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  1. Car Gurus

    I know they target certain towns and keywords on Google and ramp up the leads when they're doing a sales push from free to paid in certain areas, thenmove the spend onto new areas when they've signed up a load of dealers, sounds like a canny plan just moving the leads around to new dealers but not sold a one yet from free listing, been quoted £540 for up to 40 cars in January, then £360 as an intro offer for same amount of cars last week so as Rory says I'd name your price
  2. Payment Methods

    Cards all day long for smaller amounts and deposits then bank transfer for the rest,use a Barclays terminal and its quick and never had a problem,don't handle a lot of cash these days which is how I like it. I've nothing against cash but I do think it makes you more credible and trustworthy if you offer card facilities in buyers eyes
  3. Best way sell online

    Yes, works for us, we stock anything between £4k up to £20k. tried everyone else and whilst they're all so much cheaper, you get what you pay for, no one else comes close for us
  4. Does anyone use ClickDealer?

    There are plenty of website and dms providers out there and it all depends on what you want from it. You can pay silly money for an all singing and dancing website that you don't really need. Cardealer5, Spidersnet, GForces, AA websites, Autoexposure, Autoweb. I looked at quite a few before I settled on Clickdealer a few years back when I swapped over from an old autoexposure site, for me it does what I need, decent quality site, mobile, finance and deposit system, backend dms is pretty good, stock feeds etc. Team used to be fantastic but think they've grown very quickly and whilst OK, service has dropped a little, takes a bit longer to get things done than used to would be my only slight negative best to have a shop around and compare what you get for the money and what you want from it, difference in costs can be quite huge, and some will charge you for every little change once you've signed it off so make sure you see a menu of running costs
  5. Advertising platforms and autotrader

    I thinkas long as you measure what you're getting out for what you're putting in that's the main thing. different websites work for different dealers, different price points, different profiles, we've all got different business models and what works for one doesn't for some. I religiously pour over my advertising bill and match it with my CRM to measure not just leads but the gross and net profit per sale from that advertising. If the figure is a minus I drop that website after 3 months after which I've given it a good crack of the whip. I then move that spend into what is working. Currently at this moment in time its the autotrader. For February it generated 80% of my sales, sold cars to Totnes, Bournemouth, Sunderland, Dundee, all over the place where people wouldn't have found meas I don't use anyone else.for what I'm spending and the profit of those sales its well worth doing for me but each to their own. when that starts to drop I'll look elsewhere but until then I'm happy, have tried Carguru's (lots of leads no sales) tried ebay (lots of leads, lots of timewasters, lots of ridiculous offers, 1 sale after 3 months) have tried motors (zero both) and have tried Facebook (lots of leads, lots of timewasters, no sales) I stock 35-40 cars priced around £4k-£20k max nothing heavy, all makes. measure the profit you get from the sales you get from your advertising - I'd happily pay more for1 quality lead than 100 shite ones
  6. AT vehicle check Autotrader

    Just rang my rep and he doesn't know anything about 0.79p when I mentioned it, says its part of the increase this year. completely free unlimited checks, I don't get spec check but I paid extra for that anyway when I used it. my increase is £238 a month for my 35 cars but I'll be saving £220 from dropping HPi plus I'll be able to do more of them, getting text chats as well,no brainer for me but check with your rep, might be cost neutral or even cheaper if you can bin off hpi, anyone know if if hpi tie you into a contract? cant find any paperwork
  7. AT vehicle check Autotrader

    this is from my Autotrader advert - exact same thing I think Mark
  8. AT vehicle check Autotrader

    spoke to Marvin my rep last night and everyone regardless of contractwill be able to have the full vehicle check, unlimted checks, its part of this years rate increase and not charged per checkapparently. The ebay free one is the same 5 basic background checks that we currently get free also on the autotrader not the full HPi report. (Stolen/Scrapped/Cat C,D,S,N/Imported/exported) .
  9. AT vehicle check Autotrader

    Looked into the vehicle check thing on the Autotrader, currently use HPi and pay £2.75 per check, last months bill was £220. wouldn't entertain eBay as tried it before and didn't work for me, with zip salesso technically I'd just be payingeBay to getfree checks. beauty of the autotrader checks is they'll appear on all of my adverts, something I cant get using anybody else , that for me is worth it. also my rep told me I have UNLIMITED checks! so I'd probably do more checks every week, the fact that it'll save me £200 a month is bonus. anybody else told its unlimited vehicle checks with the autotrader? surely that cant be right? is Cargurus worth trying? they keep ringing me with different offers every month and slowly getting tempted.
  10. January we delivered 3 to Scotland,1 to Brightonand 2 to Devon/Cornwall on transports. We offer nationwide delivery for a small charge butdeposits and finance apps wherecompletely online without seeing them. One of them I didn't even speak to.Great on one hand as these hardly ever want to chip on price, on the other hand as I also runa servicecentre its a one hit wonder, doubt I'll ever get any other business from them and don't get a part ex so this is a double edged sword. Think its me being old school here but personally would prefer to see the customer, notice its younger people who are more confident in buying purely online. don't think its anything new, we've sold online without seeing the customer for at least 5 years, just doing more and more
  11. Autotrader

    I agree with Nick, I keep saying you've got to measure it. If it works and you make profit from your advertising then its an investment not a cost. whatever you choose you've got to make sure it works, for me nothing comes close to generating the total return and profit that I get from the Autotrader sales, and over the years I've tried most of them, I have call monitoring,Google analyticsand different tracking numbers on everything, I don't just rely on asking people "How did you find us?" most recently last year, I tried cargurus and finandfundmycar.com - sales from those 2 websitesin 3 months= 1, total cost £2,150. In same period my AT package cost me £10,500. but I sold 78 cars directly from them in those 3 months, so who is the most expensive? Doesn't work for everyone, but if you have the right cars, priced right and advertised well with great images then cant see why it wouldn't work
  12. Project Mondeo :)

    Fair play looks great AD, Good luck with it andkeep us updated, will be interested to read the outcome on this one
  13. Autotrader double up offer

    On sold stock its easy, play around with the price until you get a "Great price"marker - I've found I get more interest on these cars than any other pricemarker.As Nicks sold the car already it doesn't matter, reflects on all his other cars. its a neat idea
  14. December Thread

    Workshop very busy, no slots left tillthird week in Jan now so fantastic as that keeps me going if ever sales are quiet. 4 away so far from 30 advertised with another 2 pending finance, plenty of phone calls and emails. Last December did 31 from 34 stock so fingers crossed might be looking at similar numbers
  15. Autotrader double up offer

    They've done double up offers for about 13 weeks every year for as long as I can remember, no good to me though as I have all my stock advertised all year long, as I see it if its not online its not for sale but I cant benefit from the offer as I don't have and physically cant stock any more cars. I get it its a great incentive to put more cars on and why wouldn't you as a dealer as it makes your overall package cheaper if you can squeeze an extra 10-12 sales out of it over the period for free its fantastic,January is always a bumper sales time for us so they do it at the right time, just incentivises peoplewho cant benefit from itto keep sold cars on as Nick says above. I did get a sale though yesterday, some enquired about a Qashqui Id sold but kept on the autotrader and managed to switch them into a Juke. swings and roundabouts I suppose