Dealership Offers are a data source from which the AutoLeadStar platform may receive Dealer inputs in order to create Offers (Connect) and Ads (Acquire) which reflect the specials offered at the Dealership. Dealership offers allow you to upload your own offers directly into the platform in order to create Ads and Offers to be leveraged across the AutoLeadStar products and provide up-to-date and relevant Dealer incentives to shoppers across the customer journey.
Dealership Offers support model, trim, and VIN level incentives!
We also offer a product add-on called Dealer Offers which automatically pulls the offers from your website into the system without the need for you to fill in and upload CSVs manually each month. Ask your DXM to learn more about Dealer Offers and check your eligibility for this convenient add-on.
Dealership Offers In Connect:
Connect will shows incentives from the dealership to visitors based on their browsing behavior. For example, a visitor who has shown an interest in the Chevy Cruze will likely be targeted with an offer for that vehicle. There are sometimes situations where there are no currently live offers. In this case, clicking on the Offers module in the widget will take the visitor to the dealership’s Specials page, which they can set up in the Connect dashboard.
It is important to note that when adding Dealership Offers to an account, Connect will prioritize and pin Dealership Offers to the top of the offers browser above any OEM offers.
Dealership Offers In Acquire:
Acquire will create relevant ads based on your available dealership incentives. The feature integrates seamlessly, so if you have both OEM offers and dealership offers, the system will know how to compare them and advertise the better offer type. The better offer is based on offer terms, not performance (although we expect a correlation), for example a lower lease payment or a shorter finance term, etc.
It is also important to note that when adding Dealership Offers to an account, Acquire only supports Lease/Finance/Cash/Off MSRP Offers, not “Custom”.
Where can I find the Dealership Offers feature?
The Dealership Offers is inside Data Sources > Dealership Offers
Where do the Dealership specials come from?
Dealership specials can come from 1 of 4 sources: your dealership website, an inventory feed, a manually added single offer or manually uploaded CSV, or from Ignite. The source of the specials is listed on the page in the 4th column, as seen in the image below.
How can I exclude an offer from appearing on the New Specials page in Ignite, or exclude an offer from being featured in the New Offers of Connect?
Once offers are in your account, you may chose to exclude them from appearing in the New Specials page in Ignite or within the New Specials offers inside Connect. To do this, first select the offer(s) from the list by clicking the checkbox to the left, a drop down list of action will appear. One action is called "Remove from Specials". Also important to note, on the far right side of the row of each special listed, is a star which can be clicked or unclicked. This star indicated if the special should be featured or listed within the default order and arrangement (by year, make, model).
How can I upload my own Dealership Offers?
Keeping in mind that Dealership Offers are a data source which the entire platform may make use of, across all active products, click here to learn more about adding your own Dealership Offers and instructions for uploading a formatted CSV or adding a single offer manually.
Acquire does not support Custom Dealership Offers, only Lease/ Finance/ Off MSRP and Cash Back. Also important to note, just because you have added an offer, does not mean that Acquire will always show the ads created using that offer data. Acquire will show the ads most likely to convert and get you more leads, which means if another offer for the same model has better terms, that offer will likely be optimized over the one which you have added manually.