VinSolutions Tools to Optimize
for the Remote Shopping Environment
We Are Here for Your Dealership
As we re-think the customer experience in today’s environment, we understand that you need to watch your expenses and maximize your investment in your existing software solutions. As the industry-leading CRM provider and your partner in success, our goal is to help you do just that, and bring a world-class experience to every one of your dealership customers. We stand by our promise to enable you to make every connection count.
Take Advantage of These Solutions
VinSolutions wants to help you continue delivering a world-class customer experience. How? We’ve made the following software solutions available to you to begin utilizing immediately. Request a demo or reach out to your Performance Manager for help getting started.
In today’s increasingly virtual world, car buyers are utilizing new and innovative technology to aid them when shopping for a vehicle. To communicate effectively with customers, dealers need the ability to readily share ad hoc or previously recorded videos. Whether it’s sending a live walkaround of the vehicle to a quick “face-to-face” video greeting, dealers are looking for new ways to personalize the virtual shopping experience. By partnering with Flick Fusion, dealers can get access to a high-quality video marketing platform, and effortlessly share these with shoppers in real-time via text or email.
- Engage your customers quickly with new model and inventory videos from a pre-loaded library
- Analyze performance of videos delivered via email or MMS with Flick Fusion’s robust reporting, linked directly in Connect CRM
- Driving accountability through reporting and integrated behavior and activity tracking in the customer records
- Deliver a fuller user experience with dealer-branded landing pages for your videos and related videos
Your digital presence is now your primary storefront, so you need tools that can give you better visibility into your customers’ online shopping behaviors. Connect Automotive Intelligence can help you identify active customers as they shop online, giving you actionable insights to reach out proactively and provide a personalized experience as you help them through their buying journey.
- Buying Signals – Connect Automotive Intelligence aggregates and analyzes data from your CRM and across the Cox Automotive brands to connect the dots for a full view of your customer.
- Sentiment Analysis – With limited personal interaction, you need a tool to understand what customers are saying and how their saying it. Sentiment Analysis uses artificial intelligence to identify trends in customer messages to find coaching opportunities.
In a time when 55% of car shoppers are less likely to visit the dealership1 and looking for shopping alternatives, a digital retailing solution can put your dealership ahead of the competition. In fact, 85% of customers are more likely to buy from a particular dealership that allows them to start or complete nearly all of the vehicle purchase online.2 Providing a digital retailing solution helps you expedite the deal-making process while still delivering the personalized shopping experience customers expect – even without the face-to-face interactions in the dealership. Customers can start their deals online for you to import directly into your CRM desking tool to quickly and efficiently work them in real-time right where they left off.
1 2020 Cox Automotive COVID-19 Consumer Impact Study
2 Cox Automotive Future of Digital Retail Study, November 2017
Make every deal count. Use Connect Desking to streamline the buying process with customized deal structures, which allows you to deliver your proposals quickly via email and offer the “hands off” experience consumers are looking for during this volatile time. Rates and Residuals leverages the power of Dealertrack data in your Connect Desking tool to ensure you have access to lenders’ most aggressive rates and programs allowing you to find the best deal structures to fit customers’ needs.
Create a Connected Experience During Social Distancing
As customers spend more time at home, they’ll spend more time shopping for vehicles online – and customers will continue to expect this personalized virtual shopping experience in the future. Set yourself up for future success by using these tools in VinSolutions Connect CRM to transition your dealership into the virtual shopping landscape.
Silver Linings: Dealer Roundtable of Marketing, Fixed Operations, and Sales Playbooks
Dealer Forward is a recurring CBT News panel discussion focused on building resiliency in three key areas of auto retail: marketing to the evolving consumer, achieving peak dealership performance and capturing the opportunity presented by fixed ops.
Today’s panel discussion covers the Cox Automotive Marketing, Fixed Ops, and Sales Dealer Playbooks, and examines real dealer stories – what is working well in the current market landscape and where to look for new opportunities for success.
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Free webinars are available to help you tackle today’s obstacles, and leave you poised for success in the future.
- Return Consumer & Employee Confidence Best Practices
- Business Continuity Best Practices
Return Consumer and Employee Confidence Best Practices
As you prepare for customer activity to ramp back up, let’s help you make sure you and your team are ready to get back to work in your CRM.
The best practices below address CRM processes and settings that will need to be revisited as employees and customers begin returning to the dealership.
In addition, you can utilize the help feature (WalkMe) within the CRM for additional direction including how to change user, customer, and store settings.
Best Practices for Driving a Digital Transformation
Keep Moving Forward with Tips, Insights and Tools for Your Dealership
As your partner in success, we want you to have the resources and solutions you need in your dealership at your fingertips. Together, we will get through these rapidly changing times.
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