PALO ALTO, CA, and MORGANTOWN, WV, July 19, 2021 – Rapid Recon and iPacket, industry leaders in digital reconditioning and digital selling solutions, announced today the Rapid Recon™ Digital Vehicle Portfolio powered by iPacket.®Continue
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The report below first appeared yesterday on LinkedIn as a market update report posted by Rapid Recon, from an interview with preowned performance improvement consultant Ed French to address midsummer market perspectives. Ed is president and principal consultant of AutoProfit, and he is also a member of the Board of Directors for used car retailers TruWorth Auto in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area.
The market's adjusting, for reasons of affordability, which…Continue
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The old argument the dealership has been using for years – “add more people”-- does little more than provide temporary fixes and a ton of personnel expense.
When I was in your role, I had to make my techs better, but I was already heavily engaged in ongoing training, so what more…Continue
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by Keith Brice
The time value of money states that a dollar today is more valuable than a dollar tomorrow. Fixed Ops managers live in the present. Their focus and sense of urgency are on the current month and, because a portion of their monthly income comes from the gross or net they generate, they want to close as many repair orders as…Continue
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By dialing in time-to-line metrics, Kings Toyota Gets Cars Retail-Ready in Half the Time
Transparency, manageable performance metrics and accountability improve used car efficiency
Kenwood Dealer Group consists of 15 dealerships in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. Dan Kommeth, who joined in early 2020…Continue
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From May 2020 through March 2021, users of this speed-to-sale software reduced their Average Days in Recon (ADR) performance by 25% and their Time to…Continue
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Doesn’t it make sense to simply bypass a thorough reconditioning when you can sell very car you get at a premium without first providing a high-level recon?
That's what a recent article in…Continue
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PALO ALTO, CA – MARCH 08, 2021 – Rapid Recon, a reconditioning software company that helps auto dealers sell used cars sooner to maximize their profitability window, announced today workflow transparency for dealers’ new-car operations.
This new workflow for new-car operations is identical to the Rapid Recon reconditioning workflow software and processes for its used-car system. In both cases, inventory is auto-imported into…Continue
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VIRTUAL NEW ORLEANS, January 27, 2021 – The Next Rapid Recon at NADA ’21 will deliver simplified online mobile and desktop access to the latest products, features, and best practices in new and used vehicle reconditioning and speed to sale solutions for dealers attending this uniquely different National…Continue
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Kenwood Dealer Group is 15 dealerships in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. Dan Kommeth joined in early 2020 to fill a newly created position, Group Sales Director, assigned to strengthen the stores’ competitive advantage.
Convinced that positive customer experiences begin well before a lead or walk-in arrives, Kommeth started his new assignment by investigating processes that flow into profitable car sales.…Continue
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In this podcast, former parts and collision center manager Anthony Greenhalgh offers a host of recommendations to help dealerships improve their workflow processes involving parts and collision work.Continue
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In this video, Gordy Peterson, inventory manager for Luther Hopkins Honda talks about how new vendor management tools help the dealership improve reconditioning efficiency to get vehicles to the frontline faster while tightening up the communication and relationships with their vendors.
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PALO ALTO, CA, November 12, 2020 — At next week’s series of virtual on-demand workshops at Used Car Week’s Pre-Owned Con, Curtis Sampson, New Business Manager for Rapid Recon, will show dealers how to apply sports "Game Film" analysis techniques to used car reconditioning.
His on-demand workshop, Film Time: the Best…Continue
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PALO ALTO, CA, November 3, 2020 — The Next Rapid Recon, the time-to-line efficiency standard in dealership reconditioning software, has announced a robust new feature upgrade: Vendor Advantage.
Vendor Advantage is a no-charge enhancement to Rapid Recon time-to-line (T2L®) reconditioning workflow software for current and new Rapid Recon…Continue
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By Bradley Orr
I started my career in the car business selling Oldsmobiles. Since then, I have managed used cars, reconditioning and sales — and I was also a wholesale dealer. I’d like to believe I know the business’s challenges.
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PALO ALTO, CA, October 23, 2020 – The Next Rapid Recon, the efficiency standard in reconditioning time-to-line workflow software, announced today several efficiency and usability advances enhancing the user experience.
This User Interface (UI) advancement makes the Next Rapid Recon the most robust and advanced dealership software system for improving reconditioning time to line (T2L®), speed to sale and used car…Continue
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by Dennis McGinn, Founder and CEO, Rapid Recon - Source
Inventory is a waste if not managed for maximum speed to sale.
Said differently, how much does it…Continue
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Used car profitability expert Jasen Rice helps dealers distill an ocean of inventory stocking and pricing data down to the basics needed to increase turn and margin. Recon evangelist Dennis McGinn preaches faster time-to-line disciplines, so cars hit the sales line fresher so they can sell more quickly for better margin.
Rice said dealers who prioritize stocking over reconditioning and online marketing, contrary to what many accept as gospel, cripples used car…Continue
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