DALLAS, TX, January 23, 2017 – Pearl Technology Holdings, LLC, (Pearl) (http://www.pearlsolutions.com) today announced a new effort with Experian (http://www.experian.com) that will enable it to deliver expiring consumer auto lease data to its VehicleXchange (VX) OEM and dealer partners. According to Experian, there are approximately 3 million expiring leases in the United States in the next 12 months. Having this information at their fingertips will enable an OEM or dealer utilizing the VehicleXchange marketing platform to identify and extend a firm offer of credit to all qualifying customers with expiring leases within a market, or by ZIP Code.
According to Experian, automotive leasing has exploded over the last five years with approximately 29 percent of all vehicle transactions being leased in Q3 of 2016. The trend is increasing as vehicle prices rise and consumers have become payment buyers. With the average new vehicle price now over $30,000, and the average monthly loan payment over $500, industry experts see leasing as an increasing trend.
“Expiring lease data is gold for any OEM or dealer wanting to increase sales and gain market share,” said Bruce Thompson, CEO and founder of Pearl. “Imagine being able to market to every customer with three to six lease payments remaining in a given market. Our clients can spend much less money and be significantly more successful because it’s a surgical approach to reaching the consumers we absolutely know are “in-market” for a new vehicle.”
Through the VehicleXchange platform, dealers and OEMs can determine market opportunity by make, model, payment, and then target based on remaining payments or credit tier by providing an Experian prescreened firm offer of credit.
This allows them to strategically target and formulate “pull forward” lease and payment offers. The filtering engine also allows a manufacturer or dealer to determine maximum “pull forward” exposure per unit, while at the same time targeting only consumers with current payments within a certain range.
“Our OEM partners can actually use Experian data to formulate their monthly model lease incentives by region or market,” said Thompson. “Understanding the current lease terms and contact info for off lease consumers in a market is a big time game changer.”
VehicleXchange began as a service drive equity tool, but has evolved into a powerful, full-service marketing platform. Dealers can utilize the full suite of tools, or simply execute marketing campaigns leveraging pre-screen and expiring lease data from Experian.
For more information call: 888.339.1116. Or to sign up for a demonstration visit: www.pearlsolutions.com. VehicleXchange and Pearl’s full product suite will be featured at this year’s NADA in New Orleans, LA, January 26-29th at the Pearl Technology Holdings booth, #3129.
With the formation of American Auto Exchange (AAX) in 2001, auto industry entrepreneur Bruce Thompson became widely known as the creator of the “used car inventory management” space. He went on to start RedBumper, LLC in 2010, which is also primarily focused on “used car inventory management.” RedBumper’s intellectual property was acquired by CDK Global in September 2014. At that time, Thompson formed a new holding company, Pearl Technology Holdings, LLC, created to be an automotive technology incubator. The company’s mission is to create and deliver innovative new tools that have an impact on the industry. Pearl has launched six subsidiaries: NewCar IQ, LLC; VehicleXchange, LLC; eCarTag, LLC; Trade-In Concierge, LLC and ShowroomXpress, LLC and Pearl Proximity, LLC. NewCarIQ, LLC was acquired by CDK Global in January 2016.
Director of Marketing
Pearl Technology Holdings, LLC