CARTOTRADE.COM has guaranteed that its monthly fee won’t cost subscribers more for the duration of their membership.
The move sees the trading platform going against the norm for the industry.
Co-founder Kevin Watson said of the pledge: ‘In a time when we’re seeing close to zero inflation, it seems so wrong to us for dealers to be bled dry of their hard-earned profits. We want to show our members that we respect their businesses and the costs they incur running them by keeping our prices low.’
Fellow co-founder Gee Pugsley added: ‘We’ve been running the service free of charge since we launched in June because we understand that we have to prove ourselves to dealers, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, with over £10 million-worth of stock having been advertised. Of course, we will eventually have to charge, as any business would, but we don’t need to be making ridiculous profits and that’s why this pledge sits very comfortably with us all and our potential members.’
In addition, the first 1,000 subscribers can benefit from an early-adopter subscription rate of £40 plus VAT per month.
The company is currently offering an extended free trial that dealers can register for at www.cartotrade.com.
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Pictured at top from left: Gee Pugsley, Laura Cannon and Kevin Watson of Cartotrade.com