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The SaleMove Magic

Real-Time Movement

Faster and more instant than Google’s real-time analytics, SaleMove enables you to see visitors the second they enter your website- just as if they walked into your dealership. Don’t just see what link your visitors are looking at, observe them browsing (it's like sitting right next to them)!

Audio / Video Chat

You have your showroom & the phone to speak with your customers- now add a third line of high-touch communication. Connect with your customers using Audio & Video right on your website (no downloads or installation required). There is always the option for website chat but A/V is proven to be 10X more effective!

Shared Browsing

Have you ever found yourself describing your website to a customer on the phone (“you see that link in the top left near the About Us section...click there”)? Imagine that each of you had your own cursor and you could simply browse the website together- wouldn't that be easier? Don’t just push your visitor a link, customize a car or browse your inventory together (patents pending).

Statistics & Reporting

Monitor individual and collective performance. Listen to call recordings, view chat transcripts and understand your website’s real-time activity. Make adjustments to your staffing & sales strategy using all of SaleMove’s robust reporting capabilities.

In-Browser Experience

Instead of opening a separate window (think of today’s live chat providers) that drives attention away from your virtual showroom, SaleMove is always completely in-browser and a part of your customers’ shopping experiences.

One Line Activation

Activate SaleMove with one line of code (easier than Google Analytics). We also integrate with several top dealership website providers & CRMs so getting you up and running is super fast!

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Dealertrack eMenu for iPad transforms aftermarket selling into an interactive experience that will capture the attention of your customers. Showcase your F&I product offerings to increase sales and profits while delivering consistent presentations.

Most of your customers already use an iPad for routine tasks. Change their routine, put on a show, and personalize the sales process for each customer. Data is collected in real-time from the iPad survey tool, providing instant feedback on their interests. Your F&I manager will receive an email with survey results, page views and specific information on the products and videos viewed.

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To schedule a free demo or learn more, call us today or fill out the form on this page.

The Power of INSIGHT and the Power to WOW:

Drive home key selling points using the latest in video, mobile and interactive drag-and-drop technology.
Rate and present your dealership’s package configurations or make adjustments on the fly from the touchscreen.
Create an individualized presentation using customer data collected in real-time from our survey tool.
Customers can submit their survey responses from the user-friendly touchscreen for automatic email delivery to your F&I manager.
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Wi-Fi, The New Marketing, Advertising Channel

The term wif-fi does not have a meaning. It is a shortened name given by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance, the group which ensures compatibility between hardware devices that use the 802.11 standard.  Wi-Fi is used for high-speed connections (10 Mbps or greater) to laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets and any other wireless device located within proximity indoors  or within several hundred yards outdoors.

Wi-fi service providers are networking cities and other areas with a high concentration of consumers. These location networks are called "hot-spots" and access can be free or fee based. The original wi-fi service providers had no idea this technology would have such broad appeal and acceptance by even small businesses owners. Blacksburg, VA was one of the first cities wired with free wi-fi for the entire city.

Some wi-fi service providers use their sign-up page as new space for advertisers in hot-spots in airports, train stations, shopping malls, hotels for example. 

With such high level of use by wireless device owners can wi-fi become the next successful marketing and advertising channel? Most businesses, that offer free wi-fi, provide the hot-spot as a tool to keep shoppers in the business longer in hopes of getting sales for products and/or services offered.

What if a business with free or secure wi-fi had a cost effective means to place opt-in ads for all users of the wi-fi service? That would mean the business owner could control advertising of its products to all shoppers casually using the wi-fi for Internet surfing and make more sales.

As a dealer would you expand your wi-fi to an advertising tool for more sales opportunities? If so, ANProximityMarketing has the exclusive rights for such a service in the U.S. Call 571-235-6538 and sign-up now.

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Google Augmented- Reality Glasses

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If you venture into a coffee shop in the coming months and see someone with a pair of futuristic glasses that look like a prop from “Star Trek,” don’t worry. It’s probably just a Google employee testing the company’s new augmented-reality glasses.

On Wednesday, Google gave people a clearer picture of its secret initiativecalled Project Glass. The glasses are the company’s first venture into wearable computing.

The glasses are not yet for sale. Google will, however, be testing them in public.

