You saw those Cazoo adverts and the slightly unsettling Rylan `snip’ ad for Cinch right? Well Carzam.co.uk has now gone live offering used cars online. The simple click-and-buy interface means customers can browse through thousands of cars that Carzam holds in stock and get their ideal car delivered straight to their door as soon as the next day.
Each car supplied by Carzam will come with a warranty and breakdown assistance, while the online experience will allow the customer to buy, sell and finance their used car all in one place, and with no high-pressure sales environment. Carzam is also able to offer a contactless delivery experience and vehicle handover. Led by a team of highly regarded motor trade professionals with vast industry experience, the new end-to-end digital sales platform has the used car buyer firmly at its heart.
Looking to trade-in your existing car? Carzam say they offer a reg plate and mileage valuation, and then confirm or amend that offer when they deliver the new vehicle to your door. IE mag can see some problems with that process, not all buyers are totally honest about the faults that their car has, or the service record may be missing a few invoices. One thing that is obvious is that getting an insurance quote sent by email at the exact point of the car valuation process is a great opportunity for brokers and car insurance specialst brands.
Headed up by Peter Waddell, founder and CEO of Big Motoring World, and backed by former Cox Automotive International President John Bailey, Carzam.co.uk has a vast inventory and the ability to source, stock and sell high quality, good value used cars.
The main Carzam hub will be centrally located in Peterborough, Cambs, close to the A1(M) and A14, offering good transport links North, South, East and West. The new site, which has brought hundreds of jobs to the area including 12 new apprenticeships, also inspects and prepares the cars offered for sale via the portal.
Collection hubs have been set up in Corby, Northamptonshire, and Stratford, London, where customers will be able to pick their purchases up on the same day.
Added peace of mind and ease of purchase come through stand-out details to reassure buyers. For example, a PDF of the HPI report of the car is displayed, details of the service history, including where and when it was carried out are on show, and details of the car’s multi-point inspection show any minor imperfections.
Finance options are laid out in an easy to understand way and can be approved in 60 seconds. A part exchange price can also be given once a registration, mileage and some vehicle details are keyed in and the car will be collected when the new car is dropped off, removing tiers of hassle from the car buying experience.
Peter Waddell said: “The experience of lockdown has taught us that the used car market is as buoyant as ever, but that customers buying used cars want to do so with the same peace of mind and quality treatment as a new car buyer.
“Our difference is not only that we have the ability to source the absolute best used car stock thanks to our vast motor trade experience, but also that we know every single car we sell intimately thanks to our dedicated hub and preparation centre.
“This is not just another online used car ordering and delivery service; it’s a game changer.”
Carzam can be found at www.carzam.co.uk.