Aston Barclay has given car dealers the ability to sell unwanted or duplicate used stock at the push of a button with the launch of its new E-Xchange wholesale online used vehicle remarketing platform.
Lindop Toyota, Quest Motor Group, Greenhous and Imperial Commercials are among the first retailers to make use of the new service, alongside Daimler and The Car Buying Group, which will use the service for its ex-lease vehicles.
Aston Barclay’s digital strategy director, Daren Wiseman, said: “E-Xchange is a very powerful platform for vendors. During testing we have had very positive feedback, particularly from vendors who have a variety of used stock coming to the market weekly, but aren’t sure which disposal channel works for each vehicle to deliver a swift sale.”
Aston Barclay said in a statment issued this week that the new E-Xchange platform offers vendors the opportunity to ‘list only’ - whereby the transaction is concluded between them and the buyer - or ‘list and collect’ where vehicles advertised are collected by Aston Barclay’s national logistics team.
They are held at an Aston Barclay centre and the transaction fully managed by the company’s new digital solutions team headed up by Wiseman.
Unsold vehicles automatically cascade into pre-agreed physical or e-Live sales, creating a unique end-to-end digital journey complimented by physical fulfilment across a leading network of hubs.
Aston Barclay’s chief executive, Neil Hodson, said: “E-Xchange is a fundamental part in the jigsaw in our mission to transform Aston Barclay into a digitally-focused business.
“We can now proudly state we are at the forefront of remarketing, offering a fully joined-up solution from vehicle appraisal via e-Valuate, management of stock control on e-Hub and via our vendor calculator, and digital disposal via e-Xchange and e-Live, all complimented by a network of physical centres and our award-winning buyer’s app.”