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About Kevin Leigh

Co-Founder / Writer / Serial Growth Hacker Kevin Leigh co-founded Dealer Simplified, LLC, a company dedicated to simplifying automotive software. The goal of Dealer Simplified is to jump-start the profit centers in dealerships while keeping the processes and software simple and easy to understand and implement. Kevin is also an accomplished author and is passionate about writing and blogging. His latest novel, “Gollup the Woods” was inspired by the stories he heard from his father on their many trips through the Irish countryside. Kevin currently resides in Alden, New York with his wife Mary and their three boys. Leigh spends his spare time volunteering with various community organizations.

An Area of Concern for Franchise Dealers

2017-05-28T14:48:43+00:00 By |Categories: Bid Sale Marketing, Increase Wholesale Car Auction Profit|Tags: , , |

  “But then I asked “How much is it per car?” And nobody knew the answer.” Franchise automotive dealers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in auction fees and to our surprise, we found that few actually knew how much these fees are affecting their bottom line. Fewer still had a line item on [...]

What’s Up With The Crazy Fees At Auto Auctions?

2017-03-14T17:20:53+00:00 By |Categories: Auction Blotter, Bid Sale Marketing, Increase Wholesale Car Auction Profit|

Feeling the pinch of consolidation. For 17 years I had the pleasure of being part of an expanding dealer group from Buffalo, NY. During my tenor there it grew from six locations to 22 with over 1500 employees. As we grew in size we became a challenge to our vendors. More than just difficult in [...]

The Dealer’s Dilemma: Insource with staff or Outsource with 3rd parties?​

2017-02-01T17:55:29+00:00 By |Categories: Bid Sale Marketing, Featured, Increase Wholesale Car Auction Profit|

Insourcing vs outsourcing is one of the primary questions talented owner operators face. On the one hand, you know that doing things in-house could lead to innovation and uniqueness in your marketplace, on the other hand, outsourcing could free up your staff and help you find techniques that are best practices in other dealers on [...]

Profitable Digital Marketing for Wholesale Cars

2017-01-12T19:28:19+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, Increase Wholesale Car Auction Profit|Tags: , , |

By Kevin Leigh, www.digitaldealer.com View Original As modern dealers, we have become digital marketing professionals. We have beautiful retail websites, focused on the buyer’s experience. Most have a digital marketing department or at the very least a person devoted to making their cars “pop” off the page online. But for some reason, we rely on third parties to handle [...]

Disrupting Big Box Auto Auctions: 8 Reasons why Wholesale App’s are Gaining Momentum

2017-01-12T20:08:45+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, Increase Wholesale Car Auction Profit|Tags: , , , , , |

I grew up attending auctions like Manheim and Adesa with my immigrant father and my two older sisters. Driving down to Pennsylvania to pickup cars for our used car lot was a weekly tradition in our household. I never imagined that I would see the decline of such great institutions in my lifetime. So even [...]