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Guide to Increase Parts Sales Auto Dealerships

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 @ 05:45 AM

parts sales at auto dealershipsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Petaluma, Calif. (June 15, 2018) — CrossCheck, a leading payments guarantee company, has published a guide to help stimulate parts sales at auto dealerships. The 34-year-old financial services organization supports merchants in retail automotive, building supply, home furnishings, auto aftermarket, heavy equipment and other verticals with free “how-to” guides and blog articles as part of its commitment to helping increase revenue, mitigate risk and simplify transactions.

The 3,000-word guide reviews the available tools for impacting parts sales at auto dealerships — dealer management systems (DMS), pricing, customer relationship managers (CRM), merchandising and key parts sales at auto dealershipsperformance indicators (KPI) — and provides a simple approach to making each of those systems work toward increasing overall revenue.

“As expected, technology plays a major role in increasing parts sales because dealer management systems provide the framework for implementing change,” said Marketing Director Andrew Donahey. “For example, the CRM suite can generate reports identifying potential parts buyers among existing service department contacts while web content can be designed to reach new parts customers around the globe.”

“How to Increase Parts Sales at Auto Dealerships” also offers expert opinion on pricing strategies (brick and mortar as well as online), how to establish virtual storefronts, merchandising and customer service.

Finally, the guide points out that departmental silos existing within some companies may inhibit them from finding an ongoing stream of solutions to increase revenue. This problem can be solved by implementing cooperative programs and practices involving two or more departments. After launch, the unified efforts can be tracked week-to-week and month-to-month using analytics provided by the DMS’ accounting module with the potential for real-time adjustments as needed.

Downloading ‘How to Increase Parts Sales at Auto Dealerships’

The guide can be downloaded via the CrossCheck website and is a useful tool for dealership managers in departments including parts, service, F&I and sales.

About CrossCheck

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payment solutions industry, processes billions in check-transaction dollars annually throughout the United States. Since 1983, it has helped increase profits and reduce risk for businesses in verticals such as automotive, auto aftermarket, building materials, home furnishings, specialty retail, medical-dental and veterinary by providing efficient and affordable check verification, guarantee and conversion services. CrossCheck’s suite of services includes check conversion technology, web-based transactions, remote deposit capture and premium products for specific industries and applications. The company has offices in Petaluma, California and Irving, Texas.

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Contact

Andrew Donahey
707-665-2100 x9503
andrewd@cross-check.com
www.cross-check.com

Tags: Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck Joins the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Press Release
For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2015

New-Jersey-Coalition-of-Automotive-RetailersPETALUMA, Calif. – CrossCheck, Inc., a payment processing company whose services have enabled auto dealerships nationwide to reduce risk and increase sales, is proud to announce that it has joined the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers

CrossCheck has been serving auto dealerships for thirty two years. The payment processor’s Auto Industry Remote Deposit Capture solution, called C.A.R.S. for short, bundles services that auto dealers need to close additional sales, to increase service department revenue, and to significantly reduce risk. 

Most dealers accept checks in three out of four, or more, of their car sales, and they also accept them for a significant portion of their service department business. CrossCheck’s check guarantee service, included in C.A.R.S., ensures that all the revenue from checks falls to the dealership’s bottom line. 

C.A.R.S. also includes Remote Deposit Capture, enabling dealerships to deposit those guaranteed checks right from their back office, eliminating non-productive banking tasks. The solution also includes a Check on Delivery, or C.O.D., program that helps generate additional revenue in parts and service by offering the same guarantee for checks accepted off-site. 

And when customers in sales or service need help arranging payment, the package includes a Multiple Check service, commonly known as hold check, which can match payments to the customer’s cash flow without financing and without a credit check. 

To see how these services generate sales and reduce risk in the real world, watch a Napa Ford Lincoln executive explain how the program’s features have helped his business across the board. 

“We’re proud of our thirty plus years of service to auto dealerships, from nationwide corporations to small-town entrepreneurs,” said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. “NJCAR does a great job advocating for dealerships, and we’re excited to partner with them to help their members increase sales and reduce risk.” 

About NJCAR 

The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, founded in 1918, is a non-profit organization serving franchised new car and truck retailers throughout New Jersey. NJ CAR’s purpose is to promote the principles of commercial honor and integrity in the sale and service of motor vehicles. The primary objectives of NJ CAR are to further any legitimate interests of its members, to keep its members informed on a variety of business matters, practices, trends and legislation, and to provide special products and services to its members. 

About CrossCheck, Inc. 

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S. For more than 30 years, its goal has been to increase merchants’ profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company has offices in Petaluma, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Their suite of services includes check conversion technology, ACH, web-based transactions and remote deposit capture products.

