Independent dealers on iDMS can now save more deals where a customer’s auto insurance stands in the way of closing
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Dec. 5, 2016 – DealerSocket’s newly launched iDMS platform for independent dealers has integrated with FetchAQuote.com (also known as Fetch), an electronic auto insurance service. Fetch is accessible to iDMS users without a login or password, simply by clicking the “More” icon and choosing “Save Customers Money on Car Insurance” within the Deals module in iDMS.
Independent dealers can use Fetch to help their buyers secure affordable car insurance quotes in a matter of seconds. Customers then select the coverage they prefer and purchase it on the spot. From start to finish, the entire process takes less than six minutes.
“Every single day, car dealerships struggle to close deals for customers who either have no auto insurance or expensive insurance. As the buyer’s insurance bill goes up, the amount the customer can spend on the vehicle, options and back-end products goes down,” said Berk Jolly, CEO of Fetch. “Why should dealers continually be asked to lower the price of the vehicle when the real problem in the negotiations is the customer’s high cost of insurance? That’s something Fetch can easily fix, and I’m excited we will now do so for iDMS users.”
Jennifer Lee, Vice President, Product Development at DealerSocket, shared her thoughts on why the company wanted to integrate with Fetch. “Our independent dealers often work with customers who have no insurance or are extremely difficult to insure. One of the biggest benefits of offering Fetch to iDMS users is that it helps buyers get insured quickly, cheaply and at all hours of the day. We focus on integrations that will save our dealers time and money. Fetch does both, so we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Fetch offers a large selection of nonstandard insurers that can insure customers with poor credit and/or bad driving histories. Many independent dealers who offer CPI or debt cancellation programs find that using Fetch to help the customer buy liability insurance offers a combination of convenience and legal compliance that local insurance agents cannot provide.
DealerSocket is a leading automotive technology platform that helps dealerships in the United States, Canada, and Australia improve profitability through a fully integrated suite of marketing, sales, service, customer experience, DMS, websites, data mining, and inventory management solutions. Headquartered in San Clemente, Calif., DealerSocket employs more than 1,000 people, and serves more than 10,000 dealerships and 300,000 active users in the United States, Canada, and Australia. DealerSocket’s advanced technology provides benchmarking data that paces the industry, and its insightful experts identify trends and develop strategic roadmaps that help dealers optimize processes and operate more profitably. Visit DealerSocket.com/ind for more information.
Fetch is an insurance comparison website built specifically for the automotive industry. Fetch shows the customer multiple insurance quotes from nationally recognized insurance carriers on one screen and then connects a customer directly to the chosen insurance carrier. The customer can purchase the insurance directly from the insurance carrier’s website or call center and can print out the binder and insurance cards while at the dealership. Fetch is based in Virginia Beach, Va. The company’s mission is to give car-buying customers the ability to find insurance faster, cheaper, and at all hours of the day. For more information about how Fetch can help your dealership sell more cars, visit FetchAQuote.com or call (855) 55-FETCH.
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