PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS

Consistently trying to change the game. While most vendors choose to update their platform annually, we are constantly releasing enhancements through the month.

 

LAST UPDATED AUGUST 5, 2019

AUGUST 2019

WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

DEALERFIRE WEB TEXT

RELEASED AUGUST 5, 2019

DEALERFIRE WEB TEXT

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Car shoppers are looking for new ways to connect with dealerships. Text messages currently hold a 90% rate, meaning they are extremely effective. Use our new texting widget to launch a text conversation right from your website.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

VDP GALLERY OVERLAY MODULE

RELEASED AUGUST 5, 2019

GALLERY OVERLAY MODULE

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Image galleries are the most interacted with component of any VDP, that's why we've placed a major emphasis (especially mobile) on how image galleries are launched on devices. In our most recent update, the mobile gallery now opens as an overlay, giving the user full swipe control over the image lineup. 

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JULY 2019

DIGITAL RETAIL / PRECISE PRICE

FINANCE PAYMENT ON SRP

RELEASED JULY 9, 2019

FINANCE PAYMENT ON SRP

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Precise Price customers can now choose to feature their default finance payment on SRP with a call to action button, as opposed to drilling into VDP to see the Precise Price widget.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

SELECTING DISPLAY MODELS IN NAVIGATION 

RELEASED JULY 9, 2019

SELECTING DISPLAY MODELS IN NAVIGATION 

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Engine6 customers can now select which models to hide from their new car menu. In some cases, it makes sense to hide commercial or fleet models from your primary navigation. Now you can do just that with the tap of a button.

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JUNE 2019

WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

UNDO / REDO

RELEASED JUNE 13, 2019

UNDO / REDO

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Engine6 now includes even more flexibility! When creating or editing a page in Ignite, now you can undo and/or redo changes. This functionality ensures your page building technique stays efficient and concise.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

HIGH-RES HEADER LOGOS 

RELEASED JUNE 13, 2019

HIGH-RES HEADER LOGOS 

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Adding stunning, high-res images to your website is an important step to your digital strategy. In some cases, vendors, will strip pixels out of your images to make sites faster, not at DealerFire. We allow you to upload your high-res PNG or JPEG and have it show in all its glory.

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MAY 2019

WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

AUDIOEYE PARTNERSHIP

RELEASED MAY 24, 2019

PayPal Integration Module

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

ADA, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, is causing a lot of heartburn in automotive currently. Websites have to comply with ADA and WCAG guidelines in order to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. This includes features like voice dictation, color contrast, and alt. image tags. AudioEye is a leading provider of ADA compliant technology, and we're partnering with them to bring the best accessibility services to DealerFire websites. 

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

SRP COLUMN WIDTHS 

RELEASED MAY 24, 2019

Inventory Listing Column Configuration

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

If you like to feature your custom vehicle photos, this will be a great update for you! Now, using e6, you can toggle your SRP column width to be 2, 3, or 4 tiles wide to better merchandise your inventory and associated data sets.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

VAUTO CONQUEST REBATES

RELEASED MAY 24, 2019

vAuto Conquest Rebates

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Dealers that utilize vAuto's Conquest Rebate system can now add these offers to their Engine6 website with the flip of a switch. Just set your incentives profile to "Conquest Rebates" and you'll be on your way to creating custom pricing profiles.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

CUSTOMIZED SPECIAL OFFERS MODULE

RELEASED MAY 24, 2019

CUSTOMIZED SPECIAL OFFERS MODULE

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Finance and lease offers are typically what drives demand at the dealership. Our special offers module is now fully customizable, all the way down to the icons that represent each offer. 

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

PAYPAL RESERVATION INTEGRATION

RELEASED MAY 1, 2019

PayPal Integration Module

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Anything we can do to enable the customer's efficiency is top of mind. By integrating easy to use tech, like PayPal, with our forms, it allows customers to place reservation payments on their vehicle and save time when they finally get a chance to get to the dealership.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

MOPAR COUPON INTEGRATION 

RELEASED MAY 1, 2019

MOPPAR Coupon Integration for FCA Dealers

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

As part of the FCA certified website program, we have access to many new integrations, including the exclusive MoPar coupon library. Coupons are automatically loaded to our FCA dealer websites for monthly fresh service specials.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

FINANCE MONTHLY PAYMENT VALUE

RELEASED MAY 1, 2019

Finance Monthly Payments

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

We've been building out Ignite's Manage Offers module each month. This month's update includes the ability to set a monthly dollar value for finance payments, as opposed to always selecting APR %.