 

For More Information Contact: 

Andrew Donahey
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email: andrewd@cross-check.com
Website: www.cross-check.com                                 

Tags: Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck Joins Dallas Fort Worth Metro New Car Dealers Assoc.

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Press Release
For Immediate Release: August 6, 2015

Dallas-Fort-Worth-Metropolitan-New-Car-Dealers-AssociationPETALUMA, Calif.– CrossCheck, Inc., a leading provider of check guarantee and electronic check processing services to the auto industry, has become an Associate member of the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association. Among its suite of payment services, CrossCheck’s innovative Auto Industry Remote Deposit Capture solution, or C.A.R.S., will be made available to DFWNCDA members.

The C.A.R.S. package includes Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), hold check, and C.O.D. capabilities, and was developed to improve the car buying payment process for auto dealers and consumers. It helps auto dealers increase sales, it guarantees the revenue they accept in the form of checks, and it enables them to deposit check payments right from their point of sale with RDC. Hold check functionality offers car buyers an alternative financing option to make large down payments and Check on Delivery, or C.O.D., effectively increases revenue for parts and service. Napa Ford Lincoln tells how effective the program has been in increasing new car sales and service appointments while saving time and money from returned checks.

The Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Dealers Association is the twenty-eighth automobile industry trade association CrossCheck has partnered with. The payments leader is excited to bring its products and services to participating DFWNCDA members.

“For thirty-two years CrossCheck has enjoyed great success helping auto dealers across the country maximize their sales while reducing their payment acceptance risk,” said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. “We are honored for the opportunity to partner with DFWNCDA and look forward to providing its members programs that increase new and used car sales and service appointments.”

About the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association

Launched in September 2010, the DFWNCDA is comprised of approximately 200 franchised new car dealers who represent nearly $10 billion in new and used car sales annually in select Texas counties. They seek to offer increased education and training opportunities for dealership personnel. In doing so, the DFWNCDA produces two annual auto shows – the DFW Auto Show in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. 

About CrossCheck, Inc.

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S. For more than 30 years, its goal has been to increase merchants’ profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company has offices in Petaluma, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Their suite of services includes check conversion technology, ACH, web-based transactions and remote deposit capture products.

 

For More Information Contact:

Andrew Donahey
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email:
andrewd@cross-check.com
Website: www.cross-check.com 

            

Tags: Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck Joins the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Press Release
For Immediate Release:
 July 30, 2015

Georgia-Automobile-Dealers-AssociationPETALUMA, Calif.– CrossCheck, Inc., a leading provider of check guarantee and electronic check processing services to the auto industry, has become a member of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association. For over thirty years, CrossCheck’s innovative Auto Industry Remote Deposit Capture solution, known as C.A.R.S., has helped auto dealerships close sales, reduce risk and save time. CrossCheck looks forward to serving auto dealerships in Georgia. 

The C.A.R.S. payment service was designed with both auto dealers and car buyers in mind, combining Check Guarantee, Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), Hold Check, and Check on Delivery (COD) capabilities. 

Auto dealers can process, deposit and guarantee check payments straight from their point of sale with RDC functionality, essentially eliminating returned checks and trips to the bank. C.A.R.S.  Multiple Check option, commonly known as hold check, allows a flexible payment schedule for handling large down payments and repair jobs. For those dealerships with a parts business, COD guarantees delivery check payments as well. 

“CrossCheck has enjoyed great success over the years working with auto dealers across the country to maximize their sales while reducing their payment acceptance risk,” said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. “We are excited to partner with GADA and look forward to helping members increase new and used car sales and service appointments.” 

About the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association 

GADA is a statewide association managed by a Board of Directors, which consists of more than 500 dealer members from across the State who represent 90% of the new vehicles sold in the state.

About CrossCheck, Inc.

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S. For more than 30 years, its goal has been to increase merchants’ profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company has offices in Petaluma, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Their suite of services includes check conversion technology, ACH, web-based transactions and remote deposit capture products.

 

For More Information Contact: 

Andrew Donahey
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email: andrewd@cross-check.com
Website: www.cross-check.com                                 

Tags: Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck Joins the California New Car Dealers Association

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Press Release
For Immediate Release: July 28, 2015

California-New-Car-Dealers-AssociationPETALUMA, Calif. – CrossCheck, Inc., whose nationwide payment processing services enable auto dealerships to reduce risk and increase sales, is proud to announce that it has joined the California New Car Dealers Association. 

With thirty two years of experience serving auto dealerships, CrossCheck has a tailored program specifically for the industry. Called the CrossCheck Auto Industry Remote Deposit Capture Solution, or C.A.R.S. for short, it bundles services that auto dealers need to close additional sales, to increase service department revenue, and to significantly reduce risk. 

