UVS Junction LLC announced that clients now have access to a business-to-business service map. According to a press release, the company currently services over 270 RV dealers across the country.
“The power of our strong client base is reflected in these internal tools and it makes sense to network our clients with this level of connectivity,” said Director Angie Cellucci. “The map allows our clients to search all 270-plus locations by keywords or manufacturer and find the closes dealer regarding their service or parts inquiry. Dealers can now pass on business or even locate hard to find parts within the UVS customer base. It’s just another great addition to our website back end tools.”
The service map is the latest internal tool UVS provides for client use, including an RV Finder installed last month. Cellucci said the RV Finder gives clients the opportunity to locate inventory that they may not have on their lot.
“Currently there are over 22,000 units to search from within the UVS client base and that’s only the available units,” Cellucci said. “If we ran a search for all inventory including on order, sold, sale pending and virtual we would tip over 100,000 units nationwide.
“Dealers search the unit and our system calculates the distance the unit would be to see if the deal is potential. The automotive industry has been doing this for years.”
To see demo video on the business-to-business service map click here.
UVS Junction announced it has released UVSAdmin, the most recent addition to the company’s mobile apps. According to a press release, UVSAdmin offers the ease of posting inventory images from any smart phone directly to the dealer website.
“This application is clearly a time saver and easy to use,” said Director Angie Cellucci, noting that the app is available through both the Android and IOS stores and is free to all UVS clients. “UVS Junction is always working on time savers and inventory images have always been time consuming. With this new app the dealer doesn’t have to download images from their camera to their computer and then their website. It’s a direct hit from their mobile camera roll right to their website.”
Once the application is loaded, the dealer can select the images from the camera roll and load them. “The app also has targeted search options,” said Cellucci. “When the browser is opened, the user can see how many images are already living on that piece of inventory. Dealers can also search by stock number or keyword.”
To view a demo video click here http://www.uvsjunction.com/
UVS Junction has updated its mobile version to accommodate improvements in cellular devices. According to a press release, the new platform offers larger screens to “allow for more enjoyable viewing.”
“Whether on a cellular phone, tablet or phablet, we’ve learned that nearly 80% of visitors that click through to our client sites are visiting with some sort of mobile device,” said Director Angie Cellucci. “Overall our newly installed ‘Heat Map’ and ‘Site Stats’ show that Android averages about 77% strong compared to IOS which surprisingly measures about 17% of cellular traffic. Under 5% are using devices unknown to us.”
Because of all the new demands for mobile participation, UVS Junction has also updated client sites to now have a choice for what they want to publish as their “Default Mobile Selection.”
“They can choose between the mobile optimized version of their website or their full website built with responsive design,” Cellucci said. “Of course, once the visitor lands on their mobile site they too can select which of the two best suits their viewing by clicking from one choice to another. They can view the full site on their tablet and the mobile on the phone if they choose.”
She added, “All incoming leads stored within our clients CRM are clearly marked as mobile. It’s important to measure all inbound traffic and leads to report true ROI.”
Cellucci said that UVS built its mobile version to work in real time with client sites. This means that if a dealer brings in a horse trailer on trade, their mobile will now offer a category allowing the visitor to easily find that inventory. When the unit is sold, the category and inventory go away.
“It’s all automated,” Cellucci said. “All our mobile sites are always current and mirror the actual website including immediate updates. We also include cool features like similar inventory, video options, location maps, directions and click to call.
To learn more about the new mobile upgrade and watch our video click here.
UVS Junction and NADA Guides announced today (Sept. 11) the release of a new digital tool for use by all UVS website clients.
According to a press release, the NADA Guide Digital Tool is now loaded in all UVS website consoles and ready to use. It includes a mobile version of the NADA Guides, which is exclusive to UVS Junction. The back-end tool also includes print options.
“Having this tool will keep our clients current as updates are more frequent than the book version,” said Angie Cellucci, director of UVS Junction.
UVS clients will have unlimited users and calls to the NADA Guide database and, providing they have an active account with UVS Junction, the mobile version will be included in the monthly service. The partnership resulted in “never before pricing for our clients,” according to Celucci.
“The idea came through our company like a train,” said Cellucci. “We knew our clients needed it. Lenny’s team got us the data and we built it into our back end in microwave speed. We styled it so it’s easy to use. In less than a week it went from pencil and paper to living and functional.
