In our 1.11 update we brought in features to keep you in touch with savvy socialites. We’re introducing social media, social book marking, YouTube integration and a few other features that will keep you in touch and save you time. Below is a list of everything included in our recent update. As always, new features have been turned off by default. Your account manager will be getting in touch with you regarding the new features and a walk through on how everything works.
Ever wonder what people are looking at when they’re on your website? Live View will ease your curiosities – it will show you how many sessions are taking place and where each visitor is on your site – all in real time! A quick snapshot will tell you if they’ve viewed coupons, vehicles or submitted leads.
Add video to vehicles in your inventory via the admin! Our vehicle details pages can now host video from You Tube! Upload videos to YouTube through the admin or add videos to your inventory by copying and pasting a link.
Fresh Auto Responder Content
We’ve re-written our default auto responders to give your customers a more personal response. Each auto response now uses dynamic information to address the customer by name. Vehicle lead auto responses even refer to the vehicle that is inquired about.
Is your dealership on Twitter? AutoTweet tweets new additions to your inventory daily. It’s a great addition to posts you’re already making for the store. Not on Twitter yet? Get there: twitter.com – it’s free, easy and will get you and your inventory exposed to a different audience.
Search By Payment
Help customers find vehicles at a price they can afford before they get to the dealership. Implementing Search By Payment calculates and displays payments for your inventory based on a default interest rate, term and down payment. If a customer wants to adjust from the default, it’s no problem. Changing the numbers will change all of the payments so they can shop for what works with their budget.
Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, YouTube, Flickr? If you’re on it, flaunt it. We can now link to any of these social media sites for each of your employee’s profiles or add icons to the bottom of your home page to direct customers to check them out. We just need a link to the profile!
Make it easy for customers to view vehicles they’re interested in no matter where they are. Social Bookmarking allows visitors to add a link to the vehicle they’re looking at. This will allow you to access it at a later date from a different location or even share with friends. We have over 10 book marking sites that you can make available to customers. Let us know the ones you’d like to display and let the sharing begin.
Click To Add Specials
Marking specials in the admin is just one click away. Now you can mark vehicles specials the same way you feature them. Just highlight the vehicle(s) you want to mark as specials and click the new specials icon! It’s so easy, we’re not sure why we didn’t think of it before!
A new way to search! Our category search does away with the dropdowns and allows visitors to search by criteria. When mousing over each category, Type/Make/Model/Color/Transmission, it presents them with a list of options to choose from. Once they’ve narrowed their search by one criterion they can narrow their search even further once they arrive at the line listing.
Get a custom web clip for your site to be used on the iPhone and iPod touch. Just a little something to differentiate you from the next guy.
Adding options by hand? We’ve added a custom category option. If you have options that don’t fit into our pre-determined categories, no problem. Just create your own category, and it will be there for you to use every time.
Know the second a lead is received, we now have real time notifications – if you’re in the admin you’ll receive a notification that lets you know someone is interested in learning more.
Aging Inventory Specials
We’ve added a new automated special. Now we can set your vehicles to be marked as ‘Special’ depending on their age. You name the number of days in stock and never have to worry about marking specials again.