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Suppliers step up to support dealers

Suppliers step up to support dealers

June 3, 2020 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Suppliers in the auto retail industry have been helping dealers across Canada since March, through offers of savings and other resources — and they continue to do so. Since COVID-19 reached Canada and spread from coast to coast to coast, forcing provincial governments to impose tight restrictions on people and […]

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The new abnormal

The new abnormal

June 3, 2020 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

How dealers in Canada are adapting and operating during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Spring is in the air, and with some provincial government restrictions being lifted with the aim of progressively restarting the economy, the beginning of May has already differentiated itself from the past two months. While automotive retail […]

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Coping with COVID: 7 ways for dealers to be successful despite COVID-19

Coping with COVID: 7 ways for dealers to be successful despite COVID-19

June 3, 2020 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Digital marketing, auto industry expert and former car dealer Jason Harris offers tips and advice for dealers on how to navigate the pandemic and thrive when it’s over. Normally, there is an air of excitement as spring dawns. With the snow melting and the days growing longer, we yearn for […]

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COVID-19: Impact on dealership transactions

COVID-19: Impact on dealership transactions

June 3, 2020 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Most buyers still want to move forward with acquisitions, sellers need to consider their exit strategy, and dealer-owners have a succession plan. It was originally anticipated that 2020 would be the most active year for transactions in Canada when compared to the past decade, and the market had been very […]

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Managing your tire storage needs

Managing your tire storage needs

March 18, 2020 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers are looking at tire storage as an opportunity to boost sales and offer a better customer experience, but not everyone is going about it the same way. The need for Canadian consumers to store their summer, winter and all season-tires is growing. Dealers entering the game are taking advantage […]

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COVID-19: Dealers brace for impact

COVID-19: Dealers brace for impact

March 18, 2020 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian auto dealer will continue to report on the impact of COVID-19 on the auto retail industry in print, digital and social channels during the crisis and during the recovery that will follow the crisis. As we write this, the Canadian government is shutting our borders to most foreign travellers, […]

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NADA Show 2020: 360 Agency

NADA Show 2020: 360 Agency

March 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Louis-Yves Cloutier, President — Things were so busy in the 360 Agency booth, that Canadian auto dealer had to circle back and find a moment the company wasn’t doing demos of their new Desking 360 tool.  Company president Louis-Yves Cloutier was excited to talk about the company’s five years of […]

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NADA Show 2020: AutoAlert

NADA Show 2020: AutoAlert

March 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Julian Johnston, Vice President of Innovation and Platform Philosophy — For AutoAlert, a company well known for its data mining tools, NADA presented an opportunity for them to reposition the company as a provider of Customer Experience Management tools.  Julian Johnston, the company’s Vice President of Innovation and Platform Philosophy, […]

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