention...

Why Your Team Should Be Certified

Certifications, regardless of what they are for, tells your professional peers and employers that you are well-qualified to take things seriously. It can help...

Making the Connection: Four Ways to Align your Goals

Who are you as a dealership, and what do you stand for? If someone were to ask the above question to one of your...

What Does Digital Retailing Have To Do With F&I?

On this week's episode of F&I Today Becky Chernek talks about digital retailing and what it has to do with F&I. Why should you...

The Power of Right Example

On this week's episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson we talk about the power of right example. Everybody is already leading by example,...

What Sets Your BDC Apart From the Competition?

 On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks to Emily Lindau of Johnson Motors & Ford in Wisconsin about what their...