Dec 13, 2013
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Autoshopper.com proudly Sponsors UFC Fighters

Showcase Media (Autoshopper.com) is proud to sponsor 5 UFC fighters! With an upcoming fight on Fox Network TV airing this Saturday Night, December 14 @ 8 p.m.

Autoshopper.com is excited to showcase their name and all our customers who support them by buying their suite of media  products.   Featured in this fight are 3 fighters: Edson Barboza, Abel Trujillo, and Zach Makovsky, they will proudly be wearing the Autoshopper.com logo as they battle to better their number in the Win column.

Watch UFC on FOX and watch Chad (Money) Mendes fighting on the main card showcasing his talents while wearing our logo on national TV for 15 minutes. In the Main Event of the night Joseph Benavidez who is fighting for a chance to win the UFC Flyweight title, FOX TV will have people watching 25 minutes of non-stop action while Joseph Benavidez displays Autoshopper.com in front of 3 to 5 million viewers. Continue reading »

Nov 22, 2013
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Craigslist now charging by the ad.. What does it mean to my dealership?

Craigslist (CL) has announced one of the more sweeping changes in their history. CL will start charging $5.00 per vehicle ad in their ‘Cars and Trucks by dealer’ category starting December 3rd. This is a change for ALL auto dealers and does not affect other categories like consumer auto sales, RVs, Power sports, etc.

Against conventional thought, our research tells us that Craigslist is not doing this to make money and is not a company driven by ROI. Instead, they strive to achieve ONLY a “perfect marketplace” where buyers and sellers can come together in a simple and efficient manner as a LOCAL community. By implementing this fundamental change, CL is simply cleansing this marketplace as they have done in several other categories in the past! This has proven to be only a positive in “Real Estate” and the “Human Resources” categories. Continue reading »

Nov 5, 2013
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Craigslist Posts… Unlock the Mystery

Craigslist for Car Dealers

Craigslist is an online revolution that began in 1955. Founder Craig Newmark set a new trend in the world of Classified Advertising. In what started as an email list for the San Francisco and The Bay Area events, has rapidly expanded. In 2000 they expanded to major metropolitan cities. Today Craigslist covers over 700 local sites in 50 U.S. states and 70 countries. Craigslist gets more than 50 billion page views per month and more than 60 million each month in the United States alone.

To put it simply Craigslist is a region wide online classified site that has advertisements from services to gigs, jobs to community events, personals to missed connections, homes for sale to apartments for rent. There is no more highlighting and circling ads in the local newspaper print. Craigslist is the new go-to for consumers in today’s market! It allows anyone to network and find almost anything they are searching for. You can even post your resume, participate in discussion forums, post wanted items and person ads. Craigslist users post more than 60 million new classified ads each month and more than 1 million new job listings each month. Continue reading »

Nov 5, 2013
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The Champion Sales manager of 2014 – New Years Resolution

Be a Better manager

Just get ’em in!!

The Champion focuses on the ability to manage the high-performing salespeople —who have strong personalities and are now socially aggressive, including the ability to coach and mentor them into higher success.

There is mentality that still exists in Sales Mangers that is hurting dealership sales, and it is Industry wide.  There is a sea of sales managers who can pencil deals and remember rates/terms for the average consumer applying to buy a car, but are missing key traits that would take them from average to champion.

The Champion is the one who embraces the high performing sales people or  even the  average sales person with good sales skills, he is the sales manager with the most gross and with the most car deals at the end of the month. Continue reading »

Mar 15, 2013
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Bumped and Bruised But Never Out!

New Sign After Hurricane Sandy

Toms River, NJ – Despite the enormous devastation of Super Storm Sandy and all the bumps, bruises and damage inflicted by it, Showcase Media has kept going.

Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the United States approximately 8 p.m. EST Oct. 29, 2012 striking near Atlantic City, N.J. with westerly winds of 80 mph, and a full moon, high tides over 20 percent higher than normal amplifying Sandy’s storm surge. Streets were flooded, trees and power lines knocked down, homes, businesses and the famed Seaside boardwalk was ripped apart.

As a result of this hurricane, the Showcase Media office buildings and parking lot was submerged under four feet of seawater. The buildings sustained over a half million dollars in damage. 20 company vehicles were lost, valued at nearly 800 hundred thousand dollars, for a combined loss of well over at 1.25 million dollars.  Nearly every office file and filing cabinet was ruined; desks, copiers, computers, phones and other office machines were left inoperable from the surge. The majority of employees remained without power or heat for days and some lost their homes and vehicles. Continue reading »

Feb 6, 2013
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Gen Y aversion to Cars

GenYGeneration Y’s indifference to the automobile is going to affect millions of businesses.

