Craigslist Moving to Paid for More Categories on 12/1/2016

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Craigslist recently announced that starting Thursday, December 1, 2016 ads posted to the following categories will now require payment to post ads. ATV, UTVs, Snowmobiles – $5 Auto Wheels and Tires – $3 Boats – $5 Farm and Garden – $3 General for Sale – $3 Heavy Equipment – $5 Trailers – $5 Earlier this month, we shared that Craigslist is …

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Why RV and Motorcycle Dealers Should Pay to Advertise on Craigslist

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Craigslist recently announced that posting ads to the RV and Motorcycle categories will now require a listing fee of $5/ad. If you rely heavily on Craigslist to drive traffic to your RV or Motorcycle dealership, you may be looking at ways to avoid paying that listing fee. In our most humble and industry professional opinion, we strongly advise that you …

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Increase Facebook Check-Ins at your Dealership with Facebook Wi-Fi

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How often do you hear, “Hey, what’s your Wi-Fi password?” at your dealership? Consumers are always looking for ways to stay connected and they may be doing research while shopping on your lot. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of their need for constant connectivity. What is a Facebook Check-In? Facebook has a feature that lets your customers virtually …

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Craigslist Announces Big Change – Motorcycles and RVs Are Now Paid Categories

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Craigslist announced that ads in the Motorcycle and RV dealers category will cost $5 per ad, effective November 15, 2016. When this happened in the automotive space nearly 3 years ago, we recognized dealerships that put their budget together and continued posting on Craigslist saw lead volume increase by 15 times per unit. Craigslist, the 12th most visited website in …

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Boosting Facebook Posts is a Smart Investment for your Dealership

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Facebook for dealerships is a pay-to-play marketplace when you have a business page. It’s nearly impossible to reach your entire audience without putting an advertising budget behind it. This post will give you a basic understanding of Facebook boosting (advertising) and audience targeting to help expand the reach or your dealership’s messaging. On all of your posts, you’ll see a …

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Premium Export Bundle has replaced eBay Classifieds

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LotVantage’s Premium Export Bundle automatically sends dealers inventory to the leading classified marketing sites with a professional presence.  The Premium Export Bundle is completely Handsfree for dealerships.  Just turn it on and inventory automatically flows to all the relevant places for vehicles including Backpage, Vast, AutoTrader (fees apply), and dozens of additional sites.  LotVantage manages the connections and revisions with …

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Facebook Launches Marketplace. What Does that Mean for Your Dealership?

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Facebook originally built buy and sell Facebook groups to help people connect and hock what they had to sell. Now, Facebook built a stand alone marketplace for those 450 million people who visit those groups every month. Facebook calls it a “convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community”. Facebook marketplace is in its infancy right …

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Press Release: LotVantage Invests in UpValet, a Car Dealer platform that Enhances the Car Buying Experience

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Tampa, FL – September 20, 2016 – ThatsUs Technologies, LotVantage’s parent company, has announced an investment in UpValet Inc. UpValet provides a modern dealer platform that disrupts the car and truck buying experience by making it simple, efficient and more enjoyable for consumers to buy a vehicle. UpValet dealers have experienced increased sales by reducing the buying time 60-70% and …

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8 Ways Your Dealership can be Successful on Social Media

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Social media success for your dealership is not an exact science and you may fall into one of the below categories when it comes to managing your dealership’s social media presence, which is synonymous with having a website. You need to have it in order for your dealership to stay competitive. How Dealerships Currently Manage Their Social Media We manage …