Dealer en Autoline Daily <div class="node-body video-body"> New Jeep Compass Marks Major Milestone, Schmidt Pleads Not Guilty, Can Auto Shows Survive? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Industry Dealer News & Analysis Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:20:00 +0000 830251 at Automakers Should Take Dealers Along on the Self-Driving Journey <div class="field-byline"> John Possumato </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Auto dealers can be a key partner and competitive advantage to manufacturers, whether vehicle brands, as we know them, survive. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Dealer Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +0000 1785711 at Cox Automotive Integration Tricky But Progressing, Execs Say <div class="node-body article-body">The people part is done, insiders say. Now it’s on to the really hard stuff, figuring out what systems and services to tie together and how.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Dealer Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:59:00 +0000 1786741 at <p><strong>VinSolutions software now better integrated with Cox family member Xtime&rsquo;s products.</strong></p> Volvo Car’s U.K. Branch Recruiting 300 Technicians <div class="node-body article-body">The near-50% increase in hires would give each of Volvo’s 119 U.K. dealerships eight technicians on average by 2020.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Fixed Ops Dealer Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 1792211 at <p><strong>Volvo Car U.K.&rsquo;s proposed new training center.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Digital Toolboxes Benefit Dealers, Tech Execs Say <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Software provider Dealer-FX has partnered with a Massachusetts aftersales strategy and solutions provider to create a program that uses machine learning to crunch accumulated customer data and start to monetize it. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Digital Marketing Dealer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:09:00 +0000 1787241 at <p><strong>ONE platform manages car servicing from appointment-setting to checkout.</strong></p> Loyalty Isn’t What It Used to Be <div class="node-body article-body">Surveyed customers say they are loyal to auto dealers, but their behavior says otherwise. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Digital Marketing Dealer Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:08:00 +0000 1786831 at Showing Real Ads to Fake People Zaps Digital Marketing <div class="field-byline"> David Wolk </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bots don’t buy cars, but they are programmed to give fraudsters’ invalid websites credit for real offline customer purchase activity. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Digital Marketing Dealer Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:48:00 +0000 1786751 at Car Dealers Rarely Pay Much Mind to This Costly Expense <div class="field-byline"> Brian Finkelmeyer </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With new-car gross margins razor thin for many brands, the importance of efficiency-minded inventory management has never been more important.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Dealer Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:22:00 +0000 1782791 at Amazon-Like Selling Comes to Dealership F&I Departments <div class="node-body article-body">Patented technology uses inputs from consumer, vehicle, deal and third-party sources to tailor F&I product presentations to individual car buyers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public F & I Dealer Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:31:00 +0000 1785311 at <p><strong>Phelan shows dashboard featuring new way to sell F&amp;I.</strong></p> Reporter Turned Executive: ‘Ask Questions, Learn a Lot’ <div class="node-body article-body">Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz talks about the challenges of juggling a 25-brand company, his management style and lessons he learned from his Holocaust-survivor parents. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Dealer Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:15:00 +0000 1782901 at <p><strong>&ldquo;Integration is innovation,&rdquo; Schwartz says.</strong></p>