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PoteauBiz PHP Auto Dealer Quick Start Guide April 22, 2009 Buddy J. Currens

PoteauBiz.com 303 Nanih Waiya Poteau, OK 74953 (972) 849-8034 Mobile (800) 940-1928 Fax Info@PoteauBiz.com PoteauBiz PHP Auto Dealer can be viewed at: www.PoteauBiz.com/autotest


PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions PoteauBiz is proud to bring PHP Auto Dealer to you. It is a robust program that will help all auto dealers grow their businesses. It is simple to use and can be administered from the Dealers own computer or, for a small fee, PoteauBiz can administer it for you. The purpose of this document is to provide a Quick Start Guide that will allow you to get up and running in a matter of minutes. The guide assumes that PoteauBiz has set the PHP Auto Dealer program up for you and you are now ready to begin building your inventory. Home Page When you view your home page, it will look similar to the one below but with your Auto Dealership Information personalized for you. An automobile has already been added to the inventory for illustration purposes. As you can see from the Menu, once you build your inventory, you can search it, view only used, new (or your own customized description) stock and the customer can use the calculator to calculate payments as well as built in forms to contact you for more information. Home Page Illustration

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Log In Okay, let’s get started building your Auto inventory. To do that, just click on the “Administration” link at the bottom of the Home Page as shown in the previous illustration. When you click on the Administration link it will bring you to the Login page as shown below. Log In Page Illustration

When PoteauBiz sets your website up, you will be given a Username: and a Password: as part of the setup. Enter your Username: and Password: and click on Log In. This will bring you to the Administration Section as shown on the next page. Admin Section The Admin Section is pretty much self explanatory. From here you have the ability to add addition vehicles to your Listing, add or change Vehicle Types, develop Custom Fields, run Inventory Reports, add or change Categories or add or change Makes. The basic Statistics for your business are also summarized on this page. If you use Auto Trader.com or Cars.com, the program has the flexibility to be configured for use with these systems. This should be specified prior to the installation.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions To begin our listings, let’s click the Listings link on the Admin Section. When we do we are brought to the “Add a New Listing” page and we select a type. At this point we have Automobiles as the only type. The program is very flexible, however, and more types, such as Trucks and Motorcycles for example, can be added if desired. Admin Section Illustration

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Add New Listing Illustration

Click on the Select Button next to the Listing Type, in this case Automobile, and the various fields as shown on the form in the Appendix will appear. A brief description of each field is as follows: Display Listing: Do you want to display your listing, yes or no?

Status: The status can be Available, Pending or Sold

Category: The Category can be New or Used.

Stock ID: The Stock ID can conform to your accounting system.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions New/Used: Is the vehicle new or used?

Year: The year the vehicle was manufactured.

Make: The make of the vehicle, i.e., Audi, Ford, Dodge, etc.

Model: The model of the vehicle, i.e., Ford Focus, etc.

Trim: Leather, Cloth, etc.

VIN: The Vehicle Identification Number

MSRP: The Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (if new).

Price: The Original asking price.

Sale Price: The current price if on sale (Note: The Original Price will be shown and marked through.

Mileage: The Odometer mileage of the vehicle.

Transmission: Select from the drop down list either automatic or manual.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Exterior Color: The exterior color of the vehicle.

Interior Color: The interior color of the vehicle.

Description: The description box provides plenty of room for further description of the vehicle. Note that the font can be bolded, italics, unlined and colored.

Doors: Select either two or four doors from the dropdown list.

Engine: The engine size and description.

Drive Trans: Select Front Wheel, Rear Wheel, 4 Wheel or All Wheel from the dropdown list.

Condition: Select New, Excellent, Good, Fair or Needs Work from the dropdown list.

Air Conditioning: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

Cruise Control: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Tilt Wheel: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

Power Locks: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

Power Steering: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

Power Seats: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

Power Windows: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

ABS: Select yes or no from the dropdown list.

Stereo: Provide a full description for the entertainment system here.

Images: The Auto Dealer Program provides the ability to upload up to 24 full sized images for each vehicle. You will note the warning that “Only JPG Files will be resized”. The reason for this warning is that three (3) different size photos are stored for each “full sized upload”, the thumbnails, the medium sized photos and the large photos (try the demo to see this feature). The nice thing is that as long as the photos are in .JPG format, the program automatically resizes all the photos to fit this display scheme and you only have to upload one photo!

