A service provider sporting relationships with nearly 20 automakers now is in place to help independent dealerships retail certified metal.
Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies has been selected by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association as the exclusive supplier of point-of-sale merchandising, collateral and printing services for the NIADA Certified Pre-Owned program.
Wheel’s Automotive, which also services 19 CPO programs for OEMs and other providers and has some 9,000 dealership clients, can combine all the elements of a successful national CPO program into one phone call or click, according to the company.
The NIADA CPO program now includes Wheel’s print-on-demand and direct-from-manufacturer convenience to furnish NIADA member dealers with the exact customized CPO marketing materials desired.
Print-on-demand means highly customized printed items are delivered practically overnight in most cases to support dealers’ CPO sales and marketing efforts.
“Wheel's Automotive represents best-in-class promotional tools and marketing resources for our CPO program dealerships,” NIADA senior vice president of member services Scott Lilja said. “That allows our member dealers to more effectively compete in the CPO marketplace with new car franchise stores and enhances their ability to differentiate their digital and physical lot inventory, driving increased inventory turn, gross margin and customer loyalty.”
Renee Perri, vice president of Wheel’s Corporate Division and a member of AuSM’s annual Remarketing & Used-Car Industry’s 40 Under 40, welcomed the opportunity to work with independent dealers.
“Independent dealers are a vital part of the automotive retail industry,” Perri said. “Proper signage and marketing materials can help them merchandise and market CPO inventory with more authority and appeal as they service the transportation needs of a wide variety of consumers.”
For more information, Perri at (800) 465-8831, ext. 105, or visit www.wheelsauto.com.