Volkswagen has outlined its plan to restructure and digitalize its sales model. From spring 2020, it intends to expand its online business, including direct online sales, and to target customers via some different sales locations. Underpinning this will be a system of unique Volkswagen customer IDs, enabling more precise targeting of products and services to Read More..
Florida-based Gubagoo has announced a digital retailing solution enabling car dealers to sell vehicles via Facebook Marketplace. It claims that this enables customers to build a deal on a vehicle and get financing approved within 30 minutes, and to calculate payments, get a trade-in car valued, apply for rebates, and choose accessories and aftermarket services. Read More..
Clutch Technologies of Atlanta has launched Clutch Payments, an end-to-end billing and payments platform for vehicle subscription services. This is based on the Stripe Connect technology stack to give a turn-key software solution which is both customizable and scalable, allowing for a series of options for customer payments and administration. Service providers can, for example, Read More..
Consolidation in the digital retailing sector has been seen this week with the announcement of two acquisitions. Cox Automotive has bought F&I Express of Grapevine, Texas, a provider of technology solutions for the automotive aftermarket sector and developer of a connected network of service providers, including dealers, agents and lenders. Its products include Express Recoveries, Read More..
Audi has launched a 3D visualization app in its product configurator to give potential customers a real-time, high-resolution 360-degree view of their chosen vehicle. The Audi Visualization Engine, based on virtual data models, allows interaction with the animated rendering: turning on the headlights, opening and closing the doors, opening and closing a convertible’s roof, and Read More..