Auction sector to see busy year-end, says Aston Barclay
Aston Barclay is hosting two major online sales over Christmas as it predicts a busy festive period for the motor trade.
Consumers are increasingly taking a two-week festive holiday, and the trade is hoping for increased used car footfall and sales, particularly after Boxing Day.
Zenith is holding its second consecutive festive e-Live virtual auction on 30 December with over 100 used cars being sold by Aston Barclay’s resident auctioneer Will Harrison.
Meanwhile, over 200 used cars are being uploaded onto Aston Barclay’s e-Xchange wholesale platform for set timed auctions on a bid-and-buy basis, starting on Christmas eve and complementing the bid and buy unsold stock already available online. Vendors offering stock include Ogilvie Fleet, LeasePlan and Activa.
Daren Wiseman, Aston Barclay’s digital strategy director, commented: “Christmas is often a busy time for used car dealers and by working with our vendors we wanted to help improve access to stock during this period. A number of vendors also like to clear used stock from their inventory before the end of the calendar year, so it is a win-win for both parties with our digital solutions keeping stocking days to a minimum over the festive holidays.”