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Australian software company, Dealer Drive, signs major international reseller

Melbourne, Australia (October 23, 2017) – Australian automotive software developer, Dealer Drive, has formed an alliance with Canadian online media company, TRADER Corporation, just four years after commencing operations in Melbourne.

The deal marks the first step in Dealer Drive’s global expansion, with new partnerships expected to follow shortly. The company is talking to potential partners, keen to launch Dealer Drive into other major markets, as it continues to explore other international opportunities.

“We deeply analysed the Canadian market and recognised that TRADER has a proven track record in bringing innovative products to its customers”, says Dealer Drive Co-founder, Michael Webb. “TRADER is able to execute our collective vision of solving retailers' challenges by providing excellent service and a high level of support to ensure the successful implementation of Dealer Drive in the Canadian market.”

The reseller agreement comes as part of TRADER’s mission to bring the best software and technology to the Canadian market by searching for global innovations that will help Canadian dealers sell more cars. “Dealer Drive offers proven data-driven solutions that help overcome some of the challenges that dealerships face today, helping them to operate more efficiently and capitalize on more sales opportunities,” says Jill Hadfield, Vice President of Product Commercialization at TRADER.

Analysing every aspect of the customer test drive experience, the app-based Dealer Drive technology provides real time data to automotive retailers and OEMs signed up to the service – helping increase productivity and realise proven time and cost savings throughout the process. Customer information can be entered straight into a tablet or smartphone, allowing dealership sales staff to capture these details on the go.

In addition to raw data capture, Dealer Drive helps automotive retailers and manufacturers to quickly respond to customer feedback, track the quality of the experience and monitor the effectiveness of a test drive – one of the most crucial factors that leads to purchase consideration and sales conversion. The platform supports analysis from Dealer Drive, which demonstrates a direct correlation between test drive length and quality.

“Dealer Drive has been very successful in bringing significant, tangible benefits to the automotive industry within Australia and New Zealand and we are very excited to now be taking our technology worldwide,” says Webb. “We are delighted to have entered the Canadian market with TRADER Corporation and we look forward to seeing the benefits our product will bring to the dealerships within this market, as well as other potential markets in the future.”

Digital solution improves efficiency and reduces waste
Dealer Drive is an efficient and intuitive business tool that enables dealerships to streamline and improve the process for conducting customer test drives. Providing a streamlined digital process to seamlessly capture and monitor all data required for test drives, feedback and follow-up, automotive retailers will experience improved operational efficiency. Dealers can also manage collisions or traffic infringements in the same place, easing frustration while reducing the costs of paper and staff time.

Analysing data from the driver, as well as the time and distance of the drive route, allows dealers to track elements from the test drive that contributed to a successful sale. Customer feedback allows for direct follow-up on the quality and effectiveness of sales staff. A comprehensive analytics and rating system allows dealer principals and sales managers to provide improved support through various marketing and training initiatives.

Technology allows dealers to work smarter, not harder
Dealer Drive offers the ability to monitor the performance of a single dealership or an entire dealer network in real-time. Retailers can easily track and measure the operational effectiveness of marketing campaigns and test drives, allowing them to make more informed decisions with accurate, timely information. This directly reduces costs and improves efficiency by investing time and money on what works for their particular store or retail family.

About Dealer Drive
Dealer Drive offers a smart and simple technology solution to help automotive retailers and manufacturers work smarter and more efficiently, reducing costs and eliminating paperwork. Following years of experience in the automotive industry, the founders identified inefficiencies and redundancies with how dealerships manage their test drives, which results in lost opportunities. Dealer Drive’s innovative app designed for tablets and smartphones addresses the core needs of the automotive industry. Dealer Drive has now become the industry standard application for dealerships and manufacturers. Dealer Drive currently services more than 500 automotive dealerships across Australia and New Zealand.

