Steve Southin
  • Toronto, ON
  • Canada
  • PAVE
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Steve Southin posted a blog post

Out of Work? Train Yourself Free!

In one of my latest blogs, I talked about the opportunity that out-of-work or furloughed individuals had to educate themselves to increase their job skills regardless of whether the skills are in their current field or in another simply to open up more job opportunities in the future. We don’t know what’s going to happen when (or if) society returns to normal. What we do…See More
5 hours ago
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

When the Easy Button is Broken, Sales Can Be Lost

As we see digital retailing becoming more desirable to consumers, it has never been more important for dealers to ensure that their processes and technologies deliver on the promise for consumers. There is nothing more frustrating to a consumer than attempting to transact online with any company just to encounter obstacles and frustration. It only adds to that frustration…See More
Tuesday
Steve Southin posted a blog post

When the Easy Button is Broken, Sales Can Be Lost

As we see digital retailing becoming more desirable to consumers, it has never been more important for dealers to ensure that their processes and technologies deliver on the promise for consumers. There is nothing more frustrating to a consumer than attempting to transact online with any company just to encounter obstacles and frustration. It only adds to that frustration…See More
Tuesday
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

Making the Best of Time During the Worst of Times

The retail car business in North America can be incredibly taxing on its employees. From 12-hour days to uncertain paychecks – salespeople can go from hero to zero quickly. As we all deal with this COVID-19 virus, many dealerships have experienced incredibly severe consequences. Some have had to close completely while under lockdown which, in some instances, has led to a…See More
May 22
Steve Southin posted a blog post

Making the Best of Time During the Worst of Times

The retail car business in North America can be incredibly taxing on its employees. From 12-hour days to uncertain paychecks – salespeople can go from hero to zero quickly. As we all deal with this COVID-19 virus, many dealerships have experienced incredibly severe consequences. Some have had to close completely while under lockdown which, in some instances, has led to a…See More
May 22
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

The Not-So-Perfect Storm Part 2

In my last blog, I discussed the many consequences that the COVID-19 virus will bring to the auto industry. That list was not all inclusive and there is a factor that I did not include that will affect sales and inventory: consumers. What do I mean by that? We all know that consumers in the United States have received Stimulus checks. In addition, with the tax return…See More
May 20
Steve Southin posted a blog post

The Not-So-Perfect Storm Part 2

In my last blog, I discussed the many consequences that the COVID-19 virus will bring to the auto industry. That list was not all inclusive and there is a factor that I did not include that will affect sales and inventory: consumers. What do I mean by that? We all know that consumers in the United States have received Stimulus checks. In addition, with the tax return…See More
May 19
Steve Southin's blog post was featured

The Not-So-Perfect Storm: When the Auto Industry Reopens From COVID-19

There have only been a few times in automotive history that a disruption has caused so much harm to the world’s economy that has dramatically affected it. We are in one of those times right now. Let us explore a few of the variables: 1. Dealer Inventory – Most dealers buy vehicles on credit (i.e. floor plans.) If dealerships pay off those individual cars within 30 days,…See More
May 14
Steve Southin posted a blog post

The Not-So-Perfect Storm: When the Auto Industry Reopens From COVID-19

There have only been a few times in automotive history that a disruption has caused so much harm to the world’s economy that has dramatically affected it. We are in one of those times right now. Let us explore a few of the variables: 1. Dealer Inventory – Most dealers buy vehicles on credit (i.e. floor plans.) If dealerships pay off those individual cars within 30 days,…See More
May 14

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Which best describes you?
Vendor Partner
What company do you work for (or own)?
PAVE
What is your current position within your organization?
Co-Ceo
What is your company website?
http://paveapi.com/
What is your Facebook page/URL?
http://www.facebook.com/PAVEInspect
What is your LinkedIn page/URL?
http://www.linkedin.com/company/paveinspect/
How did you specifically hear about DealerELITE? If referred, who?
Arnold Tijerina
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Steve and his 25+ years of automotive retail and wholesale experience deliver in-depth domain knowledge that was essential in his focus as PAVE's creator and product architect. Steve also has 15+ years of technical and startup expertise that he gained as an Autotech entrepreneur, with his second recent successful exit being Bumper App he brought to market in 2012 and successfully exited through an acquisition by Vicimus Inc. in 2017.

Steve Southin's Blog

Out of Work? Train Yourself Free!

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 9:54am 0 Comments

In one of my latest blogs, I talked about the opportunity that out-of-work or furloughed individuals had to educate themselves to increase their job skills regardless of whether the skills are in their current field or in another simply to open up more job opportunities in the future. We don’t know what’s going to happen when (or if) society returns to…

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When the Easy Button is Broken, Sales Can Be Lost

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:39am 0 Comments

As we see digital retailing becoming more desirable to consumers, it has never been more important for dealers to ensure that their processes and technologies deliver on the promise for consumers. There is nothing more frustrating to a consumer than attempting to transact online with any company just to encounter obstacles and frustration. It only adds to…

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Making the Best of Time During the Worst of Times

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 10:03am 0 Comments

The retail car business in North America can be incredibly taxing on its employees. From 12-hour days to uncertain paychecks – salespeople can go from hero to zero quickly. As we all deal with this COVID-19 virus, many dealerships have experienced incredibly severe consequences. Some have had to close completely while under lockdown which, in some instances,…

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The Not-So-Perfect Storm Part 2

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 10:24am 0 Comments

In my last blog, I discussed the many consequences that the COVID-19 virus will bring to the auto industry. That list was not all inclusive and there is a factor that I did not include that will affect sales and inventory: consumers.

 

What do I mean by that? We all know that consumers in the United States have received Stimulus checks. In…

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