Epyx is reporting a 40% year-on-year volume increase for its 1link Disposal Network e-commerce platform.
The rise has been largely prompted by fleets and manufacturers using the product to manage and control the flow of stock onto the used market as pressure has increased on residual values, said David Goodyear, head of business development.
He said: “There is a high level of awareness that ex-fleet stock, whether coming from leasing companies or manufacturers, could potentially underperform as general supply continues to improve.
“However, there is also a determination to offset this effect as much as possible by using the technology available to gather information and control how and where stock is sold.
“As a strategy, this does work, with disposal through the platform beating the overall market by an average of 2% so far in 2015.”
The 1link Disposal Network is used by major fleets to manage online the selling of defleet stock to traders and dealers through a wide variety of channels including online and auctions.