Growth, new ventures and an added location for DWA!
First and foremost, happy new year to everyone who receives and reads our newsletter. We truly hope that 2014 was a great year for you, and that 2015 promises to be that much better.
2014 was truly a year of growth for DriveWise Auto, and we have each of you to thank for it – for your support, business, referrals, and trust in us, our business model and what we stand for.
For 2014, we’re proud to say that we delivered just shy 650 vehicles (new and used) and bought nearly 275 cars (as trade-in’s and independent purchases). This means that we were able to close out 2014 with nearly a 20% increase in overall volume over 2013. It also means that we donated in excess of $55,000 to numerous local and global charities as a result of our Charity Driven platform.
You guessed right! That’s $55,000 that went to charities that would never have seen those funds had those 650 cars been purchased or leased elsewhere! Being Charity Driven is working. It’s what we do, what we love, and what’s making a difference in the lives of those who receive funds and services from the many charities that are selected by our clients, and that we have the privilege to make donations to as a result of their choices.
In addition to that growth, DriveWise Auto has grown beyond our corporate office. We’re pleased to announce that we opened our first satellite office out of the Glendale Area Schools Federal Credit Union – our first Credit Union partner. This new mutually beneficial relationship and location allows us to build our client portfolio by directly extending our services to the members of GASFCU and the community of Glendale (and surrounding areas), and in turn gives GASFCU the ability to expand their portfolio of member service offerings and build their loan portfolio. We should mention here that they have auto loan rates as low as 2.25%, terms up to 84 months, and that you may be eligible for membership. *For more info about membership, what being a credit union member could mean for you, and what products and services they provide, follow this link: www.gasfcu.org*
All of this growth also means that we’re hiring! Currently, we’re looking to add two more selling consultants to “Team DriveWise Auto.” Do you know someone who loves cars, loves working with people, who has sales experience (not necessarily car sales) and who you think could make a great addition? If so, please have them submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. *Positions are available immediately and requests for a job description can be submitted to the same email address.*
We recognize that our growth is based on the work that we do and the services that we provide, but know that our success relies heavily upon viral marketing that starts with you: the people who use our services and tell their stories about us and their experiences to their friends, family members and business associates, or who post on social media sites like Facebook and Yelp. With the deepest gratitude, we thank you for helping make 2014 a great year for us, and for laying the foundation for what is sure to be an amazing 2015.
As always, if there is anything that we can do for you, please be in touch. Since our doors opened in 2007, we remain committed to creating auto-relationships for life, and to being the only auto-buying and leasing service you ever need.
With warm wishes for a wonderful 2015,
Team DriveWise Auto