38 episodes

Welcome to the Used Car Dealer Podcast.You don’t have time for another vendor-sponsored podcast. You need actionable insights from people who understand your business inside and out. No sales pitches. No vendors-sponsored content. Just authentic, straight-to-the-point advice for used car dealers.Hosted by industry veterans the Used Car Dealer Podcast is the ONLY show that’s 100% focused on YOU.In each episode, we share tips on how to supercharge your used car business. You’ll hear interviews with industry experts, hot debates, and must-have news from across the industry.Whether you’re in sales, F&I, management, or in the allied industry, you’ll love the Used Car Dealer Podcast. Subscribe today anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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Welcome to the Used Car Dealer Podcast.You don’t have time for another vendor-sponsored podcast. You need actionable insights from people who understand your business inside and out. No sales pitches. No vendors-sponsored content. Just authentic, straight-to-the-point advice for used car dealers.Hosted by industry veterans the Used Car Dealer Podcast is the ONLY show that’s 100% focused on YOU.In each episode, we share tips on how to supercharge your used car business. You’ll hear interviews with industry experts, hot debates, and must-have news from across the industry.Whether you’re in sales, F&I, management, or in the allied industry, you’ll love the Used Car Dealer Podcast. Subscribe today anywhere you listen to podcasts.

    UCDP Ep #38 - Interview with Chip Perry CEO of A2Z Sync (Former CEO of Autotrader & TrueCar) on the One Person Sales Model

    UCDP Ep #38 - Interview with Chip Perry CEO of A2Z Sync (Former CEO of Autotrader & TrueCar) on the One Person Sales Model

    In this episode, Zach Klempf interviews Chip Perry, CEO of A2Z Sync (Former CEO of Autotrader & TrueCar) on: the "One Person Sales Model': current used car market conditions; and what excited Chip to join A2Z Sync. Some of the questions asked include: 
    Q) Major news outlets have been covering the high inventory prices, inventory shortage, rising price of gasoline, rental cars at an all time high, what has been your view of these economic challenges for dealers from your lens?
    Q) In several of the recent speaking engagements/podcasts you’ve done, I’ve heard you talk about the one-person sales model, why does this make sense for the modern car buying experience?
    Q) So with your product, you have basically combined all the F&I technology, credit functionality, of several platforms into a single tool, talk to me about the process of developing A2Z Sync and working with early dealership customers?
    Q) What advice would you give to a smaller dealer operator in this tough market with fierce competition like Carmax, Carvana, and larger groups?
    Q) What are your predictions for the used car marketplace for the rest of 2022?

    Case Studies from A2Z Sync - https://a2zsync.com/case-studies/case-studies/
    Listen to our other podcast episodes: https://www.sellyautomotive.com/podcast
    Transcribe of this podcast - https://blog.sellyautomotive.com/blog/chip-perry-ceo-of-a2zsync

    • 27 min
    UCDP Ep #37 - Interview with Randy Kobat VP of Inventory Management Solutions at Cox Automotive

    UCDP Ep #37 - Interview with Randy Kobat VP of Inventory Management Solutions at Cox Automotive

    In this episode, Zach Klempf interviews Randy Kobat, VP of Inventory Management Solutions at Cox Automotive. Randy discusses the latest developments from NADA, how Upside and KBB ICO help used car dealers, as well as general discussion around inventory management.

    Some of the questions asked include:

    Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening, talk about how you got into the auto industry?
    Q) You and the Cox team recently got back from NADA; what were some of the new exciting announcements from that event?
    Q) Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer is becoming a very popular tool for used car dealers, how are they helping dealers during the inventory shortage challenge?
    Q) Another new announcement we saw was Upside from Cox for wholesale; what exactly is this product and how can it help used car dealers?
    Q) Talk to me about the wholesale market dynamics and specifically how new sourcing and acquisition channels are opening up to help used car dealers find and stock vehicles more profitably?
    Q) If you were running a used car dealership, what would be the essential software solutions you would have to manage everything from inventory acquisition to pricing?
    Q) What do you think has been most surprising (ex. continued chip shortage) in terms of the auto industry and 2022 thus far?
    Q) What are your predictions for the used car marketplace in 2022?
    Q) What’s coming down the pipeline in the divisions you manage that you are most excited about (that’s relevant to used car dealers)?

    Listen to our other podcast episodes: https://www.sellyautomotive.com/podcast
    Read the transcribe of this episode:
    https://blog.sellyautomotive.com/blog/randy-kobat-vp-of-inventory-management-solutions-at-cox-automotive

    • 10 min
    UCDP Ep #36 - Interview with Jasen Rice President of Lotpop on Inventory and Lot management

    UCDP Ep #36 - Interview with Jasen Rice President of Lotpop on Inventory and Lot management

    Happy New Year and after a December break we have the first episode of the UCDP for 2022 featuring Jasen Rice of Lotpop. In this episode, Zach Klempf interviews Jasen Rice the president of Lotpop which is a lot management software and professional services company. Jasen discusses the latest developments with the inventory / chip shortage, his experience in the industry and at vAuto, as well as best practices for dealers on turn and lot management. 

    Some of the questions asked include:

    Q) Talk about your background in automotive and why you started Lot Pop and what you guys do?
    Q) 2020 and 2021 have been surreal from an industry standpoint, what has the pandemic/chip shortage taught us about inventory management?
    Q) What were some of your observations (in terms of the used car marketplace) in Q4 of 2021?
    Q) Any predictions for 2022? (in terms of used car inventory)
    Q) What are dealers sleeping on when it comes to inventory management?
    Q) What advice do you have for your average independent dealer sourcing inventory and trying to build a strategy for this market?
    Q) What are some of the most successful dealers doing differently when it comes to inventory management?
    Q) Why is it hard to build inventory management software, what are/were some of the challenges in getting this product to market?

