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Epyx launch new version of 1Link Disposal Network platform

Debbie Fox, Epyx

Epyx have launched a new and renamed version of its 1Link Disposal Network, where dealers can buy ex-fleet and rental stock.

1Link Trade Buyer takes the place of the platform and has been redesigned based on the availability of new technology and a research programme into the needs of existing and potential customers, said Epyx.

Debbie Fox, commercial director at Epyx, said: “The platform has been re-engineered from the ground up with a very sharp focus on one core objective – to enable dealers to identify and acquire the stock they want as quickly and as easily possible, whatever device they are using.

“The trading conditions of early 2021 mean that used car and van operations need, more than ever, to offer the right vehicles in the right condition to potential buyers to maximise online sales. The changes we have made make it easier to get those vehicles.”

In 2020, Epyx reported sales of ex fleet and lease vehicles through the Epyx 1Link platform increased beyond pre-lockdown levels.

Enhancements in the 1Link Trade Buyer include advanced vehicle filtering with multi-pick selections and dynamic counts, updated vehicle summary and vehicle cards with more detailed service history and clearer data presentation, full screen imagery, key information indicators, downloadable stock lists and image packs.

Fox said the company was aiming for a phased launch of 1Link Trader Buyer early last year, but was affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: “Over the last few months, we have gradually switched more and more trade buyers from the old platform to the new and have been able to make changes based on their suggestions and feedback.

“The results have been impressive. September and October 2020 were our biggest months ever in terms of trade volumes and we are also able to see higher levels of general engagement, including from previously dormant users.”

Epyx said it will continue the 1Link Disposal Network for fleets.  

Fox said: “With the new investment and enhancements, we have made to the dealer platform, now seemed like the perfect time to create two clear and separate identities with the launch of 1Link Trade Buyer while continuing with 1Link Disposal Network for fleets."

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