About TRADER Corporation
TRADER Corporation is a trusted Canadian leader in online media, managing consumer automotive marketplaces and providing dealers with digital business solutions to market and manage their inventory. The company’s primary online destinations include autoTRADER.ca™ and autoHEBDO.net™, driving over 14.5 million visits a month and more than 3.9 million mobile app downloads. Both autoTRADER.ca and autoHEBDO.net offer an extensive inventory of new and used vehicles in Canada across both desktop and mobile platforms. 

www.DealerDrive.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dealerdrive.com.au
LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/dealer-drive
You Tube: Dealer Drive 

For further media information and interview opportunities, please contact:
Darren House
Email: darren@prodijee.com
Phone: 0408 536 148

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"Dealer drive is such a simple app that has a huge impact on the daily running of our group.  A few key benefits are;
No more looking for paper work, Business Managers/All staff can easily look up drivers licences and contact details within seconds. I personally look after all infringements for the The Bruce Lynton Group and without Dealer Drive it could take me weeks to find a nominated driver; now its a matter of just 30 seconds! We have all our sites/dealerships linked so I can easily view our group, stock is automatically uploaded 3 times a day via our DMS to keep accurate, and there are plenty of automated reports available that allow our Managers to monitor each department on the go. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Dealer Drive to any dealership or group."
KYLA PAGE
Executive Assistant to Beric Lynton | The Bruce Lynton Group

See what our customers have to say...

"Dealer drive is such a simple app that has a huge impact on the daily running of our group.  A few key benefits are;
No more looking for paper work, Business Managers/All staff can easily look up drivers licences and contact details within seconds. I personally look after all infringements for the The Bruce Lynton Group and without Dealer Drive it could take me weeks to find a nominated driver; now its a matter of just 30 seconds! We have all our sites/dealerships linked so I can easily view our group, stock is automatically uploaded 3 times a day via our DMS to keep accurate, and there are plenty of automated reports available that allow our Managers to monitor each department on the go. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Dealer Drive to any dealership or group."

KYLA PAGE
Executive Assistant to Beric Lynton | 
The Bruce Lynton Group
See what our customers have to say...
“Dealer Drive has significantly helped our business. We have been using Dealer Drive since October 2013 and are operating more efficiently and have seen substantial time and cost savings as a direct result of using Dealer Drive. For such a simple app, the features and benefits are endless. The reporting is quick and timely and more importantly, it’s relevant. Using Dealer Drive has made all of our sales staff more accountable by taking the guesswork out of tracking vehicles and sales staff performance. I highly recommend Dealer Drive to any automotive brand or dealership.”

BEN HAYWOOD
General Manager | Mercedes-Benz Toowong - Autosports Group

See what our customers have to say...

“Dealer Drive has significantly helped our business. We have been using Dealer Drive since October 2013 and are operating more efficiently and have seen substantial time and cost savings as a direct result of using Dealer Drive. For such a simple app, the features and benefits are endless. The reporting is quick and timely and more importantly, it’s relevant. Using Dealer Drive has made all of our sales staff more accountable by taking the guesswork out of tracking vehicles and sales staff performance. I highly recommend Dealer Drive to any automotive brand or dealership.”

BEN HAYWOOD
General Manager | Mercedes-Benz Toowong - Autosports Group

See what our customers have to say...
“Our business has utilised Dealer Drive for over 18 months and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to use this product. With 3 business sites and high traffic flows, it not only acts as an excellent administrative & record keeping tool which saves time & money, but has real sales management and marketing capabilities that are easy and quick to use.

The automated reporting features built into the product help us identify sales conversion ratios and acts as an excellent staff performance tool. Importantly it assists us in identifying & maximising our business opportunities and enables invaluable feedback from our customers to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction."

JASON ROWE
Joint Dealer Principal | 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz

See what our customers have to say...

“Our business has utilised Dealer Drive for over 18 months and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to use this product. With 3 business sites and high traffic flows, it not only acts as an excellent administrative & record keeping tool which saves time & money, but has real sales management and marketing capabilities that are easy and quick to use.

The automated reporting features built into the product help us identify sales conversion ratios and acts as an excellent staff performance tool. Importantly it assists us in identifying & maximising our business opportunities and enables invaluable feedback from our customers to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction."

JASON ROWE
Joint Dealer Principal | 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz

See what our customers have to say...
“Dealer Drive is great tool for our business. Not only does it provide us with a quick and easy way to get customers out on test drives without any messy paperwork, it shows how professional we are and provides us with all the information we need to then follow up, track our success and increase customer satisfaction.”

