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ARI Mobile Jumpstart Guide
How do I generate an authorization code for ARI Mobile?
Users and User Access
Configure VDP Getting Noticed Indicator
Aliasing a BlueTie Email account
Create a BlueTie Email Account
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How do I Access my BlueTie Email
Unlock or Reset Password for BlueTie Email
What is a BlueTie Email Enterprise Manager
Intro to Legacy Ecommerce Payment Methods
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PayPal Integration for Legacy Ecommerce
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Legacy Ecommerce Allowed Countries
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Legacy Ecommerce Regional and City Taxes
Legacy Ecommerce Store Configuration
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Ecommerce Products, Product Groups, Categories and Catalogs
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Hosting Visuals in Media Center
How to Feature Product Groups
How to Format an Ecommerce SKU for Imports
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Update Categories and Category Structure by User Interface
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Update Image Overrides by CSV Import
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Update Price Rules & Price Overrides by User Interface
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Update Product Group Category Mapping by User Interface
Update Shelf Inventory and Price by User Interface
Update Shelf Inventory and Sale Price by CSV Import
Ecommerce Checkout Process and Orders
Create Coupon Codes
EasyPost - Feature Summary and Set-up
How to Buy Postage
How to Charge Shipping
How to Configure Paypal for Checkout
How to configure Authorize.net for checkout
How to configure Stripe for checkout
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Getting Started with Ecommerce
Configure Inventory Rules
Ecommerce Terms and Functions
File Center Import and Export Hub
General Account Settings
ARI CMS Favorites Menu
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Configuring the Homepage
Enhance Digital Retailing with Payment Genie
Existing Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page
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Welcome to the ARI-CMS Self Help Center!
What is the New Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page?
Where do I Manage Inventory?
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Where do I manage New Models
Dealer Management Systems (DMS)
CDK Lightspeed CEM/V-SEPT Integration
CDK Lightspeed PG&A Inventory Integration
CDK Pro-Level Unit Inventory Integration
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OEM Price Uploads for Ecommerce and Legacy Ecommerce
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Request Brochure Form
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Schedule Test Drive Form
VIN Check Form
Value Your Trade Form
Accessing Secure Leads with Password Protection
Configure Lead Email Notifications
Lead Spam Protection
Managing ARI Responsive Lead Records
Secure Lead Form: ARI Internal Users versus Dealer Administrators
Tracking Form Submissions with Google Tag Manager
Legacy Ecommerce Orders
Changing the Status of a Legacy Ecommerce Order
Legacy Ecommerce Web Order Exports
Process or Refund a Legacy Ecommerce Order
Reviewing Legacy Ecommerce Orders
Intro to Leads and Orders
Lead Attribution - ARI Responsive Websites
Add and Remove Inventory Units
Creating Inventory Packages
Finalizing Inventory Records Imported from a DMS
How Do I Restore My Deleted Unit Inventory?
Importing Units to Inventory Manager via CSV file
Required Inventory Fields
Adding Custom Text to Legacy Ecommerce Products
Adding a YouTube Video to a Legacy Ecommerce Product
Exporting & Importing Legacy Ecommerce Price Files
Import Legacy Ecommerce Products (Prices & Availability)
Intro to Product Manager
Managing Products and Product Variants
Adding & Editing Custom Brochures with Custom Showcase
Custom Products (Legacy Ecommerce)
Inventory, New Models and Legacy Ecommerce Product Groups
Breadcrumb Navigation Component
Business Information Component
Configure CTAs With the VDP Unit Detail Component
Google Analytics Component
Google Tag Manager Component
Highlight Links Component
Item Groups & Showrooms Component
Lead Form Component
Logo Bar Component
OEM Parts Lookup
Offer Rotator Component
Offered Services Component
Page Asset Component
Page Head Title Component
Page Structure Component
Payment Calculator Component
Polaris Tracking Component
Primary Navigation Component
SEO Content Component: Overview and Setup
Search Bar Component
Secure Lead Form Component
Showcase Home Component
Site Map Component
Social Media Component
Store Locations Component
Component doesn't have an "+ Add Another" option
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Component isn't in my library
I can't access components in the CMS
What components are available for an ARI Responsive website?
