How to access KBB data after the cancellation of Karpower
As a car dealership, you rely on accurate and reliable pricing data to help you make informed decisions about buying and selling vehicles. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is a well-known resource for this type of data.
Still, the company recently announced that it was canceling its Karpower tool, a paid subscription service that provided dealerships with access to KBB's pricing data and other resources. While the cancellation of Karpower may have raised questions about how to access KBB's data as a dealership, several options are still available.
In this article, we'll discuss some strategies for accessing KBB's data after the cancellation of Karpower.
Use KBB's website
One of the easiest ways to access KBB's pricing data is by visiting the company's website. KBB offers several tools on its website that allow dealerships to look up the value of a vehicle, including the "Value Your Trade" tool, which will enable dealerships to get an estimate of the value of a trade-in vehicle, and the "Price Advisor" tool, which provides dealerships with a range of fair market values for a new or used car based on its make, model, and other factors.
Use KBB's mobile app
In addition to its website, KBB also offers a mobile app that allows dealerships to access its pricing data on the go. The app includes several features, such as the ability to search for new and used vehicles, get estimates of trade-in values, and compare the prices of different cars.
Use a third-party website or app
Several third-party websites and apps offer access to KBB's pricing data. Some of these tools may require a subscription fee, while others are free to use. It's important to note that the accuracy and reliability of these tools may vary, so it's a good idea to compare the data from multiple sources to get a complete picture.
Use a dealer management system (DMS)
If you have a dealer management system (DMS) that includes integration with KBB, like DealerClick, you can access KBB's pricing data directly from your DMS system. DealerClick offers this integration as an added feature. It can be a convenient way to access KBB's data without visiting the company's website or using a third-party tool.
By utilizing one or more of these strategies, you can continue to access KBB's pricing data as a dealership after the cancellation of Karpower. It's important to note that the availability and cost of these options may vary, so it's a good idea to compare your options and choose the one that best meets your needs and budget.
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