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APRIL 2019

WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

FACEBOOK NEWS FEED MODULE

RELEASED APRIL, 17 2019

FACEBOOK NEWS FEED MODULE

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Facebook is the most used social channel in the world, and most dealers use it as their primary mode of communication to customers. Our module can be plugged into any page on your website and show a real-time update of your dealership's content.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

OPTIMIZED MOBILE SRP FILTERS 

RELEASED APRIL, 17 2019

OPTIMIZED MOBILE SRP FILTERS 

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

On SRP, filters are the most engaged with element. On mobile, we want these filters to be more accessible, and more prominent. We've globally updated the filter link to be a rounded button that will attract users and guide them towards filtering vehicles more easily. 

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

WE ARE LEXUS CERTIFIED!

RELEASED APRIL, 8 2019

WE ARE LEXUS CERTIFIED!

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

This month, DealerFire received its 16th OEM website certification, with Lexus. We can now offer our award-winning website and digital retail services for US-based Lexus dealers. Dealers can start enrolling now, and we'll be launching our first wave of websites in May.

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MARCH 2019

WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

TOYOTA TOOMS COUPONS 

RELEASED MARCH, 30 2019

TOYOTA TOOMS COUPONS 

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Service and parts content rarely gets any love from the dealership. Most websites have very limited coupons pages and/or service landing pages. We're looking to change that narrative by offering free integration with Toyota TOOMS to automatically deliver service coupons to your dealership daily.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

WE ARE TOYOTA CERTIFIED!

RELEASED MARCH, 8 2019

WE ARE TOYOTA CERTIFIED!

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

We've actually been a partner with Toyota since 2010. We were one of the first agencies chosen to be part of their initial certified program. Today, we announce that Toyota is trimming the program to focus on their best performing providers, DealerFire included.

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DIGITAL RETAIL / PRECISE PRICE

PRECISE PRICE PERFORMANCE REPORTING

RELEASED MARCH, 30 2019

PRECISE PRICE PERFORMANCE REPORTING

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Precise Price recently won the AWA Award for outstanding digital retail tool. We want to make sure your dealership has all of the tools necessary to track sales across website and CRM, so we added a new Google Data Studio integration to deliver monthly reporting with digital retailing KPIs.

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FEBRUARY 2019

WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

COHESIVE STOCK-SPECIFIC ADVERTISING

RELEASED FEBRUARY, 19 2019

COHESIVE STOCK-SPECIFIC ADVERTISING

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Sure, advertised finance and lease specials from the OEM are useful, but they don't have the impact of VIN-specific offers. We've created a new system that allows you to create special offers, and apply them to individual stock vehicles. Pair that with a custom landing page and you have a solid marketing strategy. 

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DIGITAL MARKETING / ENGINE 6

ACCELERATED MOBILE PAGES (AMP)

RELEASED FEBRUARY, 12 2019

ACCELERATED MOBILE PAGES (AMP)

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

If you haven't heard of AMP, yet, it's a great time for some research. AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, is an open HTML framework that provides straightforward, mobile-optimized web pages. AMP improves user experience by stripping out unnecessary content. We have recently added AMP technology to all Engine6 blog platforms, free of charge.  

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DIGITAL RETAIL / PRECISE PRICE

WE ARE VW DIGITAL RETAIL CERTIFIED!

RELEASED FEBRUARY, 12 2019

WE ARE VW DIGITAL RETAIL CERTIFIED!

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Volkswagen is kicking off their Online Selling certified program by partnering with DealerFire and our award-winning Precise Price digital retailing solution. VW dealers can now enroll in Precise Price and be eligible for coop within the initial pilot (restrictions apply).

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JANUARY 2018

WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

INCENTIVES MANAGER

RELEASED JANUARY, 25 2019

INCENTIVES MANAGER

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

If you don't have the time to add offers each month, we've got you covered. With our OEM Incentives Manager, monthly offers are automatically imported to Ignite and displayed for you to enable or disable, as needed. You can even prioritize the offers based on term and value. 

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DIGITAL MARKETING / ENGINE 6

OEM PACKAGES MODULE

RELEASED JANUARY, 26 2019

OEM PACKAGES MODULE

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Vehicle price can be added to any website, but what about a vehicle that has a special technology package? Now, DealerFire customers can add a specific OEM packages module to their VDPs, showing VIN-levle package and pricing.

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WEBSITES / ENGINE 6

WE ARE FCA CERTIFIED

RELEASED FEBRUARY, 12 2019

WE ARE FCA CERTIFIED

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

FCA is making moves. As part of their renewed certified program effort, they've added new services and vendors, including DealerFire. CDJR, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo dealers can now enroll in website and digital advertising services.

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ANYTHING WE'RE MISSING?

The majority of enhancements that we released are based on customer feedback. We're always working to make the product better and need your help to dial in our functionality. If you have an idea, or simple request, you can submit it via our enhancement request form.