auto sales

5 Apps Every Car Salesman Needs

5 Apps Every Car Salesman Needs

There were 175 billion mobile app downloads in 2017, globally. (App Annie) Considering there are 7 billion people on the planet, this only means one thing: people are using their phones… A LOT.

Anyone remember when “downloading apps” pretty much meant you were downloading games? Now, mobile devices and tablets aren’t just sources of entertainment; it’s all business. How much can I get done on my phone? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, the answer is: There’s an app for that. Here are 5 apps specifically for car salesmen that guarantee productivity at your fingertips, literally. 

6 "Winter Walkarounds" We Love

6 "Winter Walkarounds" We Love

If you’re not from the gorgeous coast of California, weather can be a factor in the sales process. It can affect dealership traffic, test drives, events, and recording walkaround videos. When the weather is at its worst, there are a few advantages to roughing it in the cold, rain, and snow...

Best of 2017: Authntk's Most Read Blog Posts

Best of 2017: Authntk's Most Read Blog Posts

As we welcome a new year with fresh goals, budgets, and ideas, let’s not forget to reflect on all that the previous year has brought us. Here are the top 5 most read blog posts of 2017.

How To Use Video Reporting To Your Advantage

How To Use Video Reporting To Your Advantage

Are you using Authntk’s Performance Reports to your advantage? Do you use the data to draw conclusions and improve business? 

People use analytics and data in a lot of different ways. Some log in, take a look around, make sure nothing is off kilter, and leave. Others look at data as an insight into the past and future. They allow it to transform from mere numbers on a screen to understanding customer’s preferences, conclusions regarding what sells, and motivation for salesmen. 

Instead of looking at video reporting as simply “who’s viewing your videos”, we encourage you to take the next step into analyzing data for performance purposes. Here’s how… 

Video of the Month - The Service Department

Video of the Month - The Service Department

Congratulations to Heyward Allen Motor Company’s Service Department! The powerful message they created using Authntk Walkaround Videos wins our November Video of the Month! 

What I've Learned Working With 200+ Dealerships

What I've Learned Working With 200+ Dealerships

I was thinking about Gladwell’s book, Outliers, and wondered where my experience in the auto industry stacked up to his idea of an expert. Much to my surprise, earlier this year I had reached 10,000 hours of working one-on-one with dealerships. I don’t consider myself a guru or an expert by any means, but my recent discovery does hold some weight to it. 

Given the array of dealers, what I really wanted to know was what, if anything, do they all have in common? Is there a string I can thread through all of the dealerships in which we can draw conclusions, expectations, and lessons? 

Fascinating Replies to Dealer Videos

Fascinating Replies to Dealer Videos

We can sell you on video all day, but you’re really better off hearing it from the customers.

Most of our dealerships take advantage of the Authntk Text Option, which automatically sends a text message in addition to the video email. Customers are then able to reply to the video via text, and we’re loving what they have to say!