"As a used car dealer, we spend thousands of dollars every month on internet advertising on sites like AutoTrader, Facebook, Cars.com, Google, etc. We are constantly trying to track the effectiveness of the money spent on those sources.
We have always used craigslist as best we could, but with the amount of time and effort it took to place an effective ad with the individual vehicle information and pictures, we just could not find the time it takes to do it successfully.
When we started using the craigslist posting software from Friday Systems our website traffic increased by more than 50%. I am very impressed by the results we are getting using this software. We are selling cars every week with these craigslist ads. The program is easy to use and it allows us to post a vehicle to craigslist with full vehicle description, photos, credit application, and multiple links back to our website in less than 15 seconds per vehicle. I was amazed by the speed and simplicity of this posting tool. I love the way it tracks the active ads and reports back how many times those ads have been clicked on by customers.
I am astonished by the fact that we sell more cars from craigslist than every other internet source combined.
Thank you Corey and Friday Systems for all you do for my business, from website hosting and inventory management software, to the craiglist posting tools, your products make my business run smoothly every day."
Joe Caggiano - Modern Auto Sales
"I started to use Friday Systems' Lot Wizard, in 2008 and I love it! Our inventory is organized; I print many reports and the profit report rocks. I always ask support or Mark for ideas on how to use Lot Wizard to benefit my project. I love Lot Wizard for my inventory system as well as my link to AutoTrader. Thank you team!"
Karen Rawson - Donald's Car Corner
"I have found the Friday Systems' Craigslist software to be a bargain when there are not many bargains left! I have watched the software from its infancy and at first, like most applications, it was very basic. Although simple, it was helpful with product listing and did seem to streamline the process. Now though, the software has grown to have a very professional appearance and format. It is important, as an independent dealer, to be on cutting of marketing strategies. Finding ways to enhance positive customer perception of a business can be a difficult process. Friday Systems' craigslist posting software makes it easier for my business to quickly and easily obtain those critical professional qualities. I now can have the look and feel of a larger dealership, which both increases my credibility and boosts customer perception.
Friday Systems' software also allows me to save valuable time with their quick and easy posting of vehicles as well as gain valuable information about my inventory. Not only is the posting process very user friendly, but every photo on the listing is a clickable link that will take a customer to my business website. The system also provides a customer/vehicle tracker which indicates, in real time, when someone is looking at a particular vehicle on my website. This is an invaluable way to discover quickly what the internet is looking for and to better understand which vehicles are popular in your area.
Having been in the auto industry since 1985, I have seen and used many types of auto dealer software. Six years ago, I stumbled across Friday Systems and Lot Wizard and have been more productive ever since. Not only is there product an excellent tool, but their customer service is second to none, period. When you call for assistance, you speak to a live and extremely knowledgeable technician who can walk you through whatever question(s) you have. With the car business becoming increasingly difficult to thrive in, it helps to have a tool that gives you an edge. Friday Systems is that tool."
Jim Shores - Peachtree Auto Sales, Inc
"I would like to personally thank Mark, John, Alex, Sam, and Corey for all their great work. Every time I call, they are all friendly and really take the time to explain and help me with my needs in a fast, timely manner. I really appreciate all they do for my company. I have worked with other software companies and can honestly say you guys are the best. I know customer service is a high priority and Friday Systems tops the cake."
Shelly Biesinger - Awesome Autos
"Friday Systems' Craigslist Manager is by far the best tool I've used to date to load my inventory on craigslist. It's clear and concise, with lots of visual appeal for my customers."
Tim Weaver - Sterling Motorcar, Inc.
"Lot Wizard's CL module is our only current source of advertisement other than our website and how Google spiders may find vehicles. So, while not exactly tracking the results I would say that we're getting around 10-15 calls per week and with our 8-12 inventory of bikes and cars, we are very pleased. As we continue to expand our inventory (new dealership) I plan to heavily leverage the CL module. The new version is fantastic especially on how you're allowing us to get solid descriptions without craigslist kicking the ad. The presentation of the vehicles in your new CL display is also outstanding!
For us, this is a no-brainer on cost/benefit of this module given AutoTrader's (while reaching a broader audience) monthly fees. I can't imagine any of your customers not finding 1-2 sales per year via the CL module that would easily cover Lot Wizard's license fee for this module."
Nick Bradick - DrivenMotos
"As of this writing we're using the craigslist software exclusively for our advertising needs. The CL Manager has been a time saver for posting vehicles as 75% of our sales come from craigslist. We recently had a gentlemen come all the way from Steubenville, Ohio (235 miles) to purchase a vehicle that he'd seen on craigslist. Manual posting took several hours and craigslist wouldn't post some of our vehicles because they were the same make and model. The CL Manager has taken the frustration out of the entire process. What a blessing!"
Marijane Backstrom - Middle Ridge Motors