Selly Automotive Press

Sep 23, 2019

CBT News interview with Selly CEO on Amazon and Online Car Buying

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

The Auto Remarketing Podcast with Selly CEO 

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

The Lean Dealership (NIADA March Magazine)

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

Selly Aims To Help Independent Dealers Compete With Franchised Stores

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

6 Better inventory listings, lead management anchor more sales 

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

6 Best Automotive CRMs for 2018


An automotive customer relationship management (CRM) tool helps organize daily work plans, internet leads and follow-up tasks. We reviewed 20 different automotive-specific and general use CRMs, comparing price and how each managed leads.

Oct 6, 2018

Selly CRM integrates with Lot Wizard DMS


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 benefit from the Selly Automotive platform Experience


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

What to look out for in 2018 - Car-as-a-Service, Digital Retail, and Customer Experience


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 (NYSE: CARS), Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), and Car Gurus (NASDAQ: CARG).

Jan 30, 2018

How can subscription services work for your dealership?


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 and Founder of Selly Automotive, says customers are exploring the CaaS model with online companies because dealers are not participating, but adds that they can and probably should.

Oct 6, 2017

Selly, Wayne Reaves partner to sync sales and inventory data

Selly Automotive announced Wednesday it has integrated its CRM platform with the Wayne Reaves Software DMS to enable sales and inventory data to sync for the company's dealers.

Aug 07, 2017

CBT News - Millennials, Mobile, and Marketing

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

CBT News - Chip Perry on Selly Automotive

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

CRM a Key Component of Digital Dealership Model

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

Selly Automotive CEO interview on CBT News

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

The Automotive Industry Will Be REDLINED With Disruption in 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 04, 2017

CBT News - January 4, 2016

CEO Zach Klempf shares what your dealership can learn in the wake of the merger between Beepi and

Jan 03, 2017

Digital Dealer Jan 2017 Issue

CEO Zach Klempf's featured article Janaury 2017 issue of Digital Dealer magazine.

Dec 15, 2016

Auto Dealer Live - Disruption Show

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

Automotive Finance in the Crosshair of a Big Millennial Makeover

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

What used-car dealers need to know about CRM

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

Automotive Disruption at Mach Speed July 2016 issue

In the past 18 months, over $35 billion in major equity transactions have taken place within the automotive retail space.

Mar 31, 2016

Speeding up customer connections

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

Start-ups aim to change how you buy a car

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 ...

Nov 28, 2015

Automotive Disruption From The Bay Area To Atlanta

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

Your CRM May Be A Bad Fit With Your Dealership Business Model

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.