All systems go as Carzam launch shakes up online used car retailing
Carzam.co.uk has gone live today – accelerating the e-commerce shake-up for the used car market.
Led by a team of highly regarded motor trade professionals with vast industry experience, the new end-to-end digital sales platform will offer a clever click-and-buy solution for used car purchases. 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 aims to accelerate and lead the online used car sales market thanks to its incredible inventory, multi-million-pound investment, and high profile leadership team.
As well as the two founders, the company will have former CarShop director Kirk O’Callaghan as its CEO, giving it a peerless ability to source, stock and sell high quality, good value used cars. Unlike some other online retailers, Carzam also offers upsell opportunities that are vital for used car business profitability and partner investment, including paint protection and extended warranties.
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.
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 investor John Bailey added: “A huge amount of planning and investment has gone into Carzam’s launch and we are set to take the market by storm, offering levels of service, inventory and investment that our rivals will envy. As used car retailing becomes an ever-more digital environment, we are confident that Carzam will be the best solution out there not only for our customers, but also for our suppliers.”