MOTORPOINT is set to open a new online sales centre in Birmingham later this year – creating more than 20 new jobs in the process.
The UK’s leading car supermarket has already begun work on the purpose-built centre on the site of its existing branch on Lichfield Road in the city. A recruitment drive for sales advisors is also under way with vacancies expected to be filled over the coming weeks.
The 2,000 sq ft state-of-the-art premises have been specifically created to meet unprecedented demand from customers looking to buy their next car online. Motorpoint currently sells more than 900 cars a month via its website.
Motorpoint revolutionised the way in which motorists bought their cars when it launched its online sales centre in Derby in 2000. Today, Motorpoint receives over 120,000 calls a year from people across the UK and Ireland looking to save an average of £5,000 of over 4,000 new and nearly new low mileage cars from 30 plus different manufacturers.
The Motorpoint website receives over 700,000 unique visits a month – equivalent to 20 per cent of all visits to car supermarket websites across the country.
Jon Baird, general manager of Motorpoint Online Sales, said: ‘The continued success of our online sales division over the past decade has meant that we have outgrown our existing premises.
‘This has been the driver behind our decision to invest in a second online sales centre on our site in Birmingham to ensure we have sufficient resources to meet the ever increasing demand from people looking to buy their next car from Motorpoint online.’