Tootle drives time to sell a car down to minutes
Buying and selling a car can be a drawn-out process riddled with frustration. Car selling site Tootle is tackling this with its new comparison tool that wants to help customers sell their vehicles in a matter of minutes.
Founded in 2016, the company’s benchmark for a sale is currently four days from the moment a vehicle is listed to the acceptance of an offer. Under this SLA it has helped with the sale of more than £50m-worth of vehicles.
It will use the company’s pre-vetted dealership network to slice this time down to minutes, comparing offers from dealers and car buying service companies. Members range from large franchised dealers to approved independents on the RAC dealer network.
“Tootle offers consumers a quick and reliable platform to sell their used vehicles, where in June 2018 alone we helped our customers sell £3m worth of cars, completely free of charge,” said Tootle digital director Amy Buckley.
“In using the new comparison tool, this process will become even easier, enabling consumers to view and compare dealer bids and car buying service companies’ offers and location, so that they receive the best possible price for their car at all times.”
Six partners will be involved in tool when it launches, including well-known UK operators such as We Want Any Car and The Car Buying Group.
WeWantAnyCar.com MD Pat Mooney said: “We’re really looking forward to working with Tootle. Together, both businesses can create a straightforward and enjoyable experience for each of our customers.
“We believe this to be an exciting step forward for WeWantAnyCar.com.”
Tootle chief executive Gordon Tulloch said: “Tootle’s new car buying aggregator tool is an exciting tech development, which will not only enhance our position as the consumer’s champion, but will also enable us to expand into other areas of the car sales market, supporting continued growth and development.”
It’s been a big year for the company, which also won a seven-figure investment from Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund early this year.
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