“Our clients are thrilled. It’s brining this tool to the next level of convenience,” she added. ”It’s a new relationship focusing on new technology for the RV industry. This is a necessity for our clients and getting it loaded into our UVS consoles was a priority.”
Cellucci said she worked closely with Lenny Sims, vice president of operations for NADA Guides, to put together the partnerhship. “I knew the value of NADA and got with Lenny to orchestrate the new UVS Digital Tool,” she added. “It’s just another ‘thing’ for our clients to stay on top of the game. This marriage is long overdue and it’s so exciting to work with Lenny and the NADA team.”
For more information and to watch a video, click here.
UVS Junction announced that it has enhanced its online console for dealers with a heatmap and site stats map to improve web tracking and performance.
“Having a real time heatmap installed is an amazing tool that allows our clients to click onto a tab and view actual impressions for every page on their site,” said UVS Junction Director Angie Cellucci in a press release. “The more impressions in one area, the hotter the map. This tool paints a clear picture and helps us provide the best page layout for our clients helping them benefit by all their traffic.”
She added, “With our Grid Builder, moving modules around to key hot spots on the website is easy. Combine these tools and together they are truly cutting edge.”
In addition to the heatmaps that track every page, including custom pages, UVS also introduced a site stats map that shows real time visitors who are on your site at that moment.
“A red dot will show up on the map,” Cellucci said. “The more people the hotter the dot. You just click on the dot to pinpoint the location of where the IP is being sent from. You can also change the view to satellite for even more detailed viewing.”
Cellucci reported that the company would be “adding different levels of tracking as we grow the product, including graph and pie charts.”
For more information click here.
UVS Junction LLC announced the release of the company’s newest widget, designed to help RV dealers better update and display available floorplans on their websites.
“Floorplans are such a big part of our client requests that we knew we needed to give them multiple ways to feature their floorplans,” said UVS Director Angie Cellucci. ”Most importantly, they need a way to publish floorplans whether or not the inventory is living on their lot. Our directories are all set up in seconds – just click on the plans you want.”
UVS floorplan directories offer dealers the ability to select actual inventory, virtual inventory or both. Cellucci noted, “If they select both, our database will look at their inventory first. If they have that model, it will publish their real inventory. If they sell the unit, their directory will still remain complete and pull from their virtual lot.”
The floorplan widgets offer three choices for dealers.
“Our clients can choose to publish their floorplans by manufacturer and then drill down to brand. They can even separate manufacturer floorplans by motorized and towables,” Cellicci explained. “That’s the beauty of our widgets. You just drag and create a new box and you’re done! The second widget is a floorplan browser. This tool lists all manufacturers and their brands in alphabetical order. The last is a floorplan carousel which is simply a visual product.”
A thumbnail is also displayed along with the floorplan. When visitors click the plan it drives them to the inventory.
“It’s important to our client base to remain front runners,” she said. “Consumers are smart and they know what they want. Having floorplan directories helps keep hard earned web traffic on our client sites and doesn’t give a visitor a reason to visit with manufacturer sites to find what they’re looking for.”
To learn more about floorplan directories and view a demo video, click here.
UVS Junction LLC has hired Dominic Trono to oversee the web development and software firm’s in-house search engine optimization (SEO) service. According to a press release, Trono brings nearly 15 years of marketing and SEO experience.
“Over and over we receive emails from our clients asking us our spin on SEO marketing,” said Angie Cellucci, director of Winter Springs, Fla.-based UVS Junction. “They want to know if they should spend the money. Or worse, they’re spending thousands of dollars for unnecessary services. We are also faced with marketing firms asking us to do things to a client site that we clearly know are not effective.”
With Trono joining the UVS team, the company will have an expert to manage this service in-house.
“RV dealers have enough on their plate focusing on rolling metal out the door,” Cellucci said. “Our clients trust us and it’s our responsibility to look out for them. We embraced the idea and ran with it.”
Cellucci said that SEO just adds one more service to UVS Junction’s portfolio.
“This service, as is true of most of our services, will be included in our clients monthly payment,” Cellucci said. “By offering this in-house service, we will continue to keep money in the pockets of our clients.”
