CD Auction Group and Avis have partnered to launch an online auction portal that gives dealers and trade buyers access to Avis used cars.
Avis Car Sales – at aviscarsales.co.uk – uses CD Auction Group’s online technology as well as its back-office technical and administrative support.
Used vehicles from Avis UK will be processed at several sites across the UK but will all be auctioned via the new website.
All existing registered Avis UK used vehicle buyers will be automatically enrolled on to the platform and other buyers will be able to register to bid in the weekly closed auction sales. The long-term arrangement is part of Avis UK’s ongoing activity to remarket its online offer and will substantially speed up the sale of vehicles, it says.
Andy Brown, managing director of CD Auction Group, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with the Avis UK remarketing team, with whom we have had a long-term relationship. This development further cements our partnership and we look forward to supporting them in their remarketing efforts.
‘Avis UK will greatly benefit from our detailed condition appraisal reporting, which is supported by high-quality photography as well as access to industry-leading online vehicle auction technology.’
Nina Bell, pictured above, managing director of Avis Budget Group UK, said: ‘We’ve long held the desire to improve the efficiency of our remarketing process. Moving online is an obvious and important step in the current market but finding the right approach and partner was critical.
‘After working with CD Auction Group for a number of years and using their online-only auctions first-hand, we have great confidence that we’ve partnered with the right team to provide an efficient and effective way of remarketing our used vehicles.
‘Registered buyers will have access to the full mix of Avis vehicles covering a range of makes, models, ages and mileage profiles, enabling buyers to purchase via online auction or the ‘‘buy-it-now’’ channel.’
The new online service offers 24/7 bidding and buying with dedicated account management support, she added.
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