DealerCue Blog

Insight, News and Events for Automotive Dealerships

The Dealercue blog offers information and strategy to support your dealership. We welcome guest posts that offer value to our dealer partners. If you have any questions about our blog or would like more information about being a guest author, or have ideas for future blog posts, email content@dealercue.com

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DealerCue Introduces AdCue, an Ad Management Tool for Auto Dealers

By Ben Putano | Jun 21, 2018

AdCue uses real-time market data to deliver highly targeted ads and send customers directly to your website. DealerCue, the creators of VinCue pricing and appraisal software, has just launched their newest tool for auto dealers called AdCue. AdCue is a programmatic ad tool that gives small and mid-size dealers a better, more affordable way to market…

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Used Car Sales Stalled Out? 3 Most Common Problems

By Ben Putano | Jun 14, 2018

The auto industry is more competitive than ever, and depending on your market, you might feel like you’re keeping pace or falling behind. Used car sales is especially challenging. Customers are more educated (and more picky) than ever, and tightening margins put a pressure on your sales team to turn more vehicles. Many dealers are…

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VinCue vs. Autoniq: Pricing and Appraisal Tools for Auto Dealers

By Ben Putano | May 11, 2018

Ever wonder what separates the best dealerships from the average ones? If you ask the leaders of Keffer Management Group– a 17-dealership business based in North Carolina– they will tell you success boils down to 30 metrics. These metrics include: Net profit to sales: 5% Net profit to gross: 35% Used- and new-vehicle sales ratio:…

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Car Appraisal: How to Build a Data-Driven Strategy

By Ben Putano | Apr 24, 2018

“You don’t make money when you sell a car; you make money when you buy it.” If you agree with this statement, then you already understand the importance of an accurate car appraisal. Appraisal is the lifeblood of any used car program because it has the biggest impact on your bottom line. That’s right– it’s…

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VinCue vs. vAuto: Comparing Pricing & Appraisal Tools for Auto Dealers

By Ben Putano | Apr 13, 2018

“Make the experience feel like magic.” Someone once shared this little-known sales mantra with me and it has stuck ever since. You want customers to feel like you read their minds. They arrive at your dealership skeptical and unsure, but they leave in awe. You have met their every want and need, even those they…

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RevCue Inventory Management and Websites

By Kristin Huntley | Aug 31, 2017

DealerCue Debuts RevCue, Inventory Management & Website Solutions for Dealerships Kansas City, Missouri, August 31, 2017—DealerCue releases RevCue, the latest addition to the VinCue automotive dealership software suite delivering integrated, full-featured, pricing, stocking and merchandising solutions affordable for dealerships of all sizes. DealerCue has experienced exponential growth over the last year by delivering on its…

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Leading Change in a Challenging Market – Part Two

By Adam Tobias | Aug 24, 2017

Strategic Leaders Provide Focus Scarcity Brings Clarity Leaders bring clarity and focus through challenging times. “I believe scarcity breeds clarity: it focuses minds, forcing people to think creatively and rise to the challenge.”, said Google Co-Founder, Sergey Brin in his 2008 letter to investors. While it’s hard to imagine a more bulletproof organization than Google.…

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Leading Change in a Challenging Market – Part One

By Kristin Huntley | Jul 25, 2017

What Needs to Change? “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill The onslaught of negative news regarding the current automotive marketplace can be discouraging for even the most positive leader.  Action-oriented leaders view a challenging market as an opportunity to re-evaluate spending and improve processes. Others make…

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Can We Talk About Your Website?

By Kristin Huntley | Jun 20, 2017

Evaluating Your Virtual Showroom (Your Dealership Website) Your website is your virtual showroom, so it’s important to make sure you’ve taken care of some critical housekeeping for it to perform effectively.  Caring for your site is as important as cleaning your showroom and the cars on your lot…maybe even more important!  Nearly everyone goes online to…

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