MCKINNEY, Texas, July 3, 2012 — RedBumper, a leading smartphone-based inventory management provider, has announced the integration of Carfax Vehicle History Reports into their mobile app. Carfax Reports are automatically added to the app once a subscribing dealer runs a Carfax Report through the RedBumper platform. Dealers have the information they need to more effectively manage their inventory right at their fingertips – anytime, anywhere.
‘It’s really satisfying to see that dealers are adopting our tools and loving them,’ said Bruce Thompson, Founder and CEO of RedBumper. ‘That is the ultimate test at the end of the day. Our goal with RedBumper was to give dealers revolutionary smartphone tools that would simplify their daily tasks while giving them the best analytic/stocking tools on the market. We’ve had tremendous acceptance thus far with the installation of over 100 dealerships a month.’
RedBumper app users simply scan the VIN barcode and instantly see Carfax Highlights on the Vehicle Values tab. Key Carfax information – including whether the car is a Carfax 1-Owner – gives dealers a quick snapshot of the car’s past. With just a tap of the screen, dealers can view the full Carfax Report they’ve purchased at any time. Having this information readily-available through the RedBumper app helps dealers quickly determine which cars best meet their customers’ needs.
‘Building Carfax information into the RedBumper mobile app helps simplify the way dealers manage their inventory,’ said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. ‘Over half of our dealer customers are Carfax Advantage Dealers, with access to as many Carfax Reports as they need to stock their lot with quality used cars.’
RedBumper is a new breed automotive inventory management company created by Bruce Thompson. Thompson is widely credited for pioneering modern day inventory management when he introduced new tools to the industry in 2001 with American Auto Exchange (AAX). RedBumper is a very powerful next generation system offered on a flexible Smartphone-centric platform, with tools that are both innovative and intuitive. Its objective is to streamline auto dealer workload by delivering a system that is simple to use and direct. The company aims to take a new approach, offering fresh and creative tools the industry has never seen while at the same time leveraging proven technology. RedBumper prides itself for delivering ground- breaking tools that give auto dealers a significant competitive edge by being first to market. Creating the most powerful suite of tools on a flex platform allows RedBumper the opportunity to reduce much of the cluster and redundancy prevalent in current market products. It enables auto dealers to turn inventories faster while realizing more profit, month after month.
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