Sending Dealership Videos Through Text Messaging

What century are you living in?

Let your customers know that you can send them a customized video!

In the early days of American automobile sales, Henry Ford did everything he could to hide innovations to the Model T. He was concerned that people liked the original so much, any change would hurt sales. While vast improvements were made covertly, the black “Tin Lizzie” looked almost exactly the same for over 20 years.

Now-a-days, buyers want steady change and improvement. This goes beyond the features of the car to the overall user experience, and starts with the vehicle search. Customers appreciate dealerships that are always doing something new and better to help them zero in on the vehicle they want.

For example, check out what they are doing at Newton Nissan:

By adding the "Text me a Video" button to the VDP of every vehicle, Newton Nissan allows vehicle shoppers to get Walkaround Videos from Authntk, sent right to their phone.

What happens when customers click it?


The customers get a simple dialogue pop-up that asks them to confirm their contact information. It also asks the customer if there are any specific features they would like them to focus on. 

Does it work? Let's ask Newton Nissan:

We get many leads from it every day, even customers who already have appointments scheduled will request a video. I have had 2 customers who used that as their initial point of contact with the dealership who bought and generated $4K in gross profit
— Kyle Bolton, Internet Manager, Netwon Nissan

Newton Nissan is embracing change and staying ahead of the customer. By adding this simple button, sales managers and reps can use Walkaround Videos to wow customers, and keep them coming back for more.

Try out Walkaround Videos today by taking our free test drive

What tool do you use to send video communications to clients?

Boy, is it ever great to have pumped up friends! Today we’re excited to share an awesome message posted by Robert Wiesman, the Director of Online Media for FlexDealer, an automotive marketing agency. Robert has been using our Walkaround Videos for some time now, and has been thrilled with the results.

How thrilled? Check it out! Robert received a question from one of his followers on social media, who asked, “What program or software do you use to send your video communications to clients?”

Here’s Robert’s fantastic response! A summary is below.


Robert does not advocate sending links to Youtube videos in your emails to customers, for two reasons:

  1. Customers will see links to your competitors’ videos too, and will get click-happy at the end of your video;
  2. Customers will see all of the other videos that you sent to your other contacts that are very similar to the one that you made for them, and won’t feel as special.

The best software program Robert has seen for avoiding these circumstances is offered by Walkaround Videos.

Robert then walks through how the app works screen by screen.

Once the video is uploaded, the app takes you to a screen that allows you to enter the name and email of the client. Hit submit and – “boom!” – you just sent your first video into their inbox!

Your customer then receives a custom template that has your branding and includes your contact information. They can’t link out to any other videos or go to any other web sites. They receive only what you wanted to send them. They go only where you want them to go.

Robert’s final word of advice:

“Don’t waste your time and money with gambles. I’ve made so many bad moves, good moves, bad investments, good investments. There is so much out there that can build your brand and create an amazing business within a business that will help you sell more cars, have more fun and make more money!”

Go to FlexDealer.com/Ask-Robert for more ways to save time and money and get closer to success.

And be sure to take Robert’s advice! Visit WalkaroundVideos.com to learn more about how videos sell vehicles OR take a free test drive.

Why Does "Kevin the Jeep Guy" Use Walkaround Videos?

Authntk Walkaround Videos is a great way for auto dealers and sales reps to connect 1:1 with the customer by sending unique, personalized video messages that stand out. But don't take our word for it ... watch what "Kevin the Jeep Guy" has to say!

One minute and seven seconds. That's all the time it took for Kevin to shoot this video testimonial from Outside of Mike Toler Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in beautiful Morehead City, North Carolina. As Internet Sales Manager, Kevin estimates that he has shot approximately 500 short, powerful videos using the Authtnk platform.

Here are some of the results since he started with the Walkaround Videos program:

  • Kevin's personal sales are up
  • The Dealership's sales are up

Kevin reports that there were many factors that contributed to his success, including Authntk Walkaround Videos. Here's why he recommends the tool to other sales reps:

  • It's a great way to connect with a customer on a personal, face-to-face basis
  • It took only one afternoon to get all setup and up and running

Like the videos he makes for his prospects, Kevin shot this testimonial with his iPhone, and then easily and immediately it was uploaded to Authntk. That's the power and ease of Walkaround Videos at work!

As Kevin says,

"Use it and you will see immediate results!"

How has Walkaround Videos helped your dealership? Let us know in the comments, or visit walkaroundvideos.com for more information.