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TextDetails for Auto Dealers

Auto Dealers are constantly walking around their lot working with multiple people trying to bring one of the prospective shoppers into the showroom floor to work up a quotation. Usually all they have is their smartphone in their pocket. The computer on their desk only gets occasional visits. With our Texting tool auto dealers can now communicate important information to these floor shoppers while capturing valuable cellphone contact information to start the sales process as they are talking to them.

There are two distinct features of the iCarsandTrucks service.

  • An automated YouTube video service that has a text-to-dealership overlay with unique text codes on each listing.
  • First Create an Account Here:

    Create/Complete Account

  • Next Create an a Feed Information Form for your YouTube Account here:

    Feed-Information-Form

  • TextDetails Text-based Marketing System providing an automated drip-marketing service.

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The "Text to Dealership" service provides a way for dealers to put a unique text code overlay on every YouTube video through our automated process. Each time the consumer texts the specific text code to the provided custom number (toll free numbers are available) the message goes directly to the dealership floor salesperson's smart phone and the car buyer is directed to a custom landing page with more information on that specific vehicle.

Text Codes are generated for each vehicle in the inventory and are available for use on Windows Stickers and in auto magazine publications. The entire system is automated and creates the first step in using our complete TextDetails drip-marketing service.

TextDetails allows dealers to create templates of marketing messages and links to “drip market” communications to their prospective list of car buyers using a simple text message process. The text message service runs on any computing device allowing bulk marketing messages to go to thousands of prospects in the click of a mouse. (All text messaging costs of texting are included with the service.)

Automated Text Message Marketing

Move prospective buyers through a series of marketing steps using texting as the messaging service instead of email to communicate directly to them. There is no spam filter when using Text Messaging.

TextDetails is available in free and premium versions.

  • Our free version provides a complete CRM tool that runs both on a smartphone, desktop or tablet. Simple effective tools to provide information like web links, qualification forms, follow up notices and after sale social surveys.
  • Premium programs include Keyword Auto Responders, Broadcast Marketing using Text Messaging, Integration with MailChimp Email and vanity telephone numbers.

Here how TextDetails works:

With a smartphone users can text templates of information to someone's cell phone instantly. Using a preset template of ideas and links that are used repeatedly. While also capturing the prospects information in the process.

With TextDetails users text these messages from our app by:

  • Entering a phone number
  • Choosing a template
  • Hit send.

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Why TextDetails:

  • Texting cuts through the email clutter and provides a way to reach someone on their cell phone instantly.
  • There is no spam filter for texting.
  • Send people preset template texts straight from your phone to their phone instantly.
  • Email of what you texted is sent to you after every text.
  • Store notes about events.

Text links and info on the fly.

  • Send feedback surveys
  • Appointments
  • Financial Qualification Forms.

Does not use your the SMS service of your phone - We provide everything.

*Premium features include:

  • Broadcast your message to groups.
  • Autoresponder. Text KEYWORD to Phone Number to receive back link for use with TV, radio and print ads or during presentations to group audiences.
  • Communicate with a portfolio of contacts using your cell phone.
  • Complete Calendar, Social Media Survey posting and Integration with MailChimp, Paypal, Stripe and other CRM programs like BASE.

Instructions: 

SLIDES:
Overview of TextDetails App.
How to Sign Up Slides.
How to Create Templates.
How to View Reports and Send Text Messages.
How to add Quick-Launch Button to Homescreen Slides.
Broadcast Marketing Slides.

Quick Sign up:
Get a free version of the program allowing you to send out one text message and link template. A form to enroll people into a mailing list for future communication.

    1. Open an Account.
    2. Click on the “Try It” folder:
      • Choose FREE
    3. Click on the Personal Information folder:
      • Add your name, email and cell phone to the Personal Contact Account section.
    4. Navigate to the bottom of the form and Click On NEXT button.
    5. On Page 2 of the Account Form. Navigate to the bottom of the form and Click On Submit/Update button.
    6. Receive "Activate Your Account" email with your link for an approved account by email.
    7. Receive email and text with credentials to log in with your password.
    8. Follow the link to Login.

Ready to TEXT not yet?

