Pre-Owned Director Craig White makes use of new metrics in vAuto’s Stockwave platform at Ourisman Lexus of Rockville (Md.). 
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Pre-Owned Director Craig White makes use of new metrics in vAuto’s Stockwave platform at Ourisman Lexus of Rockville (Md.).

Photo courtesy vAuto

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — vAuto has expanded its proprietary suite of market data to all Stockwave users with the introduction of vAuto’s Live Market View and Autotrader’s Scarcity Index, the company announced. Stockwave was designed to help dealers effectively and efficiently find and purchase vehicles from top wholesale sources through a single platform.

“With the number of off-lease units at a peak and fewer consumers as a whole trading in their vehicles, the data and insights dealers have at their fingertips are more important than ever to ensure they are buying and selling the right inventory at the right time for the right price,” said Patrick Janes, business development director for Stockwave at vAuto. “As supply changes, so must dealer inventory strategies. By introducing Stockwave Market Data, both independent and franchise dealers will be better equipped with information to acquire the inventory they need and capitalize on rising demand.”

Through this expansion, Stockwave users — both independent and franchise — will gain access to valuable market data from vAuto and Autotrader to help them make more confident and informed used-vehicle purchase decisions, executives said.

“Having the Scarcity Index and Market Days Supply inside Stockwave will help my team save hours of scanning through search results to find the right cars,” said Craig White, pre-owned director at Ourisman Lexus of Rockville (Md.). “What we used to track through static spreadsheets is now all in one dashboard and available at a quick glance, enabling my team to make split-second decisions on vehicles that weren’t even on our original buy list. We are now nimbler, able to monitor multiple auctions at once, and effectively growing our used-vehicle volume to meet rising demand.”

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