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.

  • 3-Step Guide for Dealership F&I Success Amid Inventory Shortages

    3-Step Guide for Dealership F&I Success Amid Inventory Shortages

    Discover the 3-Step Guide for Dealership F&I (Finance & Insurance) Success for tips to optimize your efforts, personalize sales, and communicate effectively amid inventory shortages.

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  • How Dealers Are Cracking the Code on Inventory Challenges

    How Dealers Are Cracking the Code on Inventory Challenges

    Explore best practices and tips from auto dealers on how to continue selling, marketing and acquiring vehicles even amid inventory challenges.

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  • Dealership Templates for Customer Communication Amid Inventory Shortages

    Dealership Templates for Customer Communication Amid Inventory Shortages

    Even during vehicle inventory shortages, auto dealerships must stay in touch with customers. Stay in consistent contact with your customers using these professionally crafted email and call scripts.

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  • Reimagining Dealership Year-End Sales Events in 2021

    Reimagining Dealership Year-End Sales Events in 2021

    Discover best practices for dealership holiday sales events in 2021 amid inventory challenges including changing marketing strategies, events, and messaging.

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  • Crack the Code on Selling Acquiring and Marketing During an Inventory Crisis: Dealership Playbook

    Crack the Code on Selling Acquiring and Marketing During an Inventory Crisis: Dealership Playbook

    Discover how to navigate dealership challenges with this ebook on data-driven approaches to car sales, customer acquisition, and dealership marketing.

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  • Crack the Code: Selling, Acquiring & Marketing During an Inventory Crisis – Dealer Panel Discussion46:12

    Crack the Code: Selling, Acquiring & Marketing During an Inventory Crisis – Dealer Panel Discussion

    Check out the insightful dealer panel discussion to learn how you can crack the code on inventory challenges in your dealership today.

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  • 30-Question Quiz for Maximizing Revenue in the Service Drive

    30-Question Quiz for Maximizing Revenue in the Service Drive

    Take this quiz to determine if you are fully prepared to maximize the value of your service drive in 2022! In 30 questions you will discover where to improve your efforts to generate more revenue.

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  • Crack the Code: Selling, Acquiring & Marketing During an Inventory Crisis - Workshop Recording45:57

    Crack the Code: Selling, Acquiring & Marketing During an Inventory Crisis - Workshop Recording

    Did you miss our Crack the Code: Selling, Acquiring & Marketing During an Inventory Crisis virtual workshop? Check out the recording to learn how you can crack the code on inventory challenges.

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  • Acquire More Pre-Owned Inventory with Mastermind0:58

    Acquire More Pre-Owned Inventory with Mastermind

    Mastermind targets customers who either bought a vehicle from you or had their car serviced with you, and who are more likely to trade in their current car.

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  • Dealership Guide: Customer Communication Amid Inventory Shortages

    Dealership Guide: Customer Communication Amid Inventory Shortages

    Looking to overcome inventory challenges? Acquire more inventory, engage loyal customers, and drive more traffic to your service drive using the power of data through automotiveMastermind.

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  • 3 Important Trends Shaping Future Customer Car Buying Behaviors in 2022

    3 Important Trends Shaping Future Customer Car Buying Behaviors in 2022

    Explore the 3 trends that are changing how customers are buying vehicles this year to allow dealerships to find opportunities in their markets.

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  • Inventory Shortages: 3 Myths Dealers Need to Know

    Inventory Shortages: 3 Myths Dealers Need to Know

    Learn the truth behind three common auto dealer myths about dealership sales and service during the inventory crisis and how to market to your customers.

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  • Buyer Expectations Have Changed – Here’s How Dealers Can Adapt

    Buyer Expectations Have Changed – Here’s How Dealers Can Adapt

    Learn how car buyer expectations have changed during the inventory crisis + how dealers can leverage data to adapt and improve the path to purchase a car.

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  • Dealership Cheat Sheet: 5-Steps to Marketing with Low or No Inventory

    Dealership Cheat Sheet: 5-Steps to Marketing with Low or No Inventory

    Dealers may experience low or no inventory through 2022. Use this valuable guide to find opportunity in 5 steps: plan, acquire inventory, sell pre-orders, work the service drive, and retain customers.

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  • 3 Ways Marketing Automation Can Help Dealers Overcome Challenges

    3 Ways Marketing Automation Can Help Dealers Overcome Challenges

    Learn how dealers can leverage marketing automation tools and technology to overcome inventory challenges, acquire pre-owned vehicles and sell more cars.

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  • Why Dealers Need to Keep Marketing – Even with Low or No Inventory

    Why Dealers Need to Keep Marketing – Even with Low or No Inventory

    Explore why auto dealers need to keep marketing amid inventory shortages and learn how dealerships can continue marketing even with no or low inventory.

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  • 12-Point Planning Checklist for 2022 Inventory Shortages

    12-Point Planning Checklist for 2022 Inventory Shortages

    With market changes and rising demand, 2022 promises to have dealership inventory challenges. Read automotiveMastermind’s 12-Point checklist to proactively acquire and sell vehicles in the year ahead.

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  • 4 Ways for Auto Dealers to Stay Ahead of 2022 Inventory Challenges

    4 Ways for Auto Dealers to Stay Ahead of 2022 Inventory Challenges

    The latest forecasts highlight why dealers experiencing inventory shortages can’t afford to pause their sales and marketing efforts until the market stabilizes.

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  • Why Dealers Need to Focus on Customer Experience Amid Inventory Shortages

    Why Dealers Need to Focus on Customer Experience Amid Inventory Shortages

    To succeed in today’s challenging market, dealers need to ensure they’re offering a dealership buying experience that is true to their brand promise and tailored to their customer at every touchpoint.

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  • 3-Step Guide to Protecting Your Dealership Loyalty Customer Base

    3-Step Guide to Protecting Your Dealership Loyalty Customer Base

    Retention and loyalty are a critical factor in an automotive dealer's bottom line. Here are three key steps to increase customer loyalty and retention for your auto dealership.

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