All Canadian industry verticals have specific needs. This is the first of a series of posts on Car Dealerships, and their unique requirements when it comes to their business phone systems.
jim_wilson_235881801 Car Dealerships Benefit from the NEWT Business Phone SystemJim Wilson is a car guy, especially a Chevrolet guy, as his family has been working with them for over 40 years. Jim has owned his own dealership in the Orillia area since 1992 and has been at his current location for seven years, growing it into one of the largest in the area.
Despite the success Jim Wilson Chevrolet has enjoyed, his dealership, like most others, was hit hard by the great recession of 2008. It forced Jim to take a long look at where he could cut costs without sacrificing crucial areas like sales or advertising.
One of the first places he looked was his phone and Internet expenses, and at that time he was paying between $2,000 and $2,500 per month. With the help of NEWT partner Lake Country Office Solutions, Jim switched to the ultimate car dealership phone system, the NEWT Managed PBX and NEWT Business Internet solution and now pays about $800 a month including the lease. His costs will drop even further, between $400 and $500 a month in 8 months when his lease payments are finished. That equates to an annual savings of more than $20,000/yr in overhead costs.
When describing what these savings mean to him, Jim says, “that’s a lot of money, that’s a job . . . we were able to save a job”.
Another major reason that Jim chose NEWT over competitors is one that you won’t find on a spreadsheet, but instead has to do with the fact that NEWT is a Canadian owned and operated company and still has all facets of the business including support, located in Canada. “They are customers of ours and we are customers of theirs” exclaims Jim.
As Jim simply puts it, “we are getting it from a local, privately owned company, and to me, that’s everything”.

For more on what NEWT Business Phone System and NEWT Business Internet Services can do for you and your business, please drop by the NEWT Website or give us a call at 1 (888) 996-6398.