Autotrader Feed Stock Rotator Module

Car Dealer 5 can now offer a rotational feed module when sending your adverts to Autotrader’s Dealer Portal. This means you can set  parameters such as:

Your contracted amount of vehicles

How often you want to rotate stock (12 hours, 24 hours, 36 hours etc)

Which vehicles you want to exclude from the feed

Which vehicles you want permanently in the feed.

This will ensure your adverts get the exposure you require over at Autotrader with no extra input from yourself saving you time.

This option is only available on our Elite platform.

Torque Style

Torque Style by Car Dealer 5

Torque Style by Car Dealer 5

Introducing a brand new theme to the Car Dealer 5 collection – Torque Style..

Torque Style boasts not only a sleek design which can be tweaked on-the-fly, but solid navigation, a great looking stockist page with various options and an even more impressive stock detail page.

This website works straight out of the box and is highly configurable – setup time can be complete minutes with logo and stock slider/hero implementation. The Car Dealer 5 Search Engine Optimisation module is included as standard to all new Elite packages with friendly URLs and text-rich information on each car manufacturer which great helps your search engine position.

Colours can be changed in seconds and finance integration with Ivendi, Codeweavers and Evolution Funding can be activated also at the flick of a switch.

At only £1050 + VAT per year or our new monthly payment option for £100 + VAT per month, any Car Dealer 5 Elite package is affordable.

Black Widow Theme

Now available to our customers is the all-new theme “Black Widow”

This stunning new car dealer website design is completely different to what we usually offer and brings us inline with our more expensive competitors.

Costing £1050 + VAT per year this website is comparable to spending less than £90 + VAT per month – Can your current media provider supply the same?

Car Dealer 5’s New Themes – WordPress Alternative

Car Dealer 5 have now started to release the brand new in-house designs created over the last six months. All the live car dealer website designs have now been hand coded and are available to see on our homepage. Give them a click to see a live dealer using the theme.

With over 20 new designs, Car Dealer 5 have car dealer website themes to suit any dealer and the most expensive is a country mile cheaper than the competitions offerings. These themes are a fantastic alternative to a WordPress theme whilst looking the part and functioning easily being powered by the Car Dealer 5 system. Using a Car Dealer 5 theme not only speeds up data entry by the use of VRM, but allows you to send your stock to all of the major 3rd party advertisers automatically and even several free sites that expose your stock for you. A WordPress driven website cannot do this.

All the Car Dealer 5 themes can be customised with many options including full finance integration built in, displaying or hiding certain options, colours can be changed on the fly to suit your branding and all banner and slider images are available from our stock image selection – predefined perfectly for the theme you are using.. In short, you can’t go wrong and your car dealer website is not only going to look professional but it will be polished, , SEO friendly, GDPR compliant, fast and effective for your customers navigate and get in touch.

To see how Car Dealer 5 can show off your business and save you money, give us a call today on 01902 20 3333 and David will talk you through everything.

Are you GDPR ready?

As you may well know, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is on its way and you need to be prepared.

To keep it simple, its all about your customers and potential customers giving you consent to store their details and contact them about future marketing. What this means for your website is that you need to be clear about your privacy statement and how you will not only store your customers data, but how you will use it and when you will destroy / remove it and how you can change or remove it at the customers request.

You are considered to be the Data Controller. Car Dealer 5 Ltd is the Data Processor and your customers are the Data Subjects..

First of all you need to give your Data Subjects a method to give you (the Data Controller) consent. Car Dealer 5 can take care of that for you by adding the necessary tick boxes to secure online forms, standard privacy statements and the ability to store this consent for you for future reference. You will be able to see who the customer is, what date and time they gave you consent, where they gave you consent from and even the IP address / browser they used when they did it. This will be available to you while you are a customer of Car Dealer 5 Ltd.

May 25th is the date you need to be ready and all of our brand new websites will be GDPR ready to show your willingness to conform to this new regulation.

Is your current website GDPR ready? Are you?

