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BCA launches new Saturday online car auction programme

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Vehicles from Arnold Clark, Bristol Street Motors, CarShop, Cazoo Part Exchange, John Clark Motor Group and Sinclair Group will be among those featured in a new Saturday online sales programme from BCA.

The remarketing specialist will offer a six-day online auction programme for the first time following the introduction of the new Saturday offering, which gets underway tomorrow morning (September 19) at 9.30am.

A choice of around 1,200 vehicles, including both cars and light commercials at a variety of age, mileage, condition and price points will be featured in the inaugural auction event.

Stuart Pearson, BCA’s chief operations officer for UK Remarketing, said: “We are pleased to start this new Saturday sale programme as we continue to enhance our online auction programme to meet the changing needs of our buyers in the post-COVID market.”

Stuart Pearson, managing director, BCA RemarketingPearson added: “We are continuously enhancing our digital offering for our buyers, by introducing new functionality to the BCA Buyer app that makes it even easier for our customers to interact with our online auction platforms and making major improvements to bca.com. 

“Our new online Click and Collect service allows our customers to arrange vehicle collection nationwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, safely, socially distanced and in line with current Covid-19 guidance, saving time and improving efficiency.”

Pearson continued “We have had up to 1,500 buyers logging in for some individual sales underlining the appetite the market has for the stock on offer at BCA. 

“In addition, the activity through our fixed price BCA Buy Now channel and BCA Bid Now timed auctions continues to accelerate as our customers recognise the flexibility and choice these channels deliver.”

Last week AM reported that BCA had delivered average sales entries of over 6,000 vehicles in August as average sold values continued to decline amid “stable market conditions”.

While other remarketing specialists, including Cox Automotive and Aston Barclay, have welcomed certain customers back for appointments-based vehicle viewings, however, BCA’s sales remain wholly online.

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) welcomed physical buyers back to socially-distanced auction halls at the end of August after preparing its locations to limit COVID-19 transmission.

But Pearson said: “Currently all sales remain online only and we’re keeping close to the latest government guidance in order to protect our people, customers and suppliers."

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