Posts Tagged ‘dealercenter

26
Nov
12

Nowcom Adds TIADA to their growing list of Automotive Industry memberships for 2013

Los Angeles, CA – November 26, 2012 – Nowcom Corporation today announces its new membership to Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association (TIADA).  Recognized as a leader in the independent auto dealer industry, TIADA has over 1,000 of the best used car dealers in Texas as members.

About TIADA

Since 1944, TIADA has been and continues to be the only statewide organization for independent automobile dealers. Whether you sell 10 or 10,000 cars a year, TIADA is your voice in Austin. TIADA is a member-owned, member-governed association that consists of more than 1000 of the best used car dealers in Texas that believe in creating
a better image for the industry while protecting their rights as business owners. We are led by a number of dedicated volunteers from across the state and a professional, experienced staff committed to offering valuable programs and services to the independent automobile dealer. www.txiada.com

About Nowcom

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Nowcom is a leading provider of dealer management solutions, specifically catering to the independent dealer’s needs. DealerCenter.net, an all-in-one web-based dealer management software system allows the dealer full control over their sales, inventory, credit reports, insurance offering and financing. As an authorized reseller, Nowcom can grant dealerships access to all major services including credit bureaus, book services and other services popular with independent dealers. Nowcom’s staff has an extensive background in the automotive industry that prides themselves on their supreme level of customer service. Nowcom has over 11,000 active dealers using Nowcom products. Learn more about Nowcom at: http://nowcom.com/

21
Nov
12

Nowcom Signs Up for Membership with GIADA for 2013

Los Angeles, CA – November 20, 2012 – Nowcom, a leading provider of dealer management solutions, announced today that they have become a member of the Georgia Independent Automobile Dealers Association (GIADA)  for 2013.  The GIADA membership opens several channels for Nowcom to Georgia’s independent auto dealers.

About GIADA

GIADA is a not-for-profit industry trade association that has been the voice of Georgia’s independent auto dealers since 1955. GIADA is committed to representing, educating, and informing Georgia’s most successful independent motor vehicle dealers. Dealers turn to GIADA to provide them solutions and answers to business related questions and consumer related questions. www.giada.org

Currently, there are approximatly 2275 GIADA members, 2050 licensed auto dealers and 225 companies who offer products and services to Georgia Auto Dealers. The primary purpose is to identify and address the legal and legislative issues that confront the used car industry in Georgia.

About Nowcom

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Nowcom is a leading provider of dealer management solutions, specifically catering to the independent dealer’s needs. DealerCenter.net, an all-in-one web-based dealer management software system allows the dealer full control over their sales, inventory, credit reports, insurance offering and financing. As an authorized reseller, Nowcom can grant dealerships access to all major services including credit bureaus, book services and other services popular with independent dealers. Nowcom’s staff has an extensive background in the automotive industry that prides themselves on their supreme level of customer service. Nowcom has over 11,000 active dealers using Nowcom products. Learn more about Nowcom at: http://nowcom.com/

19
Nov
12

Nowcom Renews their Membership with the Florida Independent Auto Dealers Association (FIADA)

Los Angeles, CA – November 19, 2012 – Nowcom has renewed its membership agreement with the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association (FIADA) for 2013.  Experiencing significant growth into the Florida market, Nowcom credits their membership with FIADA in introducing them to opportunities within Florida.

About FIADA

The Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association, Inc., known as the FIADA, is a not-for-profit Florida corporation that was organized in 1940 to represent and support the interests of independent used car dealers.

 The FIADA was established out of the need for a common ground for independent car dealers to learn how to be successful; to protect themselves from unfair and unnecessary regulations; to exchange ideas; and to educate the public and the law makers of the importance of the industry to the general public.  www.fiada.com

About Nowcom

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Nowcom is a leading provider of dealer management solutions, specifically catering to the independent dealer’s needs. DealerCenter.net, an all-in-one web-based dealer management software system allows the dealer full control over their sales, inventory, credit reports, insurance offering and financing. As an authorized reseller, Nowcom can grant dealerships access to all major services including credit bureaus, book services and other services popular with independent dealers. Nowcom’s staff has an extensive background in the automotive industry that prides themselves on their supreme level of customer service. Nowcom has over 11,000 active dealers using Nowcom products. Learn more about Nowcom at: http://nowcom.com/

03
Sep
10

Fun Friday- Balancing Act

01
Sep
10

Used Car Prices on the Rise

Edmunds.com has reported that the used car prices over a large area have increased dramatically.  They believe that this could have to do with supply and consumer confidence.  Consumers are hesitant in buying new cars because of their high cost which is not good for the new car market, but is leading to more sales in the used.

