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AutoTrader Study Finds Vehicle Purchase Intentions Remain Steady Despite Economic Uncertainty

The big question on nearly everyone’s mind these days is if economic activity has declined, and we have or will move into a recession. It’s an important one for the automotive industry overall – especially for car dealerships – in judging consumer vehicle purchase intentions in light of the economic uncertainty. The findings from our
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Carology Bitesize: 5 Key Findings – AutoTrader Vehicle Path to Purchase Research Study

Car shoppers follow a path throughout their buying journey that is constantly changing and evolving. Taking the time to understand the consumer mindset is an essential component to finetune your marketing and sales processes while addressing the needs of your customers. In this episode of AutoTrader Carology Bitesize we are joined by Tiffany Ding, Senior
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Car Shoppers Turn to Automotive Marketplaces at Each Stage of their Purchase Process

Car shoppers follow a path throughout their buying journey, but consumer research shows that, alike most aspects of modern society, over time, this purchase journey evolves, looking distinctly different from the one that’s traditionally been taken. By keeping these pivots in trends to vehicle purchase behaviours top of mind, you can tailor your strategy to

AutoTrader Carology Masterclass: Merchandising Best Practices

Dealers that effectively merchandise their vehicles have proven to drive stronger engagement with their listings on AutoTrader.ca. Data shows a 185% increase to inbound leads for properly merchandised listings. Our new video series, AutoTrader Carology Masterclass, covers the fundamentals of vehicle merchandising to create an optimized vehicle listing. Watch the full video below and download

AutoTrader Carology Bitesize: July 2022 Price Index

If you’ve attended one of our popular Carology events in the past, you’ll know they are focused on sharing the latest trends and insights from experts in Canadian automotive. With this all-new video series, we are delivering the same great insights shared at our larger scale AutoTrader Carology events, however, at a more regular cadence

How a Sound Pricing Strategy Can Get Your Dealership in the Running for an AutoTrader Best Priced Dealer Award

Price is one of the leading drivers in a vehicle purchase. In fact, 84% of car shoppers cite price as an important purchase factor.1 As such, our AutoTrader.ca iQ algorithm uses real-time pricing data to provide car shoppers with transparency and guidance on the price of cars, by applying “Great”, “Good”, “Fair” and “Above Average”

Consumer Research Results: Car Shopping Throughout the Pandemic

While the pandemic remains a concern for some Canadians, the general outlook for most consumers is that the COVID-19 situation is improving, and they’re ready to return to normal life, which includes car shopping. The online shopping tools that were a necessity during pandemic restrictions have now become the method of choice for the majority

Car Shopper Challenges & Preferences: What You Need to Know

Throughout our ongoing consumer research, it has become abundantly clear that car shopping behaviour is constantly in flux. From how consumers shop, to where they shop and their preferred tools and resources, these factors often vary. In our latest study we turned to AutoTrader.ca car shoppers to understand their car buying process preferences and behaviours