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Kukui Launches Premium Video Service for Auto Shops

Kukui Launches Premium Video Service for Auto Shops

Kukui has just launched a new video-based marketing application for the independent automotive industry that allows business owners to dominate their local market. As competition for consumer screen time continues to heat up, the Kukui Shop Video program provides repair shops with a fantastic opportunity to make their brand stand out from the crowd. Kukui Shop Videos are available online now at Kukui.com/kukui-shop-videos When a consumer visits a website, there is a small window in which to entice them to interact. Shop owners need to tell their brand's story in a way that will inspire and delight. Videos provide a lot more information in a short time. Video marketing is an essential tool for engaging and attracting customers, marketing your business specialties, and for recruiting Top-Tier technicians. Plus, video is not only a great way to tell your story, but it also provides a substantial increase in the SEO quality of your web ... read more

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NAPA AutoCare - Founding Member of KUKUI Certified Partners

NAPA AutoCare - Founding Member of KUKUI Certified Partners

This summer Kukui is doubling our efforts to recognize the best of the best in the Automotive Aftermarket industry.  We are focusing on the organizations who really go above and beyond to support the success of shops, to raise up the image and awareness of our industry, and to give back selflessly to the communities which they serve. The overall goal of the program is to recognize the organizations that may be best suited to support the success of Kukui family shops and lead by example. At the top of the heap, NAPA AutoCare stands out as an example to us all. We will be supporting all of our Kukui Certified partners through joint marketing programs, integration projects, and charity events. And as part of our continued journey to support 10,000 businesses worldwide we have kicked off a renewed tour of partner locations and shops with the Kukui Van making stops along the way. Kukui has recognized NAPA AutoCare as an organization that goes above and beyond to suppo ... read more

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Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

KUKUI Receives Strategic Growth Investment from SSM Partners   Kukui has secured $27 million in Series A funding. The strategic growth investment from Memphis-based SSM Partners will provide Kukui with resources to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer services, and support accelerated growth in the automotive aftermarket industry. As part of the strategic growth investment, Jim Tallman, Executive Chairman of Innovative Interfaces and a former CEO with multiple companies, will be joining Kukui as Executive Chairman to support the management team as an advisor.   Since its launch in 2011, over 2,000 auto repair businesses worldwide have trusted Kukui to manage their marketing, websites and customer retention needs. And, they have relied on the Kukui platform to provide them with deep analytics about the health and success of those programs. Kukui’s focus is to enable shop owner ... read more

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An Introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform

An Introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform

  The video above is an introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform which enables auto shop owners with the tools they need to track and manage all aspects of marketing, and communications with current and potential shop customers. Notice that the video is enabled with an interactive chapter menu that will allow you to jump directly between the sections which interest you most.  Just click the menu icon at the bottom of the video player or the menu overlay on the screen. 

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Kukui Partners with MWACA to Support Independent Auto Service Industry

Kukui Partners with MWACA to Support Independent Auto Service Industry

    San Jose, CA - Oct.  11, 2018: Kukui Corporation, the maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has formed a partnership with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) to help conquer financial barriers to success faced by auto repair shop owners. In this partnership, shops who join both MWACA and Kukui, receive financial support that enables them to participate in the auto repair industry’s most engaged education and mentoring organization and to also take advantage of the most advanced suite of products available to auto repair shops.   Kukui and MWACA are both driven by similar missions of enabling success and excellence in the independent auto service industry.  Kukui supports this mission through the creation of an integrated suite of software and services proven to enable repair organizations to succeed in a very competitive business. MWACA driv ... read more

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Kukui joins Richard Rawlings for Season 2 of Garage Rehab

Kukui joins Richard Rawlings for Season 2 of Garage Rehab

Over the past several months Kukui joined Richard Rawlings and crew for the second season of the hit Discovery Channel program Garage Rehab. Kukui supports the shop featured in each episode with a new website designed to help them revitalize their marketing efforts and achieve ultimate success. In the Garage Rehab series, Richard Rawlings and his team travel the country to find struggling shops that need help. In each episode, Rawlings takes over a shop, making all decisions for the business as he works to revamp and revitalize the enterprise using his entrepreneurial savvy, deep knowledge of the auto industry and marketing skills to transform the struggling garages into profitable businesses. “We just wrapped Garage Rehab season two and I can't wait for the premiere in September!” said Richard Rawlings. “When I invest in a garage, not only do we rehab the shop, we also rehab the shops marketing with a new high-end website built by Kukui. If I’m working ha ... read more

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ATI Joins Kukui Certified Coaches

ATI Joins Kukui Certified Coaches

Kukui is grateful to welcome Automotive Training Institute (ATI) as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Kukui Certified coaches and coaching organizations are evaluated across several criteria including; how they help shop owners improve their business and their well being, their longevity and sustainability in the industry, and their commitment both the industry and the community. After visiting 100's of shops across north America and reviewing before and after data to determine how ATI has driven their success, we ask them one question would they recommend ATI to another shop owner.  The answer was always yes. "ATI is the embodiment of the mission of the Kukui Certified Coaches program." -- Todd Westerlund, CEO - Kukui       "Our coaching team lives by our mission of driving both profits and dreams for our clients making them a success in their business and personal lives. And Kukui Certif ... read more

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Kukui now supports TireConnect integration

Kukui now supports TireConnect integration

Kukui developers are continually adding new integration support for software that we believe will help our clients succeed. Kukui now supports TireConnect website integration for clients that may be using that service.  With TireConnect you are in control of your inventory, tire and labor prices. Their software gives you access to major wholesalers’ inventory automatically and provides you with tools to add your in-stock tires. Check out how Kukui + TireConnect can help you increase tire sales below. Kukui Website Integration Make it easy for your customers to find the tires they need with the help of Kukui websites and TireConnect. The TireConnect portal seamlessly integrates with Kukui landing pages, generating an easy-to-use tool for your customers to find the tires they need. You have the opportunity to display as much information as you'd like, or if you prefer to have your customers call you to request information that is possible as well.  ... read more

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The Act Group Receives Kukui Certified Coaches Recognition

The Act Group Receives Kukui Certified Coaches Recognition

Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has named the ACT Group as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Through a review of the ACT Group’s background, the success of ACT Group’s customers, and analysis of actual data for those shops, Kukui Corporation has identified the ACT Group as a top-tier coaching organization and recommends them as a key partner for Kukui customers.  More About Kukui Certified The mission of the Kukui Certified program is to single out organizations and individuals that are best suited for Kukui customers to achieve the maximum success and return on investment with their vendors.  Recipients are chosen based on actual results of success with Kukui customers and through a recommendation of those customers. Final certification is based on several ye ... read more

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