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Develop an Action Plan for Managing Age

Feb 21, 2018

In a perfect world, used-car dealers would purchase the right cars at the right price for their market, and turn those vehicles around quickly to make a profit, limit depreciation, and clear space for the next used vehicle on the lot. If that were the case, dealers would barely need any space to floor vehicles before customers purchase them and drive them off the lot. The reali...

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DealersLink Expands into Southern United States

Feb 08, 2018

Adds Over 100 New Dealer Members in Five States Broomfield, Colo., Feb. 6, 2018 – DealersLink, an industry leader in automotive systems integration and networking technology, has announced it has recently expanded its geographic reach after signing more than 100 new dealer members recently in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Among the new clients are the following deale...

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Three Tips for Purchasing Clean Used-Car Inventory Online

Feb 01, 2018

DealersLink recently expanded into five southern states and added more than 100 new dealer members. That means all of our members nationwide, regardless of where they are located, now have access to even more used-vehicle inventory. While many of our long-term members are very comfortable with the process of viewing and purchasing vehicles online, some of our newer members are getting accl...

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Sims Honda Finds Next Best Thing to “Used-Car Factory”

Jan 15, 2018

Bobby Maynard, general manager of Sims Honda in Burlington, Washington, has been with the dealership for nearly 20 years. Like other dealers nationwide, he's joked about the notion some customers have that every lot has that perfect hard-to-find model, or can easily get it - essentially that every dealership is a "used-car factory." "When I was growing up in the business, we were told the 'u...

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Behind the Numbers: How Much Our Members Save

Jan 03, 2018

As the original creators of the dealer-to-dealer marketplace concept, we like to tout savings as one of the primary benefits of our platform. We have never charged auction fees, and we never will. And we continue to offer 24/7 access to an inventory of more than 50,000 clean retail-ready used vehicles. When making a sales call to a prospect, one of the questions we often get as...

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DealersLink Staff Share Holiday Memories

Dec 18, 2017

Usually our blog presents informative article about the history of DealersLink or about tips and trends for used-car dealers. As the holiday season approaches, we thought we'd do something a little different for this post. We are more than just a software company; we've long considered ourselves to be a part of the auto dealership family. Our staff members have worked in and wi...

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New Mobile App Increases Access to Inventory

Dec 01, 2017

One of the things that the Internet has allowed people and businesses to do is to decentralize purchasing. For example, collectors and hobbyists don't have to go to trade shows, they can look for collectibles on eBay. Arts and crafts lovers don't have to go to craft fairs, they can check out Etsy. Restaurant owners can check Craigslist to see if other restaurants are selling kitch...

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Industry Veteran Joins Auto Technology Company

Nov 15, 2017

DealersLink Hires Josh Dougherty as VP of Sales DealersLink, an industry leader in automotive systems integration and networking technology, has announced the hiring of Josh Dougherty as vice president of sales. In his new role at DealersLink, Josh will be responsible for recruiting, training and coaching new sales talent to ensure that clients’ needs are fulfilled. Josh has more than 15 ...

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Dealership Experience Matters

Nov 15, 2017

As a company founded by experienced auto dealers, we think we have a unique perspective that other auto software companies don't have. Earlier this year we documented DealersLink's humble beginning in a series of blog posts starting with Our CEO, Mike Goicoechea, recalling his childhood growing up in a dealership in Wyoming. What many people don't know is that all of our sales an...

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The Benefits of Vendor Consolidation

Oct 31, 2017

Depending on the size of your dealership, you probably work with either a handful or dozens of vendors that provide a range of services. That means learning and keeping track of various systems, interfaces, usernames, passwords and more. That's not an issue if you have unlimited time and resources, but let's face it, that's not the reality of the used-car industry. Margins are ti...

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