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DealersLink Expansion Fueled by Membership Growth

Oct 01, 2018

DealersLink team at the 2006 Colorado Automobile Dealers Association Convention.

When we relaunched the DealersLink blog early last year, we began with a three-part series chronicling the history of the company and its founding by auto industry executives. While that blog series included the company's early days as a startup in Colorado, introduction of new products, and expansion into additional states, length constraints prevented us from including other major milestones.

As we head into Q4 of 2018 and DealersLink continues to expand across the country, our growth would not be possible without our members believing in our dealer-direct model and helping us expand through referrals and word-of-mouth promotion.

Most of our members were immediately impressed by the value we offer, liked what they saw, and started spreading the word about our no-fee dealer-to-dealer Marketplace and inventory-management tools to their colleagues at the statewide and national dealership levels.

To illustrate the growth of our membership base, we created this graphic to show our regional expansion timeline. The more members and states we add, the more inventory we make available to our members.

Following are some notable company milestones that didnt necessarily make it into that blog series on our history.

2009 - ExportPro Automated Merchandising tool released

2011 - FastBook Mobile VIN Scanner launches at the NADA Show

2012 - Marketplace hits $500 million in inventory

2014 - Marketplace hits $1 billion in inventory

2014 - Establishes Hertz Direct partnership

2014 - CompView competitive market pricing launches at the NADA Show

2014 - Announces partnership with Fox Rent A Car

2014 - Introduces CloudCam photo tool

2015 - Establishes partnership with Sixt Rent A Car

Nov. 11, 2015 - Tenth anniversary of Marketplace

2015 - Launches AuctionLink live online wholesale vehicle auction

2016 - Adds the following dealers' groups: Rob Green, Butler, Haselwood, Dave Smith Strong Auto Groups

2018 - Introduces new-car pricing tool at the NADA Show

If you aren't yet a DealersLink member, we invite you to come grow with us. Email us at info@dealerslink.com or call 1-844-340-2522 and find out more about how you can profit from joining the best dealer-to-dealer market in the country.