Used automobile market Motorway is altering the hours of its every day reside sale to allow sellers to begin putting bids from 7pm the evening earlier than, till 3:30pm the next day.
Up to now, sellers have been given entry to preview the following day’s sale from 7pm which meant they might choose and save automobiles that went into the reside sale at 8am the next day prematurely. Nevertheless, Motorway mentioned that suggestions from its seller companions revealed that they would like to have extra flexibility to begin bidding.
Sellers can now bid from 7pm the evening earlier than, with the reside sale ending the next day at 3:30pm, half an hour later than beforehand. This alteration will give sellers extra time to bid and make it simpler to safe inventory when handy to them.
Sellers also can profit from Motorway’s proxy bidding characteristic alongside this new earlier reside sale time. Proxy bidding permits sellers to set a most bid for a car throughout the sale, mechanically bidding on their behalf in increments of £50 to allow them to make sure they by no means overpay to safe a car.
Oliver Grummell, business director, Motorway, mentioned: “We all know that a few of our sellers prefer to get forward and evaluation vehicles the evening earlier than the sale begins. These sellers have been asking us to allow them to bid the evening earlier than as effectively, in order that’s precisely what we’ve enabled. And paired with our proxy bidding characteristic, our sensible tech can do the heavy lifting for them, with out ever over-bidding. That is simply one of many methods we’re laser-focused on making the seller expertise even higher at Motorway.”
The group has launched a collection of recent merchandise and options in 2023 to additional enhance the seller expertise for buying inventory, together with Motorway Pay – an industry-first resolution that permits sellers to fund a safe on-line pockets after which launch cash to non-public sellers immediately to finish transactions.
Motorway has additionally launched different improvements to additional strengthen the platform this 12 months, together with new service historical past filters, buy standing tag filters, surfacing mechanical or electrical injury and MOT knowledge which assist sellers save time when shopping for premium, privately owned used-car inventory.