Carzam reports record week of trading as car dealerships reopen

The way we buy used cars has changed forever as online sales have continued to grow during the first full week of car dealerships being fully open once again.

Carzam – the innovative digital car-buying platform – has seen its strongest ever weekly performance since it began trading during the week commencing April 12, the same period in which traditional car dealership showrooms, retail and hospitality reopened in the UK following the third national lockdown.

“It’s clear that the pandemic has changed customer behaviour for good,” said Carzam CEO Kirk O’Callaghan. “While it’s terrific to see the automotive sector reopen for business and our colleagues in the industry back at work, our sales have also seen a big boost as the country’s economy opens back up. A huge one, in fact, beating all previous weekly volumes.”

Carzam believes that the change in behaviour is a permanent one – a fact backed up by its performance since it launched in the final quarter of 2020, which has seen the company grow faster and achieve more sales than any of its rivals achieved in the same timescale. It is on course to sell more cars in its first year than both Cazoo and Carvana achieved in their first 12 months.

According to the most recent Auto Trader Insight Report, around 41% of today’s buyers expect to purchase their next car online, while 61% like the idea of it and would consider purchasing their next car online.

“At Carzam, the customer experience is at the heart of everything we do,” added Kirk O’Callaghan. “Backed up by our commitment to operational excellence and unrivalled automotive industry expertise, we’re perfectly placed to thrive against a changed and continually evolving used car sales landscape.”

With a commitment to making the purchase of used cars as simple and hassle-free as possible, from the initial enquiry to the delivery of a customer’s car directly to their door, Carzam offers fully inspected vehicles with a 100-day warranty as standard, as well as the ability to find and finance your car online and arrange part-ex, collection or delivery.

Carzam offers a huge choice of approved used cars, prepared through its central hub at Peterborough, Cambs. It is hosted at and offers home delivery, sometimes in under 24 hours. Cars can also be collected at two centres, one in London and another in Corby, with a new collection point planned for the very near future.

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