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Comprehensive vehicle history tops list for online trade buyers

Trade buyers place highest importance on a comprehensive vehicle history when acquiring used cars and vans online, new research from epyx indicates.

Vicky Gardner, remarketing commercial manager at Epyx

Vicky Gardner, remarketing commercial manager at Epyx

The survey of 157 online buyers found 88% named vehicle history as their number one factor, followed by the ability to choose from a wide range of vehicles on 80%, minimising auction fees on 68%, access to a large number of car brands in on 63% and access to expert account management on 47%.

Vicky Gardner, remarketing commercial manager at epyx, added that the firm is seeing an ongoing shift towards online buying.

She commented: “The advantages are just too strong for most trade buyers to ignore although most also continue to like to visit physical auctions on a regular basis because of the ‘feel’ that it gives them for the current state of the market.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.