Scott Salzman of Lee's Toyota in Jamaica NY. Named CarWoo!'s Online Salesperson of the Year

Professionalism and Performance in the CarWoo! Marketplace Earn Scott Salzman Online Salesperson of the Year Honors

Feb 10, 2013, 06:00 ET from CarWoo!

BURLINGAME, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CarWoo! is pleased to announce that Scott Salzman from Lee's Toyota of Jamaica NY has been named CarWoo!'s Online Salesperson of the Year for 2012.  This award is presented by CarWoo! to the individual who best exemplifies outstanding customer service and sales to the online consumer.  The factors upon which this award is based include: converted sales, ranking for both responsiveness and professionalism, and customer reviews. 

"Scott is an ideal salesperson participating in our marketplace and is a great example of the delivery of professional online salesmanship," says Tommy McClung, CarWoo!'s CEO.  "He earned this award by consistently demonstrating an understanding of how online shoppers expect to be treated and then exceeding those expectations.  This is also a great example of a dealership creating an environment in which online selling is supported and rewarded.  We are very pleased to present our annual award to Mr. Scott Salzman."

"Being selected as the Salesperson of the Year out of such a strong group of finalists is an honor to say the least," says Scott. "The resources contained in their online transactional marketplace and the guidance from their performance management team has assisted me in perfecting my approach to internet sales and I am humbled to receive this award."

In recognition of Scott's outstanding performance, and his commitment to community involvement, CarWoo! is pleased to donate $500 to the School for Language and Communication Development of Glen Cove in his name.

Honorable mentions go to the finalists for the Online Salesperson of the Year, Jeff Aoki, Norm Reeves Honda Super Store in Cerritos, CA; Mark Jama, Westbury Toyota in Westbury, NY; Don Leighton, Rick Case Hyundai Davie in Fort Lauderdale, FL;  Mannie Manuel, Capitol Hyundai in San Jose, CA.; and Mike Sahloff, Brown Honda in Toledo, OH. Each of the professionals has demonstrated an expertise in online sales by providing a level of service unparalleled in their respective marketplaces.

CarWoo!'s Dealer Plus program provides the selling tools and data necessary for car salespeople to flourish in an ecommerce selling environment. Program benefits include:  

  • Unlimited access to CarWoo! Buyers
  • Buyers ready to purchase now
  • The end to "secret shopping"
  • Identification and removal of unethical salesmanship
  • Online distinction and improved SEO
  • Comprehensive training to achieve online excellence

About CarWoo!:
CarWoo! is dedicated to providing the best online marketplace for automotive buyers and sellers. In the CarWoo! MarketPlace, consumers can select the type of car they are interested in, find and communicate anonymously with local dealers from CarWoo!'s more than 10,000 dealers, receive upfront prices, compare offers, and ultimately make a confident, hassle free purchase decision. Dealers and their staff receive pre-qualified consumers (over 70% of which will not complete traditional lead forms) and never before available competitive intelligence and insight into the behavior of the online buyer. With early funding by Y Combinator, CarWoo! is based in Burlingame, CA and is funded by Blumberg Capital, Comcast Ventures, Ace, InterWest Partners, and others.

CarWoo! is exhibiting at the 2013 NADA Convention and Expo in Orlando, Feb. 8 – 11 in Booth 3253.  CarWoo! is also a sponsor at the Digital Marketing Strategies Conference in Orlando Feb. 5 – 7.

About Norm Reeves Honda Super Store:
Norm Reeves Honda Super Store of Cerritos, Ca. is the flagship member of the Norm Reeves Honda Super Store family of Stores and the #1 Volume Honda dealer in the US.

About Westbury Toyota:
Westbury Toyota of Westbury, NY services the new and certified Pre-owned Toyota needs of Westbury as well as providing service and parts for their customers in the surrounding communities.

About Rick Case Hyundai Davie:
Rick Case Hyundai of Davie was America's 1st Hyundai dealership and is a proud member of the Rick Case Family of dealerships.  It has been servicing the greater Ft. Lauderdale area for over 25 years. They offer service, sales, parts and a body shop to their customers, as well as a large inventory of pre-owned non Hyundai vehicles

About Capitol Hyundai:
Capitol Hyundai of San Jose is a proud member of the Award winning Del Grande Dealer Group.  They offer new and certified Pre-Owned Hyundai's as well as non Hyundai pre-Owned vehicles. They also offer service and parts to the customers and strive to provide 100% customer satisfaction to 100% of their customers 100% of the time!

About Brown Honda:
Brown Honda, a Toledo Ohio Landmark since 1926, is a proud purveyor of new and used Honda automobiles.  They also provide the greater Toledo area with Honda service and genuine Honda parts.