The group, which has five supermarkets, sells over 60% of its 700 sales per week on the phone or internet. Motorpoint’s statistics show that buyers from the south, and particularly the south-west, are more prepared to buy online.
Motivation for buying online stems from differing car prices throughout the country. David Shelton, Motorpoint director said: “Having our stock live on the internet has abolished the traditional ideas associated with local dealers. Customers from anywhere in the UK are already prepared to travel to save thousands of pounds.”
Online car purchases are subject to the Distance Selling Regulations which include giving consumers a cooling-off period, clear indication of price, information on delivery cost and arrangements, written confirmation and details of complaints and cancellation procedures.