The universal internet access means that more potential car buyers are making up their minds at home and then go to stores for making a car purchase after thorough research. Or, as a result, can not even go out and pay on-line for the auto.
Car-leasing companies determinate that many of car buyers/visitors of their stores ask for the cars that they had seen on-line. They don’t need somebody to sell them a car, because they’ve already chosen. Customers are now the experts when it comes to motor purchases, while another internet information and reviews could count for up to 90 per cent of decision- making.
Research by US company Homestead shows that 44 per cent of customers always research major purchases on-line before buying from a physical store; while German analytical company Interone says that “research online, bought offline” is significantly widespread in the retail world.
“Big data, review websites, downloadable brochures and price comparisons mean that a lot of people come armed with not only the exact car they want, but also expecting a deal they’ve seen on the internet,” says Flexed’s Johnny Ratcliffe, UK dealer.
Nowadays exists such technology that overcomes automotive retail barriers and transform automotive retail as the world knows it today. The urban customers no longer need to travel to an out-of-town car dealership, and those who do visit a physical store will have a completely new and exciting retail experience by internet.
Considering that test drive is an obligatory research, the companies allow customers to touch it personally before buying it on-line.
The market and dealership networks have been gradually developed for about 100 years and they are continuing to evolve.
The number working in the industry is related to the number of new cars sold. It is rising this year and will increase as the market grows. The profile and skills of staff may be different in the future.
“Yes, you can actually buy a car or a house online but, at present, most buyers parting with the required amount of money will research online and then visit a dealership and close the deal in person. I think the future may well see this process made as simple and efficient as possible. And only according this reason I have created an Auto Community, Car-Liquidation.com, to involve all car sellers, not only dealers, but also government, financing companies, agencies, and simple owners to sell their car inventory on-line and nationwide. We created a partnership for better sale results. Welcome to be a member of this association!" reported Ally Trust, GM of Repokar.com