Who Uses This Software?

DealerSockets suite of products seamlessly connects franchise and independent dealerships of all sizes with auto seekers everywhere.

Average Ratings

32 reviews
  • Overall 3 / 5
  • Ease of Use 3 / 5
  • Customer Service 2.5 / 5
  • Features 3 / 5
  • Value for Money 3 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $750/month
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • DealerSocket
  • http://www.dealersocket.com
  • Founded 2001

About DealerSocket

DealerSocket offers a suite of seamlessly integrated products to help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably, while improving their customers experience. DealerSockets suite of products includes advanced CRM, innovative Digital Marketing and Websites, robust Vehicle Inventory Management, insightful Analytics Reporting, and solutions to streamline dealer operations such as Desking, Credit Reporting, Compliance, and a Dealer Management System (DMS) for dealers of all sizes.

DealerSocket Features

  • Accounting
  • Buy-Here-Pay-Here
  • Collections Management
  • Customer Database
  • F&I Management
  • Financing Management
  • Form Printing
  • Inventory Management
  • Lease Management
  • New Car Lot
  • Online Inventory
  • Parts Management
  • Sales Management
  • Service Department
  • Used Car Lot

DealerSocket Most Helpful Reviews

Do Not Purchase or Use!

Translate with Google Reviewed on 8/24/2018
Daniel H.
Marketing Manager
Automotive, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Current problems are going unanswered and unsupported. Beyond just minor dealer problems. We found a huge error in the code that was causing vehicles sent to Ebay Motors from INV+ to not be categorized properly. After Ebay and us reported the issue in February, there is still no solution in sight, with Dealersocket sticking to their posistion of no ETA and no idea when an update might occur, since its now in different departments hands. This handing off issues from one product or department seems to be the M.O for Dealersocket. When pressured to give an ETA or answer they try and pass the blame onto another department. Support also seems to not know how one product may work with another. On numerous occasions a support agent would have to stop providing support once the issue would move to another product. With only a select few agents that could assist with a cross software issue. IE. An issue in IDMS that was affecting INV+ may never get a proper support person to help figure out a solution. As many have stated. We were unfortunately sold a product that could do everything. Come to find out Dealersocket can do everything, but nothing well. Save your money and look to another product.

Pros: As others have stated. The product was SOLD as being a one stop solution to a lot of our problems. However, we have come to find out the sales staff would lie to close a sale and promised functionality that was not available.

Cons: IDMS: We have been attempting to use IDMS for over a year now and are still running into huge bugs and issues. The most recent being that if a customer has a " ' " in their name then they are unsearchable. We have also been experiening issues with forms coming from the ignite website platform and creating "deals" when it is just a customer asking a simple question. Another glaring issue with IDMS is that you can not delete a customer from the system. So if you have a customer that was accidently entered twice, too bad, that Joe Smith is now in your system twice forever. CRM: We tried the CRM for 6 months and spent hours importing data and creating templates. Come to find out that when it came to emailing a customer a vehicle brochure. The brochure was hosted by a completely different team and therefore a vehicle brochure would never lead a customer to your website. The brochure is also not customizable so your logo and brand identity could never be incorporated. The CRM also allows for custom timed emails to be sent out. These turned out to require so much finessing and time to create for each scenario that in the end a sales person or BDC would have been better off creating an email themselves and tracking it in the CRM opportunity. INV+: We have been using for years. There have been minor problems when it comes to showing vehicles properly and exporting to 3rd party sites. However, most problems started arising when we made the connection to IDMS....

The best option for Auto CRM

Translate with Google Reviewed on 10/3/2016
Taylor B.
Director of Marketing
Automotive, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I've used Dealersocket for over 2 years and am a high-level user. Though it isn't perfect, it is by far the best option on the market for a feature rich Automotive CRM.

Pros: DealerSocket offers a rich CRM with marketing automation, dashboards, custom websites and more. There are many features and it ends up being more than most can deal with. My use includes supervising the sales process, creating and refining the sales funnel through emails and calls, managing a database of over 6,000 customers/prospects and more. It does it all very well and when it doesn't the support is ready to help.

Cons: It's expensive for smaller dealers, the email marketing could use an upgrade.

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