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Welcome to the Used Car Dealer Podcast.You don’t have time for another vendor-sponsored podcast. You need actionable insights from people who understand your business inside and out. No sales pitches. No vendors-sponsored content. Just authentic, straight-to-the-point advice for used car dealers.Hosted by industry veterans the Used Car Dealer Podcast is the ONLY show that’s 100% focused on YOU.In each episode, we share tips on how to supercharge your used car business. You’ll hear interviews with industry experts, hot debates, and must-have news from across the industry.Whether you’re in sales, F&I, management, or in the allied industry, you’ll love the Used Car Dealer Podcast. Subscribe today anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Welcome to the Used Car Dealer Podcast.You don’t have time for another vendor-sponsored podcast. You need actionable insights from people who understand your business inside and out. No sales pitches. No vendors-sponsored content. Just authentic, straight-to-the-point advice for used car dealers.Hosted by industry veterans the Used Car Dealer Podcast is the ONLY show that’s 100% focused on YOU.In each episode, we share tips on how to supercharge your used car business. You’ll hear interviews with industry experts, hot debates, and must-have news from across the industry.Whether you’re in sales, F&I, management, or in the allied industry, you’ll love the Used Car Dealer Podcast. Subscribe today anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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United States

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Welcome to the Used Car Dealer Podcast.You don’t have time for another vendor-sponsored podcast. You need actionable insights from people who understand your business inside and out. No sales pitches. No vendors-sponsored content. Just authentic, straight-to-the-point advice for used car dealers.Hosted by industry veterans the Used Car Dealer Podcast is the ONLY show that’s 100% focused on YOU.In each episode, we share tips on how to supercharge your used car business. You’ll hear interviews with industry experts, hot debates, and must-have news from across the industry.Whether you’re in sales, F&I, management, or in the allied industry, you’ll love the Used Car Dealer Podcast. Subscribe today anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Language:

English


Episodes

UCDP Ep #36 - Interview with Jasen Rice President of Lotpop on Inventory and Lot management

1/6/2022
Happy New Year and after a December break we have the first episode of the UCDP for 2022 featuring Jasen Rice of Lotpop. In this episode, Zach Klempf interviews Jasen Rice the president of Lotpop which is a lot management software and professional services company. Jasen discusses the latest developments with the inventory / chip shortage, his experience in the industry and at vAuto, as well as best practices for dealers on turn and lot management. Some of the questions asked include: Q)...

Duration:00:26:16

UCDP Ep #35 - Interview with Bill Zadeits President of Cherokee Media (Auto Remarketing & Used Car Week)

11/1/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Bill Zadeits the president of Cherokee Media which is one of the most recognizable automotive press outlets with the Auto Remarketing Magazine and the Used Car Week properties. Zach discusses the latest developments from Auto Remarketing including their in-person conference this year and observations from the used car marketplace. Some of the questions asked include: Q) Your AR publication has been covering the...

Duration:00:18:24

UCDP Ep #34 - Interview with Lissette Gole Head of Automotive Retail at Google on Used Car Sales

10/22/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Lissette Gole the head of automotive retail at Google. Lissette discusses the latest developments from Google including their dealer playbook and how they help dealers sell more cars online. Some of the questions asked include: Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening, talk about your career path into automotive at Google? Follow Up - For those unfamiliar with Google’s offering for dealers, talk to me...

Duration:00:16:02

UCDP Ep #33 - Interview with Joe McCloskey of the NIADA on 50 years in the used car business

10/6/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Joe McCloskey the NIADA President of the board of directors and a successful Colorado-based used car dealer operator who has been in the business for over 50 years. Zach and Joe discuss the importance of IADAs as well as 20 groups, inventory during the pandemic, and thoughtful advice from Joe's years in the business. Some of the questions asked include: Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening talk about...

