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Helping franchise dealers get the used car stock they need

Helping franchise dealers get the used car stock they need

As the new car market continues to fall and margins are reduced even further, more and more franchise dealers are putting an increasing amount of resource into their used car stock operations.

These dealers need to access a wide choice of the highest quality vehicles. They need vehicles with comprehensive histories, which can be placed straight onto their website and rolled onto their forecourt. They must also meet manufacturer used car programme requirements.

But where to find this kind of used car stock?

1link Disposal Network is the single best online source for franchise dealers in the UK. With a wide range of used cars and vans available from suppliers like Volkswagen Financial Services, Motability Operations, Autohorn, Agility, Avis, Fleet and Finance (formally Vertu), Citroën and more. Each of these is supported by high-quality images using the AutoTrader 360 standard and a comprehensive history. Plus, the bidding and buying process couldn’t be easier.

epyx is the automotive solutions company behind 1link Disposal Network. Tim Meadows, epyx Commercial Director, said: “It is already clear that one of the key industry trends for 2018 is the amount of effort that franchise dealers are putting into their used car operations. This is certainly something that makes sense at a time when new car sales and margins are being squeezed.

“However, the perennial problem for franchise dealers is how to easily get hold of the highest quality used car stock. At a time when they are looking at boosting their used car throughput, this problem is compounded.

“1link Disposal Network resolves this issue like no other online platform. As well as great vehicle stock on offer, a depth to vehicle descriptions, quality images, the buying process can be done online at your desk, using our app, or just about anywhere.

“Over the last year or more, we have seen use of 1link Disposal Network increase substantially on a month-by-month basis. This is happening because the platform ticks all the key boxes for all traders – but there has especially been growing interest from franchisees.

“It is not only one of the longest-established and best-known trade sites but it has continually developed to meet the needs of dealers today.”

Why use 1link Disposal Network?

1link Disposal Network is the most comprehensive online car auction platform in the UK. We give trade buyers exclusive access to an extensive range of quality ex-fleet, leasing and manufacturer vehicles from major fleets and manufacturers.

You can browse, bid and buy via our simple online auctions from as little as £75 per vehicle*. We have more than 2,000 regular customers including dealer groups, car supermarkets and independents buying from us every day.

Key benefits include

  • Get access to comprehensive vehicle details including age, mileage, condition, imagery and more
  • Set alerts by email or SMS so that you’ll be notified about the availability of vehicles of specific interest.
  • Bid, make offers and buy vehicles when you’re on the move 24/7 with our handy mobile auction app
  • Personal account management provides support to help with all aspects of your purchase, from start to finish
  • Sophisticated yet easy-to-use app allows you to browse and buy car and van stock anywhere and any time of day.

*Pay either an annual fee of £395 plus £75 per vehicle or pay £95 on a single vehicle basis.

Click here to register for 1link Disposal Network