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Text Messages with Video Sell Cars

More and more people are communicating more and more frequently using text messages these days. While most auto dealers know that text messaging is an effective way to reach car buyers, many aren't sure the best way to use it.

If your dealership is using Walkaround Videos, you already know how to reach your prospects with text and video at the same time. You simply enter their mobile number into our mobile app when uploading a new video, and our platform takes care of the rest. We automatically send out a text message with a link to your video at the same time we send the video email.

Skeptical about how effective text messaging can be to help you sell cars? Here are just a few of the responses we've seen recently:

"That is seriously the coolest thing a dealer has ever done! I'm stuck in meetings all day, and I have a function tonight. But I would love to come over tomorrow to check it out!"
"That’s a neat feature that you offer! It sets you apart from the rest!"
"Just saw your video - very innovative and entertaining! Looks like a great truck and I will be out there to check it out (if its still there) early next week. I'm an all cash buyer. Thanks again."
"Wow thank you so much!! Definitely gonna be making the trip!"
"Great video, can't wait to see it today and take it for a drive."

The Easiest Way to Send a Walkaround Video in a Text Message

If you're using Walkaround Videos at your dealership, you already know how easy it is to record a personalized video for a prospect and send it to them in a fully branded email right from your smartphone.  But did you know that you can automatically send them a text message with a link to their video at the same time? Did you know that in general, 98% of text messages are opened and read? That's pretty staggering when compared with email and social media. Text messaging is becoming an increasingly popular way for car dealers to communicate with your potential customers, and for them to communicate with you.

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With the addition of SMS functionality to Walkaround Videos, automatically sending a text message is really easy!  Simply record your video as you normally would, and when entering the contact information for the person you want to send the video to, you'll see a new field for phone number.  Simply enter your prospect's mobile number, and we'll take care of the rest.

If you don't see the phone number field in your account, just let us know. That probably means we haven't enabled text messaging for your dealership yet, but we can easily turn it on and show you how easy it is to use!