Category: Industry bulletins

Check your ads with the advertising toolkit

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As an automotive business in Alberta, you are responsible for your advertisements. Advertising non-compliance continues to be an issue found during inspections. The most common advertising concern was non-compliance with all-in pricing. Remember that as per Section 11(2)(l) of the Automotive Business Regulation (ABR), an advertised vehicle price includes the total cost of the vehicle,

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Are you following all-in pricing?

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All-in pricing is the law in Alberta. This means when an AMVIC-licensed seller advertises the price of a vehicle it must include ALL fees and charges the seller intends to charge. The only fee that can be added to the advertised price is GST and any costs associated with financing (if applicable). AMVIC recommends to

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AMVIC resources for salespeople

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Did you know AMVIC has free resources for salespeople? Using and referring to these resources is an effective way to stay informed and provide excellent customer service. Salesperson resources include: AMVIC Online portal:This is a self-serve portal where you are able to manage your salesperson registration, renew your registration and update your personal information, including

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Consignment sales FAQ

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Due to supply pressures within the automotive industry over the past two years, AMVIC has seen an increase in automotive businesses consigning vehicles on behalf of consumers. Here are some FAQ’s if you are considering adding consignment sales to your business licence. What is consignment? A consignment is a written agreement where an automotive business

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Fraud Prevention Month: accurate documents

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Accurate documents, including a compliant bill of sale, increase transparency and build trust with consumers. Record accuracy is critical, in case a dispute arises. Ensuring that the correct information is being recorded on bills of sale and financing applications provided to financial institutions will protect the consumer, your salespeople and business. Automotive businesses have an

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