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3 Tips Dealerships Can Use to Get More Inventory on Their Lot

by Admin

If you’re among the many dealerships nationwide facing inventory shortages, complications, or frustrations, you may be wondering what you can do about it. You want to provide a great selection of cars for your customers, but that’s not always easy to do these days.

Supply chain issues, shipping delays, chip shortages, increased demand—these challenges are complex and difficult to solve, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. In fact, we’d like to share three great ways you can address them in your own business, and how investing in a Shipper TMS (transportation management system) can help you do it all.

1. Take Advantage of Bulk Shipments

Buying just about anything in bulk is likely to help you save money, and that goes for large purchases too—like, for example, vehicles. Avoiding smaller and one-off orders helps you save on your shipping costs, reduce delivery delays, and ensure more efficient ordering.

The benefits here can have a ripple effect, since fewer shipments also means less time spent tracking estimated arrival times, addressing complications as they arise, and performing other administrative tasks like invoicing and filing paperwork. Bulk orders help you keep inventory rolling in, and without adding extra clerical work for you and your team.

2. Take Advantage of Auto Auctions

It’s no secret that new cars are in short supply and this fact has many buyers turning to used options for their next purchase. As inventory for brand-new cars continues to struggle in the wake of the pandemic and ongoing supply chain issues, used car sales are actually surging.

Car auctions can help you ensure that you have a greater selection for your customers with credibly priced vehicles that can be reconditioned and converted quickly. And auto auctions also make it easy to bundle your shipments to further boost the inventory on your lot.

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3. Take Advantage of Your Expertise

Like many industries, you can expect to see big differences in demand, inventory, and fluctuations depending on your region or population demographics. Luckily, there’s a great resource right in front of you to navigate those variations and patterns: you!

It can be easy to assume that it’s best to look outside your business for knowledge from the experts—and there are certainly plenty of great resources out there to take advantage of—but the truth is that you are already an expert yourself.

You know your business and your local market better than anyone else. Don’t discount your own understanding of the market or your gut instincts. You’ve got your finger on the pulse, as they say, so don’t ignore that. Review your reporting to identify patterns of years past, compare notes with trend analyses, and make inventory choices based on what you know will work best for your dealership.

Bonus! Take Advantage of Transport Support

Using the latest technology in transport support can also help you improve efficiency across the board, making it possible to leverage all of these solutions into even greater success. And if you’re also shifting your focus to bulk ordering, auto auctions, and understanding your own market, a Shipper TMS can help you do all three with ease.

Investing in a Shipper TMS helps you manage your inventory shipments in one easy-to-use platform. Find trusted carriers, track deliveries, send and receive invoices, ensure compliance, access documentation, and pull reporting that can help you make running your operations easier than ever. Why continue with manual processes and duplicating work—or face the hassle of building your own system—when you can plug-and-play a TMS that is already designed to do it all?

Contact Super Dispatch

Car dealerships are facing a rapidly changing industry and inventory is no small part of that puzzle. Invest in your operations, increase your inventory, and improve your peace of mind with a Shipper TMS!

At Super Dispatch, we are eager to support your business and keep your auto inventory moving with auto transport technology designed specifically with the car industry in mind. Our transportation management system, auto transport load board, and other digital solutions can help you avoid frustration and grow your business.

If you’re ready to see how Super Dispatch can help you move cars faster, smarter, and easier, we’re ready to help. Sign up for your free demo to get started today!

Published on April 21, 2022

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