Depending on the analysis the used car price is either staying the same or rising.  A three year old car may cost a lot more than it did last year, although, a two year old car in 2009 currently costs more than a three year old car in 2010 due to the supply.  What is going to happen 2 years from now when the results of last year’s 11 million of new cars are felt?

Do you agree with this?  Let me know by leaving me a comment.

To read more on Keith’s Used Car Blog, please click here.

27
Aug
10

The 5 Best Ways to Increase your Sales

Below are 5 selling tips that will help increase your sales and in turn increase your profit margin.  These tactics work for online and traditional marketing.  And did I mention they won’t cost you anything to start!

  1. Promote with a yes or no– When you promote only 1 product or service it is more effective. The potential buyer can either say “yes” or “no” to the product or service.  When the immediate answer is yes it generates a very quick sale.  Avoiding promotions that make the potential buyer have many choices is the best way to go.  Most people are not able to make a clear choice when they have many options so they just resort to “No”.  All in all make the prospective buyer have a simple “yes” or “no” choice.
  2. 2. Lead in with your biggest benefit- What is the biggest benefit that your store gives to its customers.  This is your selling point.  Use this benefit to reel in your customers in.  In your marketing items I would always state your company’s biggest benefit.  By putting your biggest benefit first in all of your advertisements and website you will immediately get the customers attention.
  3. Personalize your approach-When you customize a message to a particular person it makes it feel more personal.  By customizing your marketing to a certain person or area it will improve customer’s vision of your company.  One way to personalize your store is to personalize your website.  By creating special web pages for each area with different content tailored to that particular area can make your website appear friendlier.
  4. Give your customers specifics- When you use broad words it is less effective, like fast or easy.  Try to give your customers more specifics by describing why it’s fast and why it’s easy.  It is more motivating to customers to see the facts about the company then just general statements or words.
  5. Zone in on feelings- Customers tend to buy things on impulse, not really on logic. They base their buying off of how they feel.  The more excited you get your customers on your product the better.  You should tailor your marketing to reflect the emotional rewards they will get after they purchase your product.

To read the full article on Business Know How, please click here.

Do you agree with these 5 business selling tactics?  Let me know by leaving a comment.

20
Aug
10

Fun Friday- Security Guard Fail

18
Aug
10

Auto Dealers are Dealing with Shortages on the Trendiest Car Models

A few years ago automakers started to give dealers much more cars than the dealers felt they were able to sell.  The only way they could sell these vehicles was by offering extreme discounts.  Nowadays dealers are saying that they have a completely different problem:  they are not able to get enough or the trendiest models.

Vice President of Galpin Ford in Los Angeles, Beau Boeckmann, said that they asked for 100 Fusion vehicles, but only received seven.

“I am begging for inventory across the board,” Boeckmann said. According to Bloomberg news reports his dealership is Ford’s top seller. He said that he couldn’t sleep a year ago because they thought they had that year’s supply of cars.  And these days he is worried about the opposite because now he doesn’t feel they have enough vehicles.

There are many different cars that are hot right now for various reasons.  The hot cars are really the ones that the buyers are very eager to get.  The Chevrolet Equinox has been in very short supply for many months probably because it is a crossover and that is a good size for many people and has great features.  This new problem of not enough supply is quite a new phenomenon from the prior years.

Buyers are not able to have the car choices they use to have.  About five years ago the automakers were not shutting down the plants they kept them running even though the demand wasn’t necessarily there for the cars produced.  Detroit’s Big 3 has shut down a bunch of plants and thousands of jobs have been lost to make their production fit with the demand.

