We aren’t your typical Silicon Valley startup. No foosball tables, free lunches, or company trips to tropical destinations. We are a small but mighty team trying to drive massive change in the auto industry. That’s why we are so proud to have been named one of the 2020 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area. Great … Continue reading Roadster Proud: Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2020
At Roadster we are driven to modernize the car buying & selling process for everyone involved. So much so in fact that DRIVEN is the acronym that represents our culture and defines the values we live each and every day—Roadster employees are dedicated, real, inclusive, visionary, empowering & well.. never boring! We hire for these … Continue reading DRIVEN to help our local communities
The 2019 NADA Workforce Study is underway as we speak, but while we wait for it to be published, you can review what is happening inside your own dealership. My colleague, Mohamed Desouky, wrote a post recently on the True Cost of Your Revolving Door that can help you calculate this for your store. If … Continue reading 8 Tips To Help Reduce Employee Turnover
The holidays are upon us, and like most companies, we are putting a bow on the year– reflecting on our successes and challenges so that we can be an even better collective organization in the years to come. One thing that rang true in this reflection was how impactful our partnerships have been and how grateful we are for each and every one. Continue reading 5 ways dealers have shaped Roadster (and why we are grateful)
A go-to-market strategy goes beyond just a marketing message and where you spend your ad dollars, it fuels everything you do — the value proposition to your customers, how you treat your employees, how you are seen in the community — and it touches every part of your business. Continue reading Does The Food Match Your Menu? Developing a Go-To-Market Strategy
Car-buying behavior is changing, driven by customers’ desire for modern convenience. Much like the way they shop for most anything else, more and more customers are going online to complete at least some portion of the car buying experience. As a result, the role of the dealer is changing, too. To stay competitive, progressive dealerships … Continue reading Omnichannel Commerce – The New Norm of Car Buying
There have been many studies about millennial car buying behavior over the years. In fact, one such study states that millennials come into the car buying experience with a much more positive attitude than their older counterparts. However, their Amazon like expectations kick in quickly and they become frustrated by the lack of transparency and … Continue reading Want Millennial Employees? Create an Apple Like Experience.
As the founder of Shopstyle in the mid 2000s and now Founder and CEO of automotive ecommerce platform, Roadster, I have been involved in the evolution of ecommerce for some time. I have seen consumers go from skepticism – “I would never buy clothes without trying them on” – to acquiring most of their closet … Continue reading Car buying needs a modern makeover 7 reasons to adopt automotive ecommerce
Approximately 30% of all new car sales in the U.S. this year have been leases. That number has been steadily rising since the recovery from the financial crisis in 2009. The reason for this increase is primarily economic. Shoppers want to keep their payments lower by only financing a portion of the purchase price, and … Continue reading The Technology Case for Leasing Your Next New Car
A big thank you to everyone who has told their friends and family about Roadster over the past few months. It’s such a great feeling to meet new people who have learned about us from past customers. It motivates us even more to do our best. Before we tell you our big news, one last … Continue reading Sharing is Now Easy with Roadster!