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The mystery of the Dealership Website VDP URL by VIN

Dealercrm

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Jan 30, 2020
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Does anyone know of a redirect URL structure, for the below providers, that if you know the VIN, you can use that to get to the VDP page directly.

As an example:

Dealer.com uses

That then redirects to the full VDP URL


Any idea of the VDP URL that will accept a VIN for these providers?
  1. Dealer eProcess
  2. DealerFire / DealerSocket
  3. Sokal
 

craigh

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May 19, 2011
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In situations like this, I've had to scrape the VDP URLs in the past.
Most of them let you search inventory with ?q=VIN and then you have to look for the element you want and copy the URL for it.

It's very annoying and I wish more vendors had a solution, but I haven't seen many.
 

Dealercrm

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Jan 30, 2020
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In situations like this, I've had to scrape the VDP URLs in the past.
Most of them let you search inventory with ?q=VIN and then you have to look for the element you want and copy the URL for it.

It's very annoying and I wish more vendors had a solution, but I haven't seen many.
Thanks Craig for your response. Was trying to avoid this method, if at all possible.