Since most dealers accept checks in at least three out of four of their car sales, as well as in a significant portion of their service department business, protecting that cash flow is a top business priority. CrossCheck’s check guarantee service, bundled into C.A.R.S., does exactly that by guaranteeing approved checks. 

It also includes Remote Deposit Capture, enabling dealerships to eliminate non-productive banking tasks and to deposit those guaranteed checks right from their back office. The solution also includes a Check on Delivery, or C.O.D., program that helps generate additional revenue in parts and service by offering the same guarantee for checks accepted off-site. 

The package includes a Multiple Check service, commonly known as hold check, which enables dealerships to match payments to the customer’s cash flow – without financing and without a credit check. 

To see how these services generate sales and reduce risk in the real world, watch a Napa Ford Lincoln executive explain how the program’s features have helped his business across the board. 

“Dealerships face a number of challenges in today’s evolving market,” said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. “We help them succeed by reducing or eliminating risk in critical areas of their business. We’re very proud to help CNCDA advocate for these businesses, and we look forward to partnering with their members.” 

About CNCDA 

The California New Car Dealers Association is the country's largest state association of franchised new car and truck dealers representing over 1,100 dealer members. CNCDA members are primarily engaged in the retail sale and lease of new vehicles, and also engage in automotive service, repair and part sales. CNCDA promotes fair and ethical business practices through a wide range of educational programs, services and industry publications. 

About CrossCheck, Inc. 

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S. For more than 30 years, its goal has been to increase merchants’ profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company has offices in Petaluma, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Their suite of services includes check conversion technology, ACH, web-based transactions and remote deposit capture products.

 

For More Information Contact: 

Andrew Donahey
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email: andrewd@cross-check.com
Website: www.cross-check.com                                 

Tags: Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck Member of Wyoming Automobile Dealers Association

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

wyoming automobile dealers associationPress Release
For Immediate Release:
 October 10, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif.– CrossCheck, Inc., a leading provider of check guarantee and electronic check processing services to the auto industry, has become an associate member of the Wyoming Automobile Dealers Association. CrossCheck will make its signature product for auto dealerships, the CrossCheck Auto Industry Remote Deposit Capture Solution, or “C.A.R.S.” for short, available to association members. 

The product bundles services designed to close sales and protect revenue. Dealers using C.A.R.S. can deposit checks right from their office or showroom floor using “Remote Deposit Capture,” and all verified checks are guaranteed, so returned checks do not impact a dealership’s cash flow. The package’s Multiple Check, or hold check option, lets dealers help customers handle large payments without financing, and its Check on Delivery, or C.O.D., capability helps them increase parts and service sales. Automotive News reported how one dealership saw significant increases in revenue thanks to the bundle of services. 

The Wyoming Automobile Dealers Association is the twenty-sixth automobile industry trade association CrossCheck has joined, and the company is pleased to bring its expertise and services to another market by means of an established and respected trade association. 

“We have made a sustained and tailored commitment to the automobile industry,” said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. “And we’re very happy for the opportunity to work with WADA members to help them close more sales and mitigate payments risk.” 

“CrossCheck offers services that can take some of the risk and worry out of accepting checks while also enabling our members to provide payment flexibility to their customers. We look forward to having CrossCheck as a member of WADA,” said Chuck Ruwart, WADA President. 

About the Wyoming Automobile Dealers Association

WADA is a statewide association managed by a Board of Directors, which consists of members from across the State.  http://www.wyoautodealers.org/

About CrossCheck, Inc.

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S. For more than 30 years, its goal has been to increase merchants’ profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company has offices in Petaluma, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Their suite of services includes check conversion technology, ACH, web-based transactions and remote deposit capture products.

 

For More Information Contact:

Andrew Donahey
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email: andrewd@cross-check.com
Website: www.cross-check.com                                     

Tags: Associations, CrossCheck, Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck Joins Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association

Posted by Heather Brautman on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers AssociationPETALUMA, Calif.CrossCheck, Inc., a leading provider of check guarantee and electronic check processing services to the auto dealer industry, has joined the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA). 

Through CrossCheck’s programs, GLVADA’s auto dealers will be able to reduce risk and administrative activities, and enhance customer service by taking advantage of features such as: 

"We are excited to make our check processing products available to GLVADA members. Consumers continue to request the ability to use checks as a method of payment, and programs such as remote deposit capture and check guarantee can help auto dealers accept this payment method with more confidence,” said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. "Program options such as multiple check will also increase the dealerships’ payment method flexibility." 

With the exclusive C.A.R.S. program, GLVADA member dealerships may process multiple checks from a customer for deposit over a thirty day period. This may increase sales by bridging the gap for customers who wish to buy a new car but struggle with a down payment on their credit cards. GLVADA members may also electronically process and deposit checks with the affiliated C.A.R.S. Remote Deposit Capture Plus service. With this electronic check processing service, payments are quickly deposited with a PC and check imager, eliminating extra paperwork and trips to the bank. 

