Dealer Knowledge Base
Michael Hopkins

What Auto Dealers Need to Know about Changes to Facebook Marketplace

facebook announces changes to MARKETPLACE LISTINGS intended to empower dealerships and limit third-party marketplaces Facebook announced today new features and changes to automotive advertising that are intended to empower auto dealers, reduce reliance on other third-party marketplaces, and ultimately improve the end-user experience by connecting buyers more directly with dealerships. The biggest change is that

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Michael Hopkins

Find VinCue at Digital Dealer Tampa and Hear Danny Speak on VBC

Find VinCue in Booth 209 at Digital Dealer Tampa June 8th-10th and catch our Managing Partner Danny Zaslavsky as he shares The Road to Buying 100 Cars a Month from the Public. USE CODE 100TAMPASPEAK FOR $100 OFF DIGITAL DEALER PASS Digital Dealer Tampa, a hybrid event, will take place in-person at the Tampa Convention

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Michael Hopkins

VinCue Announces New Integration with Auto/Mate for Price Changes

VinCue has released an update that allows customers to sync price changes between VinCue and Auto/Mate using hte open/mate api. Keeping inventory pricing data in sync between VinCue and Auto/Mate DMS is critical to keeping your reporting and processes accurate. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new feature that allows price changes to sync

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Michael Hopkins

VinCue to Present at Contagious Auto Pitch Tank on Clubhouse May 5th

Tune into Contagious Auto’s weekly Pitch Tank on Clubhouse to hear Danny zaslavsky present vincue vbc™ VinCue Managing Partner will present the Vehicle Buying Center (VBC™) at Contagious Auto’s weekly Pitch Tank, hosted on Clubhouse, on Wednesday, May 5th at 10:00am EST. RSVP ON ClubHouse May 5th 10am EST Pitch Tank is presented by Contagious

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Michael Hopkins

VinCue Hires Michael Hopkins as Chief Marketing Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VinCue has hired local entrepreneur and marketing professional Michael Hopkins as its first Chief Marketing Officer to accelerate the company’s growth following additional funding. Download PDF Kansas City, Missouri | Friday, April 30, 2021 – VinCue (DealerCue LLC) announced today they have hired Michael Hopkins, a local Kansas City entrepreneur and marketing

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Michael Hopkins

VinCue’s Danny Z to Speak at Mosley Automotive Digital Sales Workshop

VinCue is excited to sponsor the Mosley Automotive Online Sales Success Workshop in Richmond, VA on June 22, 2021. The workshop is a Premier One-Day Digital Sales & Marketing Event hosted by Cory Mosley, an automotive industry titan with over 20 years of experience leading, teaching, consulting, and helping automotive dealerships grow sales, retain teams,

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Michael Hopkins

Press Release: LotPop & VinCue Announce New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jasen Rice, LotPop, and Danny Zaslavsky, VinCue, announced a new partnership between the two companies that will offer new features, functionality, and added value to separate and mutual customers. Download PDF Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday, April 14, 2021: Jasen Rice, Owner & Founder of LotPop™ (https://lotpop.com), and Danny Zaslavsky, Managing Partner of

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Michael Hopkins

Bob Ruth Ford & Vincue Featured on Cover with AutoSuccess Magazine

How Bob Ruth Ford Embraced Digital Transformation with Vincue™ The internet continues to have an incredible impact on our industry and traditional strategies for sourcing and selling vehicles cannot compete for the attention of digital consumers. For a dealership to survive and then thrive, they need to employ new strategies based on hard data and

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Dealer Knowledge Base
Ben Putano

Guide to Facebook Advertising for Dealerships

Thinking about investing in traditional marketing channels? Think again. Traditional channels like TV and radio are continuing to price themselves out of dealers’ reach. The same goes for third-party listing sites that charge a fortune without delivering real leads. Fortunately, it’s never been easier for dealers to run their own digital advertising. Digital advertising isn’t just

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Dealer Knowledge Base
Ben Putano

How to Beat the Competition in a Seller’s Market

It’s a seller’s market right now. That’s pretty incredible when you consider all we’ve been through in 2020. But dealers shouldn’t celebrate just yet. After all, more demand means more competition — and widespread inventory shortages are making it tough to fight back. So how can dealerships outmaneuver competitors and take advantage of this seller’s market? By

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Dealer Knowledge Base
Ben Putano

How Automotive Marketing Has Changed in 2020 and Beyond

The shift towards digital retail has been happening for years and 2020 has only accelerated that trend. 2 out of 3 car buyers are now more likely to skip dealerships and buy directly online. And according to Google, searches for “dealerships near me” dropped over 20% earlier this year. But none of this is cause for alarm —

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Dealer Knowledge Base
Ben Putano

Top 6 Dealership Software Tools to Sell More Cars

Dealers’ toolkits used to be a lot simpler. Salespeople relied on a couple of major pricing books, industry experience, and maybe a few common sales strategies. How times have changed. Modern technology has turned dealerships of every size into complex operations. On top of that, online competition is forcing dealers to use new digital tools

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Dealer Knowledge Base
Ben Putano

16 Tactics (and 1 Tool) to Sell More Cars Without Sacrificing Profits

If 2020 has proved anything about the auto industry, it’s this: The only certainty in car sales is uncertainty.  Earlier this year, we experienced one of the biggest interruptions in retail history. Now, sales are as strong as ever. Who could have predicted that?  But it’s always possible we’ll experience another disruption. Thinning margins and

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Team DealerCue

3 Steps to Grow Front-End Gross… Without Sacrificing Sales

It’s a seller’s market right now, and dealers who’ve spent years struggling against margin compression are breathing a sigh of relief. However, we’re moving back towards a buyer’s market each day. When the market finally flips — as it always does — dealers will again be fighting for front-end gross. Why? Because companies like big-name

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Team DealerCue

6 Tips to Win Your Next Dealer Auction

Updated September 27, 2020 “You don’t make money when you sell a vehicle. You make money when you buy it.” Sound counter-intuitive? Maybe. But successful dealers know it’s 100% true.  That’s because buying the right vehicles for your market, at the right price, helps you sell cars faster while earning a higher gross-per-copy.  Last year,

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