Today marks the official launch of the integration of AutoTrader.com’s Trade-In Marketplace and vAuto’s Provision® inventory management system.
This is exciting news for dealers on two key fronts. First, the integration marks another milestone in vAuto’s efforts to provide more value to dealers by leveraging our relationship with AutoTrader.com in ways that provide greater efficiencies and help you improve used vehicle sales and profitability. Second, the integration answers a call from vAuto dealers to help them acquire more trade-in vehicles to ease their inventory acquisition efforts.
There are three specific efficiency-focused benefits the integration brings:
1. Instant access to TIM offers. This means less data entry and effort to access TIM offers and appraise these vehicles in your vAuto appraisal tool.
2. Market validation for your appraisals. The TIM Market Report is now embedded in the appraisal tool, giving you more market-transparent data and resources to validate appraisals with customers.
3. Faster access to the “right” cars. Your Provision Recommendations List will now highlight recommended cars that match current TIM offers. You can even get text and e-mail alerts when customers submit fresh TIM offers on these desirable units.
We will be offering training to help you maximize the benefits of the TIM/vAuto integration (click here for schedule.) In addition, your Performance Manager is available to answer any questions. If you don’t currently use TIM, I’d encourage you to contact your AutoTrader rep for more information.
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