Getting started with MotorLot, one of the first things to do is to add inventory.
Select the inventory tab from anywhere within MotorLot
On the right of the inventory screen, select “Post a new Inventory”
Enter the vehicles VIN and press decode. This will pull make, model, year, trim level, and options for most modern cars.This will pull most of the information, but more features can always be added.
Fill out and edit the form as needed. Be as thorough as possible when adding as inventory as this will help drive search results and sales. It will also make creating deals and accounting easier.
Selecting the “Featured Inventory Item” box will put this vehicle on the front page of the dealer website.
In the description section, write a description of the car, any special features about it, any special deals on it. Again, the more descriptive this is, the higher response it will have.
Select the features sub-menu to select the exact features this vehicle has. Most of this will be pulled from decoding the VIN, but make sure and look through this section. Add any features, including aftermarket, that the VIN decode missed.
Once all the features have been selected, press Add inventory at the bottom of the page. This will successfully add the inventory to the dealership and post it on the website. After the inventory has been added, it can still be edited and pictures can be added to the listing.
To add photos to the listing, select photos from the vehicle page.
This will bring up a file explorer window (Different on Mac vs. PC). Select photo or photos from the computer and press open. To select multiple photos, press shift+click on photos (Windows) or cmd+click on photos (Mac).
Once the photos are finished uploading, click and drag photos to change their order. The order of the photos on the photos page will be the same order they appear on the website. To delete a photo, select destroy under the photo to be deleted.
If there is flooring on the vehicle, select the flooring tab and enter all flooring terms. This will help accounting. Make sure and press save floor plan when all terms have been entered.
After flooring info has been added, select the purchasing and costs tab. Again, fully fill out this info, this will help in accounting and writing deals later.
Under Costs, enter any costs associated with the vehicle (detailing, repairs, etc.). To enter more than one cost, select add another cost until all costs have been entered. To save this info, click “Update purchasing info and costs” This will help to highlight exactly how much money is invested into a vehicle and allows MotorLot to accurately show the profit on any deal.