Automotive Digest: SureSale in the News

May 19th, 2015

Enhanced Certification Platform from SureSale(TM) Helps Dealerships Target the 20 Million Used Cars Not Covered by Manufacturer CPO Programs

May 11th, 2015
New “Check, Inspect and Protect” platform helps auto dealers sell used cars faster, and at a higher profit, while giving today's used car shopper more peace of mind   Las Vegas, NV – May 12, 2015 – SureSale, the certified pre-owned marketing program designed to change the way used cars are bought and sold, today launched its upgraded certification platform – “Check, Inspect and Protect” – which targets the 20 plus million used cars not covered by manufacturer CPO programs. The new, easy-to-use p...

SureSale Makes it Easy to Get Into the Booming Certification Market

April 12th, 2015
Get In Early and Now… the Market Won’t Wait for You! November was the strongest November for CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) sales – ever! This continues a string of records in the CPO market, including the best October ever last month, according to Autodata.1 And what we are seeing at SureSale reflects this surge, with the new category of certified vehicles that SureSale covers (the millions of vehicles that fall outside the OEM CPO programs: with mileage up to 150K miles and up to 15 years of age) b...

SureSale(TM) Launches Nation’s First Dedicated Certified Marketplace

December 11th, 2012
SureSale Marketplace offers dealers free express listings of eligible to-be-certified inventory; turnkey process exposes dealership inventory to certified shoppers in minutes Venice, CA – SureSale, the certified pre-owned marketing program that is changing the way used vehicles are bought and sold, today launched the nation’s first dedicated certified marketplace and announced free express publishing of eligible-to-be-certified inventory through the SureSale Certified Marketplace, so that dealer...

Wards Auto: Consumers Trading In Older Cars

November 28th, 2012
As more consumers return to the new-car market, many of them are trading in geriatric vehicles with six-figure odometer readings. “Trade-ins are a lot different than five years ago, that’s for sure,” says Ron MacEachern, general manager of Suburban Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Troy, MI. “People have held on to their cars. We’re seeing 6-, 7-, 8-year-old vehicles with 100,000 miles (160,000 km), up to 200,000 miles (320,000 km).” The recession and its effects have much to do with that. Many economicall...

SureSale Launches Mobile Certification and Online Marketing Platforms

November 27th, 2012
SureSale technology expands dealer autonomy in the sourcing, certification, and marketing of certified vehicles Venice, CA – SureSaleTM, the certified pre-owned (CPO) marketing program that is changing the way used vehicles are bought and sold, today announced the launch of its new mobile and online platforms designed to increase dealer autonomy in the sourcing, certification, and marketing of certified vehicles. The technology platforms include new functionality that enables dealers to purchase...

Hurricane Sandy Leaves a Trail of Destruction Along the Northeast –What Place Does the Auto Industry Have in its Recovery?

November 19th, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Leaves a Trail of Destruction Along the Northeast –What Place Does the Auto Industry Have in its Recovery? Natural disasters are often referred to as catastrophic for a reason - the sheer nature of their damage is not limited to a ripple effect but a flat out splash - covering individuals, infrastructure, businesses, and more. Hurricane Sandy has passed, but many northeast residents are still without basic supplies, while others may have lost their homes, businesses, cars, and mo...

New-vehicle Sales Up, but Margins are Squeezed: Enter CPO, Bringing New Profits to All!

August 27th, 2012
If there is a bright spot in the economy these days, it’s the auto industry. Pent-up demand, lower interest rates, great product, and easing gas prices are driving consumers online and into showrooms, ramping up sales for dealers across the country. But it is not all sunshine – at least for new car dealers, who are feeling increasing pressure on margins (attributable to some of the same factors that are also driving sales ), with consumers paying, on average, $500 less for a new vehicle than the...

AutoSuccess Podcast – SureSale Certified Vehicles

June 5th, 2012

Is Certified the New Organic?

May 22nd, 2012
Like ‘natural’ food labels, has the overuse of ‘certified’ lost its power in the used car market? Once upon a time, a label of ‘natural’ on food products… or anything else, conjured up images of health and purity and assurances that the product was pesticide and chemical-free – but today, with all things natural in vogue and not a standard or regulation in place, the label has suffered from over-exposure and it has become a far less meaningful brand tool for the food marketing industry. Indeed, ...

Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz was at the forefront of the evolution and development of the automotive Internet, serving as President and CEO of the two companies that pioneered online automotive commerce, Autoweb and Autobytel, both Nasdaq listed companies. He brings over 15 years of leadership and innovation in the digital marketplace.

During Schwartz's tenure at Autobytel, the company emerged as a leader in the digital automotive space and expanded its customer list to include every major automotive manufacturer and over 25,000 automotive retail relationships. Schwartz's background of leadership in the automotive sector also includes the founding of automotive media and marketing company, Seller Networks, and serving as chairman of auto dealership group AutoCentro. Currently, Schwartz is founder and CEO of SureSale, a leading certification platform for pre-owned vehicles.

Previously, Schwartz held various executive positions at The Walt Disney Company. Schwartz was named Outstanding Executive of a Public Company by the American Electronics Association and was awarded the prestigious Stevie Award for web innovation, the FAST 50 Award from Deloitte and Touche, and the CIO-100 Award for outstanding technology. He attended USC, where he obtained his Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D., and has served on numerous public company boards, including US Auto Parts.