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  • Kukui adds insightful digital inspection analytics to the All-in-One Success Platform®

    Kukui Corporation, the leading provider of integrated marketing software solutions for the automotive repair industry has partnered with Repair Shop Solutions, to integrate invaluable data collected during the inspection process into the Kukui Dashboard ™.

    With digital inspection applications like Repair Shop Solutions, repair technicians collect a wealth of detailed data about the health of a vehicle including pictures, videos, and detailed notes. This data streamlines the process of making repair recommendations, and gives service advisors valuable information needed to sell those services to motorists.

    Through this integration, 4 key metrics are assimilated into the shop’s reporting data, and displayed in a new set of dials on the Kukui Dashboard;

    1. Inspections Performed During Period, indicating how many digital inspections were performed.
    2. Technician Average RO, which indicates the average dollar amount recommended by each inspection.
    3. Percent of recommended work sold, which points out how many jobs were sold compared to the total number of jobs recommended.
    4. Inspections to RO Count, which shows the percentage of inspections performed versus total number of repair orders in the time period. These metrics allow a shop owner to easily track the success of their digital inspection program and the efficiency of each team member.

    “Repair Shop Solutions digital inspections give shops the ability to take the guess work out of recommending services and provide complete transparency to the motorist.” said Scott Osborn, President of Repair Shop Solutions. “Presenting the data collected during the inspection process as part of the Kukui Dashboard gives shop owners an unequalled tool to best gauge team efficiency and pinpoint shop operations that are most successful.”gauge team efficiency and pinpoint shop operations that are most successful.”

    According to Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui, “The inclusion of inspection data into the Kukui dashboard gives our customers another key advantage over their competition by featuring team and process efficiency prominently on the dashboard they use to drive to success.”

    About Kukui

    Kukui enables success. The Kukui All in One Success Platform empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews. Kukui enables shop owners to focus “on the business.” Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kukuicorporation/

  • Kukui Partners with Yext to add Advanced Listing Services to its All in One Success Platform®

    SAN JOSE, CA MAY 31, 2017 -- Kukui Corporation, the leading provider of integrated marketing software solutions for the automotive repair industry has partnered with Yext Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the digital knowledge management provider, to provide extraordinary searchability and credibility for users of the Kukui All in One Success Platform.  

    Since search engines value consistency, inaccurate and duplicate business directory listings can harm a shop’s local SEO.  The addition of Yext Listings adds peace of mind for shop owners that their location data is consistent, across 100+ digital services globally. Yext’s patented Duplicate Suppression process finds and suppresses duplicate listings at the publisher level, so motorists won’t see incorrect or incomplete data about the business.

    “We’re excited to add the Yext service to our customer offerings.” said Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui, “This partnership gives us one more step to greater support our mission of enhancing and maintaining the health of our customer’s online business.”

    In this partnership, Kukui will provide the Yext service as part of their SEO upgraded package which includes Yext, Social Media Postings and an ongoing link earning campaign to build inbound links. Customers may also opt-in to the Yext Listings service as a stand alone add-on. With either option, Kukui’s team of SEO experts will utilize the Yext service to manage the client's listings for them.

    For more information visit Kukui at https://Kukui.com or call (877) 695-6008.

    About Kukui

    Kukui enables success. The Kukui All in One Success Platform empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews. Kukui enables shop owners to focus “on the business.”

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  • Kukui Corporation Forms Partnership with National Automotive Parts Association

    SAN JOSE, CA (PRWEB) JANUARY 11, 2017 - Kukui Corporation has become an official partner of the National Automotive Parts Association, giving the company the ability to market to more than 15,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers nationwide. NAPA only partners with vendors providing quality products and services and promotes those vendors directly to its members.

    As part of the partnership, Kukui will offer NAPA AutoCare Centers exclusive pricing for its innovative marketing platform, which is designed to help automotive shop owners attract and retain customers. The company’s product suite includes smart web pages that are optimized to boost a shop’s leads and conversion rates; a simple-to-use Content Management System that is integrated with a shop’s Point-of-Sale system and customer retention tools such as email service reminders, direct mailers and a follow-up module to help shops track outreach efforts to existing customers.

