In light of potential costs and urgency to get vehicles front-line ready as quickly as possible, reconditioning can be one of the most stressful, ongoing challenges facing independent dealers and buy-here, pay-here operators.
To help stores of all sizes, Rapid Recon, the provider of a time-to-line, speed-to-sale reconditioning workflow software for dealership operations, has joined with the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association as a National Member Benefit partner.
According to an announcement made on Thursday, Rapid Recon is offering preferred pricing on all new reconditioning workflow software onboarding fees to the more than 16,000 NIADA member dealerships.
Rapid Recon, founded in 2010, established the reconditioning standard known as time to line, or T2L, a continuous improvement discipline for improving vehicle turns and increasing per-vehicle revenue.
“Faster reconditioning that’s trackable, transparent, practical and highly manageable is a critical advantage for any dealer, especially an independent dealer seeking competitive differentiation and a way to maximize its inventory,” Rapid Recon founder and chief executive officer Dennis McGinn said in a news release.
“Our relationship with NIADA moves Rapid Recon closer to the needs of its membership through this corporate partnership and the preferred onboarding prices, so more independent dealers can experience T2L speed-to-sale improvement,” McGinn continued.
The company highlighted more than 20,000 users, including independent, BHPH and franchised operations, have used Rapid Recon software to cut recon time by up to 75%, which can help increase turn and per-vehicle revenue.
Rapid Recon explained its integrated tracking and communications tools can eliminate “lost” or misplaced vehicles and enable oversight and accountability from any mobile device.
“With the used-vehicle retail market experiencing transformation, dealers’ ability to move inventory from acquisition to the sale lot in a few days is a real competitive advantage, lowering holding cost depreciation on those assets to reduce sale gross erosion,” NIADA director of business development James Gibson said.
“Rapid Recon, with its proven time-to-line recon technology, first-class client support and staff of field performance managers, has taught dealers of all kinds how to have greater transparency, accountability and control over their used-car business,” Gibson went on to say.
For more information or to view a demo and receive a complimentary copy of RECON T2L – The Starting Line for Reversing Margin Compression, visit www.rapidrecon.com.