CarGurus and PistonHeads are delighted to continue supporting the AM awards, through sponsorship of the Best Marketing Strategy award 2021.
Founded in the United States in 2006, CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars.
We use proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to car buying and help buyers find great deals from top-rated dealers.
CarGurus launched in the UK in 2015 and acquired the legendary PistonHeads website in 2019.
In January, we unified our dealer product offerings, giving UK car dealers single-point access to a broader audience of informed buyers and maximum visibility for their vehicles.Customers can now get access to both platforms as part of a single business relationship. The advantage for dealers is audience reach; getting listed on both sites gives dealers the chance to show their stock to significantly more buyers. The audience overlap between the two sites is less than 10%, resulting in a combined audience of more than 6 million unique monthly visitors.
While PistonHeads remains the leading premium car marketplace in the UK, with a third of visitors having a household income of more than £100k, under CarGurus it has strengthened its reach to buyers across all vehicle segments. In fact, 37% of buyers on PistonHeads have a budget of £20k or less — making it a great opportunity for dealers with more mainstream vehicles.
To learn more about what we can offer, visit dealerpackages.cargurus.co.uk or call 0808 501 5615.
2020 brought unprecedented times, and a situation unfathomable to us before it happened.
Lockdown was previously a term considered for certain undesirable individuals, not for an entire World! For those of us of a certain age, “ZOOM” was an R&B song by Fat Larry’s band, and none of us had heard of a Pandemic. However, the uncertainty also brought out a sense of togetherness and caring not seen for many a year, and we are now far more appreciative of those key workers that risk everything each day to keep us safe.
It is great to see the “green shoots of recovery” springing up, and we know that the Automotive sector will be at the forefront of the recovery.
It is in this atmosphere of expectancy that LTK Consultants Ltd is very pleased to once again be a sponsor of the AM Awards for 2021, that recognises excellence in every area of our sector.
LTK Consultants has been assisting Vehicle Manufacturers and Dealer Groups for over a decade, in creating and implementing strategies that deliver growth in
- Customer retention
- Customer contact
Connected Customer – is a term that we are all becoming familiar with, as online contact, browsing, and purchasing looks set to become the norm across both Sales and Aftersales departments.
So, whether you have your own contact centre, or would like LTK to contact your customers, our unique approach to Customer Journey Management and the use of our bespoke “Konnect” software modules, has proven success in improving Service booking levels and Vehicle sales appointments.
Santander Consumer Finance is delighted to continue its support for the AM awards, through sponsorship of the award for Best Used Car Dealership (Franchised).
For the past 15 years Santander Consumer Finance has established itself as a market-leader in the automotive finance sector, supporting our dealers with a comprehensive range of finance products that meet the diverse needs of today’s retailers and customers.
Our nationwide sales team provide a consultative approach, developing strong business relationships, providing training, coaching, MI and regulatory support. With a solid focus on customer retention, provided through our unique free Customers for Life programme.
This year we are launching Your Red Car, a new dealer marketing platform and a new joint venture with Volvo. We have significantly invested in our digital proposition, to help our dealers to sell more cars, more often and more profitably. Giving our dealer’s the flexibility to sell these products via on and offline channels and demonstrating our continuing commitment to delivering digital end-to-end sales solutions.
Times change but our principles remain the same, our vision is to develop the leading sales channel in the automotive finance market, driven by our corporate values of Simple, Personal and Fair.
We look forward to reconnecting with you at the awards and we send our best wishes to all the nominees for the Best Used Car Dealership (Franchised) award.
If you would like to find out more about our wide range of products and services, please visit www.santanderconsumer.co.uk/dealer
Vehicle Vision is an automotive web-based video system that is enhancing the customer Sales and Aftersales experience.
Sales - The Vehicle Vision Sales system helps car dealers build rapport, communicate with distance customers, demonstrate knowledge and add value; leading to more vehicle sales - all through our dedicated app.
Car dealers are using Vehicle Vision Sales to communicate with their customers from the beginning to the end of the sales process. The sales process has evolved for car dealers, and video is part of the evolution.
Aftersales - Built upon the foundations of Audi Cam – an industry first aftersales video system – Vehicle Vision Aftersales gives car dealers the opportunity to communicate with their aftersales customers using video.
Vehicle Vision Aftersales is used during a service or inspection of the customer's vehicle. Customers can see first hand video footage of their vehicle in the workshop. It is the perfect tool to assist with explaining issues found on customer vehicles. It is proven to boost customer satisfaction, increase transparency and raise profits for car dealers.
Vehicle Vision has designed, developed and supplies Audi Cam for Audi UK, Audi Cam in numerous countries globally, MyToyotaView, MyLexusView and Mitsubishi Insight.
We work with OEMs, multi-franchise dealer groups and single dealers throughout the world to deliver a secure, seamless, scalable video solution. We also have reseller partnerships as part of our distribution model.