    "NAPA is proud to welcome Kukui as one of our trusted partners,” said Jason Rainey, General Manager of NAPA’s AutoCare division. “Kukui’s All-in-One Success Platform allows us to offer NAPA AutoCare facilities a comprehensive marketing, analytics, and customer communications platform that will contribute to their shops success.”

    “To work with NAPA is a dream come true,” said Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund. “The organization has a vast network and has built a reputation for working with top-notch vendors, so we are honored to have made the cut.”
     

    Kukui recently launched a new version of its marketing platform, which includes a slew of new features to address the marketing issues that shop owners struggle with most. The company’s marketing software package also includes access to a dedicated marketing coordinator to provide hand-on support.

    About Kukui 


    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews.
    The company was ranked 76th on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list in 2015.

  • Kukui Corporation Joins Forces with the Automotive Training Institute

    Software maker will serve as an “endorsed vendor” to ATI’s clients

    Kukui Corporation, a developer of marketing software solutions for automotive repair shops, has been named a “Preferred Supplier” of the Automotive Training Institute, one of the industry’s leading coaching and management consulting companies.


    As a Preferred Supplier, Kukui will be listed on the ATI website along with other endorsed vendors. In exchange, Kukui will provide special pricing to ATI clients who subscribe to the company’s innovative software platform, which provides detailed data on how many leads a shop owner’s marketing channels are generating.


    The company’s product suite also includes smart web pages that are optimized to boost sales conversion rates; a simple-to-use Content Management System that is integrated with a shop’s Point-of-Sale system and customer retention tools such as email service reminders. Kukui will offer ATI clients one month of free access to its platform and will also waive the design fee associated with building new sites.


    “Our goal is to provide ATI clients with as many tools as possible to help them assess where to best allocate their marketing resources, so they can drive car count and increase sales,” said Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund.


    Since 1980, ATI has been helping shop owners achieve their dreams through honest coaching and integrity. 
      
    “Working together, Kukui and ATI can maximize the marketing efforts of their mutual clients by tracking and measuring programs and results,” said ATI’s National Account Manager Jim Silverman.
     

    Kukui remains committed to forming alliances with industry leaders and passionately improving technology for the betterment of people and businesses worldwide.


    About Kukui 
    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews. The company was ranked 76th on the annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
     


    About ATI 
    ATI (Automotive Training Institute) is the oldest and largest business management training company in the automotive industry.  The company's 25 experienced coaches and dedicated support staff provide professional business guidance and training to more than 1,400 of the most successful independent auto repair and collision shops in North America.

  • Kukui Corporation Appoints New Vice President of Client Services, Adds Key Marketing Positions

    Promoted staffers will focus on client retention; improve Kukui’s marketing materials and expand the company’s digital presence

    Kukui Corporation, a developer of marketing software solutions for the automotive repair industry, has appointed Caitlyn Williams Vice President of Client Services. The company has also promoted Kiley Fasano to Director of Marketing and Production and Omar Avalos to Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator.

    As Vice President of Client Services, Williams manages client satisfaction and retention and oversees all client-facing staff to ensure accountability and high quality customer service. Well-versed at client relations, Williams served as the former associate director of client services for nearly two years before her promotion. She started her marketing career at a technical recruiting company, which gave her the foundation to work directly with clients, develop networking and event planning skills, and implement internal marketing campaigns.

    In their new roles, Fasano and Avalos will improve Kukui’s marketing materials and expand the company’s digital presence. Fasano works directly with Kukui’s integration, design, production, development and marketing departments to launch new clients’ websites onto Kukui’s marketing platform and educates clients about strategies for achieving business growth. She also oversees trade show and event planning, social media and public relations.

    Kiley Fasano joined Kukui in May 2014, as a production manager. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in web design and interactive media from The Art Institute of Colorado.

    Omar Avalos, who started his career at Kukui in January 2015 as a client success coordinator, is responsible for developing sales collateral, executive presentations and other marketing materials to promote the company’s success platform. He also manages Kukui’s social media presence and helps create videos and other visual aids to support the company’s communication with clients and prospects.

    Before joining Kukui, Avalos worked as an account strategist at a multicultural marketing agency in San Francisco. He holds a degree in multicultural marketing from the University of San Francisco.
    “Both Kiley and Omar are already having a tremendous impact on our business and are helping Kukui gain a larger foothold in the automotive repair market,” said Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund.

    About Kukui

    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews. The company was ranked 76th on the annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.