Auto dealers looking to drive net profit have their challenges and opportunities in today’s market. Real-time pricing and quicker inventory turn can boost net profit — as does targeting more “buyers” instead of just “shoppers.”

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U.S. auto sales are maintaining momentum through two quarters of 2018, though 2nd-half challenges are looming, such as interest rate hikes, high levels of late-model preowned vehicles, and continued changes to US tariff policy.

General Motors Co. is abandoning its decades-old practice of reporting monthly auto sales, saying a 30-day period doesn’t provide an adequate snapshot of the company’s complex business or the broader industry.

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We owe a debt of gratitude to some incredible people following #ROI2018 , ESA’s 29th Annual show. And we’ve got our work cut out for us to improve upon this for ROI2019. Won’t be easy, but we welcome the challenge!

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Local businesses would be wise to check-in on their organic Google visibility … again (and again). The search engine upped the importance of proximity.

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Certified Preowned (CPO) vehicles are still yielding positive results in the face of profitability pressures, especially when the strategy is on-target. ESA Senior Partner Adam Armbruster sits down with top CPO retailer Rick Ricart to discuss this key segment of the market.

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ESA Car Keys | As the US Automotive market turns the corner into 2018, a few indicators from 2017 are hinting what will happen next.

The continued downward price / margin pressure on pre-owned inventory is dinging the dealership on a once-reliable, long-standing area of profitability.

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Adam Armbruster | Why does Amazon.com spend over $2M dollars weekly in TV ads? In this digital shopping world isn’t traditional media dead? No, it’s not.

The Grateful Thread, 2017 | Gratitude opens the door to abundance. Take a quick tour of ESA’s Thanksgiving cards over the years, with some inspirational quotes from great people.