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Through

Add Listing: Once all your data is entered for each vehicle, just click the “Add Listing� button to save the information. You can then go to the home page and review it.

A full listing, as you would see when you open up the listing tab, is shown in the appendix. Edit/Delete Listing Types

Using this page you can add a new Listing Type. Examples could be Motorcycle, Truck, etc. You can also administer the fields that are set up for the List Type by clicking on Select next to the Type of Vehicle or from the Field Administration page that is shown on the following page.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Field Administration Type Selection

As you can see from the Field Administration page below, the fields for each vehicle type are fully customizable with features that you can customize for your dealership.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Field Administration for Automobiles

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Inventory Reports The Inventory Reports page shown below is self explanatory and will let you create reports for every type of view that you can imagine. Go ahead and give it a try once you have completed your vehicle inventory.

Edit or Delete Category Using this page you can modify or add a new of Category of Vehicle. For example if you prefer “Pre-Owned” to “Used”. If so this is the place to make the change.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions Edit or Delete Make Although Porche is in the list you may want to add Mazaratti. If so jut add it to the make list and click on “Add Make�.

Edit or Delete User Although you will be given a Username: and Password: with your new setup, you have the capability to add new users to your program. For example, you may want to have someone else build your inventory database for you. If so this is the place to authorize them.

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions AutoTraders.com: Auto Dealer can be configured to interface with the AutoTraders.com system. If you want or require this feature we can provide it. Cars.com: Auto Dealer can be configured to interface with the Cars.com system. If you want or require this feature we can provide it. PHP Info: PHP Information is used to determine the PHP capabilities of your server. If you use PoteauBiz you don’t have to concern yourself with this. It’s really TechnoDork” stuff. Admin Home: This link takes you to the page previously shown as the “Admin Section Illustration”. Log Out: This link will terminate or “Log you out” of the system. Support Info: The program was developed by SelectDevelopment, however, we are licensed to provide you with the necessary software and support. Home: This link will take you to the home page for your PHP Auto Dealer website. The previous information is intended to provide a “Quick Start Guide” for using the PHP Auto Dealer Program. This is a powerful program and it is difficult to cover all the capabilities in a document such as this. Overview information on the program’s features is included in the Appendix. For more information contact: PoteauBiz.com 303 Nanih Waiya Poteau, OK 74953 (972) 849-8034 Mobile (800) 940-1928 Fax Info@PoteauBiz.com

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions

APPENDIX

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PoteauBiz.com PHP Auto Dealer Program Quick Start Instructions

PHP Auto Dealer Overview Latest Version: 2.7.1 Overview PHP Auto Dealer will allow you to setup an automated online showroom of your vehicle inventory that is easily maintainable from any web browser via the admin interface with no coding or FTP required. Customizable PHP Auto Dealer is easily customized for automobiles, motorcycles, RVs, or anything with a make model and year. You can manage the custom fields from within the admin section plus you can have multiple vehicle types each with their own custom fields. Look and Feel PHP Auto Dealer can be used either as a complete website or as an add-on to your current site. It uses templates which makes it easy whether you’re integrating it into your existing site or starting from scratch. Basic Features - Easy Installation (Free installation available) - Complete password protected Admin section. - Fully Brand able - Private Label - Multiple image support (Up to 24 per listing) - Automatic image upload, resize, and thumbnail creation - Unlimited Custom Fields - Complete currency formatting support. - Support for multiple vehicle types each with their own custom fields. - WYSIWYG for descriptions and custom text area fields. - Support for AutoTrader.com FTP Datafeed with Automatic FTP - Support for Cars.com FTP Datafeed with Automatic FTP - Support for Google Analytics - Optional File uploads. (PDF, Doc, Etc. - Max 5 per listing) - Basic Hit Counter per Listing - Refer a Friend - Sale Pricing - Built in search - Templates - Much more! With PHP Auto Dealer customers can browse the lot 24 hours a day 365 days a year from the comfort of home. They can choose a variety or ways to view, sort, and search your inventory and the best part is that you don't have to spend all day working on the website to keep it up to date.

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