Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL), a leading Internet automotive marketing services company, today announced that it had joined with Gabriels Technology Solutions, Inc. a leading ecommerce technology provider, to power the automotive fulfillment channels of over 80 automotive portals. Autobytel’s industry-leading lead fulfillment technology will provide consumers with more new and used car options, while extending the reach of the company’s dealer network across over 80 portals supporting over 215 media properties.
"As a leading technology provider to media and publishing companies, Gabriels is a terrific partner in helping us further localize Autobytel’s reach – and the reach of our dealer network," said Autobytel Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Garms. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to enhance the experience of automotive consumers both through our technology interface and through our nationwide network of member dealers."
Autobytel has been connecting consumers and dealers since it pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and has processed over 30 million car buyers through its new and used vehicle lead system since then. Under its agreement with Gabriels, Autobytel’s proprietary new car lead system, as well as its used car listings, will be integrated into Gabriels automotive technology platform, expanding the available selections for millions of consumers nationally and within specific geographic locations covered by the network of local newspaper sites that use Gabriels’ automotive solution.
"We are very pleased to be working with Autobytel to provide an even more effective automotive engine for the over 80 automotive portals that we serve," said Michael Gabriel, CEO of Gabriels. "This agreement with Autobytel enables us to provide automotive consumers with a greater number and variety of used car listings, access to thousands more dealers to serve their new car needs – all with the advantage of Autobytel’s efficient, user-friendly technology."
Founded in 1994, Gabriels Technology Solutions, Inc. is a leading technology solution provider specializing in architecting, developing and maintaining ecommerce portals; including real estate, automotive and marketplace solutions for the media and publishing companies worldwide.