In this episode of the Used Car Dealer Podcast, Zach interviews Alex Vetter the CEO of Cars.com in an insightful interview about small business, online presences, and the differentiation of Cars.com versus other auto marketplaces.
Some of the other topics they discuss include:
Q1) For those of us listening talk about how you got into Cars.com in the early days and eventually become the CEO?
Q2) It’s been a roller coaster of a year for dealers, talk to me about what you have observed from your lens at Cars.com and the way consumers have interacted and purchased vehicles from dealerships?
Q3) How has Cars.com’s strategy differentiated from other marketplaces like CarGurus or TrueCar?
Q4) What have you guys been working on with the Dealer Inspire brand in terms of digital retail and allowing dealers to interface with consumers online?
Q5) Talk about the amount of in-market shoppers that visit Cars.com monthly and how a small independent dealership can be competitive and be visible online (through Cars.com)?
Q6) What are your thoughts on online dealers like Carvana and Vroom who have taken public markets by storm and subscriptions for automotive.
Q7) What are some of your predictions for 2021 and what’s coming down the pipeline from Cars.com?
Q8) What is Cars.com doing that uniquely helps independent dealers compete in the ultra-competitive used car marketplace?
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