September is a month we associate with change. It sees the start of a new season, and with it comes an expectation for crisp autumnal mornings and the beginning of longer nights, as the natural world puts on its last impressive display of the year in bursts of colour and vibrancy. It’s also the time of year we associate with harvest and production – and to that end, GForces is no different. September has seen another full crop of ecommerce website and supporting software launches for our clients around the world. Here are our September highlights.
Mossel Bay Ford is a brand new Ford dealership based in Mossel Bay, South Africa, and a brand new client to GForces. The collective of expertise in sales and service their staff bring with them represents years of already established success for this exciting new business. We are extremely happy to welcome them to the NetDirector® family of websites. We were also extremely pleased to receive full scores from them on the quality of the site and how we delivered the project requirements.
In contrast, Jardine Motors is a client we have worked with for many years and with whom we’ve seen several iterations and progressions of their digital offering. The latest of these includes incorporating full end-to-end ecommerce, including online finance with instant credit decisions, for their BMW franchises.
Another existing client that has incorporated a full redesign of their website into their transition to full ecommerce, is Glyn Hopkin. Not only are they the UK’s largest independent dealer group for Nissan, they also represent numerous other leading vehicle brands. They regularly stock over 2,000 used vehicles across their sites in London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire – all of which are now directly available to buy online too.
The Donnelly Group is utilising the flexibility of the NetDirector® Auto-e platform, with online deposits and full payment enabled. Based in multiple locations across Northern Ireland, they’ve chosen the ecommerce route that best suits their business, with the option of adding further functionality in line with anticipated demand from their digital audience.
Westwood Car & Commercial is a family run business with an established reputation for supplying quality, affordable used vehicles in Kent and across the South East. The full set of scores we received from them in our customer satisfaction survey suggests they’re as pleased with their new website as we are to have them onboard.
Another full set of scores was received from All Electric. Boasting franchises for Hyundai and ŠKODA, as well as a dedicated used vehicle centre, they are located in Birmingham, Kidderminster and Stourbridge. All Electric is another client that has opted for an ecommerce route that suits their individual business model, utilising NetDirector® Auto-e with online deposits enabled.
Our MENA office has played a vital role in the digital transformation of Mercedes-Benz Oman. The clean, modern appearance of the new website showcases the company’s dedication to providing their customers with the very best buying and ownership experience when it comes to certified pre-owned Mercedes. The intuitive layout provides customers with easy access to current stock, special offers, and the entire sales and service teams.
“Our dedicated ZTC certified pre-owned website offers a convenient and flexible platform for information, as well as featuring fantastic offers on the most in-demand vehicles in one easy-to-navigate area”.
Lawrence Good, CEO, Mercedes-Benz Oman
AM Vans is located in Southampton. They offer the complete line up of new Fiat vans as well as a wide and diverse selection of used vans. They can also accommodate servicing and MOT testing for all makes of cars, vans, taxis, and motorhomes.
Our ongoing partnership with Jaguar Land Rover also saw a further rollout of their Online Service Booking functionality for twenty-two sites in Poland.
As our September monthly roundup shows, ecommerce is being demanded by the customers of independent dealers, major retail groups, and manufacturers alike. The flexibility of the NetDirector® Auto-e platform enables an easy fit into any business model, with various levels of online payment options built in.
We look forward to bringing you more highlights next month.