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  • Where Should You Focus Your Sales Training?

    Are consumers beating salesmen at their own game? The internet certainly helps. Now that car shoppers have the ability to bring competitive pricing information along to dealerships, it gives salesmen little room to be anything but transparent. The Deloitte 2014 Automotive Consumer study shows that the majority of Gen Y consumers spend more than 10 hours researching […]

  • The 2014 Best Dealerships To Work For

    Congratulations for a job well done! Recently, Automotive News released the 2014 list of the best dealerships to work for in the United States. We are proud to say that of the top 100 dealers, 23 use our products every day! We would like to take this opportunity to recognize these dealers’ hard work, and thank them for […]

  • What Might Google’s “HTTPS Everywhere” Ranking Changes Mean to Your Dealership?

    By: Adam Dennis, VP of Product Development, Dominion Dealer Solutions Google uses over 200 factors to determine website relevancy, and now HTTPS has been thrown into the mix, with a rule that Google is calling “HTTPS Everywhere.” From keyword relevance and backlinks to social shares and web page loading time, Google uses its ranking signals […]

  • Dominion Dresses Brides for a Good Cause

    On Friday August 22nd, five Dominion Dealer Solutions’ employees from Monroe, Ohio participated as models for a news segment on WDTN TV in Dayton, OH to promote Brides Against Breast Cancer. The event was organized by Dominion employees Amber LeNoble and Kellie Moore. During this portion of the “Nationwide Tour of Gowns”, Heather Turner, Jenny […]

  • 5 Tips to Increase Leads with a Trade-in Tool

    5 Tips to Increase Your Leads with a Trade-In Tool 1. Don’t ask for too much information. When a customer clicks on a “Value Your Trade” button, they are seeking information and want it as quickly as possibly. Your tool shouldn’t ask for information that would slow down the process for consumers. Begin by asking […]

  • The World Of Social Sharing

    Businesses implement social share buttons to extend their reach. Did you know that adding these buttons to email messages can increase click-through rates by more than 150%? Beyond that, social sharing drives traffic to your website, heightens awareness of your brand, and increases purchase intent. There is clear value in customers promoting your brand through their […]

  • 4 Market Insights That Inspire Us

    Dominion Dealer Solutions Draws Inspiration How We Use Market Insights to Shape Our Business Market Insight #1:  “Technology’s underlying value proposition is delivering improved business results” -Robert Berndt, President, Dominion Dealer Solutions What this tells us: Many technologists are developing software to sustain business operations. Yet, technology is only powerful when it allows a business to thrive, not just exist. How we’ve […]

  • Real-time Inventory Updates Are the Way to Go

    Dominion Dealer Specialties is excited to announce the availability of real-time inventory updates to Cars.com for all Dominion Inventory dealers.  There is an increasing demand from consumers, and by extension the dealers that serve them, for up-to-the-minute vehicle listings displayed on dealer websites and top shopping portals.  Real-time inventory updates are no longer a ‘nice […]

  • Last Chance to Register For the August Webinar!

    5 Ways That Market Data Helps Your Dealership Sell More Cars Looking at long-term market data allows you to see changes and better evaluate your dealership’s strategic approach. With local market data, your dealership can stay ahead of the trends with a complete analysis on how the local market and your competitors are performing. In […]

  • Confessions of a Car Buyer

    1. “I’m not tuning out your digital ad” According to an AdWeek study, car buyers are 71% more likely to be influenced by digital ads than the average population. In addition, they are more likely to own smartphones, as well as tablets, and are more prone to be digital video streamers, both online and on mobile […]

  • Lions, Tigers, and Responsive Websites- Oh My!

    The World Wildlife Fund Thoughtful Responsive Website Design Today’s blog post focuses on the World Wildlife Fund’s responsive website. We chose to feature this selection for a few key reasons: 1. Simple Navigation For mobile users, navigation is adjusted according to the width of the browser. Therefore, users are not presented with an over-sized image […]