As a Motor Dealer, you have a thousand different things to do every day. One of the biggest mistakes a motor dealer can make in 2022 is managing the dealership manually.
To maximise efficiency and to streamline operations, Motor Dealers need to automate common dealership tasks.
Here are the Tasks your dealership must automate in 2022.
1. Vehicle Advertising
Vehicle Advertising is one of the most important daily tasks for a motor dealer, but it can be one of the most time-consuming, especially if you are doing it manually. When it comes to Online Vehicle Advertising, there is simply no excuse for any dealer to be doing it manually. Your dealership should never have to duplicate vehicle listings for each individual advertiser!
To streamline the advertising process, your dealership needs to use a Dealer Management System to automate the process. Using a Dealer Management System like EasyCars, dealers can simplify the entire advertising process. Dealers can upload their vehicle images directly from their phone, select each advertiser they would like to send their vehicles to and schedule them all in the click of a button. The benefit of automating the vehicle advertising process through a dealer management system is it gives your dealership more time to focus on closing sales!
Related Article: 5 Common Vehicle Advertising Mistakes Motor Dealers Make in 2022.
2. Government Compliance
Your dealership should never complete government compliance tasks manually! The reason for this is Government compliance is extremely sensitive and ever-changing, making one slight mistake can cost your dealership thousands in compliance fines or even a total loss of dealer license.
Using a DMS, dealers can automate the government compliance process. The benefit of using a dealer management system for government compliance is the system automatically updates government compliance forms when new updates are released. Having instant access to the latest compliance reports will ultimately reduce your risk of receiving a compliance fine.
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3. Vehicle Stock Management
Vehicle Stock Management is arguably the most important part of running a motor dealership. If your dealership doesn’t have a strong stock management process, you will struggle to sell cars. Many dealerships make the mistake of managing vehicle stock manually, but the problem with this is it doesn’t paint the full picture of what is happening at your dealership.
Automating the Vehicle Stock Management Process using a dealer management system, provides your dealership with key information that can be used to make future business decisions on. Using a DMS, dealers can quickly identify how long different vehicles have remained in stock, how many leads a vehicle has received and more. The benefit of having instant access to key stock information is your dealership can make quick and calculated decisions to help get the vehicle to sell faster. The longer your vehicles sit around for, the more your dealership has to pay!
4. Website Listings
One of the most time-consuming tasks you can do as a Motor Dealer is manually uploading and removing Website Vehicle Listings. When you manually upload and remove website vehicle listings, you run the risk of making an error.
To automate and streamline the website vehicle listing process, motor dealers need to integrate their dealership website with their dealer management system. The benefit of integrating the two systems together is vehicle listings will automatically update as you buy and sell. The less time your dealership needs to spend on website vehicle listings, the more time you have to focus on the other more important areas of your dealership.
Related Article: Why Many Australian Car Dealer Websites Fail to Generate Leads.
5. Business Reporting
No Business owner should ever do reporting manually. When you report manually, you make a tonne of mistakes and waste hours of valuable time.
The benefit of using a Dealer Management System is management reports automatically populate in the background as you trade. When you need a certain report all you need to do is click and export, no wasted time, no tedious mistakes.
Related Article: How Motor Dealerships Can Improve Reporting.
As a Motor Dealer it is important that you reduce the number of manual tasks you do. The 5 Tasks mentioned above should be automated in 2022 and can be done through the solutions presented.
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EasyCars by Jeal is an Australian, web-based, dealer management system that automates the buying and selling of motor vehicles. Using the latest technologies, EasyCars removes frustrations experienced at the dealership and opens your doors for greater growth.
EasyCars features include Simple Stock Management, Automated Advertising, Integrated Accounting, Government Compliance, Business Reporting, Reviews Management, Dealership Websites and more.
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