Retail http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53305/more en Ford Crowd-Sourcing Initiative Nears Milestone http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-crowd-sourcing-initiative-nears-milestone <div class="node-body article-body">Missouri is the state that has worked the program the most, Ford says, accumulating $1.72 million in school-related funding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-crowd-sourcing-initiative-nears-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-crowd-sourcing-initiative-nears-milestone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Dealerships Ford Retail Viral Marketing Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:33:00 +0000 1261861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>High schools use the funds for athletics, other initiatives.</strong></p> E-Commerce Giant Alibaba, Shanghai GM to Market Cars Online http://wardsauto.com/e-commerce-giant-alibaba-shanghai-gm-market-cars-online <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shanghai GM becomes the latest automaker to partner with Alibaba to offer online sales and financing for GM products and collaborate on marketing and aftermarket services.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/e-commerce-giant-alibaba-shanghai-gm-market-cars-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Finance Internet Marketing Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:54:00 +0000 1261661 at http://wardsauto.com Getting Auto Dealerships to 30% Net to Gross http://wardsauto.com/dealers/getting-auto-dealerships-30-net-gross <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s what to do to become a member of an elite group of dealers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/getting-auto-dealerships-30-net-gross" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/getting-auto-dealerships-30-net-gross#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1257811 at http://wardsauto.com Gen Y Likes Auto Accessories, But Not Bling http://wardsauto.com/dealers/gen-y-likes-auto-accessories-not-bling <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millennials go for less flashy add-ons, such as nav systems and custom floor mats. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/gen-y-likes-auto-accessories-not-bling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/gen-y-likes-auto-accessories-not-bling#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1259861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Reynolds says AddOnAuto configurator shows what specific cars would look like with accessories.&nbsp; &nbsp;</strong></p> Automotive e-Commerce Opportunities Ahead http://wardsauto.com/edealer/automotive-e-commerce-opportunities-ahead <div class="field-byline"> Tom Beaman </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We want to take it to the next level,” says digital marketer Nicole Gignac.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/edealer/automotive-e-commerce-opportunities-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/edealer/automotive-e-commerce-opportunities-ahead#comments Public Dealers eDealer North America U.S. Dealerships 2015 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Internet Marketing Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:06:00 +0000 1256351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealer yet to embrace geo-targeting, Gignac says.</strong></p> WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Players Up Their Games http://wardsauto.com/edealer/wardsauto-e-dealer-100-players-their-games <div class="field-byline"> Tom Beaman </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealers on the 15th annual list tell what works digitally, and what doesn’t. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/edealer/wardsauto-e-dealer-100-players-their-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/edealer/wardsauto-e-dealer-100-players-their-games#comments Public Dealers eDealer North America U.S. Dealerships 2015 WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Internet Marketing Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:03:00 +0000 1256361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve tried lots of things,&rdquo; says Ussery.</strong></p> Recharge, Feel Good, Do a Better Job http://wardsauto.com/dealers/recharge-feel-good-do-better-job <div class="node-body article-body">Admitting shortcomings is not failure. It’s a way to keep on the track to success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/recharge-feel-good-do-better-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/recharge-feel-good-do-better-job#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1257001 at http://wardsauto.com Good Things Can Happen When Kids Run Dealership http://wardsauto.com/dealers/good-things-can-happen-when-kids-run-dealership <div class="field-byline"> Tom Beaman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer Bernie Moreno is full of ideas, and once shared some in a letter he wrote as a teen to GM’s chairman. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/good-things-can-happen-when-kids-run-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/good-things-can-happen-when-kids-run-dealership#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1256321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;Need to make car buying amazing,&rdquo; Moreno says.</strong></p> Chinese E-commerce Giant Forms Automotive Unit http://wardsauto.com/chinese-e-commerce-giant-forms-automotive-unit <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Alibaba's automotive-business unit includes car-marketing services based on its big data-analysis capabilities, and e-commerce company has partnered with automaker SAIC to invest in development of Internet-connected cars. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-e-commerce-giant-forms-automotive-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Sales & Marketing Internet Internet Marketing Product Development Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1257271 at http://wardsauto.com Mileage-Only Service Contracts Debated http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/mileage-only-service-contracts-debated <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some F&I people say a program based on time, rather than miles, is better. Others say the opposite.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/mileage-only-service-contracts-debated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/mileage-only-service-contracts-debated#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:31:00 +0000 1255221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New products provide more to talk about at dealership.</strong></p>