What’s the ROI of an Automotive CRM? Here’s The Real Cost of Not Using One
As an independent dealer or BHPH, your business depends on your ability to convert leads to customers.
Sep 23, 2019
Today, we’re pleased to welcome back Zach Klempf, founder and CEO of Selly Automotive, to discuss the latest trends and disruptors in the auto retail industry.
Jun 19, 2019
Operators might have some knowledge about cloud computing, but Selly Automotive founder and chief executive officer Zach Klempf went into great detail about what this technology can do for dealerships, especially independent stores looking to keep costs under control.
Mar 1, 2019
We now live in a customer-centric world. Thanks to the internet, car-buyers have more information and more choices than ever, fundamentally changing the way the auto industry works.
Jan 31, 2019
Are independent used car dealers ready to jump on the technology train? Zach Klempf, an Emory University graduate who “fell in love with” the car business while working at a dealership part-time during his college days, believes that used car dealers are prepared to up their game by employing some of the same customer-relationship tools that franchised new-car dealers rely on.
Nov 7, 2018
Rice believes the first place any dealer who wants to increase sales should start is to improve online and on-lot inventory presentation. While inventory mix is significant, and how vehicles show on the lot important, it is imperative that dealers put more focus on how they market and merchandise inventory online, said Rice, who started his career as a dealership Internet sales manager.
Oct 18, 2018
An automotive customer relationship management (CRM) tool helps organize daily work plans, internet leads
Oct 6, 2018
According to a news release distributed on Wednesday, Selly Automotive’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform is now integrated with Friday Systems Lot Wizard dealer management software (DMS).
Jun 7, 2018
BHPH dealerships that don’t utilize a CRM platform should seriously consider changing that. Many BHPH dealerships are racing to keep up with the changing times. It’s no secret that used car sales today are vastly different from what they were even a decade ago...
Mar 9, 2018
Last year, automotive retail experienced everything from the implosion of Beepi to digital retail hysteria. On the public market front, it was a strong year for industry IPOs including Cars.com (NYSE: CARS), Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), and Car Gurus (NASDAQ: CARG).
Jan 30, 2018
CaaS: Cars as a Service. It’s a model that’s becoming very popular, very fast. But how does it help dealers? Zack Klempf, CEO
Oct 6, 2017
Selly Automotive announced Wednesday it has integrated its CRM platform with the Wayne Reaves Software DMS to enable sales and inventory data to sync
Aug 07, 2017
Zach Klempf, a millennial himself and CEO of Selly Automotive, was a speaker at the GIADA Convention and said whether you’re an independent or a franchise, being data-driven and taking advantage of technology can benefit everyone.
Jul 25, 2017
In a recent poll, consumers revealed that, along with politicians, car dealers are among the least trusted people in their daily lives. While some would see that as a negative, Chip Perry, President and CEO of TrueCar, believes it’s a chance to create opportunities for consumers that believe that.
May 22, 2017
Competition in the used vehicle business is stronger than ever, and it’s coming from all sides.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital has been invested into online sales platforms like Carvana and Vroom. General Motors is selling vehicles direct to the public through its GM Factory Collection. Utility models of transportation are weakening America’s long love a air with car ownership.
Apr 28, 2017
Auto retail disruptors are learning what it takes to keep buyers more engaged throughout the process that offers a level of transparency that is necessary to creating an awesome car buying experience. While some are succeeding, others have not had that success. Zach Klempf, CEO and Founder of Selly Automotive, sat down with CBT’s Joe Gumm in a recent interview to share these three ways to combat the disruptors.
Feb 17, 2017
President Trump, autonomous vehicles, and digital retailing will be in the driver’s seat for automotive disruption in 2017. The old guards of the industry continue to be challenged by new start-ups with totally bleeding edge business models. Merger and Acquisition activity in the auto space has been white hot according to Frazer McCombs Auto Ventures Summit.
Jan 03, 2017
CEO Zach Klempf's featured article Janaury 2017 issue of Digital Dealer magazine.
Dec 15, 2016
Watch Selly Automotive CEO Zach Klempf on Auto Dealer Live discuss disruption in the automotive space with hosts David Villa and Dave Cribbs.
Oct 02, 2016
None of us know anyone who would look back on their first car purchase and say, "Ah, I miss the good old days of buying and financing a car?"
Sep 13, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO - Today’s car-buying marketplace demands nothing less than a connected, personalized customer experience. Consumers want dealerships to know who they are and what their interests are, and to anticipate the types of cars and services they need. They want to reach their salesperson whenever it’s convenient for them, whether by voice, e-mail, v...
Jun 28, 2016
In the past 18 months, over $35 billion in major equity transactions have taken place within the automotive retail space.
Mar 31, 2016
Zach Klempf knew there had to be a better way, for both dealer management and the sales staff. Klempf envisioned a system that salespeople and managers would be encouraged to use because it was easy and quic...
Feb 25, 2016
Car shoppers are increasingly making purchase decisions using the Web, mobile devices and apps, leading a few Silicon Valley start-ups to think the U.S. retail auto market may soon have a new home.market ...
Nov 28, 2015
The automotive landscape is being disrupted faster than ever before. If you thought the advent of the Internet during the late 1990s and eNever has the traditional automotive business model been under constant siege as it is today from multiple fronts. Technology has not only changed the car-buying experience but it is also relentlessly reshaping the entire ecosystem from dealership go-to-market ...
Sep 03, 2015
Today’s car buying marketplace demands nothing less than a connected, personalized customer experience. Consumers want dealerships to know who they are and what their interests are, and to anticipate the types of cars and services they need. They want to reach their salesperson whenever it’s convenient for them, whether by voice, e-mail, video or text....
Jul 14, 2015
Selly Automotive is featured on the cover of the July issue of Dealer Solutions. Selly Automotive is a mobile centric, social savvy, sales management platform purpose built for the modern dealership. Our goal is to save dealerships time and money while accelerating deal closures with an intuitive CRM interface delivered at a fraction of the cost of competitors.