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Carzam to launch direct car buying service

Online used car retailer Carzam is launching a used car buying service in the coming weeks.

Customers can value used cars, agree to sell and have them collected from home

The business launched in the UK in October 2020, selling cars directly to customers on its website and delivering them to their home.

Its new service will mean customers can have used cars valued online, regardless of whether it’s a part-exchange or not, agree to sell and have the vehicle collected from home or drive it to selected Carzam locations if preferred.

Carzam CEO Kirk O’Callaghan said the service will enable customers to cash in on rapidly rising used car prices.

He added: “This is just a further step in the journey for Carzam. We were already accepting part-exchanges from our thousands of happy used car buyers so thought it only made sense to extend the service to buy more used cars and make the process as friction-free as our retail offering.”

The new service follows the recent introduction of the ‘Chat and Buy’ initiative, which allows customers to reserve a car they were looking at on the platform for £49 to take it off sale while they gather more information from the Carzam team.

Carzam uses what it calls a ‘blended’ approach to online used car buying, which combines the convenience and pressure-free sales environment of online shopping with the reassurance and expertise of used car experts along with the infrastructure required to facilitate online sales.

Its used cars are prepared through its central hub at Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and can also be collected at two centres, one in London and another in Corby. A new collection point is also planned for the very near future.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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