As the owner of a car dealership, you must always be aware of your inventory levels, as managing them effectively can make a huge difference in your level of success. One aspect of maintaining proper inventory levels is being able to adapt quickly to supply and demand.
Auto transport services, such as the services offered by A-1 Auto Transport, can help you immensely in being able to make sure that you always have the inventory that you need. In fact, it can be extremely cost-effective and can significantly increase your profit levels.
Two areas in which a car dealership will be able to benefit from hiring an auto transport company are in the following:
Many car dealerships today are using the internet to their advantage to purchase inventory from online auctions, many of which take place thousands of miles away. While they are able to acquire these vehicles, transporting across the country can prove to be a challenge at times, especially if they have purchased a high quantity.
Hiring an auto transport service will be able to provide door-to-door delivery so that your vehicle or vehicles are picked up from the auction and delivered directly to your dealership.
Contacting a high-quality auto transport company means that you'll be able to get a fairly accurate estimate of the cost of transport, so you can decide on whether or not the auction will be profitable or not.
Dealer trades are also made easier. Your newly-hired auto transport company can pick up the vehicle from either your location or the location of the vehicle(s) that is/are being delivered to you. When the first vehicle is either picked up or delivered, the second vehicle is then set out for delivery as well. In addition, both vehicles can even be delivered at the same time.
The Benefits of Hiring an Auto Transport Company
By hiring an auto transport company as a dealership, you'll be able to:
- Keep a steady supply of vehicle inventory that is consistently updated.
- Meet the supply and demand levels of your customers
- Avoid delays in selling vehicles
- Increase the profit margins of each vehicle sold
Of course, all of these benefits are dependent on you being able to manage your inventory effectively, which itself is something that not everyone knows how to do.
How to Do It
Hiring an auto transport company is quite easy, as described in some of other guides. In short, you will need to do the following:
- Obtain price quotes from multiple sources online
- Inquire about transport insurance
- Make sure the vehicles are properly prepared for transport
- Track your vehicles
- Inspect them after they arrive
A great site to visit to see if a transport company is reputable is the Better Business Bureau, which is located at www.bbb.org.
A-1 Auto Transport frequently deals with car dealerships and offers affordable wholesale prices. Contact us today!
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.