About the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA)

GLVADA members are committed to seeing their community prosper. The nonprofit association includes 52 franchised new auto dealerships covering 85 franchises in the Greater Lehigh Valley area, which funnel 50 percent of annual proceeds to local charities and fund auto tech scholarships for area students.  

About CrossCheck, Inc.

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for auto dealer outlets throughout the US. For more than 30 years, the company’s goal has been to increase dealership profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee, and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company is headquartered in Petaluma, California, with additional offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Visit www.cross-check.com for more information or contact:

Andrew Donahey, Director of Marketing
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email: andrewd@cross-check.com
         


Tags: Associations, Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck is Preferred Provider to Chicago Auto Trade Assoc.

Posted by Heather Brautman on Thu, Mar 06, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Chicago Automobile Trade AssociationPETALUMA, Calif.CrossCheck, Inc., a leading provider of check guarantee and electronic check processing services to the auto dealer industry, was selected as the preferred check verification and guarantee service provider of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA). 

Through CrossCheck’s programs, the CATA’s 400+ new car dealer members will be able to reduce administrative activities, and enhance customer service by taking advantage of features such as: 

"We are pleased to be selected as the preferred provider of check processing services for members of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. Dealers will enjoy lowered risk, while being able to offer payment method flexibility to customers," said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. "In the competitive world of car sales, CATA members now have an extra edge." 

With the exclusive C.A.R.S. program, CATA member dealerships may process multiple checks from a customer for deposit over a thirty day period. This may increase sales by bridging the gap for customers who wish to buy a new car but struggle with a down payment on their credit cards. CATA members may also electronically process and deposit checks with the affiliated C.A.R.S. Remote Deposit Capture Plus service. With this electronic check processing service, payments are quickly deposited with a PC and check imager, eliminating extra paperwork and trips to the bank. 

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit www.CATA.info

About CrossCheck, Inc.

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for auto dealer outlets throughout the US. For more than 30 years, the company’s goal has been to increase dealership profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee, and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company is headquartered in Petaluma, California, with additional offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Visit www.cross-check.com for more information or contact:

Andrew Donahey, Director of Marketing
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email: andrewd@cross-check.com

Tags: Associations, Auto Dealerships

Automotive News Spotlights CrossCheck's Multiple Check Product

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Written by David Barkholz and published in Automotive News on March 3, 2014 

Automotive News


Customers Get Help Paying for Service

Service orders and profit have jumped at Garber Buick in Saginaw, Mich., since the store started offering ... read the full article spotlighting multiple check here 
 

hold check, multiple check

Tags: Auto Aftermarket, Auto Dealerships

CrossCheck Joins the Oregon Auto Dealers Association

Posted by Heather Brautman on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Oregon Auto Dealers AssociationPETALUMA, Calif.CrossCheck, Inc., a leading provider of check guarantee and electronic check processing services to the auto dealer industry, has joined the Oregon Auto Dealers Association (OADA). 

Through CrossCheck’s programs, OADA’s auto dealers will be able to reduce administrative activities, and enhance customer service by taking advantage of features such as: 

"We are pleased to offer our check processing services to members of the Oregon automotive community. Products available to automobile dealers, such as check guarantee and remote deposit capture, help save time and money, as well as lower risk," said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck President and CEO. "In addition, being able to offer customers additional time to pay with our Multiple Check service benefits both the dealership and its customers." 

With the exclusive C.A.R.S. program, OADA member dealerships may process multiple checks from a customer for deposit over a thirty day period. This may increase sales by bridging the gap for customers who wish to buy a new car but struggle with a down payment on their credit cards. OADA members may also electronically process and deposit checks with the affiliated C.A.R.S. Remote Deposit Capture Plus service. With this electronic check processing service, payments are quickly deposited with a PC and check imager, eliminating extra paperwork and trips to the bank. 

About the Oregon Auto Dealers Association

OADA, founded in the 1930s, is the voice of the new car and truck industry for the state of Oregon. OADA advocates for more than 200 members, who represent over 90% of the new vehicles sold in Oregon, to improve the general welfare of the local auto industry and educate members on current events and best practices to propel business towards tomorrow. 

About CrossCheck, Inc.

CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for auto dealer outlets throughout the US. For more than 30 years, the company’s goal has been to increase dealership profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee, and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company is headquartered in Petaluma, California, with additional offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Visit www.cross-check.com for more information or contact:

Andrew Donahey, Director of Marketing
Phone: (707) 665-2100, ext. 9503
Email: andrewd@cross-check.com

Tags: Associations, Auto Dealerships

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