Auction123 Support Hours – Friday, April 14th

Auction123 Customer Support will be unavailable today between 2:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT. If you need immediate assistance, designated personnel will be “on call” and can be reached by calling (888) 514-0123.

Regular business hours will resume at 9:00 AM EDT on Saturday, April 15th.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win an Amazon Fire HD 7! Voting for the Dealers’ Choice Awards Ends April 19th

Voting is open for the 2017 Dealers’ Choice Awards! YOU have the power to recognize the most highly regarded vendors, suppliers, and finance companies in the industry as these awards are determined by your vote, and the votes submitted by dealers across the country.

Please take a minute to vote for Auction123. We’ve been fortunate to have our dealers vote us as the BEST Listing Management Service for 7 years!

Category: Online Inventory Listing Management (Question #12)

Click on the link to vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/adtdc2017

You will be asked to rate each of the companies you list for the quality of their products and services, level of customer service/support, value, and whether you would recommend the company to another dealer.

By completing at least five categories, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet computers!

Survey submission ends on April 19, 2017 and the contest winners for the Amazon Fire HD 7s will be determined by Auto Dealer Today via a random drawing on May 17, 2017.

Auction123 Now Offering an Exciting New eBay Listing Subscription Package

Auction123 is excited to offer a new eBay listing subscription package unlike anything that has ever been available to dealers before now. The Premier Placement Package (P3 Package) provides dealers with the opportunity to purchase listing “slots” on eBay, which can be used to launch and swap national Auction-style and Fixed Price listings throughout the month. Prior to the P3 package, each listing was for a single vehicle to be live for a set number of days. These new, affordable packages allow the ability to rotate vehicles within your listing “slots”, greatly increasing the national exposure you can gain on the #1 site for automotive traffic. As an added bonus, the remainder of your used inventory will be automatically listed in the Local Market format.

Best of all, the Auction123 system provides a 100% hands-free solution to manage your P3 package. Through a series of filters and posting priorities, you can easily identify the inventory that should be eligible as a national listing. The Auction123 system will do the rest, seamlessly launching your vehicles in your preferred listing format. As listings expire or vehicles are marked sold, we will automatically launch a new ad to take its place. If you have a specific vehicle you want listed as a national ad, the Auction123 system allows you to quickly select which live ad you wish to replace with your hand picked vehicle.

To sign up today or for more information, call (888) 514-0123 or email Sales@Auction123.com.

At this time, eBay’s P3 Package is only available for listings in the Cars & Trucks, Commercial Truck, and RVs & Campers categories.

Auction123 Holiday Hours – Christmas & New Year’s

Auction123 offices will be closed the following days in observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.

Christmas:
Friday, December 23rd – Closing at 12:00 PM EST
Saturday, December 24th
Sunday, December 25th
Monday, December 26th

New Year:
Friday, December 30th – Closing at 2:00 PM EST
Saturday, December 31st
Sunday, January 1st
Monday, January 2nd

Designated personnel will be “on-call” and can be reached by calling
(888) 514-0123.

Auction123 wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday season! 

Craigslist to Charge for Most “By Dealer” Categories Starting December 1st

Craigslist added information to their website this week announcing they will begin charging $5 or $3 per posting for most of the remaining free “by dealer” categories starting December 1st. This comes on the heels of Craigslist initiating a $5 per posting fee for RVs & Motorcycles/Scooters on November 15th. When Craigslist began charging $5 per posting for the Cars & Trucks category in 2013, dealers who continued posting to the site experienced a significant boost in leads and walk-in traffic as a result. An added benefit of listing in a paid category is the ability for dealers to launch their units in multiple markets without experiencing the flagging, ghosting, and IP blocking issues experienced in the free posting categories.

The following are just a few of the additional paid categories starting December 1st. To see a full list, click Post To Classified on Craigslist and select “For Sale by Dealer”.
Trailers – $5
Heavy Equipment – $5
ATVs, UTVs, Snowmobiles – $5
Heavy Equipment – $5
Boats – $5
Farm & Garden – $3
Business/Commercial – $3

To avoid interruption in your Craigslist marketing campaign and ensure your ads continue to launch on December 1st, you will need to select one of the following methods to pay for your Craigslist postings:

  • Add your Credit Card to your Auction123 application stored on your PC. Craigslist fees will be automatically charged to your Credit Card for each posting that is launched from your account.
  • Prepurchase postings from Craigslist. You can buy a block of postings in advance from Craigslist for each location you want to post to. Prepurchased postings never expire and you can easily refill your block of postings directly from your Craigslist account as needed. Click on the link below for more information on paid posting accounts: http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/blockaccounts

The Auction123 automated Craigslist posting application offers the opportunity to set the number of postings you want to go live each month, making budgeting a breeze.

To get started with the automated posting process, or to modify your existing posting settings, please contact Auction123 Support at (888) 514-0123, Option 2 or email Support@Auction123.com.