New dealership model threats & what to do about them I was fortunate enough to present at Driving Sales President’s Club last month on the topic of New Dealership Model Threats. What I found fascinating about the experience was just how “in the know” all of the attendees were about the need for their dealerships … Continue reading Technology Is Not Enough
It’s a New Year and everyone is buzzing about nascent trends that will go mainstream over the next 12 months. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the ever-evolving retail space. The important thing to remember is that the retail evolution is completely driven by consumer demand; Expectations from experiences in one category, translating to … Continue reading 2017 Retail Trends & Their Impact on Automotive
The future of mobility as imagined by Ideo The future of mobility is sexy– Google started its Self-Driving Car Project a short 7 years ago, and now, OEMs are launching their own autonomous vehicle initiatives, while ride sharing giants Uber & Lyft are also getting into the game. Who will win the race and what … Continue reading Forget the Future of Mobility, Modernize the Now
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
Attention Roadster shoppers! Roadster now offers two buying options, Roadster Express and Roadster Concierge. Our recently launched service, Roadster Express, is available for popular vehicles that are in strong supply at dealers. Roadster Concierge will continue to be available for any vehicle, including models with limited dealer inventory. Both services dramatically improve the new car buying … Continue reading Roadster Introduces Roadster Express – 100% Online Car Shopping
Used cars are typically the most profitable sales for dealers on a car-by-car basis, largely because shoppers spend all of their time and energy on securing the best possible deal for their new car purchase, while underestimating the potential value of their trade-in.
Roadster.com is re-inventing the used car trade-in process much like it re-invented new car buying. Now you can trade in your car stress-free and get a great deal. Continue reading Trading in Your Old Car? Consider Three Ways to Go
At Roadster, we see all types of car shoppers in the market every day. Each person comes to Roadster with their own experiences and preconceived notions about car shopping. Unfortunately for all of them, buying a new car is either a dreaded undertaking or analogous to doing battle. We aim to change these feelings for … Continue reading Roadster Optimized: The Five Ways We help You Save
The revelations of Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal shocked the world last week. How could a company of VW’s size and reputation deliberately deceive the government and breathing public about emissions from 11 million vehicles? As the sting of such a violation wears off, you might wonder what it means for car shoppers simply wanting affordable clean … Continue reading A Car Shopper’s Guide to the Volkswagen Diesel Scandal
If you are like most people, you have at one time or another heard a friend, family member or colleague say that the lease deal they just got was “such a good deal.” You then wondered if you should lease your next car. But leasing seems so complicated, right? The terminology is confusing. Money factor, … Continue reading Unsure About Leasing a Car? Roadster Demystifies Leasing!