BEN PANETTIERE
Brand Manager | Mercedes-Benz North Shore – Auckland New Zealand

See what our customers have to say...

“Dealer Drive is great tool for our business. Not only does it provide us with a quick and easy way to get customers out on test drives without any messy paperwork, it shows how professional we are and provides us with all the information we need to then follow up, track our success and increase customer satisfaction.”

BEN PANETTIERE
Brand Manager | Mercedes-Benz North Shore – Auckland New Zealand

See what our customers have to say..."Michael and the Dealer Drive team have a real focus of working with us to maximise how we use the product in our business to get the best return. Adding to this is the ongoing nature of Dealer Drive's product development, with new features and enhancements continually evolving to assist maximise our opportunities; not only with the product itself, but with how we interact with our staff, customers and prospects. Quite simply we couldn’t operate without it now!"

MICHAEL DI MUZIO
Joint Dealer Principal | 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz

See what our customers have to say...

"Michael and the Dealer Drive team have a real focus of working with us to maximise how we use the product in our business to get the best return. Adding to this is the ongoing nature of Dealer Drive's product development, with new features and enhancements continually evolving to assist maximise our opportunities; not only with the product itself, but with how we interact with our staff, customers and prospects. Quite simply we couldn’t operate without it now!"

MICHAEL DI MUZIO
Joint Dealer Principal | 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz
See what our customers have to say...
“Andrews and Wallis Group have been using Dealer Drive since July 2014. The group implemented Dealer Drive over 4 dealerships both in Sales and Service and covers all; Loan cars, Demonstrators, Test-Drives and Staff drive cars.

The Dealer Drive system is a fantastic efficient tool to manage a paperless system with simple interfaces that all staff can use easily. We have saved time and cost with no paper use or insecure storage of customer licenses.

We would have trouble going back to a loan book and photocopies in a folder now. Additionally the CRM side of Dealer Drive is fantastic in marketing to those customers who have taken a demo or loan gaining further sales opportunities. I would recommend Dealer Drive to any business loaning or driving cars on a daily basis.”

IAN MELTON
IT Manager | Andrews & Wallis Group
City Mazda | Essendon Mazda | Airport Toyota | Essendon Honda

See what our customers have to say...

“Andrews and Wallis Group have been using Dealer Drive since July 2014. The group implemented Dealer Drive over 4 dealerships both in Sales and Service and covers all; Loan cars, Demonstrators, Test-Drives and Staff drive cars.

The Dealer Drive system is a fantastic efficient tool to manage a paperless system with simple interfaces that all staff can use easily. We have saved time and cost with no paper use or insecure storage of customer licenses.

We would have trouble going back to a loan book and photocopies in a folder now. Additionally the CRM side of Dealer Drive is fantastic in marketing to those customers who have taken a demo or loan gaining further sales opportunities. I would recommend Dealer Drive to any business loaning or driving cars on a daily basis.”

IAN MELTON
IT Manager | Andrews & Wallis Group
City Mazda | Essendon Mazda | Airport Toyota | Essendon Honda

See what our customers have to say...
"We’ve been using Dealer Drive since April 2014, its revolutionised the way in which we manage our Test Drives, Service Loan Cars and Staff drive cars. Staff really engage with the system as its simple to use, allowing us to operate more efficiently. The service we receive from Dealer Drive when required to train new staff or to assist with stock integration has been impeccable.”

JAMES SOUNAS
General Manager | Hopper Motor Group
Caroline Springs Chrysler Jeep | Fiat Alfa Romeo

See what our customers have to say...

"We’ve been using Dealer Drive since April 2014, its revolutionised the way in which we manage our Test Drives, Service Loan Cars and Staff drive cars. Staff really engage with the system as its simple to use, allowing us to operate more efficiently. The service we receive from Dealer Drive when required to train new staff or to assist with stock integration has been impeccable.”

JAMES SOUNAS
General Manager | Hopper Motor Group
Caroline Springs Chrysler Jeep | Fiat Alfa Romeo

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