Cartopia allows customers to select a vehicle online and have it delivered. If it doesn’t meet their approval they can return within a week and get their money back.
Hunter told National Business Review that the inspiration for the new product came from the United States where similar websites are already finding success.
“Carvana is the one we particularly took interest in but there are others,” he says. “You’re seeing similar models start to emerge in Australia as well.”
“It seems to me it’s potentially a lot more convenient for people. But in the end it’ll be a balance. If you look at the way people consume other products and services it’s always a mix of bricks and mortar and online. It’s just about appealing to as wide a customer base as possible.”