This camera saves dealership personnel so much time, and cuts down on errors
Overland Park, KS (Vocus) September 8, 2008
VinSolutions today announced the availability of their VinCamera Version 3.0 to dealers interested in a DIY solution for inventory management. The new version allows dealers to shoot videos in addition to snapping standard still vehicle photos. Working in combination with a specially formatted eight-megapixel, military-grade digital camera, this Windows application enables users to assign dealer specified vehicle stock numbers directly to their videos and photos. Available for immediate use, matched images upload automatically into the dealership’s MotoSnap Inventory Control Module.
Connecting VinCamera via USB port to the dealership’s system, the camera is refreshed daily with the most current inventory list and identifies which vehicles need photos by stock number. As sold vehicles are removed and new vehicles are added to the dealership’s inventory through the DMS, a report of unprocessed vehicles appears online. VinCamera automatically downloads the stock numbers of the new and used vehicles appearing on this list making it easy for users to spot and shoot vehicles needing photos.
“This camera saves dealership personnel so much time, and cuts down on errors,” said Doug Kinney, VinSolutions’ CEO. “We’re always trying to help our clients save time and money. The VinCamera does both.”
Requirements to use the VinCamera Version 3.0 application include: (1) being a MotoSnap Inventory Control Module client, (2) having a VinCamera digital camera, (3) owning an SD memory card, (4) downloading the VinCamera desktop application, and (5) using a Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating system. Dealers can purchase cameras, complete with SD memory card, directly from VinSolutions. Users download the desktop application directly onto their computers from VinSolutions’ Web site. Once the software is loaded, users format the memory cards and configure the VinCamera software to set log-ins and passwords.
The benefits of using the VinCamera are numerous. No more waiting around for vehicle photos. With VinCamera inventory photos are available for use the same day the vehicle is detailed. Users determine the number of photos and the photo content, and the camera’s stabilization feature ensures photo clarity. With VinCamera’s video capabilities dealers can now provide vehicle walk-arounds for online use, record customers doing a trade-in walk-around or a dealership testimonial. Once uploaded, the videos and photos can be sent directly to Cars.com and YouTube, as well as to any VinSolutions designed dealer Web site. For more information go to http://www.vinsolutions.com.
An industry-leading developer of Internet-based customer relations management (CRM) and Internet lead management (ILM) software, VinSolutions provides 24/7 dealership sales and marketing information to their clients anywhere Internet access is available. In addition to CRM, ILM and inventory management products, VinSolutions builds custom dealership Web sites, uploads inventory photos, offers their clients quality training and consulting services, as well as valuable customer support. VinSolutions is GM, Ford, Chrysler, Audi and Subaru certified and has working relationships, alliances and integrations with several automotive software service providers such as CarFax, Kelley Blue Book, AutoSoft, Inc., Autodata, RouteOne and DealerTrack.