With new car sales still struggling, the buoyancy of the used car market is putting a smile back on car dealers’ faces as consumers keen to avoid public transport in the wake of Covid-19 turn to buy a used car instead.
However, sourcing enough used cars to meet this continued consumer demand has been an ongoing issue for many dealers.
From launching email campaigns asking old customers to resell their cars back, to battling with sky-high auction prices, many dealers are being forced to work hard to refill their forecourts with reasonably priced quality stock as quickly as possible.
James Bush, sales director at Motorway, said: ‘Thanks to thousands of car sellers coming to Motorway every day to sell their car from the comfort and safety of their home since lockdown restrictions were eased, we’ve been well placed to supply car dealers with all the quality stock they need.
‘As a result, Motorway has seen record sales of as much as £1.6m of stock a day – almost a third higher than our previous peak just before lockdown.
‘And we’ve made it even safer for our dealers with the launch of our no-contact transport service that puts safety first – providing easy inspection, collection and delivery of cars to dealers in a fast and cost-effective way.
‘To celebrate hitting this milestone of £1.6m in daily sales, we are now offering one free transport for every new dealer that signs up to Motorway Pro in August, worth up to £500.
‘Our transport service is contact-free at every stage so we can ensure a safe transaction for both sellers and buyers.
‘We know many dealers are reluctant to drive to auctions at the moment and are now sourcing more stock online than ever before. As a 100 per cent online service, we are well placed to help, supporting dealers with amazing stock and seamless delivery.
‘Since launching our no-contact transport service in May, we’ve had incredible feedback from dealers that have found it a great way to help them transition to making daily online stock purchases, whilst keeping them safe.
‘We’re confident that our new, free transport offer will encourage more dealers to sign up to our platform and get the quality stock they need, delivered safely to their door.’
Motorway’s free transport offer is open to all new dealers who sign up in August and is valid for all vehicles purchased through our platform until the end of the month.
New dealers can sign up to Motorway Pro here.
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