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Advantages of SMS Companies for Automotive Dealers & Auto Repair Shops

Nurturing brand loyalty is paramount for car dealerships. Promotional and informational emails, business cards and radio ads struggle to help your audience develop a trusted and transparent relationship with a reliable car dealership. That’s where Red Oxygen’s automotive dealership solutions can help. Nine out of 10 people open text messages, while only one in 10 opens an email flyer or promotional campaign. In fact, most people read their text messages within 90 seconds of receiving them.

 

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Keep your loyal customers from overlooking special deals, promotions or other exclusive offers communicated through postcards or emails. Send them a text they're almost guaranteed to open instead. If they have questions, they can reply to the text, and it will go straight to your email inbox so you can respond promptly–or you can set up the auto-reply feature that will provide further guidance.

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Hey, Allison! This is Jake from Luxury Automotive. We now have a blue 2012 Toyota Camry available. Ready to take it for a drive? 

Send Updates and Service Appointment Reminders

Send Updates and Service Appointment Reminders

If your customer is in the market for a vehicle you don't have on your lot, you can send a fast SMS text message update when it comes in. You can provide info about the car and even set up a test drive through our two-way SMS text messaging feature. Leave your customer feeling valued, satisfied and ready to buy. 

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Hey, Tom! Joe from Local Automotive here. How did we do? Let us know if you'd like to take another car for a spin anytime soon. 

Build Loyal, Ongoing Relationships

Build Loyal, Ongoing Relationships

Studies have found that 91% of consumers were interested in receiving text messages from their favorite brands. Consumers want more than promotions or special offers, including personal communication and long-lasting relationships. Partnering with the best SMS companies for car dealers like Red Oxygen can increase your customer loyalty and satisfaction. 

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Advertise Sales

Ready to start the new year off with a new set of wheels? Come down to Local Automotive and take advantage of our New Year's sales.

Keep your loyal customers from overlooking special deals, promotions or other exclusive offers communicated through postcards or emails. Send them a text they're almost guaranteed to open instead. If they have questions, they can reply to the text, and it will go straight to your email inbox so you can respond promptly–or you can set up the auto-reply feature that will provide further guidance.

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Send Updates and Service Appointment Reminders

Hey, Allison! This is Jake from Luxury Automotive. We now have a blue 2012 Toyota Camry available. Ready to take it for a drive? 

If your customer is in the market for a vehicle you don't have on your lot, you can send a fast SMS text message update when it comes in. You can provide info about the car and even set up a test drive through our two-way SMS text messaging feature. Leave your customer feeling valued, satisfied and ready to buy. 

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Build Loyal, Ongoing Relationships

Hey, Tom! Joe from Local Automotive here. How did we do? Let us know if you'd like to take another car for a spin anytime soon. 

Studies have found that 91% of consumers were interested in receiving text messages from their favorite brands. Consumers want more than promotions or special offers, including personal communication and long-lasting relationships. Partnering with the best SMS companies for car dealers like Red Oxygen can increase your customer loyalty and satisfaction. 

Red Oxygen, Making Dealership & Auto Repair Shop SMS Easy

SMS Solutions offer an extra competitive edge for automotive dealerships. Are you ready to jump on board and set your dealership apart? Sign up for our free trial today! If you have further questions, you can contact us! We’re here to help.

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Our white-label micro-billing system lets us do the work for you.

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SMS Reliability

We can get your message out even if there's an SMS roadblock ahead.

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API Capabilities

Integrate your existing software with our SMS gateway API.

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Phone, Chat or email, we're here for you...it's free too.

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Enterprise SMS texting messaging is an excellent way for a car dealership to set itself apart from the competition.

With Red Oxygen, you can send SMS through your current customer relationship management (CRM) infrastructure with application programming interface (API) integration. Red Oxygen also supports most email application systems, including Outlook, Microsoft 365 and Gmail.

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Vehicle Service Reminder SMS

Hey [NAME], is the check engine light on? You're almost due for a [NAME OF SERVICE]. Reply YES to schedule your vehicle's next appointment now! Text STOP to unsubscribe

Vehicle Ready for Pick-Up SMS

Hi [NAME]! Good news, your vehicle is ready for pick up today. The total cost for service is [$$$]. Swing by our service center anytime before [CLOSING TIME] to get your vehicle.

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SMS for Automotive & Car Dealerships

Enhance engagement and save time by tapping into our collection of ready-to-use SMS templates for Car Dealerships.

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Works w/ Microsoft Outlook 2003-19 & the Microsoft 365 Outlook app

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Send SMS Using Microsoft SMS

Use this add-on to send SMS through Outlook on a browser

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Send SMS From Gmail

Send SMS directly from your Gmail interface on a computer or Android phone

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Send Bulk SMS

Personalize, create templates and send them all at once

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Configure our API with your existing software or CRM

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Send SMS through a browser

Log in from any device through any browser. No installation required.

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Use this add-on to send SMS through Outlook on a browser

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Text directly from your Gmail interface

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    Use this add-on to send SMS through Outlook on a browser

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Automotive SMS FAQs

Got questions about how to use Red Oxygen's SMS solution for your dealership? We have answers!

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Can an auto dealer target specific customer groups using SMS?

Yes, a dealership can create customer distribution lists and keep them handy on Red Oxygen’s solutions. Separate the lists based on various factors, including their location, the type of car they drive or when they’re due for an oil change or tune-up. Or upload a spreadsheet to merge information for all three categories. Then send personalized messages to the customers in those groups. 

For example, you can create a list for customers who drive a Ford F150. Then, whenever there is an update or recent news about the truck, you can create a text and send it to that customer list.

Is SMS marketing legal in the car dealership industry?

Yes, SMS marketing is perfectly legal in the auto and car dealership industry. However, there are a few things you need to do to remain compliant and not have your messages marked as spam. You’ll want to use a registered number and follow the rules of customer opt-in. Essentially, you need to be sure the people you’re messaging agree to receive the messages and want to communicate with your dealership. 

Red Oxygen will help you set up your messaging service and ensure your dealership stays compliant. 

How can I integrate Red Oxygen with my automotive CRM?

We’ve made it as easy as possible to integrate Red Oxygen with your existing CRM. You can connect your CRM to our application programming interface (API) and upload your existing distribution lists. Once connected, you can message hundreds of customers simultaneously and schedule messages to be sent at a future date.

If you need help figuring out how it works, we’re here for you.

Why use SMS communication for the automotive industry?

There are many reasons to use SMS in the automotive industry. Sending texts to your customers lets you keep them up to date on promotions, which can lead to an increase in revenue. You can also keep customers in the loop about any recalls, repairs or general maintenance tasks they’re due for. 

Texting also streamlines the appointment booking and confirmation processes and lets you easily send appointment and payment reminders, leading to fewer cancellations and late payments. 

People are more likely to read and respond to texts than emails because texts provide more “urgent” communication and create a noticeable pop-up notification. This means SMS pays off in the short and long run for your dealership.