WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/71751/more en “I'm a car guy, not a computer guy, so I learn daily” http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/im-car-guy-not-computer-guy-so-i-learn-daily <div class="node-body article-body">Simmons Rockwell, a 10-franchise dealership group based in Elmira, NY, is No. 15 on the Ward's e-Dealer 100.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/im-car-guy-not-computer-guy-so-i-learn-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/im-car-guy-not-computer-guy-so-i-learn-daily#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Dealer Internet Wed, 12 Apr 2006 16:18:00 +0000 47271 at http://wardsauto.com "Most Dealers Are Finally Getting It" http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/most-dealers-are-finally-getting-it <div class="node-body article-body">Sidney Haider, Internet manager for the Galpin dealership group in North Hills, CA, set a goal in 2005 for the online department to sell 400 units a month, or 4,800 a year. He missed it by about 1,000 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/most-dealers-are-finally-getting-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/most-dealers-are-finally-getting-it#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Dealers Internet Wed, 12 Apr 2006 15:53:00 +0000 43414 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Join Search Party http://wardsauto.com/dealers-join-search-party <div class="field-byline"> Cliff Banks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just about every Internet-related company in the automotive retail market is on the bandwagon as a way to get high recognition on search websites for</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers-join-search-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers-join-search-party#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Dealers Internet marketing Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 50585 at http://wardsauto.com Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing http://wardsauto.com/keep-main-thing-main-thing <div class="field-byline"> Cliff Banks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Websites quickly are becoming a prominent tool in auto dealerships' marketing box again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/keep-main-thing-main-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/keep-main-thing-main-thing#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Dealers Internet Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 46419 at http://wardsauto.com Dealerships Use Internet for Subprime http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealerships-use-internet-subprime <div class="field-byline"> Cliff Banks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Of the 8,992 vehicles the Earnhardt Auto Centers sold online in 2005, 2,333 were out of the special-finance department, dubbed Mr. Ed. With those numbers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealerships-use-internet-subprime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealerships-use-internet-subprime#comments Public News & Analysis Suppliers Cars.com WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Cars.com Internet Sales Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 45882 at http://wardsauto.com Be Careful and Be Smart About It http://wardsauto.com/be-careful-and-be-smart-about-it <div class="field-byline"> Cliff Banks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Used-vehicle buyers are visiting fewer dealer lots and relying less on newspaper classified advertising to help them in their purchase. Instead, they</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/be-careful-and-be-smart-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/be-careful-and-be-smart-about-it#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Dealers Internet Vehicle Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 43516 at http://wardsauto.com Get Out the Crystal e-Ball http://wardsauto.com/get-out-crystal-e-ball <div class="field-byline"> David Kain </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Imagine what the future will bring. No better time for that than as we look at the success of the top 100 e-Dealers. Here is a rundown of what future</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/get-out-crystal-e-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/get-out-crystal-e-ball#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Dealer Dealers dealerships Internet marketing Sales Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 43114 at http://wardsauto.com 168,000 Vehicles and Counting http://wardsauto.com/168000-vehicles-and-counting <div class="field-byline"> Cliff Banks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ken Gilman, president and CEO of the Asbury Automotive Group dealership chain, says the industry still is digesting the Internet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/168000-vehicles-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/168000-vehicles-and-counting#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Dealerships AutoNation Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Internet Sales Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 42345 at http://wardsauto.com One Dealer's Flub Is Another's Catch http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/one-dealers-flub-anothers-catch <div class="field-byline"> Cliff Banks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Of the Internet leads that dealers receive whether they come from their own websites, manufacturers or third-party lead providers 56% result in a sale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/one-dealers-flub-anothers-catch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/one-dealers-flub-anothers-catch#comments Public News & Analysis Retail Retail WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Dealers Internet Sales Vehicle Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 41308 at http://wardsauto.com All Over the Map http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/all-over-map <div class="field-byline"> Cliff Banks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It might be no surprise that nearly half (48) of the leading Internet dealers are from California, Texas and Florida. Those three states generate the</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/all-over-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/all-over-map#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dodge WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Automotive California Dodge Internet Sales Sat, 01 Apr 2006 17:00:00 +0000 39813 at http://wardsauto.com