    Listen to our other podcast episodes: https://www.sellyautomotive.com/podcast
    Read the transcribe of this episode: https://blog.sellyautomotive.com/blog/jasen-rice-president-of-lotpop-on-inventory-and-lot-management 

    • 26 min
    UCDP Ep #35 - Interview with Bill Zadeits President of Cherokee Media (Auto Remarketing & Used Car Week)

    UCDP Ep #35 - Interview with Bill Zadeits President of Cherokee Media (Auto Remarketing & Used Car Week)

    In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Bill Zadeits the president of Cherokee Media which is one of the most recognizable automotive press outlets with the Auto Remarketing Magazine and the Used Car Week properties. Zach discusses the latest developments from Auto Remarketing including their in-person conference this year and observations from the used car marketplace.

    Some of the questions asked include:
    Q) Your AR publication has been covering the pandemic, inventory shortage, M&A in auto software, what has the last year been like from your lens?
    Q) What do you think has been most surprising in terms of the auto industry and 2021 thus far?
    Q) You’ve been running the Used Car Week Conference for years, what has it been like over the last 2 years in the conference side of the business, and how has that helped you plan Used Car Week 2021? 
    Q) What are some of the most exciting parts of Used Car Week this year?
    Q) We talked earlier about M&A in auto software, with Used Car Week you have a whole segment on venture, tell us about that?
    Q) What are your predictions for the used car marketplace in 2022?

    FREE ticket for dealers to Used Car Week - https://reg.unityeventsolutions.com/se/USEDCAR2021/ATT/EN/process.aspx?&utm_discount=DEALER21&utm_source=DEALER21

    Listen to our other podcast episodes: https://www.sellyautomotive.com/podcast
    Read the transcribe of this episode: https://blog.sellyautomotive.com/blog/interview-with-bill-zadeits-on-used-car-week-and-auto-remarketing

    • 18 min
    UCDP Ep #34 - Interview with Lissette Gole Head of Automotive Retail at Google on Used Car Sales

    UCDP Ep #34 - Interview with Lissette Gole Head of Automotive Retail at Google on Used Car Sales

    In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Lissette Gole the head of automotive retail at Google. Lissette discusses the latest developments from Google including their dealer playbook and how they help dealers sell more cars online. 
    Some of the questions asked include:
    Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening, talk about your career path into automotive at Google? 
    Follow Up - For those unfamiliar with Google’s offering for dealers, talk to me about how Google enables dealerships’ digital presence? 
    Q) 2021 has been a roller coaster of a year for dealers; talk to me about what you observed from your lens at Google on the way dealers shifted and changed their inventory/brand marketing on your platform? 
    Q) Why is a “customer buying experience” so important post-2020? 
    Q) Google (Feb 2021) published its Dealer Playbook; what are some of the most exciting takeaways in this guide? 
    Q) Let’s move on to what some of the most successful dealers are doing differently when it comes to marketing their dealership and inventory?  
    Q) What advice do you have for a new dealer  when it comes to getting started developing a winning Google strategy? 
    Q) Two auto trends have taken mindshare last year (2020), and wanted to get your thoughts on them: online dealers like Carvana and Vroom, who have gone public, and subscription services for automotive. What are your thoughts on these two trends? 
    Q) Can you share some areas Google is focused on in the future in terms of automotive? 


    Download the Google Playbook for Dealers - https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/future-of-marketing/digital-transformation/auto-dealer-guide/
    Listen to our other podcast episodes: https://www.sellyautomotive.com/podcast
    Read the transcribe of this episode: https://blog.sellyautomotive.com/blog/lissette-gole-head-of-automotive-retail-at-google-on-used-car-sales

    • 16 min
    UCDP Ep #33 - Interview with Joe McCloskey of the NIADA on 50 years in the used car business

    UCDP Ep #33 - Interview with Joe McCloskey of the NIADA on 50 years in the used car business

    In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Joe McCloskey the NIADA President of the board of directors and a successful Colorado-based used car dealer operator who has been in the business for over 50 years. Zach and Joe discuss the importance of IADAs as well as 20 groups, inventory during the pandemic, and thoughtful advice from Joe's years in the business. 
    Some of the questions asked include: 
    Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening talk about how you got into the car business and what the last 50 years have been like from an industry evolution standpoint?
    Q) You mentioned to me on our first call that you have owned franchise dealerships as well as independent dealerships, in your opinion, what are the advantages/disadvantages of running a franchise store versus an independent?
    Q) Joe, what has this inventory crisis been like from your dealership’s lens?
    Q) How have you creatively sourced inventory in this market?
    Q) What’s different about the pandemic customer versus the pre-pandemic customer from your lens?
    Q) What is your strategy (without giving away anything you don’t want to share) with your inventory in this last half of 2021? 
    Q) Inventory management is one of the key components of a successful used car dealer operation, what else (ex. customer buying experience) is important for dealers to get right in this market?
    Q) What advice do you have for a used car dealer just getting into the business and starting up in 2021?
    Q) Talk about the importance of the NIADA and your state IADA and why they have been helpful for you as a dealership? (From an educational standpoint for example)
    Q) Lastly Joe, what are your predictions for the rest of the year in terms of the used marketplace?


    Listen to our other podcast episodes: https://www.sellyautomotive.com/podcast
    Read the transcribe of this episode https://blog.sellyautomotive.com/blog/interview-with-joe-mccloskey-on-50-years-in-the-used-car-business

    • 32 min

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