Car dealers given extra free advertising by eBay Motors Group

Time 11:19 am, April 28, 2020

Dealers advertising across eBay Motors, and Gumtree Motors won’t be charged during the three-week lockdown extension, eBay Motors Group said today (Apr 28).

The group is continuing its support package in line with the government’s extension of the lockdown, which was announced on April 16.

And eBay Motors Group said it would do the same for any further continuation of the lockdown after May 7.

It will also give eight days of free vehicle advertising when dealerships are allowed to reopen.

In addition, the classifieds group is waiving over-posting fees on the same lines so that dealers can keep stock visibility high.

Phill Jones, pictured, head of eBay Motors Group, said: ‘Given the continued uncertainty facing car retailers, I am delighted we are able to support our industry by extending our free advertising.

‘We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will work closely with our dealer partners during the lockdown.

‘We are seeing positive signs of demand across our platforms as consumers use this period to research their next car. It is essential for dealers to maintain visibility and use this time to keep talking with customers so that sales can return once measures allow.’

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John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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