Trying to purchase a used car in Australia most consumers aren't overwhelmed by what they can choose from.
Most will either head down to the local dealership, or take to the internet, browsing through classifieds on Gumtree or eBay or, more likely, heading to somewhere such as Carsales.
But with the rise of a new Aussie startup out of Sydney, locals could soon be swiping left and right on cars they like through a Tinder-esque matchmaking app called CarSwap.
Launched in late-2016 by a team of four founders and self-professed ‘car people’, CarSwap was born out of the team’s frustration with the car buying-and-selling process, and the monopoly sites such as Carsales hold on the secondary automotive market in Australia.
Speaking to StartupSmart, CarSwap co-founder Cyrus Rafizadeh says one of the core aspects of the platform is enabling users to not only buy and sell cars, but swap them too.
“We all really disliked the process of changing cars, because if you wanted to get a new car sometimes you’d have to wait for weeks without a car in between selling your old one and buying a new one,” he says.
“Wouldn’t it be great if you could just trade your car with someone else if they have what you want and vice versa?”
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