What is a Component?
Working with Components
Adding a Custom Page
Search Page: Adding Custom Page/HTML Titles to Filtered Search Results
Sitemap Page: Adding Links to your Sitemap (HTML & XML)
Intro to Site Content
What browsers are supported?
What file formats can uploaded via Media Browser/File Browser?
What is Responsive Design?
Intro to Locations
Leads by Location
Managing Unit Inventory for Multiple Store Locations
Update Location Information
Add Custom Services
Add Pre-loaded Services
Enable Services for Display on Website
Enabling the Request Service Form
Managing Services for Multiple Store Locations
Brand Sequence (Brochures)
Catalog Sequence (Legacy Ecommerce)
Exporting Custom Legacy eCommerce Data from Endeavor
Legacy Ecommerce Promotions Codes
Table of Contents
Updated by Patrick Mares
Welcome to the new Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page (VDP)!
The Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page is the most important page for your customers as they look at your Inventory. We have redesigned this key Inventory page to better display info your customers care about and drive conversions.
What is New?
- Important details are always available to shoppers. Product name, price details and form options are fixed as a user scrolls. Sticky headers and footers also display where needed.
- Price and Details have been re-positioned and made more prominent without compromising OEM requirements for MAP and destination charges
- Inventory Item Images, Videos, and 360 Spins are presented to shoppers in larger dimensions. The gallery has also been updated to display non-ideal image sizes more effectively.
- This page has been architected to follow SEO best practices and load pages faster than the previous version.
- Important details like key features, dealer notes, descriptions and specifications are sectioned and display in more consolidated fashion.
- OEM Promotions can now show directly from the Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page.
- Our new Getting Noticed notification lets customers know when other users have been looking at an Inventory Item.
Making and sharing high quality videos and images is one of the biggest things you can do to improve sales. The media section on the Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page showcases these Images, Videos, and 360 Spins to let customers see what you are selling.
- Images and one video can be associated to an Inventory Item as described in Add and Remove Inventory Units.We recommend images 1000x533 pixels or larger. Images can be cropped with any image editing software to proper dimensions. 90 DPI or higher is preferable.
- Inventory you choose to associate with Make/Model Lookup results may also provide optional default images. The amount of stock images provided vary greatly unit to unit.
- 360° Spins are fully interactive Inventory walk-arounds available through our Dealerpic 360 integration. For more on DealerPic 360 see our introductory Dealer-pic 360 webinar here.
Price and Price Details display continuously as the user scrolls up and down the page and fulfill OEM requirements for MAP and destination charges.
- Base Price, Sale Price, and Best Price can be set on a per-unit basis. For more see Sales on Major Unit Inventory.
Getting Noticed Indicator
The Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page Getting Noticed indicator can be used to alert customers when an Inventory Item has been viewed by others in the last 7 days.
Click here for information on Configuring the Getting Noticed Indicator.
Forms and Buyer tools
Forms and Buyer Tools let customers calculate costs, choose a contact form that suits their needs, or pull a dealer's contact information. Your most important CTAs are constantly available in the floating sidebar on the right. But all tools are available from the View All Shopping Tools button and the selection on the bottom of the Page
- Read more on updating Forms and Buyer tools for the New VDP page here: Configure CTAs With the VDP Unit Detail Component
Recently Viewed Inventory
The Recently Viewed Inventory button will display for users who have previously visited inventory pages on your site. Your Representative can set the Recently Viewed Inventory button to display at the bottom left or bottom right of the of the Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page.
When clicked the My Recently Viewed Inventory button shows a list of all Inventory Items recently viewed from that device.
Important details like Key Features, Dealer Notes, Descriptions, and Specifications are available from expanding sections, getting customers right to the info they need.
- Product details can be edited on Inventory Item creation, detailed in Add and Remove Inventory Units. You may also add additional details at any time when editing Inventory Items. The main description, the specs table, and dealer notes and insights are all editable within the inventory manager.
Breadcrumb links at the top of the page offer easy access to nested parent categories, allowing customers to easily find related models.
Under the Hood
Our Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page incorporates 3rd party tracking scripts, MAP rules, factory promotions and similar units to the one being viewed to ensure our dealers and their customers are best served.