Duration:00:32:42

UCDP Ep #32 - Interview with Danny Zaslavsky of VinCue on used inventory management

9/22/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Danny Zaslavsky the managing partner of VinCue on running a large used car dealership with no floor plan, inventory management in 2021, VinCue product, and the concept of the highest authentic value. Some of the questions asked include: Q) So let’s get started, and for those of us listening: Danny - Talk about your background in automotive and how you got involved in the VinCue business? Q) 2020 and 2021 have been...

Duration:00:21:30

UCDP Ep #31 - Inventory Marketing with Chris Lentz of AutoSweet

8/17/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Christ Lentz the CEO of AutoSweet and an auto industry entrepreneur with a previous exit. Chris discusses with Zach how dealers have adapted their inventory marketing, Facebook, Google Adwords, best practices with dealer marketing. Some of the questions asked include: Q) So let’s get started and for those of us listening talk about your previous experience as an automotive industry entrepreneur pre-AutoSweet and how you...

Duration:00:11:28

UCDP Ep #30 - Auto Marketing with Ilana Shabtay of AutoLeadStar

7/14/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Ilana Shabtay the Director of Marketing at AutoLeadStar and a podcaster herself on the Inside Auto Podcast. Ilana discusses with Zach how dealers have adapted their marketing of used cars, best practices and not-so-good practices with dealer marketing, and other hot topics in the used car marketplace. Some of the questions asked include: Q) 2021 was been a roller coaster of a year for dealers, talk to me about what you...

Duration:00:17:33

UCDP Ep #29 - Bob Voltmann of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA)

7/5/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Bob Voltmann the CEO of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). Since joining NIADA, Voltmann has led new initiatives to bring even more value to associate members and partners. Bob discusses what it was like to join NIADA during the pandemic and upcoming in-person NIADA conference in Texas. This is an episode you will not want to miss! Some of the questions asked include: Q) Talk to me about...

Duration:00:21:47

UCDP Ep #28 - Justin Davis of BacklotCars (Acq. KAR Global) on Online Wholesale & Used Cars

5/18/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Justin Davis Co-Founder of BacklotCars which was recently acquired by KAR Global a publicly traded company. Since joining KAR, Davis has led the successful integration of BacklotCars and TradeRev, combining all U.S. users onto one streamlined platform and digital dealer-to-dealer marketplace. Davis and his team lean in to their entrepreneurial roots, aiming to deliver a simple and intuitive solution that helps dealers...

Duration:00:18:18

UCDP Ep #27 - Nathan Fox on Used Car Inventory and Merchandising in 2021 + SnapLot 360

4/28/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach interviews Nathan Fox of Cox Automotive who is the Senior Director of Business Development for Cox Automotive’s Inventory Management Solutions brands which include vAuto and Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer. In this role, Nathan leads the development of all inventory merchandising solutions. His primary focus is helping dealerships grow their business by having all the data and tools they need to ensure their inventory investments pay...

Duration:00:12:09

UCDP Ep #26 Social Media, Branding, Customer Buying Process, and "Why Buy from Us" for Used Car Dealers w/ Jason Harris

4/12/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast Zach interviews marketer and podcaster Jason Harris out of Canada. Jason discusses how used car dealers can brand themselves, social media mistakes, "Why buy from us", and the customer buying process. Some of the questions asked include: Q1) 2020 was a roller coaster of a year for dealers, talk to me about what you observed from your lens in Canada and how dealers adapted since the pandemic? Q2) What are you seeing in 2021 in terms of digital...

Duration:00:29:59

UCDP Ep #25 Carvana, Vroom, Digital Retail, CRM, & Used Car Marketplace w/ Steve

3/25/2021
Steve is back for another episode of the UCDP where we catch up on hot industry topics including digital retail for used car dealers; Carvana and other public online used car dealers; as well as how the used car marketplace is performing in 2021. Some of the questions asked include: 1. What has Steve been seeing in terms of recovery (2021) and used dealers starting to pick up momentum? 2. Steve, what are you seeing in terms of tax season activity, any pickup from the stimulus checks? 3....

