Vertu's Bristol Street Motors has gone live with a web-based used car sales platform, offering customers the option of purchasing used vehicles entirely online.
The platform, Bristol Street Motors Buy Online, offers more than 6,500 used vehicles. It claims consumers can complete their purchase in under five minutes, with vehicles available for delivery to any UK mainland postcode. Buyers using the platform need never visit a dealership.
The system allows for part exchange via an online valuation tool and questionnaire, with the value of the vehicle automatically deducted from the cost of their purchase with any outstanding finance settled, The launch comes as online sales are increasing at a significant rate. Vertu quotes figures showing the average weekly spending online in September 2017 as £1.2 billion; an increase of 14% compared with September 2016.
Robert Forrester, chief executive officer of Vertu Motors plc, commented, “This is a move by the Group to give customers more choice in how they purchase their next used car..."
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