GLASS’S has launched a dedicated mobile website in an attempt to help out-of-office dealers.
The new GlassNet Unlimited Mobile, which went live last week, gives dealers access to a full range of tools to check and value vehicles while they are away from their desks.
Dealers using the service will have access to features including ‘an instant VRM lookup facility and repair costs calculated using Glass’s comprehensive parts and labour database’, and the service does not incur any extra costs.
The service also features a valuations process and the ability to input mileage, date of first registration, and VIN data, plus dealers can check the vehicle’s technical data adding in optional equipment for an accurate valuation.
Vik Barodia, Glass’s dealer sector director, said: ‘GlassNet Unlimited Mobile marks a real step forward in bringing the latest technology to vehicle retailing, and puts the full power of Glass’s valuation services in the palm of dealers’ hands.
‘Digital mobile technology is revolutionising the way dealers buy and sell cars. Mobile web use has tripled in the past 12 months and we expect to see 50 per cent month-on-month growth in dealers accessing our new service. The application will save time and money, helping to maximise profitability.’
In trials, dealers have found the product very useful. Adam Richardson, director at J Richardson & Sons Ltd said: ‘We are very impressed with the ease of access and the visibility of the straightforward data brought up instantly by each search.
Thanks to GlassNet Unlimited Mobile, wherever my sales manager is, he only needs his mobile phone with him to carry out accurate valuations.’
Any dealer who signs up for the GlassNet Unlimited Mobile package including Glass’s Guide will get a touchscreen tablet – available until 31 December, while stocks last.