Mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, now account for over 10% of all web browsing. With the growing demand for mobile content in mind, we have completely rethought, redesigned and re-engineered our mobile sites to provide users the best way to view your content and inventory.
Our layouts have been retooled based on usability standards and real-time user data. Our mobile sites now offer the best experience both for our clients and their customers. New features include:
- Modernized Layout and design
- Quicker load time
- Decreased user bounce rate
- Clean and simple user interface for faster browsing and effortless decision making
Our new mobile layout gives you more power to customize your mobile site. The design offers several ways to completely personalize your site:
- Brand mobile sites with custom logos and color schemes
- Automatically include custom links and navigation items on all content pages
- Easily add inventory items, specials and promotions
- Create custom content across all pages
Our PASS system is now available for mobile. Your promotions can now be shared across all mobile devices with our new mobile PASS system. Our mobile PASS system offers users a touch-friendly way to view offers and specials right from their mobile device.
New Formatting for Text Lead Emails Released
Text-based lead emails have been updated to provide a more structured output of the lead data that is submitted to you through the forms on your website. The lead data has been organized into sections to help you quickly view your lead information in a consistent fashion.
The first two lines of your lead emails will state what Form was submitted, and what Website it was submitted from. The customer data will populate the sections according to which Form was submitted, with common Contact Information and Comments first, followed by Lead-type sections.
We hope this new consistent format will make it easier to read and manage your text-based leads.
Other Platform 2.0 Features and Fixes
Now that migration to our new system is complete, we are working hard to improve and expand the system on a daily basis. We love to hear your new ideas AND constructive criticism. It is your requests and feedback that will determine our future enhancements, so keep those suggestions coming!
Here is Just a Small Sample…
- Addition of several new data exports – to get your inventory out to more places!
- Secure Employment Apps viewable within VOCC
- Improved decoding to provide more details automatically as they become available
- Improved Listing Subtype filters adds more possibilities for inventory grouping
- Improved Listing Subtype processing to auto add and remove vehicles on every import
- Increased types of pre-configured inventory groups for display in vehicle feature widget
- Added Pending status for manual temporary override of inventory auto-processing
- Hundreds of bug fixes and minor system and customer-facing tweaks
October is the month of the tablet! Apple iPad mini, Microsoft Surface, has amazon kindle fire couple months ago possible new 10in Google Nexus tablet. With all these devices and smart phones there is an exponential amount of people using these devices, it’s time to ask yourself. Are you ready for the mobile market?
Think about when you’re out running errands or shopping and you decide to find a restaurant. You grab your phone and do, what you expect to be, a quick search. Typically, you pick something you’re in the mood for then look for a place relatively close. Lastly, you look at the reviews. If a restaurant has bad reviews you’re probably going to move on to the next one.
Put that in perspective of your dealership. Mobile traffic can make up to 15% of your dealerships traffic. That may not sound like much but that 15% is HOT leads. They may in fact be on you lot at that very moment! If you don’t have a well-functioning mobile site you are going to have a harder time converting that lead into a sale.
Dealer Impact can equip your dealership with a conversion friendly mobile site. Your dealership will have:
- Quick load capabilities
- Lower bounce rates
- Accurate Inventory
- Video of your vehicles
- And so much more!
Tell us your thoughts of the mobile world. Are you utilizing a mobile application? If not, if you have any question or to find out more information emailing us at email@example.com.
What do your dealership’s website and your retail location have in common? It’s pretty simple, both are designed to take in consumer traffic and create a shopping environment that is conducive to creating a sale.
Imagine yourself as a Dealer Principal who had the vision to locate your franchise on the busiest stretch of road in town. There is no denying that everyone in town (at some point) drives past your location. You have also great sightlines, a brightly lit lot, the latest product, and a welcoming staff.
Now imagine, to your horror, the city has approved a major 2-year road improvement project that’s going to make it really hard for customers to get to your store. Let that sink in. You have a great location and facility but a physical obstacle that hinders customers from reaching you.
In the digital space, this is exactly what the vast majority of dealers experience every day. Except it’s not the city cluttering things up; it’s your dealership’s website.
When you look at automotive retail dealership web design it can be a visual assault on your customer. The clutter found online is the equivalent of ripping up the road and scattering blinking construction horses everywhere. Here is an example
This turns off customers and contributes significantly to the “bounce rate” of your site. The fact is most customers who visit you have ALREADY decided what car they want to buy. They are only deciding if they want to buy from you.
Blinkers, clutter and junk only make them want to go elsewhere. Like a bad breathed salesperson, you can be your own worst enemy.
Dealer Impact created the KiNETiQ® design platform with this in mind. Through analytic process, we took our 14 years of data to derive dealership platforms that are consumer-centric.
The science behind our design is why we are a leader in conversion friendly platforms.
By making sites that are a utility for shopping customers, we have moved away from the “digital newspapers” and brochures that affect how dealership websites are done. At Dealer Impact, we have singularly moved the industry forward by making sites for customers that are simple and optimized toward turning traffic into customers.
Think of Dealer Impact as a bulldozer.
We clear out the junk in front of your store so customers can get to you and BUY from you.
Dealer Impact Systems Now Offers KiNETiq® Design Solutions
These conversion-friendly digital platforms are designed to help you generate more leads.
URBANDALE, Iowa — September 15, 2012 — Dealer Impact Systems is proud to be offering KiNETiq® to dealers in our client family.
KiNETiq® is ideal for increasing dealer website traffic through data-driven conversion-friendly websites. Potential customers will more easily find information that’s relevant to their search topics, and dealerships will have more qualified leads and cross-selling opportunities.
KiNETiq® is part of the Dealer Impact Systems digital platform offering. By integrating consumer-centric design, inventory video technology, mobile platforms, social media and reputation management, we produce:
- Lead conversion-optimized dealer sites that turn “lookers” into customers
- SEO “honey traps” to attract organic searches
- Self-updating capability so you can add your own content
- Tiers 1–3 consumer intelligence that monitors customer behavior
- Cross-platform CRM integration with all major CRM tools
- Hyper-speed loading times — the fastest in the industry
Patrick Shelton, Managing Director for Dealer Impact said, “By offering KiNETiq®, Dealer Impact is pleased to provide our clients with a more effective way of converting leads.”
About Dealer Impact
Headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa, Dealer Impact Systems is a privately held company that provides digital marketing for automotive dealerships across the country.
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