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Carwow launches new car buying website for dealers to source used stock

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Carwow has launched a new website that allows dealers to find and purchase used cars from consumers, via its Sell Your Car service.

The site is built on the foundations of the Autoi / Wizzle platform that Carwow acquired last year.

Dealers can search for stock via new listing cards, which include details on each vehicle and anticipate any costs that may be incurred prior to resale.

The latest website follows a suite of updates to the portal and back-office operations, introduced in April.

John Veichmanis, chief operating officer at Carwow, said: “We’ve seen a huge uplift in stock going through the platform since we acquired Wizzle and, one year on, we are delivering a ground-up overhaul – shaped by dealer feedback. Our new website offers a fully optimised user experience both on desktop and mobile, providing the opportunity for dealers to view and buy quality used cars wherever they are.

“Over the past year more than 38,000 cars have been bought by dealers through Carwow, and over 1.7million registration plates have been entered. We’ve learnt a lot, and will continue to consult with the trade to speed up further developments.”

The listings must include high quality imagery of the vehicle and also provide a benchmark CAP valuation, a proposed selling price and any existing offers already placed for the vehicle.

Carwow says it has added new tabs to make it easier to manage the stock acquisition process. Users can visit a ‘Listings’ tab to view cars they previously bookmarked, and in the ‘Offers’ tab they can review and update previous offers. The ‘Bought’ tab allows dealers to keep track of cars purchased, while a ‘Lost’ tab allows users to view cars they didn’t win to help build a picture of what the market is paying for higher-demand models.

Thousands of used cars are listed on the platform each week, according to Carwow. It says dealers can narrow down their search and save time with improved filters, including a new registration search. Trade buyers can also now scroll continuously through listings, rather than waiting for pages to load, speeding up the browsing experience.

Detailed information about each listing, including seller notes and third-party checks. Can also be accessed. Cars can be purchased immediately using a new ‘Buy Now’ function.

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