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New Feature – AIM360 Virtual Vehicle Tour

AIM360 – Virtual Tour

Use Your Phone to Create a Vehicle Virtual Tour and Increase Stay Time.

Because the online world is constantly changing, the team at AIM Experts is always looking for new ways to improve.

While stitched videos are good, we wanted to provide an even better solution for the customer. We wanted a product that required little effort yet provided a better consumer experience thus increasing stay time and engaging content. We also wanted a product that could monitor ALL advertising activity from one place.

Thus, AIM360 was born!  Our new product is an interactive feature that allows your customers to virtually view a vehicle and explore the areas of interest to them. By dragging their mouse, they are able to spin and zoom the vehicle while using this virtual tour feature. They’re also able to click on pre-defined “hotspots” that reveal even more information and images. For example, if they are interested in what’s under the hood, they simply click the hood hotspot and a picture of the engine will pop up.

Click the link below to see AIM360 at work!

AIM360 Icon instantly appears on your webpage!

 

 

No more switching hats between manager and automotive marketing expert when you have AIM360.

No more logging into each advertising platform to find out where your money is best used. AIM360 uses the data collected from any website and provides it to you in one simple-to-use backend!

 

For game changing products…. think AIM.

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AIM Tutorials

 AIM Tutorials

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

 

In the following tutorials, you will find simple tricks & tips on how to fully enhance your inventory using AIM’s powerful platform. Our development team has worked very hard to automate a lot of time consuming tasks that is being implemented throughout the car industry all over North America.

 

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AIM Support – 1 (888) 955-8777 support@aimexperts.com

How to master AIM – Overview

AIM Tutorial – Getting You Started!

Dealer Check-In Sheet – Printable

 

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Images

AIM Capture

How to Use AIM360

Organizing Your AIM360 Images

Picture Taking Guide

How To Watermark Your Images

How to Download Images using Google Drive

Taking Images without 3G or WiFi

 


Vehicle Descriptions

Adding a Vehicle Condition Statement

How to add Mechanical Inspection’s to your Descriptions

Adding Vehicle Features with AIM Capture

 

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Inventory Data

How To Easily Enhance Your Inventory

How To Add A Consignement Vehicle

How To Update Vehicle Model Trim

How To Highlight A Specific Model

Understanding Printable Window Stickers

Adding an Automatic Default Tag Line

Adjusting your QR Codes – URL Link

 

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Pricing Adjustments

Adjusting Your Financing Terms

How To Use The Inventory Pricing Manager (IPM)

How To Adjust Cash Rebate and Best Finance Price

 

 

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AIM / AVID Set Up Overview

AVID Download Form

How to Badge Your Images

In today’s world, we are always searching for edge over our competition. We know that online shoppers have the attention span of a goldfish and that without detailed information, we could potentially lose a customer who is ready to buy their next vehicle simply because it wasn’t properly marketed. AIM Experts has developed an easy to use feature that will catch the attention of online shoppers without having to be a photo shop guru.

We call it Image Badging and it’s available NOW!

In the tutorial below you will learn how to manually badge your images using our Iphone or Android app and our powerful computer platform in 5 easy steps!

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For more information about badging your images please contact AIM Experts today.

How To- Set your finance terms for quoting payments


At AIM, We want to give you the flexibility of quoting payments the way you want. Every lender has their own rates and terms, so if you would like the payments you quote to reflect this, our simple interface will simplify customization.

 

Setting Your Payment Terms

1. Login to AIM Control. Go to http://aim-control.com/control/ and enter your user name and password.  If you don’t know what it is call or email  888-955-8777 EXT  3 or support@aimexperts.zendesk.com

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2. Once logged in, select the “Load” tab at the top of the page

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3. In AIM Load, select the “Finance Rates” tab at the top of the screen

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4. In the home screen of “Finance Rates”, you can now set the parameters for how you would like your payments to be quoted by. You can set your payment to reflect a bi weekly or monthly payment, reflect a percentage of cash down, and also include doc fee and tax if you choose.  If you want the new vehicles to quote the sub vented finance rate we can, if stackable .  For used and new vehicles, we by default quote TD/Canada Trust finance posted rates, based on the year and mileage of the vehicle.

finance rate home5. You can adjust the finance rates we quote by default to reflect what your lenders offer. In order to see the pre loaded table of rates,click “Financing Rates On/Off”.  When you do this the table will appear.  If you want to edit any of the terms, rates or the kns restrictions, click over the number and the box will open up allowing you to edit

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If you have any questions about editing your financing terms or on how to use, send us an email or call 1-888-955-8777 EXT 3

New Feature – Window Sticker

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21st Century Window Stickers

At AIM Experts,  our team continues to look for ways to add value to your new and used vehicle marketing.  We have taken a traditional off line feature, the window sticker,  and have updated it with with the power of an online listing.

Our window stickers can be automatically created for every vehicle on your lot.  Each sticker shows vehicle information, optional equipment, an in service date, accident status thru Carproof, the certification program (if applicable), the remaining warranty (if used), a payment and of course the price.  The data on the window sticker reflects the listing information we have – so the more information, the more complete the sticker is.

Creating a Window Sticker

Simple to create.  We have most of the vehicle info already, so all that is left to do is fill in a few blanks.

1.  Go to your AIM dashboard, and click the “Load” tab.  All of your new and used vehicles will appear.  Select the vehicle you want a window sticker for and click the QR code (square box with some other boxes inside)

 

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2.  In the edit screen, we now complete the listing.  Most of the information is already completed.  Things we need to add are the following:

a) Description Options – If you click off any of the historical information about the vehicle (one owner, local  X-lease), this also will appear on the window sticker.  If this was done on the mobile app while the vehicles pictures were taken, they will now be here.  If not, click off the applicable descriptions.  This information will now appear on the window sticker as well as in the automatically generated comments

b) Optional Equipment – You can add manually the “High Value” options by either clicking the “View VIN Options and Save” button.  This will show all the optional equipment that came with the vehicle.  We only want to click stuff that currently isnt already on the window sticker (no engines, transmissions or vehicle colors).  We also only want to click the important options – Navigation, sunroof etc and not low value options – cargo net, overhead storage bin etc. If there are other features you want to appear on the window sticker, you can manually add each in the “Features” area.

c) Vehicle Link – Every window sticker generates a QR code, that when clicked will direct the viewer back to the listing.  By default, the user is redirected to New Car Sell Off and the listing we create for you there.  You are encouraged to change the destination of the QR code to the actual listing on your website.  In order to do this, find the listing on your website, save the url and then paste it into the “Vehicle Link”

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d) Other Data – Anything else you would like to appear on the window sticker that isn’t already filled in on the vehicle edit screen can be done now.  Depending on the data source we receive you inventory from, it may be necessary to add details in such as the number of passengers and the colour to complete the listing.  The payments are by default set to the rates and terms provided by TD / Canada Trust. These parameters can be changed by going into the “Financing Rates” tab on your AIM dashboard.

Window stickers can be printed on any paper that is 8 1/2 X 11.  Most dealers will want to use a thicker card stock, typically 70lb paper, commonly found at any office supply store and 2 sided tape.  For those who want to use a thicker paper with adhesive, here is one example of a product that will work https://www.estampeinc.com/buyers-guide-ftc/blank-car-window-sticker-id32.html#.VR1ilflSYys