UVS Junction LLC has released its new “RV Rental Platform,” according to a press release.
“This platform is probably the most efficient available,” said Angie Cellucci, director of Winter Springs, Fla.-based UVS Junction. “We designed it to be simple by eliminating all the unnecessary layers while keeping our three-click logic in mind. I’m so pleased with our development team and the results of this program.”
Cellucci said that RV dealer clients can utilize the platform within their consoles. After logging in, dealers can view pending rental applications, process credit card payments, or view a map of all rentals scheduled or pending.
“We are often asked by our clients about various products and in all cases it’s just easier for us to build the software ourselves,” she said. “Taking action to write this software keeps our clients in control and everything is within reach once they are logged in.”
The rental platform is free to all UVS clients. To learn more and watch a video, click here.
During Stag-Parkway Inc.’s Driving Success Show in San Antonio this January, the Atlanta-based company announced a new partnership with UVS Junction, a web development software and hosting company for RV dealers.
“It is clear that the needs of RV dealers are evolving very fast and all the programming and hosting functions that progressive internet retailers and marketers demand require strategic partnering to deliver solutions that work”, said John Spaulding, senior vice president, marketing, in a press release. “For the past several years, UVS has provided web content for our dealers through their web hosting services. We came to respect their work and believe this is the perfect time to merge our operations, logistics and fulfillment capabilities with their programming and web hosting capabilities.”
Current subscribers to Stag’s bolt-on catalog are being moved over to a new platform hosted by UVS Junction. Stag said that dealers will receive the same support, service and site benefits they are accustomed to getting from STAG at the same price, and the change will be transparent.
For dealers who want a more robust and customizable e-commerce store-front solution, Stag will be offering two new subscriptions – Level II: RVlifestyles Ecommerce and Level III: RVlifestyles Total Management. Both solutions bring a million dollars worth of resources to bear in delivering a turnkey store front product for as little as $4.93 a day. Stag will provide the content and logistics support and UVS will provide the web hosting and technology to support a dealer’s online store.
According to Stag, Level II and III will provide dealers with complete editing control. Dealers will be able to change copy, images and layout. They will also have complete control over online pricing and the ability to ship from their own inventory. These enhanced subscription packages allow the dealer to add web pages, post newsletters, issue certificates and coupons.
In addition to the new storefront solutions, Stag and UVS Junction are offering a new mobile application upgrade for Level II and III subscribers. The mobile app will put a dealer’s storefront in the right format for easy access and browsing on smartphones, pads and other mobile devices. It will allow dealers to broadcast live videos to customers online and demonstrate how a product works or is installed.
For more information, contact Stag Sales or UVS Junction at (407) 359-8878.
RV dealer principals, general managers and parts professional are invited to attend a special “super session panel” entitled “E-commerce Solutions–Taking Your Parts Store to the Next Level” on Oct. 4, during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
According to a press release, the panel will discuss how the RV parts industry has changed through the power of the Internet. Discussions will include solutions to online parts stores ranging from third-party opportunities to self-managed revenue building and enhancement opportunities. Session attendees will learn how to use and implement the newest tools and strategies to build parts revenue. Tactics discussed on the panel will include product bundling, couponing, fulfillment, shipping, taxes and returns.
Panelists for the session include: Angela Cellucci, Robin Beebe-Moussaoui, and Doug McDonald from UVS Junction, Martin Street of Stag-Parkway, and Steve Swanson of Hilltop RV.
“Dealers will find out how to re-think sales by bringing parts to the front of their websites, how get to cash flow going by moving stale parts off the shelves, and creative marketing strategies get parts customers to return to their website,” Cellucci said.
UVS Junction has upgraded its sponsorship to level to Silver – making it the sole sponsor at that level at this time.
The session ties directly into curricula developed by the RV Learning Center and the Center on Education for Training for Employment at The Ohio State University. It is ideal for parts personnel interested in certification or seeking recertification continuing education credit.
The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will be held Oct.1-5, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada, and the RV Learning Center.
The 2012 convention will feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. RVDA’s Partners in Progress Brand Committees will also meet to work on important dealer/manufacturer issues.
Visit www.rvda.org and www.rvlearningcenter.com to register for the convention and complete information about all the continuing education opportunities available. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn® professional networking services, Twitter, and Facebook.