Ford Motor Co. is getting smarter about the way it sends Web-based tools to its dealers. In the past, Ford would bombard dealers by sending new products across the Internet in a scattered, shotgun approach, creating frustration and unnecessary expense for the dealers. Ford now is bundling related Internet tools into packages and then providing them to dealers. The initial rollout of the new strategy in February saved dealers $17 million, says Chuck Sullivan, Ford’s e-marketing manager. ...
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