New Image Upload System

Car Dealer 5 how now released a brand new image upload system. Those of you with a slower connection can now be rest assured that your images will upload properly no matter how many you send at one time.

The system is fully responsive and will allow you to drag and drop images into the image area as well as choose your files and upload them in the order you choose.

It’s been a long time coming but will improve the overall experience of administrating your stock with your Car Dealer 5 account.

Motonovo Finance

Car Dealer 5 work with companies like Codewevers, Ivendi, Evolution Funding and Black Horse Finance to supply finance figures direct onto your car dealer website using finance widgets. One of the companies that supply the finance figures for the vehicles is Motonovo Finance.

Take for example – a cutting-edge company who are able to be the middleman between Motonovo Finance and your website. Using complex data calls on the fly, the finance figures are automatically created and displayed on your website in the correct format using special widgets which can include your financial disclosure information too (a strict regulation of the FCA) giving your customers not only confidence in your website and service, but an informed choice of how much each vehicle will cost per month wether it be PCP, HP or LP etc. The variables and terms you agree with your finance company are set at Ivendi which makes sure the correct figures and finance options are presented each and every time for all vehicles.

The customer is usually able to change the payment term and the deposit amount in order to adjust the monthly repayment figure to suit their own personal budget.

Car Dealer 5 can also offer slick finance tools that enable the user to change the term and amount graphically hence swiftly and easily giving them a positive and slick experience.

Motonovo are one of leading names in the auto finance industry and have representatives in all areas of the country. Should you require a visit from an account manager you can find one in your local area here

Elite Packages

Car Dealer 5 now offer Elite packages. Each Elite website is fully responsive and is eligible for any finance integration solution from Ivendi, Codeweavers or Evolution Finance. We will fully integrate your solution to your website and apply the correct rates against your stock so your customers are in the know immediately regarding monthly options for each vehicle.

The Elite package also has many features included which are available as optional extras for the packages at lower budgets. Check out these free features below and see there respective costs should you choose them if you aren’t on the Elite platform.

FREE VRM Activation worth £50 + VAT
120 FREE VRM Credits

Finance integration to Ivendi, Codeweavers and Evolution Funding
Search Engine Optimisation Module built-in*
Search by budget  * Only available to Elite
Image straps * Only available to Elite
Image overlay worth £120 + VAT
Facebook Timeline worth £60 + VAT
Facebook Showroom worth £120 + VAT
Submenus * Only available to Elite
Much much more..

Your partner logos are all added to the website for you including FCA statements, Company details and customer payment options.

Our Elite package has the functionality of our competitors, at a fraction of the cost. Our closest competitor charges a full £910 + VAT per year more for their basic version and £1350 + VAT per year more for their enhanced version.

At £1050 + VAT per year, Car Dealer 5 challenge you to find better value..

OR pay using our monthly Direct Debit plan for £100 + VAT per month * (new Nov 2018)

Responsive Administration

Now available is our brand new Responsive Administration system! This means you can control your site, your stock and your images from your phone on the go. No awkward scrolling or zooming, everything you need is presented to you seemlessly on your mobile device.

Contact us on 01902 20 33 33 for more information.

Responsive Websites

You will have heard of the new buzz word lately – “Responsive”.. What does this mean to your average car dealer? Well, put simply a responsive website will adapt itself for any screen size and any device be it a mobile phone, tablet, iPod touch etc.

Is it necessary to have a responsive website?

The question should be is it necessary to have a completely responsive website and the answer is no. Google is happy so long as you have measures in place to redirect your customers to a mobile template should the website be being viewed from a mobile device such as a phone.

Google now takes into consideration that your site has a mobile template and this factor contributes towards your overall rankings on the famous search engine.

Should you have a completely responsive website – Google also likes this however your end user will probably appreciate it more. A fully responsive car dealer website will make it clear to the user viewing the site on any device that your branding and functionality of the pages is the same.

For a fully responsive car dealer website package, call Car Dealer 5 today and be setup within 24 hours from £450 + VAT per year. That works out at an equivalent of only £37.50 + VAT per month!