Cincinnati, OH – Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Enterprises and the nation’s leading provider of data and photo collection, inventory management and data distribution services, announced today it has teamed with Best Bid Motors, LLC (www.bestbidmotors.com), a start-up automotive auction site, to offer dealers a low-cost alternative for auctioning their inventory. As part of the exclusive agreement, Dealer Specialties’ dealers will automatically get free listings on the auction site, and will have the opportunity to manage and sell inventory, as well as create an online customized auction store.
“Best Bid Motors offers an exciting and simple online auction alternative and is an ideal choice for many dealers looking for a low-cost auction solution,” said Brian Page, General Manager of Dealer Data Services at Dealer Specialties. “The partnership provides our dealers with the value of having yet another channel for free distribution of their inventory, in addition to the thousands we already provide.”
Launched in the fall of 2007, Best Bid Motors provides a portal for dealers to actively participate in an auction site under one of their low-cost subscription plans, a cost that is significantly less than other well-known auction sites. An aggressive Internet marketing campaign promises to raise consumer awareness of the site as well as dealer participation.
Once dealers are registered with the site, Best Bid Motors can upload and manage auction inventory including detailed specifications, photos and Vehicle Videos (VeVos). Best Bid Motors also offers dealers a completely customized, virtual storefront option featuring their brand information, logos and more.
Dealer Specialties will begin feeding dealer listings and inventory information to the Best Bid Motors web site beginning in November.
About Dealer Specialties
Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle data collection, image generation, window labeling services and inventory management and marketing. Providing both on-the-lot services and in-house solutions, Dealer Specialties’ has the industry’s largest Internet distribution channel with more than 1,600 partners including GetAuto.com, Cars.com, eBay Motors, Overstock.com, Google Base, AutoTrader.com, The Cobalt Group, Manheim and more.
Nearly 10,000 dealerships rely on Dealer Specialties to help manage and market their vehicle inventory. Dealer Specialties is a designated supplier of certified window stickers for General Motors, Acura, Honda, Toyota and Lexus; is a Value Added Reseller for the National Automotive Dealers Association; and has built a network of more than 800 of the most knowledgeable and responsive service representatives in the USA. Dealer Specialties partners with sister companies AutoBase, @utoRevenue, DataCube, DataOne Software, Dealerskins, Interactive Financial Marketing Group, SelectQu and XIGroup to provide dealerships with a more comprehensive and complete solution.
GetAuto.com is the most frequently updated free leads online consumer resource in the industry with access to high quality photos, videos and accurate vehicle information provided by one resource.
About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is a leading media and information services company serving employment, real estate, automotive, recreation and industrial markets in the United States. The company operates a variety of technology businesses that offer Internet marketing, Web site design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services including Advanced Access, PowerSports Network, and Dealer Specialties. The company has more than 500 paid and free magazine titles such as The Employment Guide, For Rent, Harmon Homes, Boat Trader, Cycle Trader and RV Trader with a combined weekly circulation of over 5 million, and more than 40 market-leading Web sites such as EmploymentGuide.com, ForRent.com, Homes.com, and TraderOnline.com, reaching more than 8 million unique monthly visitors. The company has more than 7,200 employees nationwide and 2006 annual revenue of more than $850 million.