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A directory for Inventory Merchandising Service Vendors (photos, options, stickers, etc)

joe.pistell

Uncle Joe
Apr 7, 2009
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Joe
I have a dealer that is giving up DIY and is looking for a vendor to take over the inventory merchandising.

I am shocked that I can't find a directory of vendors that do this work. I looked at DrivingSales. Anyone?

Homenet has a Cert partner program, yet, I see no directory :dunno:
https://www.homenetauto.com/need-lot-services.asp

I spent a few hours digging. If you have any names, PLEASE post them here :-)

AutoArchitech, serves ??
http://www.autoarchitech.com/
https://forum.dealerrefresh.com/members/autoarchitech.681/
Mark Dent 410-628-6970
(Homenet Authorized)

Auto Source, Serves Florida
http://www.autosourceautos.com/#contact
Michael Garrison 386.937.0203

Speed 2 Market, Serves NYC, Long Island
https://www.speed2market.com/
Philip Alessi, https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-alessi-94021019/

CarKey, serves Las Vegas
https://www.carkeylv.com/services/
Michael Caruso 702-373-5998

Lot Capture, Sarasota, FL
https://www.facebook.com/lotcapture/

SlipStream, Orlando
http://www.callslipstream.com/vehicle-merchandising
(HomeNet Auth)

Virtual Motor Solutions, Tulsa OK
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hawk-b1096615/
Rob Hawk

Dominion, Services ??
https://www.drivedominion.com/dealer-inventory-management/dealership-photography/

AutoLot Manager, Akron OH
http://www.autolotmanager.com/temps/website/dataphotocollection.cfm

Treister Dealer Services, Placentia, CA
http://www.treisterds.com/contact



Misc findings:
http://www.autouplinkusa.com/


LotBoys, Serves ?
http://www.lotboys.net/
Looks like it's not in biz
 
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reverson

Jr. Refresher
Mar 21, 2012
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317
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First Name
Ryan

Jim Leman

Noob
Feb 14, 2018
24
3
6
First Name
Jim
I have a dealer that is giving up DIY and is looking for a vendor to take over the inventory merchandising.

I am shocked that I can't find a directory of vendors that do this work. I looked at DrivingSales. Anyone?

Homenet has a Cert partner program, yet, I see no directory :dunno:
https://www.homenetauto.com/need-lot-services.asp

I spent a few hours digging. If you have any names, PLEASE post them here :-)

AutoArchitech, serves ??
http://www.autoarchitech.com/
https://forum.dealerrefresh.com/members/autoarchitech.681/
Mark Dent 410-628-6970
(Homenet Authorized)

Auto Source, Serves Florida
http://www.autosourceautos.com/#contact
Michael Garrison 386.937.0203

Speed 2 Market, Serves NYC, Long Island
https://www.speed2market.com/
Philip Alessi, https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-alessi-94021019/

CarKey, serves Las Vegas
https://www.carkeylv.com/services/
Michael Caruso 702-373-5998

Lot Capture, Sarasota, FL
https://www.facebook.com/lotcapture/

SlipStream, Orlando
http://www.callslipstream.com/vehicle-merchandising
(HomeNet Auth)

Virtual Motor Solutions, Tulsa OK
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-hawk-b1096615/
Rob Hawk

Dominion, Services ??
https://www.drivedominion.com/dealer-inventory-management/dealership-photography/

AutoLot Manager, Akron OH
http://www.autolotmanager.com/temps/website/dataphotocollection.cfm

Treister Dealer Services, Placentia, CA
http://www.treisterds.com/contact

Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies, Inc., NIAGARA Falls, NY –
www.wheelsauto.com

Misc findings:
http://www.autouplinkusa.com/


LotBoys, Serves ?
http://www.lotboys.net/
Looks like it's not in biz
 

joe.pistell

Uncle Joe
Apr 7, 2009
3,990
1,514
113
First Name
Joe
Cars missing options are finally in the past.
Right now, 20-50% of your inventory is missing options. It's a silent epidemic that impacts every single dealer. It's amazing how few people knew about this options list chaos (unless your a DR regular ;-). CarStory has built a solution and Car.com and DI have partnered with CS. Cars.com announced they'll include it for free on all used car listings.

This is epic. Not only will it lower costs to create listings, it'll make every listing accurate AND letter perfect. This system solves another big problem, unstructured data where identical options have different names is no longer a problem.

Finally, I can check this off the WTF list.
 

Alexander Lau

Sr. Refresher
Feb 11, 2015
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606
113
First Name
Alex
Cars missing options are finally in the past.
Right now, 20-50% of your inventory is missing options. It's a silent epidemic that impacts every single dealer. It's amazing how few people knew about this options list chaos (unless your a DR regular ;-). CarStory has built a solution and Car.com and DI have partnered with CS. Cars.com announced they'll include it for free on all used car listings.

This is epic. Not only will it lower costs to create listings, it'll make every listing accurate AND letter perfect. This system solves another big problem, unstructured data where identical options have different names is no longer a problem.

Finally, I can check this off the WTF list.
Only because they're being pressured. Their own asses at stake.
 

joe.pistell

Uncle Joe
Apr 7, 2009
3,990
1,514
113
First Name
Joe
Fun Facts from a study by CarStory.ai

>21k dealers and 1.62 million used cars for sale:
  • >98% of car dealers have options errors on their VDPs.
  • 36% of used cars have an options error.
  • 8% of used inventory has an incorrect Trim
Fix your errors free on Cars.com now!
At NADA, Cars.com introduced a FREE new product to automatically post the perfect list of options to your VDP, they call it AutoCorrected. Cars.com TOS prevents them from changing your uploaded info, so, it requires you to opt-in.

Call your cars.com rep, ask for a used inventory options audit (find out your score) and get your inventory fixed for free.

HTH
-Uncle Joe
 
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