2021 Dealership Resources: Auto Inventory Challenges

Learn how to adapt to and overcome auto inventory challenges with these tools and resources designed for auto dealers. Explore checklists, guides, and articles to help you acquire more pre-owned inventory and find the right buyers for the vehicles you have on your lot.

  • Pre-Owned Acquisition Checklist for Every Dealership Department

    Pre-Owned Acquisition Checklist for Every Dealership Department

    Find checklists for each of your dealership's departments to help with your pre-owned acquisition efforts.

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  • Acquire More Pre-Owned Inventory with Market EyeQ0:58

    Acquire More Pre-Owned Inventory with Market EyeQ

    With Market EyeQ, you can skip the auctions, and watch your dream inventory roll onto your lot. See how it works.

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  • How to Acquire Pre-Owned Vehicles Through the Service Drive

    How to Acquire Pre-Owned Vehicles Through the Service Drive

    Forecasts from IHS Markit estimate 1.3 million fewer light vehicles were produced in the first quarter of 2021 due to chip shortages and other external influences.

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  • 3 Ways for Dealers to Acquire & Maximize Their Pre-Owned Inventory

    3 Ways for Dealers to Acquire & Maximize Their Pre-Owned Inventory

    For auto dealers, the ongoing chip shortages have resulted in historically low new vehicle inventories, as well as contributed to sky-high auction prices for pre-owned models.

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  • 3 Reasons to Not Stop Marketing During Inventory Shortages

    3 Reasons to Not Stop Marketing During Inventory Shortages

    Considering putting a halt on your dealership's marketing effort due to inventory shortages? Think again. Now is the time to capitalize on consumer trends and set your dealership up for success.

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  • Crack the Code on Pre-Owned Inventory Acquisition: Workshop Recording1:03:39

    Crack the Code on Pre-Owned Inventory Acquisition: Workshop Recording

    Hear insights from real dealer leaders on how to acquire more pre-owned cars for your dealership. Check out our recording from the Crack The Code on Pre-Owned Inventory Acquisition virtual workshop.

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  • Crack the Code on Pre-Owned Inventory Acquisition: Dealer Panel Discussion53:58

    Crack the Code on Pre-Owned Inventory Acquisition: Dealer Panel Discussion

    Hear directly from our dealer partners on how Market EyeQ enables their dealership to build, maintain and sustain a healthy pre-owned inventory.

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  • 3 Emerging Opportunities for Auto Dealers Amid Chip Shortages

    3 Emerging Opportunities for Auto Dealers Amid Chip Shortages

    Amid countless external factors driving ongoing chip shortages, dealers are forced to adapt to evolving inventory challenges to secure both their immediate and future success.

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  • Crack the Code on Pre-Owned Inventory Acquisition: Dealership Playbook

    Crack the Code on Pre-Owned Inventory Acquisition: Dealership Playbook

    Discover how to monetize your customer portfolio using data driven strategies for pre-owned acquisitions and portfolio management.

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  • 4-Step Guide to Acquiring the Best Pre-Owned Inventory Amid Chip Shortages

    4-Step Guide to Acquiring the Best Pre-Owned Inventory Amid Chip Shortages

    Chip shortages are expected to impact the auto industry until at least 2022. Explore how your dealership can approach its pre-owned vehicle acquisition strategy to set your dealership up for success.

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  • How Data Mining Tools Help Dealers Acquire Pre-Owned Inventory

    How Data Mining Tools Help Dealers Acquire Pre-Owned Inventory

    According to IHS Markit, an estimated 1.3 million fewer light vehicles were produced in the first quarter of 2021 because of semiconductor shortages, historically low new vehicle inventories.

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  • How To Use Predictive Analytics to Maximize Your Dealership Portfolio

    How To Use Predictive Analytics to Maximize Your Dealership Portfolio

    With countless evolving factors impacting OEM production and deliveries, now is the time for dealers to focus on the elements they can control.

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  • How to Maximize the Profitability of Your Dealership's Customer Portfolio

    How to Maximize the Profitability of Your Dealership's Customer Portfolio

    Discover how leveraging personalized offers and enhancing your preowned inventory strategy can help your dealership maximize profitability.

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  • 3 Tips to Grow Your Portfolio with Conquest Marketing

    3 Tips to Grow Your Portfolio with Conquest Marketing

    Discover 3 helpful tips to help your dealership grow its portfolio with conquest marketing. By implementing a data-driven strategy, your dealership can significantly improve its market share.

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  • 3 Ways to Use Data to Tackle Current Dealership Challenges

    3 Ways to Use Data to Tackle Current Dealership Challenges

    What are your dealership’s greatest challenges in 2021? Are they the same today as they were five years ago? Chances are, they’ve likely evolved over time.

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  • 3 Dealership Inventory Management Best Practices

    3 Dealership Inventory Management Best Practices

    There are many questions that continually pop up around dealerships across the country: Should we keep this vehicle or send it to auction? Is this vehicle worth reconditioning for the lot?

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  • Retail vs. Wholesale: 4 Tips for Dealers to Consider When Evaluating Trade-ins

    Retail vs. Wholesale: 4 Tips for Dealers to Consider When Evaluating Trade-ins

    Wondering whether your dealership should recondition and retail a vehicle or take it to auction? Explore our 4 tips to help you evaluate your dealership's trade-ins to maximize your profitability.

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  • Auction vs. Retail: Adapting to Inventory Challenges in 2021

    Auction vs. Retail: Adapting to Inventory Challenges in 2021

    Curious about whether to send a trade-in to auction or keep it on the lot? Discover how your dealership can maximize its current pre-owned inventory and develop a robust homegrown inventory.

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  • 3 Ways to Improve Your Service Drive Marketing to Drive Car Sales

    3 Ways to Improve Your Service Drive Marketing to Drive Car Sales

    In this blog post, we share three ways dealerships can improve service drive marketing and maximize its impact by focusing on trade-in opportunities, using modern tools and promoting customer loyalty.

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  • 3 Ways to Strategize for Dealership Success in 2021

    3 Ways to Strategize for Dealership Success in 2021

    With 2020 behind us, dealership leaders are entering the new year with many important lessons learned on pivoting and keeping their businesses moving forward despite industry disruption.

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