Automakers are very aware of the dealer’s requests for the hot vehicles.  They have increased shifts to the plants that have the trendiest model cars.  Although these changes seem to not be enough to fill the depleted inventories the dealers are facing.

To read the full article on USA Today, please click here.

21
Jul
10

5 Reasons to Buy a Used Car

Buying a used car can save a car buyer a lot of money for various reasons.  Phillip Reed, Edmunds.com’s consumer advice editor states that, he is a big fan of buying a used car because it is an important way for a family on a budget to save money. 

Jack Nerad the executive market analyst at Kelly Blue Book says, “Used cars are a great value.  Cars today are really good and really last a long time.  They have longer useful lives than in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s when I was growing up.”

Not all used cars carry the same value.  A used car shopper really needs to do some research to feel confident about the shape of a potential vehicle he or she is thinking about purchasing.

5 Reasons to Buy a Used Car

  1. Minimizing depreciation– Reed says that a new car typically depreciates about 20 percent once it is driven off of the lot and most vehicles will lose about 10 percent in value during the first year of ownership.  All together that is about a 30 percent loss within the first year of ownership.  You can avoid this loss by buying a one year old used vehicle.  This is why a car that is one years old is a lot harder to find than a vehicle that is two to three years old.  Nerad feels that the best value for your money is to buy a car that is two years old and drive it until you can’t drive it anymore.
  2. Reducing insurance costs- Insurance cost is associated with the value of the vehicle and since used cars are less valuable than that vehicle new it is no wonder that the insurance cost is lower.  Reed says that the insurance cost is lower because you can eliminate some elements of the car insurance such as collision and theft.
  3. Reducing registration fees- Reed says that the charge to register a vehicle is usually based off of the car’s transaction price.  In addition states are increasing the registration fees in an effort to generate more revenue and if you buy a used vehicle it helps reduce those fees.
  4. Getting more bang for your buck- When you buy a used vehicle you are able to buy better vehicle than if you were to buy it new.  For example, you may not be able to purchase a new luxury vehicle that you have always wanted, but two or three years old luxury vehicle could be in your budget.  Reed states that, “We used to think that a 100,000 mile car was done.  Now they are running to 200,000 miles.  That’s like a second life.”  Nerad feels that because carmakers aren’t redesigning their models every year like they use to so buying a used car really doesn’t carry the same stigma. 
  5. Keeping your peace of mind- Back in the day buying a used car was considered to be “buying someone else’s problems.” But rest assured that now we have information to be able to distinguish if it truly is “someone else’s problem.”Companies like AutoCheck make vehicle history reports giving potential customers valuable information on the state of the used car. If you are worried about the possible risk in buying a “lemon” you can buy a certified pre-owned car. Certified pre-owned vehicles have established manufacturer’s standards and have some sort of guarantee against defects.

To read the full article on Bankrate.com, please click here.

09
Jul
10

10 Cars that are Worth the Purchase

It seems that reckless financing deals on vehicles are now a thing of the past.  For example, those types of deals took down the US Mitsubishi and were a factor in the fall of GM and Chrysler.  Due to the financing problem these companies are no longer over producing their vehicles like they use to. 

Consumer research and trend analysts suggests that carmakers should be ready for very slow sales around 11.5 to 12 million new vehicles sales due to the current home values and 401k accounts which will keep people in their cars for about seven to eight years maybe even more. 

For people who want to get rid of their old car and trade it in for a different car there is still good news.  Automakers are making longer ownership more possible with better engineering and quality. JD Power’s Vehicle Dependability study surveyed car owners who have owned their vehicle for about three years.  The study found that Detroit automakers are fast approaching the quality of the Asian automakers. For the first time in this study a Detroit model, the 2006 Buick LaCrosse, has the lowest incidence of problems.  For those of you looking for a different set of wheels below is the list of  vehicles to buy now.

10 Cars to Buy and Drive for A Decade

  1. Buick LaCrosse
  2. Toyota Prius
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Lincoln MKZ
  5. Honda Ridgeline
  6. BMW 3-Series
  7. BMW Z4
  8. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
  9. Hyundai Elantra Touring
  10. Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Do you agree with this list?  Let me know by leaving a comment.

To read the full article on AOL Autos, please click here.




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