Five Steps to Elevate Your Dealership Website

With print publications and other traditional media outlets on the decline, today’s car shoppers are heavily reliant on the internet to help inform their decisions. As seen across other industries, failure to stay up to date with digital trends and to evolve can lead to extinction. A great example would be Blockbuster, which dominated the movie rental industry in the 90s and early 2000s. Then Netflix came along, and took…

What is a DMS (Dealer Management System)?

‘DMS’ is a widely used acronym in the auto dealer industry that stands for dealer management system. A DMS is traditionally known as a software platform dealers use for managing their vehicle inventory, deals (cash, finance, wholesale, buy here pay here (BHPH), etc.), customer information, credit reports and printing paperwork. In the past, many dealers found the need to login to separate software systems to truly run their business. On…

Does a good VIN scanner make a difference?

So we tested the DealerCenter mobile app with built-in VIN scanner at the Adesa Auction, and here is what we found:   1. Scanned the VIN of a moving car in less than 2 seconds When you’re at the auction, everything is fast-paced – and your mobile app must be too. If you can scan a VIN of a moving vehicle, consider this a win! 2. Booked the vehicle in less…

Welcome to DealerCenter’s Blog!

We are thrilled to serve you as an educational platform – we want to be THE place you go to find helpful industry updates and information about the newest technologies. In this blog, we’ll publish research and whitepapers, how-to guides along with well-researched answers to your most common questions. To start, let’s talk about something that seems to be a common frustration among dealers – catching up with technology. A…