Duration:00:13:50

UCDP Ep #24 Jeff Martin of TXIADA on the importance of dealer associations

2/23/2021
Jeff Martin the executive director of the TXIADA sits down with Selly CEO Zach Klempf to discuss the importance of independent dealer associations as well as timely topics for used car dealers. Some of the questions asked include: 1. For those unfamiliar with TXIADA give us a high level about the size and impact of the TXIADA? 2. A lot of used car dealers are aware of IADAs but may not be members, why should they join an IADA and what does TXIADA do specifically for used car dealers in...

Duration:00:25:37

UCDP Ep #23 ~ Interview with CEO of Cars.com Inc on Used Car Dealers Online Presence

1/12/2021
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Alex Vetter the CEO of Cars.com in an insightful interview about small business, online presences, and the differentiation of Cars.com versus other auto marketplaces. Some of the other topics they discuss include: Q1) For those of us listening talk about how you got into Cars.com in the early days and eventually become the CEO? Q2) It’s been a roller coaster of a year for dealers, talk to me about what you have observed from...

Duration:00:18:00

UCDP Ep #22 - Interview with a Used Car Dealer Operator on Challenges and Success of 2020

12/23/2020
In this special episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast Zach and Steve talk with used car dealer owner and operator Michael Greer on the challenges and successes of 2020. This is the first retail dealer we have brought on the podcast and a very interesting episode. They discuss a variety of topics from vehicle acquisition and pricing during the pandemic to online car sales. Some of the topics they discuss include: 1. How Michael got into the car business and what's unique about his store 2....

Duration:00:26:47

EP #21 Jason Reaves on Buy Here Pay Here Auto Sales and BHPH Dealers

12/15/2020
For this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach interviews Jason Reaves who is the President of Wayne Reaves DMS and also a subject matter expert in BHPH. Zach and Jason discuss everything from the mistakes of new BHPH operators to the increased investment in the sub-prime marketplace. On the episode they discuss: - How Jason got into the car business and the fact that his father's BHPH store hired developers in the 1970s to build technology to create more efficiencies. - What Jason...

Duration:00:11:59

Ep #20 - Bob Lanham of Facebook on how dealers can better leverage Facebook Marketplace

12/4/2020
Zach Klempf interviews Bob Lanham Head of Automotive Retail at Facebook on how used car dealerships can leverage Facebook Marketplace, Facebook Ads, and Facebook Messenger in 2020 and beyond. Topics for the podcast include: 1) What Bob has observed from his lens at FB when it comes to used car sales during the pandemic 2) The latest for auto dealers in terms of Facebook offerings 3) The importance of being responsive on Facebook Marketplace and how that contributes to best in class...

Duration:00:24:38

EP #19 - Interview with Ken Hill the managing director at 700 Credit on topics ranging from digital retail to pre-qualification

11/23/2020
Episode Overview: In this video episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews the managing director at 700 Credit Ken Hill. They have a timely discussion on topics ranging from digital retail to prequalification. They discuss on the episode: - Observations from Ken on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on retail auto dealers as it relates to credit - How has credit and compliance adapted for automotive digital retail and what role does pre-qualify play in that? -...

Duration:00:18:51

EP #18 - Interview with Brian Moody the executive editor at KBB & Autotrader

11/16/2020
In this video episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews the executive editor at KBB/Autotrader Brian Moody. They have a timely discussion on topics ranging from digital retail to consumer trends during the pandemic. They discuss on the episode: - Observations from Brian on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on retail auto dealers as well as the impact on the Autotrader and KBB marketplace - How are consumers shopping differently during the pandemic? - The new...

Duration:00:23:26

UCDP Ep #17 - Interview w/ David Foutz of Cox Automotive on Margin Compression and what’s in store for 2021

11/5/2020
In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach Klempf interviews the VP of Sales at Cox Automotive David Foutz who oversees Kelly Blue Book, Dealertrack DMS, and Xtime. They have a timely discussion on topics ranging from margin compression to trends in automotive retail. They discuss on the episode: - Margin compression considerations for auto dealers during Q4 and beyond - Retail auto dealer adoption of digital retail as well as advancements in the service drive - Future...

Duration:00:28:47