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Proxy Bidding added to BCA Buyer app

BCA has updated its Buyer app to include a new feature that allows dealers to leave proxy bids on any number of vehicles in forthcoming sales.

App users can navigate to the vehicle they are interested, enter their maximum bid and tap on the ‘Place Proxy Bid’ button.

Once made, proxy bids can be amended at any time up until the vehicle is offered for sale. Winning Proxy Bids will appear in MyBCA Purchases within the app and on the BCA website.

BCA says the update gives its customers even more opportunity to bid in BCA’s real-time Online Auctions – with proxy bids giving greater flexibility to professional buyers who might otherwise not be available to bid on specific vehicles due to time or work constraints.

Dene Jones, chief marketing and data officer, said: “BCA continues to enhance the Buyer app, making it even easier for our professional buyer customers to acquire stock safely, efficiently and profitably.”

According to BCA, its Buyer app is the most widely used transactional mobile app serving the wholesale used vehicle sector; with more than 6,000 people accessing its sales programmes every day.

The app, which launched last year, is free to download in Google Play and Apple App Store. It offers a quick search for vehicles by make, model, auction centre, sale date and vendor.

Users can view all the vehicles they want to bid on in one screen with a simple vehicle tracking feature and benefit from real-time running orders and vehicle notifications.

Buyers can also access detailed vehicle information, including BCA Assured reports, vehicle grades and guide pricing.

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