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vAuto or Dealerslink – Which inventory software is right for you?

There are many tools on the market that help dealers make pricing, appraisal, and inventory decisions, and a new crop of dealer management platforms seems to pop up every year.

What do most of them have in common?

Few of these companies prioritize high gross and high turn with data-driven sourcing, pricing, and inventory management, and even fewer can actually deliver these results.
In this comparison, we’ll take a closer look and compare two leaders in the industry to see which one may be right for you: vAuto and Dealerslink.

See why 98% of vAuto dealerships that switch to Dealerslink, stay with Dealerslink.

Apples to apples; Dealerslink’s used car pricing is just like vAuto’s but I don’t have to pay hundreds more for new car.

Mike Choe
Director of Operations – Painter’s Sun Country Mitsubishi

Mike Choe

What is vAuto?

Founded in 2005 vAuto set the standard for new and used inventory management with Conquest and the Velocity method of managing and pricing vehicles. After years of margin compression and loss of gross profits, vAuto has since determined that the Velocity method is no longer a sufficient way to determine a car’s profit potential and recently released Profit time 2.O to change course.

vAuto

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New Car Software
Used Car Software
Auction Buying Software

 

Dealerslink

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New Car Software
Used Car Software
Auction Buying Software
Wholesale Marketplace

 

What is vAuto?

Founded in 2005 vAuto set the standard for new and used inventory management with Conquest and the Velocity method of managing and pricing vehicles. After years of margin compression and loss of gross profits, vAuto has since determined that the Velocity method is no longer a sufficient way to determine a car’s profit potential and recently released Profit time 2.O to change course.

True Market Data

Understand your competition and price competitively using the most comprehensive market data available. While competitors like vAuto get their data primarily from third-party sites, Dealerslink scans over 50,000 dealer and third-party a day, bringing you a true view of your local market.

CompView MSRP

Know exactly how to price your vehicles with the most in-depth retail market analysis tool in the industry. Using MSRP pricing from online sites CompView allows dealers to visually identify how competitors are pricing their vehicles vs. MSRP and track any change in price.

CompView HeatMaps

Compare your pricing and performance to that of the competition with our state-of-the-art heat maps feature. By aggregating retail pricing from over 50,000 dealerships nationwide, Competition View can geo-plot vehicle retail pricing with color-coding so you can quickly compare regional markets and identify which competitors are aggressively pricing their units.

Lost Deal Indicator

In another industry first, the Lost Deal Indicator alerts you when another dealer takes in an appraisal from one of your customers. Consumers will fly or drive 500-1000 miles to buy a car. The Lost Deal Indicator allows you see who you are losing your deals to and keep your dealership running efficiently.

OEM Build Data

A key feature of the Dealerslink platform, OEM build data Cut hours off your appraisal and merchandising process. Dealers can instantly see all vehicle features and original package prices. Precisely appraise any car that comes onto the lot then automatically generate an engaging and accurate listing with a matter of clicks.

VDP Tracking

Monitor your website and CarGurus listings directly from our inventory manager with this analytics feature. Gauge customer behavior patterns and price your vehicles accurately to attract more traffic and cater to your customer base.

The Nation’s Largest Dealer-to-Dealer Marketplace

Stock, research, and sell retail-ready vehicles with thousands of dealers across the country. With a live-online auction every Tuesday and 50k+ vehicles available at any time, the Dealerslink Marketplace is a digital one-stop-shop for any of your used car needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Unmatched Support

Our dedicated dealer consultants are with you every step of the way. As a true dealer partner and not just another vendor our consultants are hear at any time to help your dealership utilize our tools efficiently and effectively. This is the number one reason that 98% of dealers that switch to Dealerslink, stay with Dealerslink.

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