They say a picture paints a thousand words, but it has also been said that one video is worth 1.8 million!
VIDEO1st allows Dealers to differentiate themselves from the competition by delivering the excitement of the showroom experience to the customer in the comfort of their own home.
Users can shoot multiple videos and photographs for many and varied scenarios, from an initial enquiry and walk around, to personal videos giving the customer a sneak preview of their shiny new vehicle prior to delivery. Engage the customer further by starting an interactive conversation and provide links to relevant websites, brochures and offers so customers have one web page delivering all of the information they require.
In an ever expanding digital world where online, social and digital media is now not just a nice to have, but is expected, Dealers can now engage and empower customers with up to date, relevant information to deliver a digital age approach to a traditional process. Using online, personalised digital media helps to not only secure customer engagement, but it also supports the nurturing of relationships and ultimately grows satisfaction.
VIDEO1st will work on any internet enabled mobile device, with an IOS or Android operating system and built-in camera. Therefore, there is no need to purchase additional, often very costly equipment if these are already readily available in the Dealership.
VIDEO1st is not only cost effective because there are no initial setup costs, no contracts to sign and because it is device neutral, but after an initial free 60 day trial, the only nominal monthly charge for ongoing support and maintenance is £45 per department.
The management dashboard not only allows Business Managers to critique and amend galleries, but it allows a complete preview as the customer will see their personal web page. It also allows users to see viewing logs on each media item, including when a video / photograph was opened, if it was viewed internally by member of staff or externally by the customer, and also how long the videos were watched for.
Every secure, individualised web page includes a personal message to the customer from the sales person, a full gallery of the requested media, all key information relevant to the vehicle, vehicle details from the DVLA and links to external websites and resources.
The interactive comments section allows customers to ask additional questions relating to the vehicle, or for further media items to be sent to the gallery. The user can then respond to the questions and comments, delivering an online, interactive experience to the customer.
Instant notifications are available at every stage of the VIDEO1st
process from a gallery being available to critique, to the media being sent to the customer, then immediately as it is opened and watched and when new comments have been added by the customer and user.
Multiple Media Items
Using one device, a user can capture and / or upload multiple videos and photographs into each vehicle gallery and deliver them to the customer to view at their convenience. This can be done automatically as soon as the gallery has been created or only after the content has been reviewed and approved by a Manager.
A vehicle gallery can be sent automatically to the customer as soon as it has been prepared by the user on their mobile device. Options also exist allowing galleries to be sent only after the content has been reviewed and approved by a Business Manager, because one bad video could mean many lost sales.
Multiple Contact Methods
Each customer can receive an individualised email and / or SMS message, both of which include a link to their own personalised web page. Both contact types can be fully customised to each individual Dealer or Dealership to deliver a consistent message.
Links to external websites and/or resources relating to the vehicle, the Dealer or manufacturer, or current special offers , including online brochures and documents, can be easily included with each gallery, delivering all relevant information directly to the customer in one place.