In a post shared on Google Plus, employees in the company laboratory known as Google X, including Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun, asked people for input about the prototype of Project Glass. Mr. Lee, a Google product manager and originally worked on Google mapping software Latitude, mobile maps and indoor maps, is responsible for the software component and the location-based aspects of the glasses.

“We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input,” the three employees wrote. “Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?”

The prototype version Google showed off on Wednesday looked like a very polished and well-designed pair of wrap-around glasses with a clear display that sits above the eye. The glasses can stream information to the lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive messages through voice commands. There is also a built-in camera to record video and take pictures.

The New York Times first wrote about the glasses in late February, describing an augmented-reality display that would sit over the eye and run on the Android mobile platform.

A video released by Google on Wednesday, which can be seen below, showed potential uses for Project Glass. A man wanders around the streets of New York City, communicating with friends, seeing maps and information, and snapping pictures. It concludes with him video-chatting with a girlfriend as the sun sets over the city. All of this is seen through the augmented-reality glasses.

University of WashingtonBabak Parviz, who is working on Project Glass, developed contact lenses with pixels embedded in the display.

Project Glass could hypothetically become Project Contact Lens. Mr. Parviz, who is also an associate professor at the University of Washington, specializes in bionanotechnology, which is the fusion of tiny technologies and biology. He most recently built a tiny contact lens that has embedded electronics and can displaypixels to a person’s eye.

Early reports of the glasses said prototypes could look like a pair of Oakley Thumps — which are clunky and obtrusive sunglasses — but the version Google unveiled Wednesday looks more graceful. There are reportedly dozens of other shapes and variations of the glasses in the works, some of which can sit over a person’s normal eyeglasses.

People I have spoken with who have have seen Project Glass said there is a misconception that the glasses will interfere with people’s daily life too much, constantly streaming information to them and distracting from the real world. But these people said the glasses actually free people up from technology.

One person who had used the glasses said: “They let technology get out of your way. If I want to take a picture I don’t have to reach into my pocket and take out my phone; I just press a button at the top of the glasses and that’s it.”

Project Glass is one of many projects currently being built inside the Google X offices, a secretive laboratory near Google’s main Mountain View, Calif., campus where engineers and scientists are also working on robots and space elevators.

Source - http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/google-begins-testing-its-augmented-reality-glasses/#

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Breaking News: Apple Unveils new iPad

Weeks leading up to today's announcement of The new iPad, there were several different rumors swirling around the tech community trying to guess what it would be called, what new features it would have, and so forth. Well, no more guesses. It's not called the iPad 3. Not the iPad HD. It's simply...the new iPad.

The new iPad, which will be released on March 16th, will be priced at $499. (iPad2 will now be $399) Here's everything you need to know about it:

  • retina display
  • 5-megapixel camera (w/ same optics sensor from iPhone 4S)
  • 1080p video recording

New iPad - 600

So, what's so special about "The new iPad?" It will feature an amazing retina display w/ 2048 x 1536 pixels and 264 pixels in each inch (Source: Mashable) In more simpler terms, the new iPad will have 1 million more pixels than an HDTV. Now, that's awesome.

The camera is also updated as it will record videos in 1080p, whereas the iPad2 was in 720p.

Here's what Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing had to say: "It has the best mobile display that has ever shipped."

New iPad - 600

So, if you were looking for the most high def, clear tablet in the world, here it is. Although Amazon and others have tried, nobody has been able to compete with the iPad (1 and 2). Now, it looks like Apple has EVEN outdone themselves. I can't imagine what the next iPad is going to look like.

What do you guys think? Will you be camping out for this one or are you content with your iPad 2?

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Free Apple iPad Contest


Are you interested in the opportunity to win a Apple iPad? For a limited time, Automotive Internet Sales is giving its members the opportunity to win a free Apple iPad with their registration to www.AutomotiveInternetSales.com. For more details see the rules and regulations outlined below.

Rules: To be eligible for a chance to win a free Apple iPad, participants must sign up for a free account at www.automotiveinternetsales.com. After signing up, participants must upload a profile image and maintain weekly activity. The winner of the free Apple iPad will be announced once Automotive Internet Sales reaches a minimum of 1,000 members. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-888-814-0429.

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