 

It’s not Gen Y’s fault that they don’t give a whit about cars. If you’re living in your parent’s basement with no job, buying a car isn’t at the top of your to-do list. If you’re flipping burgers for a living, gas prices, insurance premiums and lease payments (on top of your college loans), pretty much preclude purchasing that great-looking Prius.

This is why we’re seeing fewer and fewer kids rushing to the DMV on their 16thbirthday. More than 25% of all Gen Y’ers don’t have a driver’s license. Almost 30% of 19 year-olds aren’t licensed to drive, even if they could afford the gas.

We’re witnessing the collision of a number of different factors that will have a seismic effect on the future of the auto industry. Gen Y may be leading the charge, but the upcoming changes will impact millions of businesses.

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Jan 16, 2013
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Tred Gets $1.7M To Be An Uber For Car Test Drives

Tred

Order a Test Drive to your house!

Tred, a startup that allows you to order auto test drives to your home, is announcing a $1.7 million raise of seed funding today, from Fraser McCombs Capital, former Chairman and CEO of General Motors Rick WagonerMaveron Capital, Chris Sacca’s Lowercase CapitalFounder’s Co-OpGreat Oaks Venture Capital and TechStar’s David Cohen.

The startup aims to compete with showrooms and car manufacturers that already allow shoppers to test drive autos outside of the showroom at “ride and drive” events and likens itself to an Uber for test drives, “with a twist of Zappos.” While car manufacturers and dealerships are ultimately biased by brand and sales goals, Tred co-founders Grant Feek and John Wehr argue that Tred is impartial — allowing you to pick from a variety of makes, models and types of cars using its selection and scheduling interface. Tred employs a group of full time and part time delivery people/concierges who will then deliver the car, or multiple cars, of your choosing to your doorstep.

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Jan 15, 2013
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Never Lose Your Keys Again Thanks To StickNFind’s Bluetooth Stickers

sticknfindTaken From TEch Crunch, on Sunday January 13, 2013

Written by: Anthony Ha

Here’s a novel way to keep track of your wallet, your cat, or, yes, your keys.

Jimmy Buchheim stopped by the the TechCrunch booth at the Consumer Electronics Show to demo StickNFind, a bluetooth sticker technology that you can use to track almost anything. Once you’ve attached the sticker to an object of your choice, you can track it down again using the StickNFind iOS and Android apps, which tell you whether you’re getting farther from or closer to the object in question — basically, it’s the tech version of that that hotter/colder game.

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Oct 17, 2012
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Qr Code Advertising – The next BIG Thing!

qr_code_autoshopper.comThe age of the Used Car Dealer is rapidly changing and new technology is replacing some of the older methods of getting a customer in the store to buy a car.  Back in the old days, we used to have salesman standing on points in the used car lot, now we have window stickers that will interact with a potential customer’s cell phone, to give them more information than a salesman would or even could have.  With the rapid growth of smart phones the faces of the dealership have become computer enabled web pages, chat sessions and codes that will link you and your customer together.

Many cutting edge dealers use QR Codes, (or Quick Response Code) this is very similar to barcodes used by retailers, the key difference is that the amount of data they can hold or share. Qr codes can hold more information, which makes it practical for use by car dealerships. When the QR code is scanned by your iPhone or Android device, it can link to digital content on the web, and connect the mobile device to a web browser.  Any of these desired functions are easily achieved by properly creating the appropriate QR code for the target consumer. This will connect auto shoppers with your dealership as well as multimedia content of your choice.

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Jun 25, 2012
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Craigslist Mania

Craigslist1What is Craigslist? Why Should I put My Inventory on it?

Craigslist is to the internet what the classified ads used to be to newspapers, it is a classified ad placement service where people can place and browse through classified ads on the internet.

And it is all FREE (in most states)

According to the current internet rankings at Alexa, Craigslist is responsible for getting an amazing twenty billion page views each month. That is good enough to crack the top 25 worldwide and the top ten in the United States. Its only source of income comes from people placing ads for jobs for money, with amounts from $10 to $75 depending on which Craigslist site is going to be getting the ad. Even with that source of income however, Craigslist still makes in the range of tens to hundreds of millions of dollars in a single calendar year.

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