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Weekly Autos For Aug 7, 2021

by Scott Robertson - Posted 1 week ago

Weekly Autos
Hand picked topics for auto dealers
Published: Sep 07, 2021


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We are settled into the new office and enjoying adding our own little touches. While we still spend some time working from home, we’re grateful that we can use our new space even as Covid continues to menace many regions of the United States. Did you know that the majority of car buyers prefer dealerships, even during the pandemic? A big part of the car market in the USA responded to this by moving toward digital car dealing means.

Many dealerships began to offer online chat negotiations, online estimates for trade-ins, and digital retailing and financing options. Some even began to offer home delivery services so car buyers would not have to visit the dealership for anything during the pandemic. We knew our car dealership clients would need these features, and our development team outdid themselves creating VirtualDealer. Now your dealership can compete online and offer the complete buying process, from research to delivery, for your customers. Ask us about VirtualDealer today.

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