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Vehicle Acquisition – Preparing for the Recovery

Recording available 4/3/2020

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Used retail sales are projected to be up 300,000 units in 2020, and new vehicle sales are expected to be down 300,000 units. This vehicle forecast will likely impact trade-in opportunities. During this webinar we will review best practices to acquire optimal used-vehicle inventory in a robust used car market.

Attend this webinar to learn how:

  • To maximize your trade capture process
  • To use technology to cast a wider net to find wholesale inventory that sells in your market
  • To use key metrics to determine the right vehicles to battle the margin compression challenges of today’s used vehicle market

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Patrick Janes

Business Development Director, Stockwave

Patrick Janes brings more than 27 years of automotive industry knowledge to team vAuto. As the business development director of Stockwave, vAuto’s wholesale sourcing solution, Patrick knows firsthand the biggest risk to ROI is buying inventory at auction, having previously managed day-to-day operations for ten years as a dealership general manager. Before his dealership experience, he spent the first half of his career working with dealers across the country in several field offices for an OEM.

During Patrick's first three years at vAuto, Patrick served as a performance manager, building a solid understanding of customer needs and expectations. He has seen firsthand an exciting new generation of technologically savvy used car managers and owners that find Stockwave saves time and enables a more strategic approach to the acquisition process. Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University and is currently a guest lecturer at Northwood University.

Moderator: Dave Versical

Chief of Editorial Operations,
Automotive News Group

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