    1. Go to Account
      • add templates and contact info for your business.
    2. When you are done Click UPDATE

Add our App launch button to your homepage of your phone or computer:  See Save Link to Home Page.

Templates:

      1. Add Business information if you wish to be able to share that in the Business Info section.
      2. Next create preset templates.  Each template consists of a text message, a link, another text message and a second link under the Preset Text Templates section. For more on what templates you might include see * Template Ideas.
      3. Make it easy to launch your app from your smartphone by an icon on your home screen:  Add app to your home screen.

There are three additional templates that are fixed for the link but you can change or customize the text that goes with them.

      1. Social Media Survey. Add your social media links for Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and TripAdvisor on the Social Survey tab when you sign up. Update and change the default text of the form. Now you can send this out to people as a follow up template.  If they provide a positive review it will then ask them to post something on your social media page in their name as well as on their own site. We also publish the positive results to a report page you can share (can show on any platform from your smartphone to any computer connected to a large monitor or projector). You will also receive a text message and an email every time someone fills out the form.
      2. Business information with and without your address. If you included the address in the form it will include a Google Map link in the text sent out under "Send Business Info" template. Otherwise the system will simply send your personal info: name, cell, business name, email and business phone.
      3. Resell Textdetails when you to send our TextDetails link (template 7), with a referrer ID from your account to anyone you may wish to try our service.

Refer others become a reseller:

      • For anyone who uses your link to signup for a paid account, you will receive 20% of every dollar they spend with us and anyone they refer. (only 2 levels in your downstream network.)

Pricing:

        • TextDetails is FREE to use with one template. Upgrade to our premium account which unlocks all the template, appointment setting and survey features for $299.00 a month for unlimited use at a dealership.
        • Included is an automated email that is sent after each text event which includes notes to be added prior to sending the text.
        • Enrollment form for mailing list capture.
        • Follow up request and after contact communication.
        • Survey report with Social Media posting.
          • Additional *Premium services are available and priced upon request.

Templates might include:

      • Personal or business information such as: Your name, your cell, company name business phone number, email, business name and website.
      • Directions to your office, retail store or event.
      • Brochures.
      • Website Links.
      • Offers.
      • Coupons.
      • Hospitality Invites.
      • Demonstration Videos.
      • Link to preformatted documents like NDAs or contracts.
      • Link to presentation deck (Slideshare or PowerPoint slides).
      • Feedback surveys after an event.
      • List of References.
      • Link to your Linkedin profile.
      • Email sent to you after every text.
      • Store notes about events.
      • Group broadcast
      • Mass distribute your marketing deck.
      • Group text message.
      • Group voice message.
      • Text links and info on the fly.
      • Auto-responder to inbound text to return a link for presentation deck or other information for "back of the room" offers.
      • Gather Business Information.
      • Receive copy by email.
      • Text orders.

Premium Programs:

Advanced custom services are also available:

          • Broadcast (Bulk) text marketing.
          • Vanity Text numbers
          • Broadcast voice messages (record a message and broadcast it to a list).
          • Group texting such as to your team or group in the field located around the world and at trade shows.
          • Auto Responder: Text to keyword and receive back links and enrollment forms.

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If you have any questions, want to discuss premium services or about becoming a reseller this service please email services@icarsandtrucks.com

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Add launch button to home page of your computer
iPhone or Android smartphone:

Be logged into the site (see link at bottom)
Be at this link (front page):
http://icarsandtrucks.com/text

Follow the directions for your device or computer:

Windows:
How to create a shortcut for a link from your browser and put it on your desktop of your computer: Windows_Short_Cut_On_Desktop

Android Smartphone:

Click link on your smartphone to open in browser

In upper right hand corner touch the "bar of dots"

Choose the one for HOMESCREEN or some variation of that.

Android Save link to Home page

iPhone:

Click on center icon with arrow

Save to HOME SCREEN
iPhone add web page to home screen

Apple Desktop Computer:

Drag the URL from Safari's address bar to your desktop. This will create a .webloc file that points to the URL. Double-clicking the .webloc will launch the browser to navigate to the stored URL More Info: How to create desktop icon that is a live URL

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