You know you have lots of choices in car lot management software. But do you realize just how drastically your choice can affect the profitability of your used car lot business?
Most current-day car lot management software was actually written back in the nineties, using desktop application software like Visual Basic or one of the xBase variants like FoxPro. As you might expect, twenty-year old software has some drawbacks -
- Any desktop computer database is insecure
- Old software tends to be harder to learn
- Old software tends to be more confusing
- Old software has to be installed
- Old software is susceptible to compatibility issues
- You have to be in your office to run the software
Today's car lot management software offers many advantages -
- Run your software from anywhere on the planet
- Run software from any web-connected device
- Multiple employees can use the software from multiple locations simultaneously
- Your data is absolutely secure
- No virus or accidental deletion can destroy your data
- Modern software has simple, modern user-interface
The latest car lot management software for used car dealers is Lot-Boss. If you want the best software for -
- BHPH / Tote-Note receivables management
- Telephone collectors & skip tracers
- No-hassle, automated Bookkeeping
- Super-fast, simple payment-taking
- Inventory with repairs & parts tracking
- More marketing avenues than other software
- Online customer applications
- All the reports & forms you want
Then give Lot-Boss a test drive today!
Looking over carlot management software competitors' websites, I see a common theme - "Why buy software with features you don't need?".
Hmm..on the face of it, is sounds right, but on closer inspection there's a problem. Sure, all used carlot managers need inventory tracking and ability to print sales forms, but many don't offer much more than that.
- Bookkeeping & reports
- Repairs tracking
- Parts ordering
- Receivables & payments
- Collections & past due notices
- Online marketing
- Contact management
- Internal messaging & info sharing
- To-do lists
- Shopping lists
You want a carlot management software program that will create beautiful, slick Craigslist ads that bring buyers to your used car lot?
You want those ads made in mere seconds?
You want Craigslist ads that won't be ghosted or refused because they're duplicates?
You want Craigslist ad management that helps you properly rotate the vehicles you advertise?
You want accurate and up to the minute reports of Craigslist ad hits?
..then you want Lot-Boss - carlot management software that sells used cars!
After all, isn't that what it's all about? Selling cars? That's exactly what Lot-Boss is going to do for you, and in many ways but none as dramatic and effective as its unique Craigslist features..
For car lot management software, speed and convenience sounds like it might be just fluff. Not so.
I was shopping with my wife at Walmart one Sunday afternoon (what a waste of a Sunday!), and I noticed a car in the parking lot that looked familiar. I pulled out my iPhone, logged into Lot-Boss and entered the last four of the vin.
BINGO! it was a car we'd been looking for for weeks. I then used Lot-Boss to check my Contacts and call my repo guy. The car was secured on our lot within minutes.
If I'd had a desktop car lot management software program, I would have had to leave Walmart and go to the lot to check that vin. Now, that'd been a pretty handy excuse to get out of shopping, but chances are the car would have been long gone before I got back.
Thanks to Lot-Boss, I feel more comfortable taking a day off now and then, maybe to go to an auction or just go sailing.